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Andrew Stafford

Andrew Stafford is a Australian freelance journalist and the author of Pig City, a musical, political and social history of Brisbane, now in its third edition. In July 2007 the book was transformed into a key event as part of the Queensland Music Festival, headlined by the first performance by the original line-up of the Saints in nearly 30 years. His work appears in the Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, The Monthly and many more. He is also co-owner and founder of independent Brisbane label Pig City Records.

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AC/DC, The Easybeats: George Young should be remembered as the sonic architect of Australian rock music

Obituary by Andrew Stafford, Guardian, The, 24 October 2017

The Easybeats guitarist and AC/DC producer wasn't just a star in his own right, but a behind-the-scenes industry giant. ...

The Apartments: album's birth so traumatic 'it's a miracle it exists at all'

Profile and Interview by Andrew Stafford, Guardian, The, 7 August 2015

Peter Milton Walsh had no intention of releasing the songs he wrote after tragedy struck. After 18 years he is ready to share them at ...

Courtney Barnett, Jen Cloher: Jen Cloher and Courtney Barnett: "We couldn't be more contrary if we tried"

Profile and Interview by Andrew Stafford, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 28 July 2017

A PIECE OF PAPER stuck to the entrance of the Coburg RSL in Melbourne reads "cash only (dark ages)". It's not much warmer inside than ...

Coldplay's Chris Martin: Why Things Have Never Been Better

Profile and Interview by Andrew Stafford, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 7 December 2016

CHRIS MARTIN is up for it. Half an hour after soundcheck and a few hours before showtime at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium, the Coldplay singer, flanked ...

Ed Kuepper, Laughing Clowns, The Saints: Saint Ed Kuepper to be honoured with renamed Brisbane park

Report and Interview by Andrew Stafford, Guardian, The, 9 July 2017

Push for Brisbane to further celebrate its second seminal band as Ed Kuepper Park named in city's south-west. ...

Lorde talks second albums and night-time energy on the eve of Australian tour

Profile and Interview by Andrew Stafford, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 16 June 2017

I'M TOLD I CAN call her Ella: Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor is quite a mouthful. The single-syllable name by which she is better known, though, ...

Midnight Oil: "A bloody-minded bunch of bastards": Midnight Oil's The Over Flow Tank

Sleeve and programme notes by Andrew Stafford, (Sony Legacy), May 2017

THE PLACE: 8 Ormiston Avenue, Gordon, a leafy suburb on Sydney's Upper North Shore. The year: sometime in 1972. A teenaged Robert George Hirst hauls ...

The Ramones: The enduring appeal of the Ramones

Retrospective by Andrew Stafford, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 21 April 2016

MY FAVOURITE QUOTE about the Ramones comes from Richard Hell, the New York provocateur who, along with Tom Verlaine, formed the art-punk band Television in ...

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