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Pig City:
From the Saints to Savage Garden


An Australian music cult classic, now with an introduction by Eamon Sandwith from The Chats.

Ships on 30/08/2024

From cult heroes the Saints and the Go-Betweens to national icons Powderfinger and international stars Savage Garden, Brisbane has produced more than its share of great bands. But behind the music lay a ghost city of malice and corruption.

Persecuted by the Bjelke-Petersen government and its toughest enforcers – the police – Brisbane’s musicians, radio announcers and political activists braved ignorance, harassment and often violence to be heard.

Since its first publication in 2004, Pig City has become a much-loved cult classic, providing an enduring soundtrack and history lesson for a new generation of fans and musicians alike.

This edition includes a special Pig City playlist.

Andrew Stafford

Andrew Stafford

Andrew Stafford is a freelance journalist and author. Pig City, originally published in 2004, is his first book. The second, Something To Believe In (2019) is a music memoir. His work has appeared in The Guardian, The Age, Griffith Review and, exclusively, on his Patreon page: patreon.com/andrewstafford.