March 17th, 2006

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I Was Only 19

Wow. I just watched the video clip for The Herd's version of I Was Only 19, and I'm impressed. Very respectful and tastefully done, featuring John Schumann himself, plus some Vietnam vets. It seems like a lot of effort went into it for a low budget clip. This recording of the song has a more mellow tone than the one they did for Like A Version and is more moving.

The film clip is available online from Broken Yellow, the group that filmed it.

Triple J's Hack dedicated today's show to the song, the stories behind it and the filming of the clip. Available as a podcast. I haven't finished listening yet - will get to it later.
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