Origin: Australia  
Genres: Hard Rock
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Last update/review: September 12, 2007

Rose Tattoo

Rose Tattoo will always be known first and foremost for their vocalist, the diminuative bald man known as Angry Anderson. The Australians debuted in 1978 with a self-titled effort, featuring a clear AC/DC vibe but with a style all their own, due in part to some inventive slide guitar work as well as Anderson's distinctive vocals, that at times might sound just a bit like Bon Scott himself. The band continued in the eighties, with the lineup changing over time, though by around 1986 or so the band was done. A reformation occurred in 1993 (Guns 'n Roses requested that they open for them on an Australian tour), and after more inactivity, a new version of Rose Tattoo was put together around 1999, resulting in a live album and their most recent studio album, 2002's Pain. Anderson has kept busy with various projects over the years, and also famously was featured in the movie Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome.

Current Members

Angry Anderson

vocals

Dai Pritchard

guitars

Steve King

bass

Paul DeMarco

drums

Former Members/Guests

Peter Wells

guitars (ex-Buffalo) RIP: March 27, 2006, cancer

Greg Jordan

guitars

Mick Cocks

guitars (ex-Heaven) RIP: December 22, 2009, cancer

Rob Riley

guitars

John Meyer

guitars

Tim Glaze

guitars

Geordie Leach

bass

Andy Cichon

bass/keyboards

Dallas "Digger" Royall

drums

Scott Johnston

drums



Discography



Rose Tattoo  
1978 Albert
  1. Rock 'N' Roll Outlaw
  2. Nice Boys
  3. The Butcher And Fast Eddy
  4. One Of The Boys
  5. Remedy
  6. Bad Boy For Love
  7. T.V.
  8. Stuck On You
  9. Tramp
  10. Astra Wally
  • Angry Anderson
  • Peter Wells
  • Mick Cocks
  • Geordie Leach
  • Dallas "Digger" Royall



Assault And Battery  
1981 Albert
  1. Out Of This Place
  2. All The Lessons
  3. Let It Go
  4. Assault & Battery
  5. Magnum Maid
  6. Rock 'N' Roll Is King
  7. Manzil Madness
  8. Chinese Dunkirk
  9. Sidewalk Sally
  10. Suicide City
  • Angry Anderson
  • Peter Wells
  • Mick Cocks
  • Geordie Leach
  • Dallas "Digger" Royall



Scarred For Life  
1982 Albert
  1. Scarred For Life
  2. We Can't Be Beaten
  3. Juice On The Loose
  4. Who's Got The Cash
  5. Branded
  6. Texas
  7. It's Gonna Work Itself Out
  8. Sydney Girls
  9. Dead Set
  10. Revenge
  • Angry Anderson
  • Peter Wells
  • Rob Riley
  • Geordie Leach
  • Dallas "Digger" Royall



Southern Stars  
1984 Albert
  1. Southern Stars
  2. Let Us Live
  3. Freedom's Flame
  4. I Wish
  5. Saturday's Rage
  6. Death Or Glory
  7. The Pirate Song
  8. You've Been Told
  9. No Secrets
  10. The Radio Said Rock 'N' Roll Is Dead
  • Angry Anderson
  • Greg Jordan
  • John Meyer
  • Geordie Leach
  • Scott Johnston



A Decade Of Rock  COMPILATION
1986 Albert
  1. Bad Boy For Love
  2. One Of The Boys
  3. The Butcher And Fast Eddy
  4. Rock 'N' Roll Outlaw
  5. Stuck On You
  6. Southern Stars
  7. Death Or Glory
  8. Scarred For Life
  9. Rock 'N' Roll Is King
  10. I Wish
  11. Assault & Battery
  12. No Secrets
  13. We Can't Be Beaten
  14. Branded



Beats From A Single Drum  
1986 Mushroom
  1. Calling
  2. Frightened Kid
  3. Suddenly
  4. Runaway
  5. Winnie Mandela
  6. Get It Right
  7. Say Goodbye
  8. Falling
  9. Clear And Simple
  10. Michael O'Reilly
  • Angry Anderson
  • Tim Glaze
  • Andy Cichon
  • Scott Johnston



25 To Life  LIVE
2000 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Outta This Place
  2. Bad Boy For Love
  3. Assault & Battery
  4. Tramp
  5. Butcher & Fast Eddy
  6. Rock 'N' Roll Is King
  7. Rock 'N' Roll Outlaw
  8. We Can't Be Beaten
  9. Astra Wally
  10. Scarred For Life
  11. Remedy
  12. Juice On The Loose
  13. Who's Got The Cash
  14. One Of The Boys
  15. Nice Boys (Don't Play Rock 'N' Roll)
  16. Manzil Madness
  17. Suicide City
  • Angry Anderson
  • Peter Wells
  • Rob Riley
  • Steve King
  • Paul DeMarco



Pain  
2002 Steamhammer/SPV
  • Angry Anderson
  • Peter Wells
  • Rob Riley
  • Steve King
  • Paul DeMarco



Live From Bogo Road Jail  VIDEO
2005



Blood Brothers  
2007 Armageddon
  1. Black Eyed Bruiser
  2. Slipping Away
  3. Once In A Lifetime
  4. 1854
  5. City Blues
  6. Sweet Meat
  7. Man About Town
  8. Creeper
  9. Stand Over Man
  10. Nothing To Lose
  11. Lubricated
  • Angry Anderson
  • Mick Cocks
  • Dai Pritchard
  • Steve King
  • Paul DeMarco




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