Yours & Owls and Premier Artists presents
The Beasts (FKA The Beasts Of Bourbon) // The Johnny's
After an emotional final performance with the Beasts of Bourbon, Tex Perkins thought of
getting the band's members, past and present into a recording studio just to celebrate the
band and see what resulted.
Sadly, bassist Brian Hooper died a week after the show.
But weeks later former Beasts Charlie Owen, Boris Sujdovic, Tony Pola, Spencer Jones, Kim
Salmon and Tex Perkins assembled without a plan, save for the crazy M.O. employed back in
1983 when the Beasts first recorded The Axemans Jazz in that fateful 8 hour session. As
back then, they went at it!
Songs weren't so much learned as ideas thrown together and recorded the moment they
The result is a collection of pieces with names like 'Pearls Before Swine', 'My Shit's Fucked
Up', 'Drunk On A Train' and 'On My Back' in a raucous celebration of their own Beastliness.
Spencer was sadly only around long enough to make it onto one track .
But what a track - witty observations from the hospital bed entitled 'At The Hospital'.
This isn't The Beasts of Bourbon. It would need to have Jonesy on every track to be that!
But loudly and proudly this is:
the Beasts Still Here