Rose Tattoo: 5CD box set featuring archive live shows due very soon

5549697d-0e76-4a0b-b5cb-fea066642719.jpgAussie rock legends Rose Tattoo have always been better known for their ferocious live performances.  On October 17th, Cleopatra Records will release ‘Scarred For Live: 1980-1982’, a five disc set featuring the band during their classic years.

Among other things, the set includes their appearance at the Reading Festival in 1981.  The show was recorded by the BBC and got a couple of repeat plays during Alan Freeman’s Radio 1 Rock Show in the early 90s.

A full press release follows.


 New 5CD Box Set Celebrates Australian Hard Rock Legends ROSE TATTOO With Unreleased Vintage Concert Performances!

Los Angeles, CA – “There were two bands in Australia that everyone called ‘the boys’,” says Rose Tattoo frontman Angry Anderson. “There was AC/DC, and there was the Tatts.” Homegrown heroes of the highest order, Rose Tattoo formed in Sydney, Australia in 1976 and quickly became one of the country’s most lauded and celebrated acts. They released album after album of pure, unadulterated riff rock madness scoring hits with songs such as “Bad Boy For Love,” “Rock N’ Roll Outlaw,” “Scarred For Life” and lots more! The group gained international fame when Stateside up-and-comers Guns N’ Roses cited Rose Tattoo as a major influence and covered the band’s “Nice Boys (Don’t Play Rock ‘N’ Roll)” on the 1986 EP Live ?!*@ Like A Suicide, which was later re-released on the multi-platinum selling 1988 album, GN’R Lies.

Now on the eve of another major international tour comes this special box set collection, a monster 5CD set that captures these Australian gods at the very peak of their powers from 1980 to 1982. Scarred For Live features all of the band’s best loved hits and many deep cuts as well, all packaged in an attractive box with rare photos and detailed liner notes written by music journalist Dave Thompson based on a new interview with the beloved Angry Anderson.

Track List:
DISC 1: Mount Druitt, Sydney, Australia – January 1, 1980
1. Snow Queen
2. Tramp
3. Astra Wally
4. Sweet Love
5. Nice Boys (Don’t Play Rock ‘N’ Roll)
6. The Butcher And Fast Eddy
7. Rock ‘N’ Roll Outlaw
8. Bad Boy For Love
9. One Of The Boys

DISC 2: Bondi Lifesaver, Sydney, Australia – August 31, 1980
1. One Of The Boys
2. Astral Wally
3. Tramp
4. Movin’ On
5. Remedy
6. The Butcher And Fast Eddy
7. Nice Boys (Don’t Play Rock ‘N’ Roll)
8. She’s Gone
9. Snow Queen
10. Rock ‘N’ Roll Outlaw
11. Oxford St. Nick
12. Going Down
13. Sweet Love
14. Bad Boy For Love

DISC 3: Reading Rock Festival, United Kingdom – August 29, 1981
1. Snow Queen
2. Tramp
3. Astra Wally
4. Sweet Love
5. Nice Boys (Don’t Play Rock ‘N’ Roll)
6. The Butcher And Fast Eddy
7. Rock ‘N’ Roll Outlaw
8. Bad Boy For Love
9. One Of The Boys

DISC 4: Hordern Pavillion, Sydney, Australia – April 30, 1982
1. Out Of This Place
2. Bad Boy For Love
3. Assault & Battery
4. Tramp
5. The Butcher And Fast Eddy
6. Rock ‘N’ Roll Is King
7. Manzil Madness
8. One Of Boys
9. Chinese Dunkirk
10. Rock ‘N’ Roll Outlaw
11. Astra Wally
12. All The Lessons
13. Nice Boys (Don’t Play Rock ‘N’ Roll)
14. Money (That’s What I Want)
15. Going Down
16. Suicide City

DISC 5: Wax Museum, Washington DC, USA – December 12, 1982
1. Bad Boy For Love
2. Rock ‘N’ Roll Outlaw
3. We Can’t Be Beaten
4. One Of The Boys
5. The Butcher And Fast Eddy
6. Juice On The Loose
7. Rock ‘N’ Roll Is King
8. Branded
9. Scarred For Life

Catch Rose Tattoo On Tour:
Oct 5 – Marrickville, NSW Australia – Marrickville Bowling Club
Oct 6 – St. Clair, NSW – Australia
Oct 12 – Vermont South, Australia – The Burvale Hotel
Oct 13 – Melton, VIC – Macs Hotel
Oct 19 – Adelaide, SA, Australia – Norwood Hotel
Oct 20 – Wallaroo, SA, Australia – Coopers Alehouse
Oct 26 – Wollongong, NSW, Australia – Waves
Oct 27 – Pittwater, NSW, Australia – Pittwater RSL
Nov 2 – Ravenswood, WA, Australia – Ravenswood Hotel
Nov 3 – Perth, WA, Australia – Charles Hotel
Nov 10 – Central Coast, NSW, Australia – Ettalong Diggers