Thursday, April 18, 2024

Rose Tattoo Go Vinyl

Rose Tattoo release a limited-edition red vinyl edition of their Blood Brothers album on 20th August, through Golden Robot Records.

Blood Brothers
is a rock ‘n’ roll album, mixing traditional and modern styles and a tribute to previous band members who’ve since passed. Originally released in 2007, the album was re-issued with bonus tracks on CD in 2018.

This Blood Red double vinyl LP features 17 tracks, including the original 11 on LP 1 and 6 live tracks on LP 2.

The full listing is as follows: LP 1, A Side: ‘Black Eyed Bruiser’, ‘Slipping Away’, ‘Once In A Lifetime’, ‘1854’ and ‘City Blues’. LP 1, B Side: ‘Sweet Meat’, ‘Man About Town’, ‘Creeper’, ‘Standover Man’, ‘Nothing To Lose’ and ‘Lubricated’. On LP 2, C Side: ‘Man About Town’, ‘Black Eyed Bruiser’ and ‘Once in a Lifetime’. LP 2, D Side: ‘Sweet Meat’, ‘Standover Man’ and ‘Nothing To Lose’.

In the category of cult bands, Rose Tattoo has been at the top of the pile since 1976. Their raw style of blues rock that the Australians manage to create out of a hot mix of slide guitars, pounding hooks with a sharp and tight rhythm, along with the unmistakable voice of their front man, Angry Anderson, is what gives the fans a welcome feast in what is today a fast pace orientated music business built around TV shows. 

They have influenced some of the biggest rock bands around including Guns ‘N Roses and L.A. Guns, and are still going strong after 40 plus years! Their sound is hard rock mixed with blues rock influences, with songs including ‘Bad Boy for Love’, ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Outlaw’, ‘Nice Boys’, ‘We Can’t Be Beaten’ and ‘Scarred for Life’. Rose Tattoo are one of the all-time greatest Australian bands.

Australian rock music historian Ian McFarlane commented that Rose Tattoo is “one of the most revered bands of all time. The Tatts played peerless, street-level heavy blues with the emphasis on slide guitar and strident lyric statements”.

You can pre-order the limited edition blood-red vinyl Blood Brothers here, at Sanity, JB Hi-Fi and on Amazon.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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