IT might be hard for anyone under 30 to believe that two of Australia’s most successful recording artists of the 1980s were foul-mouthed comedians whose songs were strictly adults-only.
Bathurst’s own Rodney Rude (nee Rodney Keft) and Sydney’s Kevin Bloody Wilson both scored hit records during the time of Pseudo Echo and Hoodoo Gurus and, like their more radio-friendly contemporaries, are still touring and packing out venues.
Wilson will be back in Bathurst on Saturday, May 6 for a show at Bathurst Panthers part of his latest tour of the state.
And promoters say it’s a “bucket list” show for many Australians of a certain age.
“Kevin Bloody Wilson’s story is remarkable,” his website states.
“He has become a part of Australian culture, a part of who we are and how we define ourselves. His DILLIGAF attitude is a quality to be envied.
“He’s been listed in Who’s Who, his entire body of work has been preserved for future generations with the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra and his fan base stretches from Broken Hill to Buckingham Palace.”
Tickets are $55 and available from the club but, be warned, it’s not a night out for the faint-hearted.