Rose Tattoo

In the category of ´cult bands` Rose Tattoo has been at the top of this 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 sharp and tight rhythm along with the unmistakeable voice of their front man Angry Anderson is what gives the fans a welcome feast in what is today a fast food orientated music business built around TV shows. 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". Their first four albums were produced by Harry Vanda and George Young who also worked with AC/DC. They disbanded in 1987, subsequently reforming briefly in 1993 to support Guns N' Roses on an Australian tour. They reassembled again from 1998 and have since released two more studio albums.One thing about Rose Tattoo is the band can take a punch and are full of vitality, they put every kick in the face behind them and still have the energy to carry on and deliver a new quality product , and more than ever we are finding humans of the world with all that’s going on in this world need a voice and no one fills that gap better than the voice of Rose Tattoo.

According to Australian rock music historian Ian McFarlane, Rose Tattoo are "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". Guns N' Roses, L.A. Guns, Keel, Nashville Pussy, Motosierra, Pud Spuke Helen Schneider, and the Uruguayan band The Knight's Night have covered Rose Tattoo songs. On 16 August 2006, they were inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame. Six former members have died in recent years including four of the original recording line-up, Dallas Royall (1991), Peter Wells (2006), Ian Rilen (2006), Mick Cocks (2009), and Lobby Loyde (2007), who was a member between October 1979 and September 1980, and Neil Smith (2013), who played bass temporarily prior to Loyde.

Angry and the Tatts are looking now at the future with a world wide record deal signed with premier Rock and Roll label Golden Robot Records to re release Blood Brothers and a live album from 1983 when the band was strong , fierce , dangerous and above all tight , this will blow the minds of all fans young and old, the the Tatts will tour the world on the back of a new album slated for a 2016 , its been many years since they formed but its time they came back and had the voice once again of a generation in need.

Doubt my instincts then listen to “Revenge” written in 1982 from the Scarred for life” album and tell me they don’t know what the world needs , I know its ROSE TATTOO.



GRR are proud to announce the re release of the incredible "Blood Brothers" album with added bonuses and a never heard before vault gem of the band live with their most infamous line up.