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Apr 20, 2022

Tex Perkins is one of the finest and fiercest frontmen ever to stalk a stage, and the very definition of an artist who follows his instincts wherever they take him.

He first made his name in Sydney in the '80s when he formed the primal rock band The Beasts Of Bourbon, but he had his greatest commercial success with The Cruel Sea, who for a while in the early to mid-'90s were one of Australia’s biggest bands.

Since then he’s released many great albums with multiple projects, the latest being The Fat Rubber Band.

This interview is a lot of fun and contains stories of rioting crowds, police run-ins, and the conclusion of a decades-long saga involving an ARIA Award, a bin, and a man named Ernie.