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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

goonbags are known as goon sacks in brissie

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

OK, a goonbag, an Australian Thing?

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

one year passes...

love this band

flopson, Friday, 8 November 2019 20:37 (four days 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 (four days ago) link

Thought this thread was about Kenny G

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


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