6 Jun 2015

The Secret Lives of Stolen Instruments

From The Secret Life Of, 4:05 pm on 6 June 2015
Lawrence Goodwin with his handmade guitar that was stolen from him (L-to-R Lawrence Goodwin,  Ollie Johnston)

Lawrence Goodwin with his handmade guitar that was stolen from him (L-to-R Lawrence Goodwin, Ollie Johnston) Photo: Sam Wilkinson

The relationship between a musician and their instrument is intimate, to the point where it is often described as an extension of their own bodies. But what happens when that bond is broken and the instrument is stolen? Zac Arnold investigates the alliance musicians have with their instruments and the grim emotional toll when they are forced apart.

Music details

Artist: Cheats
Song: Bugs
Composer: L. Goodwin
Album: Come Back Here!
Label: Cheats

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Song: Leave To Get A Living
Composer: L. Goodwin
Album: Come Back Here!
Label: Cheats

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Song: Hangin' Around
Composer: S. Ralston, M. Rapley,
Album: Tramadol Knights
Label: The Admiral

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Song: Lucky Stars
Composer: Don McGlashan
Album: Lucky Stars
Label: Don McGlashan

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Song: Catastrophe
Composer: Yumi Zouma
Album: EP II
Label: Cascine

Artist: Cheats
Song: Peach Pit
Composer: L. Goodwin
Album: Come Back Here!
Label: Cheats

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Song: Teenage Angst
Composer: B. Molko
Album: Placebo
Label: Elevator Music

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Song: Girl, Make Up Your Own Mind
Composer: Don McGlashan
Album: Lucky Stars
Label: Don McGlashan