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Rose Tattoo Scarred for Life Song Titles Story

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. We’ve reached the second half of the week, so I think it’s about time we had another thrilling episode of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps to brighten up a late winter day in the northern hemisphere, or dull a late summer day in the southern hemisphere.

This episode continues through the Rose Tattoo discography, using song titles from their second and third albums, after the previous episode focused on their first album; with a little literary nonsense ditty of Grey’s chucked in.

Assault & Battery (Rose Tattoo album)
Assault & Battery (Rose Tattoo album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

50.  ANGRY’s DISCOGRAPHY ILLUMINOSITY

As we hiked back to the others we saw an Assault and Battery, and it inspired Angry to sing that it felt good to be Out Of This Place. But he later said he intended to heed All The Lessons he’d learnt; and as for any pent-up resentment, he’d just Let It Go.

Angry Assuaged, Bonzo Bagpiped

Cover of "Scarred For Life"
Cover of Scarred For Life

I said that was probably a good attitude, as otherwise he could be Scarred For Life. That inspired Angry to sing that he had a feeling It’s Gonna Work Itself Out, and if we’re not bothered Who’s Got The Cash, We Can’t Be Beaten. 

Walk this way
Kingscote sway
me and Angry
rhythmically
down the beach
until out of reach
of the neighbours
and hard labours.

By the time we reached the outskirts of our destination I felt I knew Angry a lot better, and had become convinced that he’d be a great asset on our epic Ozyssey.

The first sound that reached our lugs on the approach to the King Scote realm was that of bagpipes, and when the player came into view I was shocked to see that it was none other than our Bonzo.

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Notes

lug – slang for ear.
Rose Tattoo songs: Assault and Battery, Out Of This Place, All The Lessons, Let It Go, Scarred For Life, It’s Gonna Work Itself Out, Who’s Got The Cash, We Can’t Be Beaten.

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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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Shrove Tuesday – Valentine’s Day Neighbours Oz Episode

Hi, it’s Jack Wolfpac. I felt the poetry calling from the last episode of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps, so I made good time On The Road to get back in time to introduce the next episode. The Greenygrey was only too happy to hand over the reins to me.

Talking of reins, you might be expecting Grey to return to the land where King Scote reigns in this episode, but our fave werewolf traveller doesn’t quite make it this episode.

Suddenly (Angry Anderson song)
Suddenly (Angry Anderson song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After continuing on the poetry track Grey is sidetracked once again. This time into a nice neighbourhood, where there’s a famous wedding taking place between good neighbours. I just realised what good timing it is with Valentine’s Day around the corner.

Happy Shrove Tuesday
for today
by the way.

I can feel a case of poetry welling up in me, so I’ll just end by stating this is the episode when Angry makes his first appearance. Based on legendary Rose Tattoo singer Angry Anderson, Angry is the Mind of the Body, Mind and Spirit theme; replacing the brain, courage and heart of the Wizard of Oz story.

48.  GREY MEETS THE ANGRY NEIGHBOURS ON RAMSAY STREET

I eventually hauled my sun-kissed furry ass
off the sun-soaked golden sandy mattress,
strolling away from my paradise resting place
I wombled along freely to leave no trace.

Meeting the Neighbours

English: No. 26, Ramsay Street from TV show, N...
English: No. 26, Ramsay Street from TV show, Neighbours Licensing: Category:Neighbours images (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As I left the beach, I turned around for one last look. Then I headed into town. The first road I reached was Ramsay Street. It looked like a nice neighbourhood, and there was a wedding going on.

As I walked along minding my own business, one of the Neighbours (special Shrove Tuesday – Valentine Day additional bonus feature: ‘looking very greenygrey’ [as shown in image below]) introduced himself as Harold Bishop. He said they needed something to dull the wedding a little, as it was too bright to take quality photos. I said I’d be happy to oblige.

Harold Bishop
Harold Bishop (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Grey in the Neighbours Wedding

So I joined the wedding, and thought I added a nice touch of dullness to balance the light. Everybody said I did a grand job, and the marrying couple, Charlene and Scott, invited me for drinks afterwards.

After having a drink or three, I Suddenly got talking to a man with a rose tattoo. His distinctive ink helped me recognise him as the one who’d Suddenly burst into song at the wedding. He introduced himself as Angry. I asked why he was called that, and he said his Neighbours Suddenly started saying he had no mind when he got tattoos, and it made him angry.

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Notes

The Wombles were environmentally friendly 1970s fictional creatures created by Mike Batt.
Neighbours (Aussie soap opera) and characters (Harold Bishop, Charlene and Scott).
Rose Tattoo and singer, Angry Anderson.
Suddenly was an Angry Anderson solo song for the Neighbours wedding of Charlene and Scott.

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