Saturday, January 16, 2010

Beasts of Bourbon - 7" Psycho/Good Times/Sometimes Goodguys Don't Wear White

Lets kick into the new year with everyones favorite Brisbane
boy, Tex Perkins.

Tex Perkins (born Gregory Steven Perkins on 28 December
1964 in Darwin, Australia) is an Australian singer-songwriter,
who is widely known for fronting the popular Australian
rock-band The Cruel Sea, but has also performed with the
Beasts of Bourbon, Thug, James Baker Experience,
The Butcher Shop, Salamander Jim, and Tex, Don and Charlie.
He has also released many solo records.
In 1997, a portrait of Tex Perkins by artist Bill Leak won
the Packing Room award at the Archibald Prize.
Read all about his jam packed career here

Tex is a bit of a legend here and for the overseas readers
who don't understand all this, have a read of the lyrics
of this song by Root.



I wish I was Tex Perkins - Root

I wish I was Tex Perkins
I wish I was Tex Perkins

I wish I was Tex Perkins,
He's a killer with the ladies
He's every sun kissed Aussie girls
Favourite kind o' shady

Lascivious, oblivious, in his gasoline stained dacks,
He waits to meet your daughter on the wrong side of the tracks

He's every high flying business womans idea of rough trade
Even brainy feminists queue up to be enslaved
He flings his tradesmans ladder up to your wifes balustrade
He goes on like that endless road, he just keeps on getting laid

He stands astride your bedhead with those slightly bandy legs
Two thousand girls call him in the night, no one ever calls him Greg
No meat and three veg suburbia for this man, if you please
He is Tex Perkins, he eats roots and leaves.

I wish I was Tex Perkins
I wish I was Tex Perkins

What is Tex short for?
You know, just by way of subtext
Did he work with Skasey at Qintex,
Or, in his case that'd be Quim-tex?

Is his cerebral cortex
So massive its a vortex?
Or is his heart so wounded,
Its all wrapped up in Gore-tex?

Hmm, I lost your interest
To get it back in context
His name is probably rhyming slang
For "Totally Unlimited Hot Sex"

I wish I was Tex Perkins
I wish I was Tex Perkins

I wish I was Tex Perkins, though I'm worried about his smoking
I can't see TP on an IV in some hospital bed choking
But that's how we're different he don't worry 'bout no future
He don't think about a cancerous football bladder bursting from a suture
He don't think about amputation, the surgeons circular saw
Sorry, I got a bit morbid there, I really should get out more

Lets get back to why
Tex is our kinda guy
Unlike me, he doesn't need
A persona in which to hide

He doesn't need my cowboy hat, my crappy re-invention,
He never had to say "Suppose a root's outta the question?"
With his magnetic crotch, he's quick to scotch mere trifles like these.
He is Tex Perkins, he eats roots and leaves.

I wish I was
He aint no Bertolt Brecht
I wish I was
But the ladies sure connect
I wish I was Tex Perkins
I wish I was Tex Perkins

I wish I was Tex Perkins
I wish I was Tex Perkins
I wish I was Tex Perkins
I wish I was Tex Perkins

All this leads into a couple of Beasts of Bourbon posts,
This 1984 single by the band features 3 songs
Psycho, Good Times and
Sometimes Goodguys Don't Wear White.
Thanks Chuck for the rip
and for some important links below.

Tex, Don And Charlie Live

Salamander Jim Lp

And Thug

Let the bad boy blues begin!



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7 comments:

Mona said...

Great single. He can do no wrong really the bastard!
Regards/

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

But you wish you were him,
even if he is a bastard,
don't you Mona?

Mona said...

Is that 'with' him (in a biblical sense Bob?)
Regards/

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

LOL No thats were him as in the
song
"I wish I was Tex Perkins"
Dont we all?
LOL

chuck said...

Tex is GOD spelt sideways !!


I always laugh out loud when the "wish i was tex" song comes on 4zzz

viva la blog!

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

Me too , damn funny song LOL
Ive been looking for an excuse to post the lyrics

TheeMidnightCreep said...

Well done once again. You just can't get this Tex stuff in the States...great links...many thanks!