Publication Date: Sep 2023
RRP: $36.99
ISBN: 9781922633934
Format: Paperback
Size: 153mm x 234mm
Pages: 352
Category: Australian History, Biography, Coming Soon, Music

Full Coverage

A History of Rock Journalism in Australia

Samuel J. Fell

This item will be released September 1, 2023

The first full-length history of rock journalism in Australia

For over fifty years, Australia has maintained its own rock press – a vibrant, passionate, sometimes volatile industry of dozens of papers and magazines committed to the coverage of the country’s robust music scene.

From the glossy and glamorous to the punk and pernicious, these publications were the medium that brought Australian music culture to international attention and launched the careers of countless musicians, as well as writers, editors and photographers. Go-Set started it all; Rolling Stone Australia, RAM and Juke defined their eras; music newspapers like Beat and Inpress brought indie music to the streets; and sites like Mess+Noise, Tone Deaf and Junkee harnessed the digital age.

Drawing on comprehensive research and dozens of interviews with key figures such as Molly Meldrum, Phillip Frazer and Lily Brett, journalist Samuel Fell captures the vibrancy of music journalism in Australia with colourful anecdotes and surprising stories. Full Coverage is the tale of how the Australian rock press was born, grew and evolved to become an integral part of Australian culture.

Samuel J. Fell

Samuel J. Fell is an Australian journalist and critic. He is a senior contributor to roots music bible Rhythms and a critic for The Sydney Morning Herald. His work appears widely, including in Rolling Stone, The Guardian, The Saturday Paper,...
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