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Redgum was an Australian folk and political music group formed in Adelaide in 1975 by singer-songwriter John Schumann, Michael Atkinson on guitars/vocals and Verity Truman on flute/vocals; they were soon joined by Chris Timms on violin. All four had been students at Flinders University and together developed an intensely passionate and outspoken outlook. They are known for their protest song exploring the impact of…

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  • My mum worked at 4ZZZ in Brisbane when I was a little kid, then we moved to Adelaide... Redgum is one of my earliest identifiable musical memories.
  • Second the call for a Paul Kelly cover of Gladstone Pier. That would be something to hear.
  • So much more than I Was Only 19. Redgum are amazing. So distinctive, so Australian, such a pleasure to listen to. I strongly urge everyone who's never looked beyond "19" to delve a little deeper into the Redgum catalogue. Your ears and mind will thank me.
  • Da fuq with so little plays? This band is legendary.
  • should be a tribute album or something done. the quality of the songwriting is really let down by the dated production on all but Virgin Ground (or Caught in the Act, which is just dated by the banter). can imagine Paul Kelly doing Gladstone Pier (or One More Boring Night in Adelaide).
  • stfu idiot.
  • at least some of you listen to something other than I was only 19 good as it is it wasn't the only good song they had
  • folk punk is close tag. it's definitely folk with a hard, ocka, piss-take, political edge.
  • Wow, that's a lot of different names for one song.
  • Redgum, great folk rock with political statements which even apply now (more so sometimes just different people than mentioned). Ohh and I have seen worse tags than folk punk I've seen something about being a sexy something and this is my list... that is a real bad tag.

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