I’m about as big a Go-Betweens fan as you can be and not have the user name Guy E, but I find the solo output a little hit or miss. Streams Videos All Posts. I should probably reevaluate as I still have most of their output, barring Warm Nights, which I sold because I couldn’t bear what he’d done to Rock ‘n’ Roll Friend there. Same with my Jack Frost CDs. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Coming Up for Air. I’ve always meant to track down a copy, but just never get around to it.
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Dropping You Grant McLennan. Anybody else love this album in either of its forms? Wonderful stuff to be sure!
Do you already have an account? Log in or Sign up. Jack Frost was OK, but again, didn’t have songs that drew my back again and again like the ’80s band albums did.
Same with my Jack Frost CDs. His ear for focused, sharp lyrical portraits of life and love, paired with his ever-striking crisp singing style, continues to lead the way, while the occasional backing vocals from Syd Straw provide a great complement for that approach.
Guy EJan 6, Furthermore, both of those albums would have benefitted hugely had each been pared-down to 10 songs. No Peace in the Palace. No, create an account now.
Grant McLennan’s Horsebreaker Star (2cd version) | Steve Hoffman Music Forums
Presumably, ‘Head Over Heels’was left off the first 2 solo albums for a reason. Time to bubble them closer to the top of my listening queue.
I actually thought they made reasonable choices with the edit of Disc 2, but they should have retained the cover of Ballad of Easy Rider and omitted the repeat of Lighting Fires from his previous album Llandudno, UK expat Aussie.
,clennan Turntable likes this. Coming Up for Air. The 2-disc version was Grant emptying the vaults, as I recall.
Introspection Late Night Partying. Anyone have a list of any non-album tracks that Grant may have done during his solo years? I’ll have to track it down.
Horsebreaker Star – G.W. McLennan, Grant McLennan | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic
I’ll Call You Wild. In fact, this was something of a pattern during his entire solo-career. I doubt if Robert Forster will ever find the motivation to record another solo album or perform in the USA again. For my money, the 6 extra songs on the 2 disc version are mediocre by comparison to mclennsn rest granf the album.
MondieJan 6, You must log in or sign up to reply here.
The 2-cd set is great! Lighting Fires Grant McLennan.
Hot Water Grant McLennan. Stream or buy on: I should probably reevaluate as I still have most horsebreakeer their output, barring Warm Nights, which I sold because I couldn’t bear what he’d done to Rock ‘n’ Roll Friend there. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.
Whether it’s the alternating between tension and perversely soothing choruses on “I’ll Call You Wild” and the string-touched, wry music-industry portrait possibly of the Go-Betweens itself “Coming Up for Air,” or more revved-up songs like “Dropping You,” there’s plenty to love. How many of you McLennan fans have this?