True story of Native American Jim Thorpe, who rose from an Oklahoma reservation to become a collegiate, Olympic, and professional star. After his medals are stripped on a technicality and his dream of coaching is shattered, Thorpe's life begins to unravel. His marriage to his college sweetheart ends, and he is a forgotten figure, except by Glenn 'Pop' Warner, his coach at Carlisle College.
AC/DC wasn't the only great Australian hard-rock band to come out of the '70s; Rose Tattoo's blues-based heavier-than-thou sound made them legends down under, even if they never broke out in America like their aforementioned countrymen. PAIN finds the band hitting it harder than ever 25 years into their career. Singer Angry Anderson and slide-guitar demon Peter Wells still front the band as they pound through blistering tunes teeming with full-throttle vocals and explosive guitar licks. Imagine AC/DC if they dropped the schoolboy humor and got really ticked off, and you'll have a fair idea about the sound of PAIN. First studio album in 17 years for Aussie hard rock act. 16 tracks, highlights include 'Black Magic', 'House Of Pain', 'Satan's Eyes' & 'Illustrated Man'. Steamhammer Records. 2002. Recorded at Karo Studio, Brachel, Germany. Personnel: Angry Anderson (vocals); Peter Wells (slide guitar); Paul DeMarco (drums). Audio Mixer: Herman Frank. Photographer: Jim Hilburn. Rose Tattoo: Angry Anderson (vocals); Rockin' Rob Riley (guitar); Pete Wells (slide guitar); Steve King (bass); Paul DeMarco (drums).