Go-Betweens Are Brissie's Missing Link
News posted Wednesday, September 30 2009 at 01:00 PM.
Related: The Go-Betweens.
In 2004, the City of Melbourne acknowledged AC/DC’s contribution to the city with a laneway named in their honour. Five years on, it’s Brisbane’s favourite sons The Go-Betweens who have been bestowed with a public landmark of their own.
The Brisbane City Council has named the new Hale Street Link bridge – which joins Milton to South Brisbane – the Go Between Bridge in recognition of the state’s much-loved musical exports. The name was decided by an online poll, with more than 30 percent of voters giving the Go Between Bridge the green light. Its nearest rival, the Milne Bay bridge, received just over 15 percent of the public vote.
Speaking to The Australian today (September 30), Forster, said the bridge will ensure the band’s relevance for generations to come. “We've made records, and hopefully in 50 years' time someone will say, 'What's the story behind that bridge's name?' and someone else will tell them, and that will keep our music alive."
In other Go-Betweens-related news, Forster has lent his considerable production talents to the new LP by fellow Queenslanders The John Steel Singers. Dubbed Tangalooma it is expected to be out early next year.