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susanin    18 November 2010 00:02
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dave    03 November 2010 08:39
Blood Sweat and Beers: Should be made compulsary reading in all Australian schools

Rob, Wenty    01 November 2010 08:33
Blood Sweat and Beers – Oz Rock from the Aztecs to Rose Tattoo

Blood Sweat and Beers – Oz Rock from the Aztecs to Rose Tattoo, is
Murray Engleheart’s second book and followup to 2006’s global best
seller, AC/DC Maximum Rock and Roll.

It’s a near 400 page chronicle of a lost or rather ignored musical
history, an era when roadies carried rifles and king hits were far more
common than top chart positions.

It was a powerage that began with Australia’s original punk, Lobby
Loyde who in the late 1960s was blowing up amplifiers on such a regular
basis that equipment had to be specially constructed that would
withstand the volume he dished out.

The man who would be king of the Sunbury festivals, former child star
Billy Thorpe then took massive amplification to another level, making
history along the way when he and the Aztecs pulled as many as 300,000
people to the Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne in 1972.

The lineage continued with the savage grace of Rose Tattoo who somehow
cranked everything up even higher and from their arty pink haired
beginnings morphed into the loudest, most threatening band to ever stalk
the earth. Banned from ABC’s TV show Countdown, they often played in
prisons and occasionally had to fight, microphone stands in hand, to get
out of the very venues they’d performed in. Endlessly targeted by a
police force puzzled - and deeply troubled - by their appearance, they
unsettled and deafened audiences and publicans alike. They were
Australia’s answer to the darkness shrouded Rolling Stones that
infamously appeared at Altamont in 1969 and Oz rock’s very own

Then of course there were The Angels, the former Fifties’ styled
rockers who with the aid of leather jackets, sunglasses and spiked hair
became Australia’s number one live drawcard who turned venues across
the country into jam-packed rallies seven nights each and every week
with a high browed maximum voltage stage production that curiously had
its roots in German theatre.

More than 20 years in the making and featuring exclusive interviews
with all the major Australian players including the late Billy Thorpe,
Lobby Loyde, Peter Wells, Ian Rilen and Mick Cocks along with Angry
Anderson and Doc Neeson plus various international heavyweights, Blood
Sweat and Beers is a rough backseat ride through the bar-brawling, riot
inducing and occasionally gun-toting Oz rock culture that existed in the
days long before home studios, YouTube and vocational studies in how to

Blood Sweat and Beers.

Read it loud.

Available now from HarperCollins Publishers Australia.

Heaven is the only h    30 October 2010 09:38
Saxon has a song:
And the band played on.
When there is nothing more to play and there is nothing more to say..........

Afther paying tons of unnecessary visits to this site, I hope that there will be something going on before the year is over.
Otherwise please stop......!
And the band played on.

Ian Miles    28 October 2010 06:55
Live from Boggo Road Jail available from Amazon.
Man we need some UK dates boys

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