"cattle and cane"

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Postby mentalist (slight return) » 15 Dec 2004, 11:00

which brings to mind the great cover of The Triffidis' Born Sandy Devotional, Mandurah, Western Australia 1961, probably the Estuary Bed they refer to in the second song
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Postby Tonto Papadopoulos » 15 Dec 2004, 19:39

Magilla wrote:A wonderful song. While it is very touching in general, to me it also captures the immense, imposing, colossal vastness of the Australian landscape.


as soon as i read this, i too thought of "born sandy devotional".

i can see what you mean though, madge.
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Postby 12xu2 » 15 Dec 2004, 20:16

I reckon the Chills' Pink Frost is a good companion piece to Cattle And Cane.
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Postby The Write Profile » 20 Apr 2005, 04:10

What this song has for me is that odd humility that seems to fit the best Go-Betweens' numbers, it's similar to "Dive For Your Memory" (although the subject matter is different to what's dealt with here). It's all very direct, straightforward lyricism, and musically it's the same. There's that break halfway through, as Monyo said ages ago in this thread, the drumming just nails the points.

I kind of like to think of it as the more wordly-wise emotionally honest companion to "Spring Rain" ('those people are so excited by their cars...').

A wonderful song, and yes Pink Frost is a good partner to it, although that song, to me anyway seems more circular, without resoloution.
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Postby John Barleykorn » 20 Apr 2005, 05:33

*gets overwhleming urge to play this when home from work*


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Postby Tonto Papadopoulos » 20 Apr 2005, 07:48

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