Robert Forster

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

29 June 1957, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. A member of the critically acclaimed Australian outfit the Go-Betweens, where he matched co-songwriter Grant McLennan’s epic pop narrative with epic pop narrative, Forster launched his solo career in the early 90s following the initial break-up of the Go-Betweens in December 1989. Danger In The Past (1990) addressed the albatross-like history that the Go-Betweens gave Forster, though it also proved he retained the ability to convey genuine melancholia in his songwriting. Produced by Mick Harvey (of Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds and Crime And The City Solution), it fared as well as all his previous Go-Betweens releases - achieving immediate critical acclaim but failing to sell in substantial quantities. The same fate befell the understated Calling From A Country Phone (1993) and Forster’s offbeat collection of cover versions, I Had A New York Girlfriend (1994). For 1996’s Warm Nights Forster chose to...

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