August 9th, 2012
Rose Tattoo's Angry Anderson takes to politics
In a story posted on ABC News AU, Rose Tattoo's Angry Anderson says he is ready to stand in the NSW seat of Gilmore at the next federal election. Anderson says if he is not selected by the Nationals, he would consider running as a Liberal.
"I have already opened up dialogue with the Liberals to make myself available," he said.
Anderson joined the National Party last year. He also describes former Howard government minister Peter Reith as a "dear friend". The current Liberal MP in Gilmore Joanna Gash will retire at the next election, potentially clearing the way for a contest with the Nationals. The Liberal Party has already preselected former Liberal staffer Ann Sudmalis for the seat.
Rose Tattoo have remained the bad boys of Australian rock since the late 70s when they ignited Australian audiences with the hits Bad Boy For Love and Rock'n'Roll Outlaw. On their latest DVD, " Live In 1993 From Boggo Road Jail" they perform in front of a huge crowd at the jail in 1993 (the original line-up of Angry Anderson, Peter Wells, Geordie Leech and Mick Cocks reunited to celebrate the closing of the jail). The band delivers a thumping set of seminal Oz rock, rolling out all their big hits - including Assault & Battery, Tramp, Out of This Place - and a rousing rendition of the Rolling Stones classic Street Fighting Man.