Download the Free Fishpond App!
Download on the App Store

Android App on Google play
Pig City

Already own it?

Sell Yours
Home » Books » Nonfiction » Philosophy » General

Pig City

By Andrew Stafford

Elsewhere $37.13 $23.91   Save $13.22 (36%)
Free shipping Australia wide
Ships from local warehouse
New or Used: $32.60
Order Now for Christmas with e-Gift
Rating:
 
Register or sign-in to rate and get recommendations.
Format: Paperback, 392 pages
Published In: Australia, 01 May 2006
From cult heroes the Saints and the Go-Betweens to national icons Powderfinger and international stars Savage Garden, Brisbane has produced more than its share of great bands. But behind the music lay a ghost city of malice and corruption. Pressed under the thumb of the Bjelke-Petersen government and its toughest enforcers the police Brisbane s musicians, radio announcers and political activists braved ignorance, harassment and often violence to be heard. Pig City maps the shifts in musical, political and cultural consciousness that have shaped the city s history and identity, this is Brisbane s story the story of how a city finally grew up.

About the Author

Authors Bio, not available

Reviews

In Pig City, Stafford has recreated an era of dissent, musical brilliance, creative genius, unbelievable success and forgettable failure. Concentrating on the period 1975–2000 he looks at the major cultural, musical and political shifts and their impact on a very fertile music and arts scene. From The Saints, The Go-Betweens, to Custard, Powderfinger and Savage Garden music from the state of banana-benders has influenced the national and international music arena. By interviewing many of the main players in the fight for civil liberties, the establishment of the alternative radio station 4ZzZ, record shops, music festivals and the indigenous music scene Stafford has written a history of contemporary music in the context of a radically changing Brisbane. Interspersing the text with direct quotes Stafford has let the musicians, activists and other participants tell this history in a personal and reflective way. Stafford’s experience as a Rolling Stone journalist means this is an absorbing, entertaining and well-researched story told with vitality and passion. Because the influence of Brisbane music extends beyond the city and state boundaries Pig City will appeal not just to fans of the bands but those readers of contemporary politics and alternative history. And remember Pig City people turn up everywhere. Fiona Stager is co-owner of Avid Reader Bookshop. C. 2004 Thorpe-Bowker and contributors

EAN: 9780702235610
ISBN: 070223561X
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Dimensions: 20.7 x 14.1 x 2.9 centimetres (0.34 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
Tell a friend

Their Email:

Sell Yours

Already own this item?
Sell Yours and earn some cash. It's fast and free to list! (Learn More.)

1 review(s)
All Reviews
1
1
Customer on
 
This is a great book for lovers of the Australian music scene. I am a Sydney-sider by birth, but have always loved Brisbane and it's underground culture. This book talks about iconic Australian bands from Brisbane like the Saints and Powderfinger, and presents a side of Brisbane that the tourist board probably wouldn't want you to know about.

Review this Product

BAD GOOD
 

Related Searches

 

Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners

You can earn a 5% commission by selling Pig City on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!

 

Authors/Publishers

Are you the Author/Publisher? Improve sales by submitting additional information on this title.