Ed Nimmervoll

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Born in Austria in 1947, Ed Nimmervoll's family migrated to Melbourne, Australia in 1956. In 1966, while studying architecture, I started contributing to the first national magazine dedicated to pop culture,…
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Born in Austria in 1947, Ed Nimmervoll's family migrated to Melbourne, Australia in 1956. In 1966, while studying architecture, I started contributing to the first national magazine dedicated to pop culture, Go-Set, at a formative stage of that publication development. I became its sole record reviewer and one of its chief writers. When the editorship was offered to me in 1973, I said goodbye to architecture forever more. When Go-Set was lost in a corporate takeover, I founded a new national music weekly, Juke, which was published from 1975 to 1992. In the meantime, I had decided on a freelance career which eventually led to the creation of Take 40 Australia (Australia's American Top 40) and a 13-year career with radio and television syndicators MCM, researching and writing shows and specials, and conducting interviews with all the major local and international artists during that time. Since 1997, I have once again concentrated on a freelance career, researching specials for TV, writing music-oriented biographies, creating an audio history of Australian rock for the Victorian Performing Arts Museum, and so forth, remaining as close to the front line of Australian rock as I have throughout my career. That career has given me a comprehensive insight and detailed knowledge of the music business. My passion is the fostering, support, and development of Australian music. Caught culturally and geographically between Europe and the United States Of America, Australia has had its own unique and colorful music history. The rest of the world has only seen the surface of that. ~ Ed Nimmervoll

DESERT ISLAND LIST

Revolver (Beatles)

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 (Midnight Oil)

My Generation (The Who)

Astral Weeks (Van Morrison)

Soft Bomb (Chills)

Good Old Boys (Randy Newman)

Watershed (Grant McLennan)

Achtung Baby (U2)

Ego Is Not a Dirty Word (Skyhooks)

12 x 5 (The Rolling Stones)

Green (R.E.M.)

Ten (Pearl Jam)

Countdown to Ecstasy (Steely Dan)

Music From Big Pink (The Band)

The Times They Are A-Changin' (Bob Dylan)

Leaves Me Blind (Underground Lovers)

Sound As Ever (You Am I)

OK Computer (Radiohead)

Girlfriend (Matthew Sweet)

Odelay (Beck)

My Aim Is True (Elvis Costello)

Honey's Dead (the Jesus & Mary Chain)

Squeezing Out Sparks (Graham Parker)

Sweetheart of the Rodeo (The Byrds)

Siamese Dream (The Smashing Pumpkins)