Rose Tattoo – Tatts Live In Brunswick 1982
Golden Robot Records
Release Date: 24/11/2017
Running Time: 63.32
Review by Tsarina Wilson
As the title suggest this album has been remastered for the fans in 2017 and has been around for a few years, recorded with a line up of Angry Anderson, Pete Wells, Rob Riley, Geordie Leach and Dallas “Digger” Royall. This albums gives you it all; raw vocals , a bit of blues and heavy rock. Close your eyes and you’re there at the gig with them.
For those who don’t know much about the band, they are from Australia and fronted by Angry Anderson, who has a tattoo or two! Their first few albums were produced by Vanda and Young, the team who were also responsible for early AC/DC albums. During many of the songs you could be mistaken for thinking it was being recorded in a good old fashioned bar with the crowd and banter going on. Being up by the stage in a hot sweaty club with band interaction is a rare thing these days. In 1980 the band toured the United States and Europe including the UK. They also supported Guns and Roses on the Australian part of their Use Your Illusion Tour.
The band, over the years, has had people leave to come back again, some have sadly passed away but one thing that hasn’t changed is their formidable sound. Angry Anderson (yes, known by many as the voice of the song Suddenly) is raw and rocking and he has so much energy yet so much anger in his voice that you can tell he is passionate about his music.
The innuendos in Juice on the Loose will easily make you smirk “momma come stroke the goose”. The ace slide guitar sound on this track just keeps rocking, with a combination of rock and blues sound. Scarred For Life has to my favourite, the story of getting a first tattoo at the early age of 16, probably as I get the same thing said to me. Bad Boy for Love has a AC/DC edge to it but is just pure rock. The Butcher And Fast Eddie, at over 7 minutes long, has a definite blues start to it but still has the raw rock sound, and with fantastic guitar riffs is formidable. Unlike most of todays music, which is mainly all studio based and perfection, this album is literally warts and all. You have the rawness of Andersons voice, the crowd cheering, the interaction of the band with the crowd and you will be forgiven for forgetting this album isn’t one from the past few months but is over 30 years old. They just don’t make bands like this anymore. One Of The Boys has to be an anthem for many guys I know. This track is pure gritty rock and roll, and the guitar riff in it is what air guitar was made for, to feel and love the music.
The band will be releasing a new album in 2018 and touring worldwide with their new line up, which includes Mark Evans on bass and if they are as good now as this album suggests, then they will really be worth going to see and I look forward to hearing their new album, to see just how much more of the epic sound they can produce.
This CD is stickered Parental Advisory (Explicit Content)
01. Out Of This Place
02. Bad Boy For Love
03. Assult And Battery
05. We Cant Be Beaten
06. Butcher And Fast Eddie
07. Rock And Roll Is King
09. One Of The Boys
12. Juice On The Loose
13. Rock And Roll Outlaw
14. Scarred For Life
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