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Interview: Angry Anderson of Rose Tattoo

We were lucky enough to spend some time on the phone with the legend that is Angry Anderson from Rose Tattoo. Angry graciously spared some time to chat about the upcoming new Rose Tattoo “Outlaws” album, which the current line up rerecorded, with some bonus tracks. He also chats about touring in the USA and Europe and a little about past influences and how he has carried them with him until today. Its a really open, honest and sometimes emotional chat, which I am sure you will all enjoy.

Rose Tattoo are extraordinarily proud to announce the release of ‘Outlaws’, the album, on March 3. A re recording of the famed first and iconic ‘Rock N Roll Outlaw’, spawning classics like ‘Nice Boys’ (Don’t Play Rock ‘n’ Roll), ‘Rock N’ Roll Outlaw’, ‘One Of The Boys’ and, ‘Bad Boy For Love’ these songs have etched their way into the music landscape over the last 40+ years. The magik with a ‘k’ is that they’ve included three bonus tracks from the very early days, songs that were demoed and never made the final cut, being a ‘love song’ ‘Rosetta’ written back in 1975 by Anderson and Rilens, ‘Snow Queen’ and ‘Sweet Love Rock and Roll’ penned by Ian Rilens. Loveable rogue, Angry Anderson recruited the best in the business to head up the assault on this one comprising legendary bass player, Mark Evans of AC/DC fame, iconic guitarist Bob Spencer – Finch, Skyhooks, The Angels, and, Pete Well’s endorsed, “unbelievably talented maestro of rock mayhem”, Dai Pritchard on slide. Keeping the drum stool warm on this outing is ‘Genghis’, the keeper of time, Jackie Barnes. “For me, that’s critically important, cosmically important, because this album is all about history, heritage, honour and respect. Just as significant is the forging, the embracing, and the official signing on if you like, to that history by THIS band and having them make their own reverent mark.” “This really is about honouring the past and respecting the present.”- Angry Anderson

‘Rock N’ Roll Outlaw’, was originally recorded at the famed Alberts studios, produced by the legendary team, Vanda & Young and, released through Albert, Repertoire Records in late 1978. The bands debut album, reviewed as “A dangerous, unpredictable, monster of a record whose power has hardly diminished an ounce in the decades since this album cemented the band’s foundation for the years to come.” “The universe owes a deep unpayable debt to this band’s founders Peter Wells and Ian Rilen as well as Mick Cocks, Dallas “Digger” Royal, Geordie Leach, Rockin’ Robin Riley
and Lobby Loyde. Paul DeMarco, Dai Pritchard and Steve King have of course honourably kept the temple flame burning brightly more recently, but the album also rightfully acknowledges the foresight and support of Ted Albert, Fifa Riccobono, George Young and Harry Vanda who saw something in this band back when most other record companies were calling the cops.”- Angry Anderson

‘Outlaws’ is distributed by Punktured Media and available on all digital platforms and:

1. One Of The Boys
2. Sweet Love (Rock N’ Roll)
3. Tramp
4. Snow Queen
5. Rock N’ Roll Outlaw
6. The Butcher And Fast Eddy
7. Remedy
8. TV
9. Stuck On You
10. Astra Wally
11. Bad Boy For Love
12. Nice Boys
13. Rosetta (Bonus Track)
14. Snow Queen (Bonus Track)
15. Sweet Love Rock N Roll (Bonus Track)


European Tour

March 3rd Cologne, Germany
March 4th Frankfurt, Germany
March 6th Prague, Czech Republic
March 7th Dreseden, Germany
March 8th Berlin, Germany
March 10th Hannover, Germany
March 11th Keil, Germany
March 13th Oslo, Norway
March 14th Karlstad, Sweden
March 15th Malmo, Sweden
March 17th Osnabruck, Germany
March 18th Hengelo, Netherlands
March 20th Uden, Netherlands
March 21st Strasbourg, France
March 22nd London, UK
March 24th Paris, France
March 25th Lyon, France
March 27th Zurich, Switzerland
March 28th Ulm, Germany
March 29th Nurnberg, Germany

Australian Tour – Under The Southern Stars

April 3 Peter Barclay Field Tuncurry NSW
April 4 The Crescent Parramatta Park NSW
April 5 Central Coast Entertainment Grounds Gosford NSW
April 9 Stuart Park Wollongong NSW
April 11 Hastings Foreshore Reserve VIC
April 12 Yarrawonga Showgrounds VIC
April 13 Bonython Park SA
April 17 Sunshine Coast Stadium Bokarina QLD
April 18 Brisbane Riverstage QLD
April 19 Foreshore Park Newcastle NSW

Get Tickets here

USA Tour

May 07 – W. Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
May 08 – W. Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
May 09 – W. Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
May 10 – Garden Grove, CA – Garden Amphitheatre
May 12 – Denver, CO – The Venue
May 14 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live!
May 15 – San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
May 16 – Dallas, TX – Trees
May 17 – Austin, TX – The Lost Well
May 20 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
May 21 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
May 22 – Columbus, OH – Ace Of Cups
May 23 – Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
May 25 – Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel
May 27 – Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel
May 28 – Manchester, NH – The Jewel
May 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
May 30 – New Bedford, MA – The Vault Music Hall

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