Author(s): David Nichols
A comprehensive and highly readable history of the first quarter-century of Australian rock and pop music, Dig appeals to everyone with more than a passing interest in rock 'n' roll. Those whose knowledge of Australian rock and pop does not extend far beyond the Easybeats, AC/DC, Little River Band and Nick Cave can discover a wealth of music beyond those star names; while even those familiar with the work of the Missing Links, Pip Proud, Radio Birdman and the Moodists learn much about the scenes and connections that produced these bands and dozens of others.
David Nichols is the author of several books on Australian music and contemporary culture, including "The Go-Betweens" and "The Bogan Delusion"; he is also the coauthor of "Pop Life" and "Trendyville." He teaches urban and cultural planning at the University of Melbourne. Dave Graney is an Australian rock musician and the author of "1001 Australian Nights: An Aesthetic Memoir" (Affirm Press, 2011).