Rawk-a-saurus is the best compilation album that you never heard, because it’s totally imaginary.
Over the last year or so I’ve had the opportunity to watch and photograph a heap of great bands and I thought it might be time to bring some of those images together with the rad music they make. Just to be really clear; I don’t own the rights to any of this music and this compilation album doesn’t really exist, but wouldn’t it be rad if it did!
Part 2 of this imaginary compilation album brings together some of Melbourne’s finest examples of Hardcore, Stoner Rock and Punk fun.
Melbourne’s Lion Fight brings together a group of veterans of Melbourne’s hardcore scene and offers up dual vocalists shredding out melodic hardcore reminiscent of the New York Hardcore scene.
Take one Harley Shovelhead rat bike (or 12), add a good measure of tattoos and hair, mix vigourously with a generous addition of slow, heavy, slide riffs and you have Zombie Motors Wrecking Yard.
Dancing on the bar, random audience members pulled on to stage to play and a horn playing viking… It must be Strawberry Fist Cake! The Fist Cakers offer up a fun mix of punk fun with songs about drinking, bacon, drinking and well drinking.
Agent 37, originally from Ballarat dazzle with their Ramonesesque (yeah I just invented a word) like pop punk. Their ode to Liam Neeson is extra special.
Okay thats it for the 2nd part of the Rawk – a – saurus Compilation Album posts. Stay tuned for parts three and four, and remember to support your local bands by purchasing one of their tracks or albums.