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Robert Forster

b. 1957

Robert Forster wrote The Go-Betweens' first recorded songs, 'Lee Remick' and 'Karen', of which they pressed about 500 copies, distributing them themselves. After The Go-Betweens parted in late 1989, Forster and McLennan both launched vibrant solo careers. In 1990, Forster made Danger in the Past, produced by Mick Harvey. Calling From a Country Phone (1993), I Had a New York Girlfriend (1994) and Warm Nights (1996) followed. After one of his solo appearances at the Garage in London, NME wrote that Forster's brilliant songs overflowed with 'the bottleneck charm and the subtly nagging melodies that most mortals barely achieve once, let alone all the bloody time.' Forster continued to play with McLennan quite often, and they re-formed The Go-Betweens in 2000. Each wrote five songs for the latest album, The Friends of Rachel Worth.

Updated 2018