Part tour diary, part war commentary, part history brush-up and cultural junket, Willie's Bar & Grill charts legendary Australian band Midnight Oil's progress through North America shortly after the 11 September 2001 terrorist attack on the US. Rob Hirst, the band's drummer/songwriter, relates his version of life on the road in alternately serious, light-hearted but always entertaining, fashion, introducing the group's American tour manager, Willie, as well as the band members and the often bizarre characters they meet.
Get on the bus and take the trip.
"Hirst's strengths are his satirical tone, critical eye and marvellous sense of humour ... (this) marvellous book is a view of rock music as corporatised and the music of the almost-old. But it is also a work that gives a clear-eyed view of America on the road." - The Age
"A true rock 'n' roll odyssey." - NW
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Midnight Oil's drummer/songwriter Rob Hirst and his insightful take on how an Australian rock band experiences the USA post-9/11. Articulate, sometimes humourous and also blatantly honest in that Aussie way about the rigours of touring and how Americans behave in their own country. Worth a read.