Beasts of Bourbon are an Australian rock 'n' roll band formed in 1983, with a line-up that has changed as the band splintered and reformed several times . Although they received limited commercial success, they are widely influential and critically acclaimed. They helped define Australian Swamp rock and are something of a supergroup, featuring line-ups of some of the most popular musicians of that sub-genre over many years.
The Beasts of Bourbon's music has often been compared to that of a rougher Rolling Stones (whose 'Cocksucker Blues' they covered), The Gun Club (who they played with and who some Beasts filled in for) and The Birthday Party. In Germany, the band were described as 'Muddy Waters on crack'. Their music is a tough amalgam of country music, blues, rock and roll and punk parsed through the garage sound of The Stooges and the drunken mayhem of Australian pub rock. It often touches on themes of depravity, morbidity, despair, drug abuse and violence.
Track listing: PsychoDrop OutHard for YouPlaygroundDoor to Your SoulLet's Get FunkyBlack MilkFinger LickinCool FireWords From a WomanExecution DayJust RightLow RoadCan't Say NoSaturatedFakeMakem CryIs That LoveGoodbye FriendsChase the Dragon
Track listing: Chase the DragonDriver ManSave Me a PlaceBad RevisitedBlack MilkDrop OutHard for YouStraight, Hard & LongLets Get FunkyCocksucker BluesWatch Your StepExecution DayGood Times / The World's Got Every Thing in It
Track listing: No ReasonJunkie GirlfriendsRamblin' ManNot Gonna Try No MoreKill This FireHope You Find Your Way to HeavenLove & DeathE.S.P.Dead FlowersTrain Kept a Rollin'So AgitatedDirty WaterCrawfish / Anarchy in the UK
Track listing: Hard Work Drivin' ManHard for YouWatch Your StepPlaygroundDoor to Your SoulThese Are the Good Old DaysThe Hate InsideThe Big SleepPigDriver ManElvis Impersonator BluesToday I Started Loving You AgainFlathead (The Fugitive)This Ol' ShitSun Gods
Track listing: Black MilkFinger Lickin'Cool FireBad RevisitedHope You Find Your Way to HeavenWords From a Woman to Her ManI'm So Happy I Could CryYou Let Me DownLet's Get FunkyA Fate Much Worse Than LifeEl BeastoBlue StrangerI've Let You Down AgainBlanc GarconExecution DayRest in Peace