I know most folks here don't know who they are but the Tatts were a huge influence on me. I kind of consider them the Aussie Ramones - they couldn't have been anything else than what they were, they've endured most everything thrown at them with a toughness that proved out the men that they really were, they had an instantly distinct sound that was intelligent far beyond it's simplicity, and the worst part they are all dying much too young. Mick was also in the band Heaven for those that might remember them.
The Tatts walked it like they talked it, no BS, they were a man's man kind of band,straight up Rock N Roll. Unfortunately time and health don't normally treat that with much respect. Cancer has taken a good chunk of the Tatts, not fair I say, not while there are Bee Gees still walking around.
**** I am bummed.........Herald Sun Article