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Jeffrey Lowe interviewed by John Bannister in the Perth Independent Music project [sound recording]
Bib ID 4320277
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Lowe, Jeffrey, 1959-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2008 
2 sound files (ca. 81 min.) 
Series

Perth Independent Music project.

Summary

Jeffery Lowe speaks about his early years; coming to Australia; being influenced by music; his family; his interest in the guitar; Countdown; Roxy music and Bryan Ferry, Split Ends; The Models; Steve Harley; Slade; Brian Eno; Perth rock and roll scene (1980s); writing songs; inspiring bands; venues; first band and gig; The Royal Family; meeting musicians; The Russians and Charlottes Web; being a nervous performer; having no knowledge of chords; self taught; Perth's world; Tim Underwood; Chad Hedley; Greta Little; first single, 'Big Let Down'; studios; financial assistance from Kim Williams; the early gigs; large egos; early influences; Colourfield; local acts; The Triffids; lyrical playing; Elvis Costello; getting the gigs; avenues into pubs; bands in the union; response to the first single; anti rock antics; band changes; breaking up while touring; recording in Sydney; new members; Craige Chisholm; Mandy Swift; Michael Zamponga; Will Aykers; living the rock and roll life style.

Lowe talks about being influenced by Australian bands; The Go Betweens; Heart Trouble single (1989); songs written; 'Toy Town'; good life in Perth; changes to the band; members of Charlottes Web; classical instruments in the pub band; Sandra Morgan; the use of trumpets in indi guitar bands; Stolen Picassos; Rob Grant; financial support; ArtsWA; the phenomenon of Perth; regular gigs; choosing not to work in cover bands; J. Bannister joining the band; Mighty Boy records; no money being paid to the band; necessity to go touring; memories of video being made; band and family; vinyl and CD; trying to work around commitments; Dom Mariani; Kevin Peak; record deal offer; interest in the new CD; still performing and recording; end of Charlottes Web and other bands; recording contract; future ambitions; digital age; Tony Frenchman; Stuart Pritchard; today's bands being blessed.

Notes

Recorded on January 24, 2008 at Fremantle, W.A.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (6 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 47 pages). 
Subjects Lowe, Jeffrey, 1959- -- Interviews.  |  Guitarists -- Western Australia -- Perth -- Interviews.  |  Musicians -- Western Australia -- Interviews.  |  Bands (Music) -- Western Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Musicians.
Other authors/contributors Bannister, John (William John Egerton), 1967-, Interviewer

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