daveinprogress3 loves himself some meat and potatoes rock & roll and AC/DC and Divinyls gave me that in spades in the 1970's and 1980's. As a proud Aussie, our history of cultivating rock and pop bands from their humble beginnings in the rough and tumble of pubs and clubs is legendary. The 'Tatts' were one such group. Formed in the mid 70's it wasn't long before their brand of bluesy rock and roll combined with hard grungy elements made them firm favourites both in the live music scene as well as on the pop charts and television programs.
1977's 'Bad Boy for love' provided Rose Tattoo with their first taste of success, and it was followed in '78 by 'Rock 'n' roll outlaw' a swampy piece of hard rock and roll. It is probably my favourite of their discography. It was given lots of airplay & live exposure on music televsion shows, but it failed to be a hit of any note, reaching only #68 on the National Top 100.
Rose Tattoo would continue to produce anthemic hard rock material well into the 1980's with chart hits such as 'We can't be beaten' and 'Born to be wild'