Australian Left Review

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Rocky Road


Graeme Turner


Australians take for granted providing comfy studios in Paris for our writers, and generous funds for our opera and ballet. But rock music has never been viewed as ‘worthy ’ of public support. Would subsidised pop lose its cutting edge? Or could public support for the local product break the overseas stranglehold on our airwaves? Graeme Turner charts a course through these and other dilemmas.