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There’s your quote, mate is an anthology of unorthodox and outrageous interviews being published by Cream editor Antonino Tati. To pre-order a copy, simply email cream@pobox.com with the Subject heading ‘Pre-order enquiry’. Let us know if you’d like an eBook (just $5 to anywhere in the world) or a paperback version (special pre-order price of $20 for Australian orders, or $39 for international). You’ll receive a response from us within 12 hours. (Note, prices will differ when the book is officially made available online and through bookstores).

 

THE STORY

If you enjoy the interviews you read on this here site, you’ll go gaga over the music interview anthology There’s your quote, mate which is being published in September.

The title of the book comes from a conversation with Nick Cave, who kicks off a series of outrageous interviews. In the interview, Tati asked Cave what he thought of Kylie Minogue, to which the muso responded:

“In my opinion, Kylie Minogue is the greatest thing that happened to Australian music. Before her, the world didn’t have a fucking clue about our music or any interest in it. She alerted the world to the fact that Australian music was a force to be reckoned with. Kylie has more greatness in her little fingernail than every fuckin’ Aussie indie band put together. There, there’s your quote, mate.”

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Indeed, some darn decent Aussie indie artists make their way into the book also, including the various likes of Abbe May (who talks feminism and the need to be a ‘bitch’ in a male-dominated industry), Tame Impala (chatting about music’s fascination with everything retro), Ben Lee (on psychedelic drugs), and The Presets (on drag costumes).

There’s also a host of international artists whose out-there quotes make for riveting reading. These include Patti Smith (on her relationships with Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix), Tori Amos (on modern girls trashing themselves), Björk (on bad haircuts), RuPaul (on gossip and bitchiness), Dave Grohl (on diehard fans), Pete Burns of Dead Or Alive (on plastic surgery), Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode (on heroin), and Robbie Williams (on putting on false masks).

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Tati also throws in a good dose of memoirs that reveal behind-the-scenes antics that will leave you in awe. Like the time he got into an argument with Meat Loaf over lyrics that could be linked to STDs, or when he passionately got with Placebo lead singer Brian Molko, or when he upset Darren Hayes over a touchy question about sexuality: all the juicy stuff is in there.

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Whether it’s Dannii Minogue discussing tacky fashion, Delta Goodrem explaining ADHD, Ellie Goulding talking royals and presidents, or Calvin Harris telling us why he makes the best dance music there is, the sheer insanity and ego that runs through this book is enough to make your head spin. There’s also brilliant banter from Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Naomi Campbell, Juliette Lewis, Laurie Anderson, Henry Rollins, Deven Green, Dame Edna, Adam Lambert, Vampire Weekend, the list goes on!

Says Tati, “This anthology has been 20 years in the making and its release is perfect timing for Cream‘s 20th birthday in September this year. The book is being printed in August to be sent direct to buyers with pre-orders before being made available through online and physical stores.”

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The book will retail for $40 via online stores such as Amazon and Booktopia and will also be made available in physical bookshops.

View the short YouTube clip above to see the full rundown of awesome artistry whose sordid stories feature within!  Lisa Andrews

 

TO PRE-ORDER:

Simply email cream@pobox.com with the Subject heading ‘Pre-order enquiry’. Let us know if you’d like an eBook (just $5 to anywhere in the world) or a paperback version (special pre-order price of $20 for Australian orders, or $39 for international). You’ll receive a response from us within 12 hours. (Note, prices will differ when the book is officially made available online and through bookstores).