By Greg Brooker
If a list was put together of the best underground acts from Australia during the late 1970s and 1980s, there’s a pretty good chance that a significant proportion of the acts were in some way linked with Australia’s great underground rock supergroup the Beasts of Bourbon – a name that reputedly relates to the “alcoholic ambiance” that settled wherever the band laid their collective hats.
The Beasts of Bourbon were born of Tex Perkins’ burden of filling a series of gigs that had been booked ahead of losing a band. Perkins drafted in one or two people he knew, who then dragged in their friends, based on the fact that they could play music, have fun and drink a lot while doing so. This is the stuff of legends. Continue reading