The rules

18 01 2014

The 10 Rules of Rock and Roll by Robert Forster

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In his first book, The 10 Rules of Rock and Roll, Australian singer-songwriter Robert Forster takes readers on an idiosyncratic journey through the past and present of popular music – from Bob Dylan to Cat Power, from AC/DC to Nana Mouskouri, from The Saints to Franz Ferdinand. With 30 years experience as a recording artist/performer and an undimmed love of popular music, Forster’s observations about his fellow artists balance the enthusiasm of a fan with an insider’s authority. He is that rare thing: a musician who can write about music, and he brings to this collection of critical essays the erudition, wit and craft of his songwriting.

In this collection of essays by one of the creative engines of the absurdly under-rated Australian band, the Go-Betweens, Robert Forster has delivered a terrific commentary on music past and present. Perhaps surprisingly he demonstrates three things: first, he can really write, secondly, he has great taste,and thirdly his insider knowledge delivers a set of genuine insights into music and its creators.

four stars

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