Captain Matchbox & Beyond: The Music & Mayhem of Mic & Jim Conway

Catherine Fleming & John Tait with Mic & Jim Conway

This book uncovers the zany world of Captain Matchbox, but goes far beyond by following the extraordinary careers of Mic and Jim Conway. After Matchbox disbanded, the brothers were intimately involved with the Pram Factory and Circus Oz. Jim Conway eventually broke free of ‘novelty’ to become one of Australia’s premier blues musicians, while the name Mic Conway has become synonymous with ‘new vaudeville’ in Australia.

But beware, if you choose to climb aboard the Conway roller-coaster you will encounter gratuitous nudity, free love, tumultuous relationships, unashamed namedropping, tragic vehicle crashes, circus acts, an incurable debilitating disease, political satire, ungodly language, and a barrage of puns and bad gags.

This book, possibly more than any other, captures the spirit of the Australian ‘counterculture’ from the 1970s through to today.

Reviews and features:

REVIEW: CAPTAIN MATCHBOX & BEYOND, THE MUSIC & MAYHEM OF MIC AND JIM CONWAY - John Hardaker - 2 July 2015

Mic and Jim Conway review: mayhem and music from Captain Matchbox and beyond - Bruce Elder - 4 July 2015

Addicted to Noise - Top 5 Books of 2015
 

THE NAKED CITY – A MATCHBOX ODYSSEY - Alt Media - 16 July 2015

Paperback: $39.95

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