While other pub rock bands were blokey and beer-stained, The Angels had an imposing frontman who dressed like a cross between a 19th-century highwayman and a ringmaster. They played faster than most, almost punk at times. And The Angels also had fans who noticed Neeson's lyrics quoted books, artists and psychology texts rather than exhortations to drink more booze. All sung by a tall and imposing man who was equal parts theatrically scary and excitingly real. Delivering raucous hard rock in the tradition of contemporaries like AC/DC and Rose Tattoo, The Angels are among the longest lasting and most beloved bands ever to emerge from the Australian pub circuit. This is their fully authorised story.
Publication Date: 31-Jul-2017
Publisher: Random House Australia