The Last Waterhole


The Last Waterhole is the first full-length studio album from The Goodwills since 2002.



The Last Waterhole is a studio album with 13 original songs by Bob Wilson and a reprise of track 5. The album was recorded by Pix Vane Mason at his Conondale studio and produced by Pix, Steve Cook and Bob Wilson. There are a variety of musical styles and subjects on this album but the material is identifiably Australian with its songs about tree change, feral cats, ore trains, floods, droughts and watching footie on a Sunday afternoon. There’s heartfelt material which will resonate with anyone over 40, a tribute to a long-lasting relationship, the dilemma over what to do with father’s letters and a tongue in cheek look at the joys of ageing and staying physically fit. As always with Bob Wilson’s songs, they are wordy and the choruses sometimes change from one verse to the next. Bob once told an interviewer the average length of his songs is 400 words, so if it is a fast paced song that lasts three and a bit minutes you have to pay attention! The Goodwills (Bob and Laurel Wilson) help the listener out with a 16-page booklet containing all the lyrics of the songs and some amusing artwork by Steve Cook and Laurel Wilson.