Video premiere of Rose Tattoo's "Nice Boys"

The Australian rock band Rose Tattoo has re-recorded their 1978 debut album, now retitled "Outlaws," for a March release on Cleopatra Records. In support of the new album, Goldmine shares this new live version of "Nice Boys" as a video premiere.
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The Australian rock band Rose Tattoo has re-recorded their 1978 debut album with their original vocalist Angry Anderson and the current set of Rose Tattoo members. The new album is called Outlaws and will be released March 6 on Cleopatra Records. In support of the new album, we share this new live version of "Nice Boys" with you for our Goldmine video premiere. [Note: Rose Tattoo's Angry Anderson will be interviewed for our Goldmine Fabulous Flip Sides series next month.]

Rose Tattoo are extraordinarily proud to announce the release of Outlaws, the album, on March 6, a re-recording of the famed first and iconic Rock N Roll Outlaw, spawning classics like “Nice Boys (Don’t Play Rock ‘n’ Roll),” “Rock N’ Roll Outlaw,” “One of The Boys” and “Bad Boy for Love.” These songs have etched their way into the music landscape over the last 40+ years. They’ve included three bonus tracks from the very early days, songs that were demoed and never made the final cut, “Rosetta” written back in 1975 by Anderson and Rilens, “Snow Queen” and “Sweet Love Rock and Roll” penned by Ian Rilens.

Lovable rogue, Angry Anderson recruited the best in the business to head up the assault on this one, comprising legendary bass player Mark Evans of AC/DC fame, iconic guitarist Bob Spencer – Finch, Skyhooks, The Angels, and Pete Well’s endorsed “unbelievably talented maestro of rock mayhem,” Dai Pritchard on slide. Keeping the drum stool warm on this outing is ‘Genghis,’ the keeper of time, Jackie Barnes.

“For me, that’s critically important, cosmically important, because this album is all about history, heritage, honor and respect. Just as significant is the forging, the embracing, and the official signing on if you like, to that history by THIS band and having them make their own reverent mark. This really is about honoring the past and respecting the present.” – Angry Anderson

Rock N’ Roll Outlaw was originally recorded at the famed Alberts studios, produced by the legendary team, Vanda & Young and released through Albert, Repertoire Records in late 1978. The band’s debut album, reviewed as “A dangerous, unpredictable, monster of a record whose power has hardly diminished an ounce in the decades since this album cemented the band’s foundation for the years to come.”

“The universe owes a deep unpayable debt to this band’s founders Peter Wells and Ian Rilen as well as Mick Cocks, Dallas ‘Digger’ Royal, Geordie Leach, Rockin’ Robin Riley and Lobby Loyde. Paul DeMarco, Dai Pritchard and Steve King have of course honorably kept the temple flame burning brightly more recently, but the album also rightfully acknowledges the foresight and support of Ted Albert, Fifa Riccobono, George Young and Harry Vanda who saw something in this band back when most other record companies were calling the cops.” – Angry Anderson

Outlaws will be released by Cleopatra Records on all digital platforms as well as on CD and a special limited edition vinyl pressing in your choice of RED or SILVER!

Rose Tattoo will undertake their first U.S. tour since 1982 this May.

Rose Tattoo US tour dates:
05.07.20 – W. HOLLYWOOD, CA – WHISKY A GO-GO
05.08.20 – W. HOLLYWOOD, CA – WHISKY A GO-GO
05.09.20 – W. HOLLYWOOD, CA – WHISKY A GO-GO
05.10.20 – GARDEN GROVE, CA – GARDEN AMPHITHEATRE
05.12.20 – DENVER, CO – THE VENUE
05.14.20 – HOUSTON, TX – WAREHOUSE LIVE!
05.15.20 – SAN ANTONIO, TX – THE ROCK BOX
05.16.20 – DALLAS, TX – TREES
05.17.20 – AUSTIN, TX – THE LOST WELL
05.20.20 – CHICAGO, IL – REGGIE’S ROCK CLUB
05.21.20 – FLINT, MI – THE MACHINE SHOP
05.22.20 – COLUMBUS, OH – ACE OF CUPS
05.23.20 – DAYTON, OH – ODDBODY’S
05.25.20 – BROOKLYN, NY – MARKET HOTEL (2nd show added)
05.27.20 – BROOKLYN, NY – MARKET HOTEL (original show still on)
05.28.20 – MANCHESTER, NH – THE JEWEL
05.29.20 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – VOLTAGE LOUNGE
05.30.20 – NEW BEDFORD, MA – THE VAULT MUSIC HALL