The Rumjacks took the time to give us some nice, one sentence descriptions for each song on their album, Sleeping’ Rough. They also shared a playlist of the artists and songs that influenced them during the making of the album. Check out the track-by-tack and the playlist below.
- Patron Saint o’ Thieves
A Christmas song from a whole other perspective, for anyone seperated from their loved ones, physically, mentally, either by their own design or otherwise.
A postcard song from our first tour of Europe, and an homage to the incredible hospitality of the Polish people.
A Fistful o’ Roses
A comment on the strangulation of inner city neighborhood communities in the name of ‘progress’.
Pearls of wisdom from a sparkly eyed old barfly.. one of the last of his kind.
Eight Beers McGee
A true story of the tough life & tragic end of one young man,.. so that perhaps his name at least might live on.
A song about the passing of the seasons & the cycle of life.
An unbeliever quizzes his local priest with a view to securing the future of his eternal soul.
Dead To Me
A short sharp good riddance to dead wood & poisonous folk.
WKND (Flash New Breeks)
A raging tribute to the two most sacred days of a workers week.
Named for Frankies Mother, this song’s a tribute to all our parents & their sacrifices for us and each other.
A big heart fallen on tough times, and a confronting reminder that it could happen to any of us on any given day.
The Pot & Kettle
An ‘urban parable’ drawn from the old adage ‘The pot calling the kettle black.’
And here is the playlist of influences: