WorldCat Identities

Forster, Robert 1957-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 130 publications in 2 languages and 668 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Popular works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Alternative rock music  Rock music  Children's songs 
Roles: Author, Performer, Singer, Instrumentalist, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Robert Forster
 
Most widely held works by Robert Forster
Healthy running step by step : self-guided methods for injury-free running: training, technique, nutrition, rehab by Robert Forster( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Healthy Running Step by Step will help runners of all ages and abilities understand why running injuries occur, how to prevent them, and how to speed up recovery. Injuries plague the majority of runners, wrecking training plans and cutting running careers short by decades, but they are not inevitable
The 10 rules of rock and roll : collected music writings 2005-09 by Robert Forster( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a roller-coaster ride through the history and present of popular music, from The Rolling Stones, Nana Mouskouri and Neil Diamond to Cat Power, Antony and the Johnsons and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and covering such Australian mainstays as Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Mark Seymour, Paul Kelly and theCountdown spectacular
Songs to play by Robert Forster( Recording )

13 editions published in 2015 in 3 languages and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seven years since Robert Forster's last album 'The Evangelist' (2008). Seven years since one of Australia's most respected singer-songwriters released what was widely regarded as his best solo album, and one that more than lived up to the many high points of his influential band The Go-Betweens. Seven years for fans and critics alike to ask, what the hell was he doing? Quite a lot, as it turns out. Record producer for acclaimed albums by Brisbane bands The John Steel Singers and Halfway. An extended stint as a music critic for the Australian periodical The Monthly that was so well received, a collection of his writings was published as 'The Ten Rules Of Rock And Roll' in 2009 - and was reissued, revised and updated, in 2011. Still... seven years! Long time, musically speaking. Time for writing songs, time for gathering musicians, time spent preparing for what was to be the next chapter of his musical life - a refreshed creative direction that took shape as the new album 'Songs To Play.' Ten very different Robert Forster songs recorded on a mountain top half-an-hour from his Brisbane home, in an analogue studio, with a troop of young musicians: talented multi-intrumentalists Scott Bromley and Luke McDonald (from The John Steel Singers), Matt Piele (drummer from his touring band), and violinist and singer Karin Baumler. The resulting album is really nothing like he's ever done before, although it retains many of the qualities we know from his songwriting: highly melodic, with incisive, witty lyrics attuned to real people and real lives." -- Jbhifi.com.au
The evangelist by Robert Forster( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danger in the past by Robert Forster( Recording )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

16 Lovers Lane by Go-Betweens (Musical group)( Recording )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express by Go-Betweens (Musical group)( Recording )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Go-Betweens : history, lyric, songbook : the songs of Robert Forster and Grant McLennan( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tallulah by Go-Betweens (Musical group)( Recording )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in Undetermined and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spring Hill Fair by Go-Betweens (Musical group)( Recording )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calling from a country phone by Robert Forster( Recording )

9 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warm nights by Robert Forster( Recording )

8 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Send me a lullaby by Go-Betweens (Musical group)( Recording )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Go-Betweens first album SEND ME A LULLABY (1982) contains songs that explore a jerking, spare style of folk music that is both oddly unsettling and demanding of attention at the same time. The most obvious example of this effect is Forster's "Eight Pictures," a musically-sparse tale of an unattainable girl stalked by the photography-obsessed narrator that has two incongruous elements--a bizarre, massive-sounding drum solo and an extremely out-of-place lyrical joke. Other standouts include the clear, distant guitar structure of McLennan's "One Thing Can Hold Us," the pulsing, bass-heavy "All About Strength," and the faux-country elements filling out the rather odd tempo of "Ride." Though the Go-Betweens may not have been too polished at the time, knew exactly the kind of music that they wanted the world to hear. This remastered edition of SEND ME A LULLABY features a bonus disc with B-sides and rarities including a film clip
Songs for the young at heart by Songs for the Young at Heart( Recording )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I had a New York girlfriend by Robert Forster( Recording )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bright yellow bright orange by Go-Betweens (Musical group)( Recording )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More about this release at the Australian Music Online website
Oceans apart by Go-Betweens (Musical group)( Recording )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tower of song( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grant & I : inside and outside the Go-Betweens by Robert Forster( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grant & I is the story of the friendship and collaboration of Grant McLennan and Robert Forster, who gave Australia The Go-Betweens, one of our best and most influential bands. The Go-Betweens, one of Australia's most talented and influential bands, very nearly wasn't. Grant McLennan didn't want to be in a group, and couldn't even play an instrument. That didn't stop the singer-songwriter duo of Forster/McLennan becoming one of the most acclaimed partnerships in Australian music history. Just as The Go-Betweens always defied categorisation, Grant & I is like no other rock memoir. At its heart is a privileged insight into a prolific artistic collaboration that lasted three decades, and an extraordinary friendship that rode out the band's break-up to remain strong until Grant's premature death in 2006. Unconventional in lineup and look, noted for near misses and near hits, always a beat to one side of the mainstream - the band's unusual beginnings were followed by twists that often confounded its members as well as fans and record companies. The story of The Go-Betweens is also the story of the times, and Grant & I is a wonderfully perceptive look at the music industry and a brilliantly fresh take on the sounds of the era. As distinctive a writer of prose as he is of songs, Robert Forster is wise and witty, intimate and frank, astute and knowledgeable. There could be no better tribute than Grant & I to this partnership and band who remain loved and revered
 
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The 10 rules of rock and roll : collected music writings 2005-09
Alternative Names
Forster, Robert Derwent Garth

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Robert Forster australischer Sänger und Songwriter

Robert Forster chanteur et guitariste de folk-rock, membre du groupe Go-Betweens

Robert Forster muzikant uit Australië

Роберт Форстер

Languages
English (74)

German (8)

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The Go-Betweens : history, lyric, songbook : the songs of Robert Forster and Grant McLennanThe Go-Betweens : history, lyric, songbook : the songs of Robert Forster and Grant McLennan ; [transl. from the German by Steven Lindberg ; song transcr. by Friedrich Neumann]