Rose Tattoo’s Angry Anderson, Pete Wells and Songs

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. It’s Sunday night and there’s only been one episode of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps this week, which can mean only one thing. Yes, another episode. This one is written around Rose Tattoo lyrics and members, as Angry talks about his life to Grey; as well as a funny misunderstanding involving Bonzo.

Cover of "Rose Tattoo"
Cover of Rose Tattoo

49. ANGRY TALKS LYRICALLY WITH GREY – AGREES TO GO AWAY

I asked Angry if he enjoyed living on Ramsay Street. He said the Neighbours were usually quite nice, but he didn’t feel like he fitted in that well. He’d seen a fight between the Butcher and Fast Eddy when he was young, and it made him into a Rock n’ Roll Outlaw. He’d become One of the Boys in a rock n’ roll band, and Nice Boys don’t play rock n’ roll, so he’d become a Bad Boy for Love. A guitarist called Pete had done well good supporting him on the slide, but then he’d had to leave, so Angry was recovering from another setback.
I suggested a Remedy for his situation was that he could come and Tramp with us.

Bonzer Bonzo 

View of Pin Oak Court, (also known as Ramsay S...
View of Pin Oak Court, (also known as Ramsay Street) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Angry said it sounded like a ‘bonzer idea.’
I said it was my idea not Bonzo’s.
Angry calmly pointed out that I’d misunderstood him; bonzer is Aussie slang for great.
I profoundly apologised, and was relieved that my misunderstanding did not change Angry’s mind. I said no more.
We left Ramsay Street to rejoin the others.

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Notes 

bonzer – Aussie slang for great.
Pete Wells was a founder and (slide) guitarist in Rose Tattoo. He died in 2006.
Rose Tattoo songs: Butcher and Fast Eddy, Rock n’ Roll Outlaw, One of the Boys, Nice Boys, Bad Boy for Love, Remedy, Tramp.
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