Crowded House: Something so strong by Chris Bourke

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November 1997, no. 196
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Crowded House: Something so strong by Chris Bourke

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Crowded House: Something so strong by Chris Bourke

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November 1997, no. 196

Pop and rock’n’roll music is essentially disposable popular culture which throws up comparatively few enduring items. For every 10,000 albums and singles released maybe only a hundred will be listenable a year later, let alone in a decade.

The same goes for literature that attempts to define or interpret the music. Sure, that Guns ’N’ Roses, Culture Club or Spandau Ballet picture/text book might have seemed pretty impressive when it first appeared and you, dear reader, thought the artists in question were the greatest thing since the invention of the toaster – but in most cases those books are clogging up bookshelves or went out for fifty cents at a garage sale five years ago.

Stuart Coupe reviews 'Crowded House: Something so strong' by Chris Bourke

Crowded House: Something so strong

by Chris Bourke

Macmillan, $24.95 pb, 376 pp

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