Rose Tattoo Pain
Label: Steamhammer SPV 085-74212 CD
Format: CD, Album
Released: 03 Jun 2002
Genre: Rock, Rock & Roll, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
1 Black Magic
2 The Devil Does It Well
3 No Mercy
5 Kisses And Hugs
6 17 Stiches
7 House Of Pain
8 I Can’t Help It If I’m Lucky
9 Union Man
10 Satans Eyes
11 Hard Rockin’ Man
12 Stir Crazy
13 Living Outside My Means
14 Heat Of The Moment
15 Illustrated Man
16 One More Drink With The Boys
Bass Steve King
Drums Paul DeMarco
Guitar Pete Wells*, Rockin’ Rob Riley*
Vocals Angry Anderson
2002 saw the release of Pain, the bands first studio album in 16 years.
5.0 out of 5 stars A great reunion from a great band,
I’m always both excited and apprehensive when I learn one of my favorite old band has just done a reunion album. It is wonderful to have them back but will the new album live up to expectations set by their classic efforts?
Rose Tattoo did NOT disappoint! This gives fans of their first three albums (78-82) exactly what they they’ve been waiting for for the last 18 years! A raw AC/DC boogie approach with bitter violent street rock lyrics! Best moments:”17 stitches”, “union man”, “stir crazy” and “heat of the moment”. The best heavy metal reunions so far are LIZZY BORDEN’s “Deal With the devil” and ROSE TATTOOs “Pain”. More please, guys!
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest lead singer AC/DC never had!,
Rose Tattoo are just great. No disrespect to the other guys but front man Angry Anderson is the business! Bad, vibrant and on stage, he has that same charisma/sense of hunour that made Bon Scott so great with early AC/DC. Angus and Malcolm Young should listen to this CD and think just how much better Angry’s voice is than Brian Johnson’s these days.
Pulling Angry into AC/DC would inject new life into the band and make them vibrant again. Combine Angry’s voice (and harder lyrics) with Angus and Malcolm’s riffs and there’s a classic album in the making for sure!
In the meantime, enjoy this CD from one of the original hard rockin’ bands that sound as good today as they did in the late 70s and early 80s. Its great!
5.0 out of 5 stars Class act. Utterly brilliant. Can’t quite understand why the ‘Tats have such a low profile amongst those of us who like hard rock and metal because Angry Anderson and the boys put out some of the best hard rocking finger riffin’ rock ever. This CD was bought after the latest album “Blood Brothers” because I really got to like it and wanted more. Pain provides it in spades. It’s stripped down working class blues rock that easily stands up against the much more successful and better known AC/DC. Stand out tracks for me are Union Man and Seventeen. Just bloody great.