on 22 February 2000
Angry Anderson had THE greatest Voice for delivering some of the most powerful and gritty songs the world has ever known - that Rose Tattoo never made billions from their music is criminal. The only band (ever) to be awarded 5 stars for each of the first 4 albums from Sounds. Whatever your mood, however you are feeling, Rose Tattoo have a song for it - don't be fooled by inferior bands with songs about love/hate/justice/intolerance etc - this band have lived every song. Play every song as loud as your system can handle - Questions should be asked in Parliament as to why they never made it big!
on 5 June 2001
This double CD is the tatts first 4 lps plus BBC sessions rolled into one. Along with AC/DC the tatts ruled aussie rock in the late 70's early eighties. Their first 3 records are simply the meaniest releases of that era. Throw away your AC/DC records (except the Bon Scott ones, obviously), they pale in comparison. No other band uses slide guitar like them. "Nice Boys" has been covered by Guns n Roses and Nashville Pussy. Simply blinding.
Wow,cant believe this band slipped by me in days of old,this is possibly one of the best compilation discs i've ever bought!!.The band,are surely the illegitimate offspring of STATUS QUO/ AC/DC with a little Stones & Faces thrown in for good measure.From track 1 rn r outlaw the band charges out of the speakers and assaults yer senses,feet instantly go into tap mode and yer head bounces up and down, quite simply stunning grooves rip forth from the hifi its really that good.The majority of the disc is comparable to Powerage / Dirty deeds era ac/dc with some stunning Quo like riffs thrown in,certainly on disc 2 the band stretch out and try a few diff sounds - sidney girls/pirate song etc,but groove laden riffs are what this band are about and the 2 disc set never lets up,this is a superb collection containing the majority of the tracks from the 1st 4 albums and some others, notably live at the bbc tracks,hard too understand why they never reached a higher level,possibly the punky lyrics as opposed to the standard heavy rock themes, more likely another example of the music industry failing a damn good band!!,buy, enjoy and try and keep the smile off your face,this is good time rock n roll,the smile incidentally will be permanent ha ha.