RIP Grant McLennan
This news just broke at Billboard: Go-Betweens' Grant McLennan has died at 48. All Music Guide called the Go-Betweens "arguably Australia's greatest pop group ever."
AMG also described them thusly:
The Go-Betweens were perhaps the quintessential cult band of the '80s: they came from an exotic locale (Brisbane, Australia), moved to a major recording center (in their case, London) in a sustained bid to make a career out of music, released album after album of music seemingly tailor-made for the radio in spite of their having little use for contemporary Top 40 musical/lyrical formulas, and earned considerable critical praise and a small but fervent international fan base.
Listen to these great Go-Betweens tracks:
Go-Betweens: Streets of Your Town
Go-Betweens: Quiet Heart
Ivy's Go-Betweens cover: Streets of Your Town