Beasts of Bourbon

The Beasts of Bourbon grew from a simple side project to a true supergroup of the Australian pub rock scene. Forming in Sydney in 1983, the original Beasts lineup comprised Perkins, Spencer P. Jones, James Baker, Kim Salmon and Boris Sudjovic. The band’s first album, The Axeman’s Jazz, was an underground success, but the Beasts continued to be just a side project for its members until 1988 when the Beasts reformed to record Sour Mash, followed by 1990’s Black Milk and 1991’s The Low Road. In 1993, the group toured extensively to support the double album From the Belly of the Beasts, then disbanded temporarily.