With their combination of hard hitting riffs and no-nonsense attitude, Rose Tattoo quickly became heroes of the Aussie rock scene in the late 70s. The missing link between AC/DC and Cold Chisel, the band had an incendiary frontman in Angry Anderson, which also gave them an easily recognisable brand. Their first two albums, 1978’s ‘Rose Tattoo’ and 1981’s ‘Assault & Battery’ remain firm favourites among fans.

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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.


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TExtraTime-TheTerraceshis EP from Anglo-Australian punks The Terraces may only be a stop-gap release…but quality is the watchword here.   ‘Extra Time’ should in no way be considered [a] for existing fans only, or [b] purely disposable.  It’s three previously unreleased tunes are as strong as anything found on their full length LP, while the extra material – a couple of re-recordings and a well chosen cover – show a band who’ve improved in the relatively short space of time since that previous release.

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