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- DescriptionOceans apart, low down, far from the world's music-making epicentres is a country - Australia - that throws up music unlike any place else. This music moves the people who live there in strange and deep-felt ways, gives them something to rage, shout, dream, dance, remember, love and break up to. Rock Country lays all that history, all that emotion, down: in thrilling, seldom seen, backstage and onstage photos, and in essays by Australia's finest authors and musicians. Here is a treasure trove of scoops ...Sex lessons from Bon Scott. Scary encounter with Chrissy Amphlett. On the trail of Keith Richards's Melbourne wife. The whirlwind genius years of Molly Meldrum. Normie Rowe's ten months in London. Cold Chisel in LA. The Triffids in Berlin, Camden, Leederville. How Nick Cave got me through my Soviet adolescence. Around Australia in eighty days with Sherbet and the Ted Mulry Gang. The happy-sad genius of Barry Gibb. Doc Neeson smashed unconscious by traffic sign. Grant McLennan in the record racks. Francois Tetaz and the making of Gotye. My three days stalking The Police. Nights at the Sebel Town House. Who are the Five Greatest Australian Rock & Pop Stars? Where is Lanny K? Was Michael Hutchence happy?
- Author BiographyChristian Ryan lives in Melbourne, writes and edits, and is a former editor of The Monthly. His first book Golden Boy won Best Cricket Book at the 2010 British Sports Book Awards. His latest book - Australia: Story of a Cricket Country - was the bestselling hardback from the summer of 2011-12 .
- Author(s)Christian Ryan
- PublisherHardie Grant Books
- Date of Publication01/11/2013
- SubjectThe Arts: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationSouth Yarra
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- ImprintHardie Grant Books
- Content NotePhotography throughout
- Weight1807 g
- Width271 mm
- Height292 mm
- Spine42 mm
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