West Australian photographer, music historian and author, George Matzkov, has a rare and special insight into the history of the WA contemporary music scene. Following a decade long deep-dive into the archives, George compiled and published the seminal book ‘Way Out West: The West Australian Music Scene 1976 – 1989‘. George joined Em in the studio to chat about his inspiration, experiences collating and publishing the book, and the special place original, alternative music has in our history.

“Perth in the late 70s until 1989 was a hotbed of fantastic original groups with many going under the radar. So my job was to bring all the bands info and great memories back to you so you can reminisce with your family and friends”

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Hosted, recorded and produced by Em Burrows (WAM, RTRFM).
Recorded at SAE Institute, Perth, 2020.

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