In 1984 the Go-Betweens from Australia played the Drumstick with local band Playground opening. Playground had a lot chutzpah and covered a Go-Betweens song before the main band went on stage, but they did a good job and I think the Go-Betweens were flattered. The Go-Betweens granted us an interview in the outside beer garden area and they were very sweet and gracious. The exception was lead singer, Robert Forster who seemed aloof and full of himself. I ended up playing chauffeur to the band who were staying at a hotel out on Cornhusker Hwy. Guitar player Grant McLennan (RIP) was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met in rock and roll. All he wanted to do was go fishing after the show. At every body of water we went by on the drive home he’d ask “Can I fish there?”

Shared by: Jim Jones

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