We all know Adelaide’s Bad//Dreems are one of Australia’s most promising young bands, but The Go-Betweens legend Robert Forster is convinced they will go down in rock history. Yep, he’s officially their biggest fan.
“Still coming to terms with this!” the Adelaide group recently took to Facebook to write. “This was Robert Forster today on rage. Thanks Robert, amazingly kind words.” Shared alongside the post was a clip of Forster on rage.
In the video, Forster gushes about Bad//Dreems and their single ‘My Only Friend’. “This is a young band, probably late 20s early 30s, they’re a rock and roll group and they put out this song a couple of months ago called ‘My Only Friend’,” he says.
“It originally came out as a B-side, which in rock history a lot of great songs have come out as B-sides, and this is a song that belongs to rock history, it’s that good. This is an amazing song. A pop song, well, it’s a rock pop song.”
“I saw them perform it a couple of weeks ago at Splendour In The Grass… this is a classic song. It just came out of nowhere. It’s a great chorus, great feel to it, great riff, and I think they’re definitely a band to watch. This is a masterpiece of Australian rock.”
If that’s not enough, Bad//Dreems were first cab off the rank when Forster was plugging his rage appearance in a promo for the ABC, referring to the ‘Dumb Ideas’ rockers as “a new band out of Adelaide who I love”.
Still coming to terms with this! This was Robert Forster today on rage. Thanks Robert, amazingly kind words. #idol #gobetweens #robbo #guestprogrammer #aussiemusic
Posted by Bad//Dreems on Sunday, November 22, 2015
The band made headlines last week when guitarist Alex Cameron told The Guardian their new single, ‘Bogan Pride’, was an attack on Australia’s new muscle bro culture or what Cameron referred to as “beefcake bogan[s]”.
“You go to the Cross, Hindley Street, the Valley – you are out of these places at a particular time of night and it is bordering on chaos. The song is essentially about looking at the young males of Australia,” he said.
The clip for ‘Bogan Pride’ corrals all the worst tropes associated with the term, from VB sculled out of the bottle to Southern Cross tattoos. “There’s a homoerotic side to that culture,” said Cameron. “I don’t understand it. Maybe some females find that thing attractive.”