The Goon Sax

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There have been occasional posts about them, mostly in Go-Betweens threads. Louis Forster is likely a bit tired of that angle:

Sometimes people will come up and ask me about a record or certain songs or whatever, and it’s really embarrassing to me because I just don’t know them. I have to be like, ‘Sorry, I actually don’t know what you’re talking about.'

They have a stupendously wretched pun for a name, but their second album was released last week, so let's grant them a dedicated thread anyway.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Saturday, 22 September 2018 04:19 (two years ago) link

I've only seen very positive reviews of the new record, but I'm undecided after just one full listen.

This is the third track they unveiled just before the album, We Can't Win.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Saturday, 22 September 2018 04:26 (two years ago) link

they are nice, but they lack a certain edge that transforms bands from "good" to "great" i think

nostormo, Saturday, 22 September 2018 05:37 (two years ago) link

They have a stupendously wretched pun for a name,

What's the pun?

Zach Same (Tom D.), Saturday, 22 September 2018 06:58 (two years ago) link

here are some youths playing "goon of fortune" with a goonbag

https://totalbullshitblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/screen-shot-2014-05-22-at-7-49-34-pm.png

Bitty Gingham Sheet (sic), Saturday, 22 September 2018 07:45 (two years ago) link

goonbags are known as goon sacks in brissie

Bitty Gingham Sheet (sic), Saturday, 22 September 2018 07:48 (two years ago) link

OK, a goonbag, an Australian Thing?

Zach Same (Tom D.), Saturday, 22 September 2018 09:33 (two years ago) link

The term "goon bag/sack" seems to be. I seem to recall wine-in-a-bag-within-a-cask was itself an Australian, er, innovation as well.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Saturday, 22 September 2018 09:47 (two years ago) link

To me, Goon Sax are Brisbane's most interesting band since the Blank Realm/Kitchen's Floor era. They are like a new generation in BNE music. They have a really good side project too called Soot, although I'm not sure if I'm spelling that right since I have heaps of trouble finding any online links about that band.

lightonthefloor, Monday, 24 September 2018 20:14 (two years ago) link

Soot appears to be the right spelling. Interesting. With Riley Jones on vocals and bass, it seems!? eg. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JegeFNLfD8o

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 05:51 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

love this band

flopson, Friday, 8 November 2019 20:37 (one year ago) link

the last album had ups and downs but the good songs were really really good

na (NA), Friday, 8 November 2019 20:59 (one year ago) link

Thought this thread was about Kenny G

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Saturday, 9 November 2019 08:55 (one year ago) link

I keep coming back to this one for the way it threatens to turn into Swell Maps or something in the second half. And...for the obscure utensils.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Saturday, 9 November 2019 10:25 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

I guess it falls to me again to mention they're back! Third LP released July 9th, etc, etc. Sounding ever less rickety...

- In the Stone
- Psychic

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Tuesday, 15 June 2021 13:58 (one month ago) link

four weeks pass...

i think the new album is really good! a bit nervier than their previous releases but i think the songwriting is top notch, clever lines throughout and memorable choruses.

bart harley-jarvis cocker (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 20:15 (two weeks ago) link

i wasn't sure about it at first but it's growing on me

na (NA), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 20:37 (two weeks ago) link

I had never heard them at all before, but I caught "Desire" on the local indie radio station the other day and absolutely loved it. Ordered the new record.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 20:37 (two weeks ago) link

that was a highlight, yeah. i also loved the two singles, and i'm powerless to resist the big rock moves of "the chance."

bart harley-jarvis cocker (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 20:52 (two weeks ago) link

This is really good! I didn't expect it to be as absolutely charming as it is, for lack of a better word.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 18:51 (one week ago) link

between this and the dry cleaning album, john parish is having quite a producing year

na (NA), Friday, 23 July 2021 14:22 (one week ago) link


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