Pig City: From the Saints to Savage Garden

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Univ. of Queensland Press, Jan 1, 2006 - History - 383 pages
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From cult heroes the Saints and the Go-Betweens to national icons Powderfinger and international stars Savage Garden, Brisbane has produced more than its share of great bands. But behind the music lay a ghost city of malice and corruption.Pressed under the thumb of the Bjelke-Petersen government and its toughest enforcers - the police - Brisbane's musicians, radio announcers and political activists braved ignorance, harassment and often violence to be heard."Pig City" maps the shifts in musical, political and cultural consciousness that have shaped the city's history and identity. This is Brisbane's story - the story of how a city finally grew up.
  

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User Review  - bibliophile007 - LibraryThing

As a Savage Garden fan, it's great to read a serious work about them-one chapter is devoted exclusively to them. Plus, it's a scholarly book and it isn't geared to the pre-teen/teen Tiger Beat-reading ... Read full review

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Brisbane, centre of the rock world. Alas no more. Read full review

Contents

Introduction Know Your Product
1
Guerrilla Radio
24
The Most Primitive Band in the World
52
The Striped Sunlight Sound
77
Task Force versus the Brisbane Punks
94
Swept Away 213
113
Last of the Leather Age 227
127
Everybody Moves
139
Spring Hill Fair
238
Black Ticket Day
254
The Human Jukebox
273
New Suburban Fables
291
Today Your Love Tomorrow the World
307
Epilogue No Your Product
322
Authors note
330
Appendix A Cast of Characters
342

Too Much Acid
168
SS Brigade
183
Cyclone Hits Expo
204
Rock Against Work
219
Appendix B Soundtrack
350
Bibliography
360
Permissions
369
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