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Author Robertson, Donald, author

Title The big beat : rock music in Australia 1978-1983, through the pages of Roadrunner magazine / Donald Robertson ; [foreword by] John Schumann
Published Willoughby, New South Wales : Roadrunnertwice in association with the University of Wollongong Library, [2019]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  780.994 Rob/Bbr  AVAILABLE
Description vi, 529 pages : illustrations (some colour), facsimilies (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 31 cm
Summary "Climb on board as an Adelaide punk fanzine blossoms into a well-loved national music magazine that chronicles the glory days of Australian post-punk and 'pub rock' music. A year-by-year history introduces a selection of over four hundred fully-indexed pages from the original magazine. Featured artists include: The Angels, Australian Crawl, Boys Next Door (and the Birthday Party0, The Church, Cold Chisel, The Dagoes, Flowers (and Icehouse), The Go-Betweens, The High Rise Bombers, The Hitmen, Hunters and Collectors, INXS, Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, Paul Kelly and the Dots, Laughing Clowns, Mankins, Mental As Anything, Midnight Oil, Mi-Sex, Models, Mondo Rock, The Moodists, New Race, No Fixed Address, The Numbers, Pel Mel, The Radiators, Radio Birdman, Redgum, The Reels, The Riptides, The Saints, Sardine V, The Scientists, Skyhooks, Split Enz, The Sports, Stilletto, Sunnyboys, The Swingers, Tactics, Terminal Twist, The Thought Criminals, The Triffids, Two Way Garden, The U-Bombs, Voigt/465, Dave Warner's, From the Suburbs, Whirlywirld, XL Capris, Young Modern"--Back cover
Analysis Australian history
Notes Includes index
Colour illustrations on end papers
Subject Roadrunner (Norwood, S. A.)
Roadrunner (Norwood, S. A.)
Rock musicians -- Australia
Rock music -- Australia -- Periodicals
Rock musicians -- Australia -- Periodicals
Rock music -- Australia
Rock musicians -- Australian
Author Schumann, John, writer of foreword
University of Wollongong. Library
ISBN 9780646803296