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Ed Kuepper @ Brisbane Powerhouse, 14.09.13

Ed Kuepper @ Brisbane Powerhouse, 14.09.13

Dynamics are the key and it’s only if you really goddamn feel the song you’ve written, understand it with every fibre, does it all instinctively flesh itself out in a live scenario.

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The Great Australian Songbook I

Rock music doesn’t get much more moving than this.

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Essendon Airport – Palimpsest (Chapter Music)

As smooth as Kenny G’s newly-waxed ball sack.

 Everett True

A biography of Ed Kuepper, written in 2000


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In the early 90s, a select band of music critics at Melody Maker would regularly compete with one another to find fresh ways to praise the moody Australian genius.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 300: The Clean (mini-live review)


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I doubt if there’s a single person here who undervalues The Clean’s beauty, their vivid guitar storms punctuated by trebly guitar excess and bursts of down-home, deprecating humour.

 Everett True

Songs about Brisbane – 10: Ed Kuepper

Shortly after I arrived in Brisbane, I sat at a table in the government building on George St with several high-up types from Arts QLD and Trade QLD and Tourism QLD. I’d been expressly invited to discuss a potential new venture from myself, and funded by the state government: a high-quality, bi-annual music and arts […]

 Everett True

Song of the day (Australia) – 142: The Laughing Clowns

To celebrate the fact we became Australian last night, I’m going to be posting songs from 10 of my favourite Australian bands over the next week or so. Ridiculously small number, I know – but 10 is a number that has significance for us in this context, as it’s the number of years it’s taken […]