After THE GO BETWEENS disbanded,(1989), members GRANT McLENNAN & ROBERT FORSTER went solo for a few years. Rejoined circa 2000, released 3 more albums and became history when GRANT passed away in his sleep at home in Brisbane, in 2006,... while recently, (2008), ROBERT released "THE EVANGELIST", a work with high emotional importance for all those followed the band or members history through the last 30 years.
"CALLING FROM A COUNTRY PHONE", recorded at his native Brisbane in 1993, is second ROBERT`s solo album. After the quest of the indie pop perfectness with TGB, ROBERT pursues a new refreshed contact with the music language of the australian landscape. Following "DANGER IN THE PAST"(1990) - a work with indirect references to the historical/philosophical thoughts of WALTER BENJAMIN(!) - CALLING FROM A COUNTRY PHONE is an LP of that particular electric/acoustic blues-country-folk blended flavour that we recognize as idiosyncratic australian rock and roll.
dissatisfaction for those
that want a burning sun
an ever present sun
a guardian sun
the Autumn sun
lights beauty, and in natural
corners shadows decay,
the giving and taking that many say
is the way to live.
R.FORSTER (from the inner sleeve notes)