The Beasts Of Bourbon

The Beasts Of Bourbon

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Formed in 1983, the Beasts have become something of an Australian indie "supergroup", the only constant being the vocals of Tex Perkins (The Cruel Sea, Salamander Jim).

The original line up included Perkins, Guitarists Spencer P. Jones (The Johnnys) and Kim Salmon (The Scientists (2), Kim Salmon And The Surrealists), Bassist Boris Sudjovic (The Scientists (2), Dubrovniks) and Drummer James Baker (2) (Hoodoo Gurus, Dubrovniks).

The alcohol fuelled, swampy blues of The Beasts was instantly popular, particularly on the festival circuit, and their first LP "The Axeman's Jazz" (recorded allegedly in one afternoon with 3 cases of beer and a bottle of scotch) was a huge indie success.

Since then The Beasts have recorded 5 other studio LPs, (the best of which were probably the 1988 "Sour Mash" and 1990 "Black Milk" ) but have always been essentially a side project with a revolving membership. Some of those who have been Beasts at some point include:

Tony Thewlis (The Scientists (2))
Brett Rixon (The Scientists (2))
Brad Shepherd (Hoodoo Gurus)
Tony Pola (Kim Salmon And The Surrealists)
Richard Ploog (Church)
Brian Hooper (Kim Salmon And The Surrealists)
Graham Hood (Johnnys)
Charlie Owen (Divinyls)

The Beasts took a break from playing live from 1997 but returned to play the "Big Day Out" series of festivals in January and February 2006 with a line up of Perkins, Jones, Hooper, Owen and Pola
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The Beasts Of Bourbon Discography

Albums

The Beasts Of Bourbon The Axeman's Jazz (Album, Single) Green Records (7) Australia 1984 Sell This Version
The Beasts Of Bourbon Sour Mash (Album) Red Eye Records Australia 1988 Sell This Version
Beasts Of Bourbon* Black Milk (Album) Red Eye Records Australasia 1990 Sell This Version
The Beasts Of Bourbon The Low Road (Album) Red Eye Records, Polydor Australia 1991 Sell This Version
The Beasts Of Bourbon Just Right (MiniAlbum, EP) Red Eye Records Germany 1992 Sell This Version
Beasts Of Bourbon* From The Belly Of The Beasts (Live 91 & 92 And Shit We Didn't Put Out The First Time) (Album) Red Eye Records, Polydor Europe 1993 Sell This Version
Beasts Of Bourbon* Gone (Album) Red Eye Records France 1996 Sell This Version
Beasts Of Bourbon* Low Life (Album) Munster Records Spain 2005 Sell This Version
The Beasts Of Bourbon Little Animals (Album) Albert Productions Spain 2007 Sell This Version
The Beasts Of Bourbon 30 Years On Borrowed Time (Album) Not On Label Australia 2013 Sell This Version
Bang!-Lp-114 The Beasts Of Bourbon Live From Vitoria-Gasteiz / 3 Sept 2005(LP, Album, Ltd, Promo) Bang! Records Bang!-Lp-114 Spain 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Beasts Of Bourbon Psycho Green Records (7) Australia 1984 Sell This Version
RED 18 The Beasts Of Bourbon The Hate Inside(2x7", Single) Red Eye Records RED 18 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
RED 17 The Beasts Of Bourbon Hard Work Drivin' Man(7", Single) Red Eye Records RED 17 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
RED S 5 The Beasts Of Bourbon Moanin' At Midnight / Good Times(7", Single, Ltd, Sol) Red Eye Records RED S 5 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Beasts Of Bourbon* Words From A Woman... (Single) Polydor, Red Eye Records Australasia 1990 Sell This Version
RED 12 S The Beasts Of Bourbon You Let Me Down(7", Single, Ltd, Bon) Normal, Red Eye Records RED 12 S Germany 1990 Sell This Version
RED 21 The Beasts Of Bourbon Let's Get Funky(2x7", Single) Red Eye Records RED 21 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
00-00 The Beasts Of Bourbon Chase The Dragon(7", Single, Promo, W/Lbl) Not On Label 00-00 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
MSO2783 The Beasts Of Bourbon Ten Years Behind Bars - From The Belly Of The Beasts(CD, EP) Polydor MSO2783 Australia 1993 Sell This Version

Compilations

5130969-2, RED CD 31 Various : The Cruel Sea, Clouds*, Killing Time (3), The Beasts Of Bourbon Various : The Cruel Sea, Clouds*, Killing Time (3), The Beasts Of Bourbon - Into The Red(CD, Smplr, Comp) Red Eye Records, Red Eye Records 5130969-2, RED CD 31 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
547 947-2 The Beasts Of Bourbon Beyond Good & Evil - The Best Of The Beasts Of Bourbon(2xCD, Comp) Red Eye Records 547 947-2 Australasia 1999 Sell This Version
The Beasts Of Bourbon Box Set (Album, Comp) Bang! Records Australia & New Zealand 2009 Sell This Version

Videos

MR DVD 001 The Beasts Of Bourbon Low Life In Spain(DVD, NTSC, PAL, Dig) Munster Records MR DVD 001 Spain 2007 Sell This Version