ARS116: ‘Lost Wax’ Roddy Ray’da Interview – Lost Lonely and Vicious

https://youtu.be/32Wp4oToSz0 Roddy Ray'da joins us on episode 116 of The Australian Rock Show as we ignite the dynamite and look over his 1989 album 'Lost Lonely and Vicious'. From The Scientists to the Dubrovniks, the Johnnys, the Hoodoo Gurus and a prolific solo career - Roddy's influence upon, and input into 1980’s Australian rock n … Continue reading ARS116: ‘Lost Wax’ Roddy Ray’da Interview – Lost Lonely and Vicious

Live Review: The Beasts + The Johnnys, ANU, Canberra 7 March 2019

I arrive at the ‘new’ ANU venue in time to catch the last few numbers by Sydney’s reformed cowpunk stalwarts The Johnnys. Graham Hood stalks the stage and lays down his distinctive bass groove while Slim Doherty’s appealing guitar twangs and resonates throughout the room. With Billy Pommer keeping time behind the kit, there are … Continue reading Live Review: The Beasts + The Johnnys, ANU, Canberra 7 March 2019

Spencer P. Jones, guitarist and songwriter, has died

Guitarist, songwriter and storyteller Spencer P. Jones, who forged his name in Australia and overseas with rock ‘n’ roll bands the Johnnys and Beasts of Bourbon, has died. Jones was born in 1956 on the North Island town of Te Awamutu in New Zealand and moved to Australia in his late teens - pursuing a … Continue reading Spencer P. Jones, guitarist and songwriter, has died