Rose Tattoo, Fist Full of Rock, Enmore Theatre 2nd September 2022
Rose Tattoo, true rock and roll outlaws, rumbled into existence in late 1976 with a New Year’s Eve debut at Sydney’s legendary Bondi Lifesaver. The band was the vision of Pete Wells, his master plan embellished by bassist Ian Rilen. With Wells on slide guitar and Rilen on bass, Angry Anderson was recruited along with rhythm guitarist Mick Cocks and drummer Dallas “Digger” Royal and they set about destroying eardrums and venues across Australia. With the departure of Rilen in August 1977, Geordie Leach stepped in and the band’s classic self-titled debut album, produced by Vanda and Young, was released in late 1978 with the killer singles, Bad Boy for Love, Rock n’ Roll Outlaw and One of the Boys.