Yuppers mate; we gotta em. Throw some shrimp on the barbie and the Legend and I will bring you an early Christmas gift in the next week via my YouTube channel.
Gary “Angry” Anderson in an Aussie legend who founded Rose Tattoo in Sydney Australia in 1976. Popular albums include Southern Stars, Rose Tattoo, Scarred For Life and Assault and Battery.
The bands biggest his was Rock n Roll Outlaw.
On Australia Day 26 January 1993, Anderson was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his role as a youth advocate. According to rock music historian, Ian McFarlane, “over the course of a lengthy career, [the] gravel-throated vocalist … has gone from attention-grabbing, rock’n’roll bad boy to all-round Australian media star.” On 16 August 2006, Rose Tattoo were inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame
In 1987, Anderson had his biggest hit, when the uncharacteristic ballad “Suddenly” from the album, Beats from a Single Drum, was used as the wedding theme for the Neighbours episode in which the popular characters Scott Robinson and Charlene Mitchell married. Robinson was portrayed by Jason Donovan, while Mitchell’s character was portrayed by pop singer, Kylie Minogue, who had issued her debut single in July as a cover version of “Locomotion.” “Locomotion” was at number one on the Australian charts preventing “Suddenly” from reaching the top spot. Beats from a Single Drum had been planned as Anderson’s debut solo release, but had initially been billed as a Rose Tattoo album due to contractual obligations; however, after the success of “Suddenly”, it was re-released in 1988 as an Angry Anderson solo album. In November 1988, the single reached number three on the UK Singles Chart after the episode aired there.
I will be chatting with the lad down under next week and will have the finished piece up for you by Friday as we chat about his new band and single Realize Legalize to coincide with the Tatts.