Re: The Music Thread
Reply #6 –
Another plug, this time for my mate Craig Horne.
Craig is a blues singer with his band ‘the Hornets’, sometimes “Hornets Trio’. Previous bands include ‘Attila and the Panel Beaters’ and ‘Cracker Horne and the Fats’.
Anyway, apart from his musical talents, Craig is an author and his books include ‘Daddy Who? The Rise and Demise of Australia's Greatest Rock Band’ and ‘Roots: How Melbourne became the live music capital of the world’. I can recommend both if you have an interest in Australian music and the Melbourne music scene.
Craig’s latest work ‘I'll Be Gone: Mike Rudd, Spectrum and How One Song Captured a Generation’ will be launched on 16 November via Zoom.
‘I’ll Be Gone’ holds a special place in the music of my life. In 1970-71, I lived in a share house in North Melbourne. The bloke in the next room, Grubby Al, had the single on repeat on his record player and ‘I’ll Be Gone’ was a constant companion during my waking hours in that house, and I still play it regularly. I often give Mike Rudd a rest and play a version by the Mud Crab Trio (Lucky Oceans and Alan and Stephen Pigram). The Kimberley accent gives it a different feel.