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Title: Drumming for Peter Garrett. "Willie's Bar and Grill: A Rock 'N' Roll Tour of North America in the Age of Terror" by Rob Hirst. [review]
Authors: Nichols, David
Keywords: Australian
Book Reviews
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Issue Date: Jun-2003
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: Nichols, David 2003. Drumming for Peter Garrett. Review of "Willie's Bar and Grill: A Rock 'N' Roll Tour of North America in the Age of Terror" by Rob Hirst. 'Australian Book Review', No 252, June/July, 20.
Series/Report no.: No 252
Abstract: For a quarter of a century, Hirst has been drummer and songwriter for Midnight Oil, seemingly content to play a backseat role to the arresting and exotic lead singer/frontman Peter Garrett. From the late 1970s to early this year, when they broke up, the Sydney group broke new ground in politically aware, dynamic rock. "Willie’s Bar and Grill" is two books enmeshed: a post-September 11 tour diary and an auto-biographical memoir. Rambling and unchecked, it captures band dynamics and the mechanics of a rock show better than it does the so-called ‘age of terror’ experience or even group history.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/1111
ISSN: 0155-2864
Appears in Collections:No 252 - June / July 2003

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