The European release of "Scarred for Life" which is the 1982 and third studio album released by the Australain Hard Rock band "Rose Tattoo". It was recorded at the "Albert Studios" in Sydney, Australia. Production was in hands of the very succesful duo "Vanda & Young"


Front Cover Photo Of ROSE TATTOO - Scarred for Life

Album Description:

ROSE TATTOO'S 'SCARRED FOR LIFE': A RAUCOUS BLAST FROM AUSTRALIA'S HARD ROCK PAST In the world of Australian hard rock, few bands have left as indelible a mark as Rose Tattoo. Their 1982 album, 'Scarred for Life', stands as a testament to their gritty, uncompromising sound and their ability to capture the raw energy of the era.

Historical Context

Emerging from Sydney's thriving pub rock scene in the late 1970s, Rose Tattoo quickly gained notoriety for their wild live shows and their fusion of blues-infused hard rock with a distinctly Australian swagger. 'Scarred for Life' arrived at a pivotal time in the band's career, following the departure of frontman Angry Anderson and the arrival of new vocalist, Dallas "Digger" Royal.

Musical Exploration

'Scarred for Life' is a no-holds-barred hard rock assault, showcasing Rose Tattoo's signature sound: bluesy riffs, driving rhythms, and raw, passionate vocals. The album's ten tracks are a testament to the band's ability to craft anthems of rebellion and resilience. From the title track's defiant swagger to the breakneck pace of "We Can't Be Beaten," 'Scarred for Life' is a relentless sonic journey that captures the essence of the band's live energy.

Music Genre

The album is a quintessential example of Australian pub rock, a genre characterized by its gritty sound, working-class ethos, and emphasis on live performance. Rose Tattoo's music resonated with audiences who identified with the band's tales of hard living, heartbreak, and defiance in the face of adversity.

Production Team and Recording Studio

'Scarred for Life' was produced by the legendary Vanda & Young (Harry Vanda and George Young, brother of AC/DC's Angus and Malcolm Young). Their production expertise brought a polished sheen to Rose Tattoo's raw sound without sacrificing the band's energy and intensity. The album was recorded at Albert Studios in Sydney, a legendary recording facility that had been home to numerous classic Australian rock albums.

While 'Scarred for Life' may not have achieved the same level of commercial success as some of Rose Tattoo's other releases, it remains a beloved classic among the band's devoted fanbase. It's a raw, unfiltered snapshot of a band at a crossroads, showcasing their resilience, their passion, and their unwavering commitment to their unique brand of Australian hard rock.

Music Genre:

Australian Pub Rock, Blues Rock 

Album Production Information:

The album: "Scarred for Life" was produced by: Vanda and Young:

Record Label Information:

WEA 24 0028-1 / STEMRA

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram 

Year & Country:

1982 Made in Germany for European Distribution.
Complete Track-listing of the album "ROSE TATTOO - Scarred for Life"

The detailed tracklist of this record "ROSE TATTOO - Scarred for Life" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Scarred for Life
  2. We Can't Be Beaten
  3. Juice on the Loose
  4. Whos'got the Cash
  5. Branded
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Texas
  2. It's gonna work itself out
  3. Sydney Girls
  4. Dead Set
  5. Revenge

ROSE TATTOO - Scarred for Life High Resolution & Quality Photos

Front Cover Photo Of ROSE TATTOO - Scarred for Life
Front Cover Photo Of ROSE TATTOO - Scarred for Life


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Photo Of The Back Cover ROSE TATTOO - Scarred for Life
Photo of album back cover ROSE TATTOO - Scarred for Life


Close up of record's label ROSE TATTOO - Scarred for Life Side One:
Close up of record's label ROSE TATTOO - Scarred for Life Side One