Where Women Glow And Men Plunder

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Following an exhaustive hand-counted audit…

..The votes are in!

Last week, with a neighbourly €25 Golden Discs voucher offer, I asked you to name your favourite song by an artist from Australia or New Zealand?

You answered in your dozens, providing a playlist of down under beauties.

But there could be only one shrimp in the barbie.

Third Place:

Into My Arms by Nick Cave

Micko writes:

‘Because it’s just beautiful.’

Runner-up:

I Just Don’t Think I’ll Get Over You by Colin Hay

Andy Pipkin writes:

‘This song has stayed with me since I first heard it at my best friend’s funeral, she was only young and everyone was devastated. On hearing the song in the church there was not a dry eye in the house. The lyrics too this day still make me emotional.’

Winner:

Cattle And Cane by The Go-Betweens

Otis Blue writes:

‘Written on a guitar borrowed from Nick Cave, so the story goes. Grant McLennan told Cave “Every instrument has one good song inside and that was it.” Songs of adolescent yearning don’t come much better.’

Nick says: Thanks all.

Last week: Win Nick’s Voucher

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10 thoughts on “Where Women Glow And Men Plunder

  1. Otis Blue

    Ah cheers Nick.

    There should always be a place for the Go-Betweens. If anyone hasn’t read it Robert Forster’s memoir, Grant and I, is beautifully written.

    As an asides, I also intended to include these guys last week. Here they are performing with Underworld. Enjoy!

    https://youtu.be/LhcgUodizro

    1. Cú Chulainn

      I cannot believe that you passed on the Bee Gees..!!!!! Let alone timeless land.. there is no justice for the good..

    2. Seamus

      The Go Betweens played the Trinity Ball in May 1986. It was a tradition at the time that headliners at the Ball would play a free lunchtime gig on the cricket pitch. So that was the one and only time I saw the Go Betweens.

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