Forget diesel and dust: Australia is now a suburban, middle-aged Pink fan | Brigid Delaney

Perhaps the story of our country is more ordinary, tender and fun-loving than the Barnseys and the Oils. Perhaps it’s less masculine too

Give me a country’s music and I’ll show you a glimpse of its soul.

When we tell the story of the mainstream Australian experience through music, the energy is masculine. It’s Cold Chisel and Hunters and Collectors. It’s Midnight Oil and the Angels. There’s love songs, sure, but it’s mostly war and drinking and uranium.

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