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Greg Hitchcock interviewed by John Bannister in the Perth Independent Music project [sound recording]
Bib ID 4497677
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Hitchcock, Greg, 1961-, Interviewee
 
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Description 2008 
1 sound file (ca. 111 min.) 
Series

Perth Independent Music project.

Summary

Greg Hitchcock talks about his family background; early music influences; his music career (1982); going to see bands, the venues and locations; the local bands and touring acts; taking guitar lessons with Micky Finn; the music scene in Perth; cover bands and big beer halls; V-Capri; Dom Mariani; how the Eastern states were out of reach, the distance and isolation; touring with the Bamboos (1985); Go Starts and other bands; The Grave Robbers (1984); psychobilly and grunge; the Eurogliders, Triffids, the Stems and other touring acts; family support of the rock'n roll life style; promoters; the changing scene; successful bands; record company support; Sydney venues played; The Neptunes and the Kryptonics.

Hitchcock discusses the differences in the Melbourne and Perth scenes; the underground scene; playing around Sydney; music industry people; You Am I (1995-1996); his memories of the ARIAS; picking up a Gold record; touring America, Europe and UK; independent bands from Perth; the mod scene and the 60s rock image; ARIA award experience (1996); playing with Tim Finn, touring the states and New Zealand; recordings; touring in New York, the Radio City Music Hall; coming home and working with Brad Shepard; the experience of playing with Brad Shepard and the Monarchs; back to Perth in 2004; Dave Faulkner and the Hoodoo Gurus; his connections with Perth in the music scene.

Notes

Recorded on August 25, 2008 at South Fremantle, W.A.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (9 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 65 leaves). 
Subjects Hitchcock, Greg, 1961- -- Interviews.  |  Musicians -- Western Australia -- Interviews.  |  Rock musicians -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Music -- Western Australia -- Perth.
Occupation Musicians.
Other authors/contributors Bannister, John (William John Egerton), 1967-, Interviewer

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