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Cosmic Psychos: Blokes You Can Trust (2013)

For 30 years, the Cosmic Psychos have blazed a trail of empty beer cans and busted ear drums around the globe with their quintessential Australian drawl and pounding punk rock songs. With ... See full summary »

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For 30 years, the Cosmic Psychos have blazed a trail of empty beer cans and busted ear drums around the globe with their quintessential Australian drawl and pounding punk rock songs. With the founding member Ross Knight finding inspiration from the Bulldozer he drove on the family farm in country Victoria, the band forged a unique sound and image that resonated with punk rock fans everywhere. Iconic label Sup Pop! released their second album when the band fell into the 'Seattle' scene of the late 80's amidst the likes of Pearl Jam, Mudhoney and The Melvins. Never quite finding the mainstream success of their grunge counterparts, the band managed to tour heavily in the USA and Europe thanks to a large and devoted fan base. The Cosmic Psychos were notorious for their ability to drink pubs dry, earning them a reputation that resonated around as a warning - "Never drink with the 'Psychos". But it wasn't all shits and giggles. A heavy falling out with drummer and founding member Bill Walsh... Written by Matt Weston

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30 Years and a million beers with Australia's most unlikely Rock and Roll Heroes.

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Ross Knight: I lift weights and run to let of steam, some people like getting shoved in boxes and having their balls tied in knots. Whatever!
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Featured in At the Movies: Episode #10.24 (2013) See more »

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Australia's "Deliverance" takes on the Grunge scene and wins
8 August 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

BLOKES YOU CAN TRUST sure isn't your average music documentary.

For someone who knew very little about this Australian country rock and roll band who influenced a whole music scene on the other side of the world, I was educated very quickly and in the most entertaining fashion. Never did I expect to laugh and cry as much as I did in this fantastic debut by Director Matt Weston. When I was expecting stories of Roo shooting in the bush I was given a heart warming story about Cosmic Psychos singer Ross Knights personal life plus great interviews with some of biggest music legends in Americas Grunge music scene and hilarious recounts of tour shenanigans accompanied by wonderful animations, i thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this film.


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