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Simon Goodridge interviewed by John Bannister in the Perth Independent Music project [sound recording]
Bib ID 4281032
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Goodridge, Simon, 1960-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2007 
3 sound files (ca. 145 min.) 
Series

Perth Independent Music project.

Summary

Simon Goodridge talks about his family background; moving to Australia (1965); his musical connections; his interest in drums (early 1970's); pop charts; 6IX and 6KY (radio stations, Perth); Kahuna Twangsters (his present band); learning to play guitar; his dreams for the future; jazz and early musical influences; getting the band together, playing as drummer/guitarist; clubs and venues; early bands and their members; writing songs; first gigs; the need to go over to the East Coast and tour; the importance of the recording; naming bands; rehearsing; influences from the rest of the world; music charts; Sydney; recording studios; the Eurogliders; support gigs; Hip bands; John Farnham; Lloyd Cole and the Commotions; The Clash gig; Punks; Molly Meldrum; Jim Toomey (drummer); a single, topping the charts in Perth.

Goodridge discusses the Triffids; Tony Malouf; David McComb; The Rockets; The Silent Types: gigs played today; the look in 1984; art house and cover bands; making a good living for a band; the dream and the realities; Guss Warberton; his experiences of world travel; Dave Faulkner; publishing deals; record labels; a recording deal; making a living off music; new bands; the Fremantle sound and scene; The Never Never sound, the band make up; the Technology epoch, analogue and digital sound; writing songs; John Butler; The Waifs, looking at their success (1990's); Perth's altered position; product, promoters and managers; playing live; Never Never (1999); successful bands; drive and ruthlessness; thoughts of reunions; Dom Mariani's vision; the future; managers.

Partial contents
  • Performs riffs: Hibernation
  • Everything's Rosie
  • Choices
  • So many words, so little time. Sings: Something's happening.
 
Notes

Recorded on November 5, 19, 23, 2007 in Perth, W.A.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (8 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 88 leaves). 
Subjects Goodridge, Simon, 1960- -- interviews.  |  Musicians -- Western Australia -- Perth -- Interviews.  |  Lyricists -- Western Australia -- Perth -- Interviews.
Occupation Musicians.  |  Lyricists.
Other authors/contributors Bannister, John (William John Egerton), 1967-, Interviewer

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