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Go-Betweens Are Brissie's Missing Link

News posted Wednesday, September 30 2009 at 01:00 PM.
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Go-Betweens Are Brissie's Missing Link

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.


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basil seal  said about 5 years ago:

streets of their town, eh?

hope no one dives of the bridge for their memory, eh?

outerspacextrapnel  said about 5 years ago:

That's great news.

pandad  said about 5 years ago:

People probably voted for it aswell because it makes sense, to go between Milton and Sth Brisbane

FrankieTeardrop  said about 5 years ago:

Great. I can't wait for the Nick Cave tunnel in Melbourne.

oort  said about 5 years ago:

People probably voted for it

they did

King_Rat  said about 5 years ago:

I've been in that tunnel before. Right in.

iamthewalrus  said about 5 years ago:

a good news story.

surely they're due an induction into the aria hall of fame, right?

goingblank  said about 5 years ago:

basil seal said 53 minutes ago:

hope no one dives off the bridge for their memory, eh?

Very well done, sir.

jeebee  said about 5 years ago:

maybe they could rename the river 'the regurgitator' while they're at it...

goingblank  said about 5 years ago:

I like Your Old Stuff Better Than Your New Stuff op shop?

goingblank  said about 5 years ago:

Kissin' Cousins Wedding Planners? (Further up north)

FrankieTeardrop  said about 5 years ago:

I hear Perth is getting The Triffids Botanic Gardens.

Block  said about 5 years ago:

I found this news heartlifting. Well done, Brisbania.

rigid  said about 5 years ago:

have you guys actually seen this bridge? it's the ugliest fucking thing in the city. an over engineered $63 million heap of shit. it should have been named after kylie gaffney or the butterfly effect.

the_don  said about 5 years ago:

adelaide's looking forward to a no through road.

flobs  said about 5 years ago:

rigid's right - it's a total eyesore. Notice how none of the news stories about this have a picture of the bridge itself... it's meant to look like ship masts but just looks like a mess of scaffolding. It'll be difficult to tell when it's finished....

flobs  said about 5 years ago:

flobs  said about 5 years ago:

mud  said about 5 years ago:

So anyway, that's not the bridge, it's actually this one a kilometre or so further along the river.

mud  said about 5 years ago:

hazyinseptember  said about 5 years ago:

aching for an edit button?

anyway.. this is awesomeness and well overdue.. shame it had to happen after Grants death

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