Photographer: CARBIE WARBIE
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Mark Lanegan took a detour from his Australian tour to play for the special 50th birthday celebrations for Andrew McGee, one of the founders of Shock Records. The place was hosted by Quincy McLean (Blue Ruin) and Helen Marcou at the famous Bakehouse Recording Studios in Richmond. The people were the who’s who of the Melbourne Music Scene, everybody from former Bad Seed, Mick Harvey, Myf Warhurst, Brian Hooper (Beasts Of Burbon) Mick Turner (Dirty Three), Julian Wu (Triffids), Bruce Milne (former Tote licencess), Paul Elliott (Polyester), Linda J, Bean & Gus of The Dacios, Penny Ikinger, Emily Ulman, Rui Pereira, James Young (Cherry Bar), Patrick Donovan (The Age) and lots more. The oriental theme was ENTER THE DRAGON with everybody dressed up as geishas, ninjas, grand masters, kill bill, etc. With 21 courses of food and amazing array of live music! Kicking off with Kim Salmon’s Precious Jules, known for inventing grunge with his former band, The Scientists. Following on was Joel Silbersher & The Baggage Handlers of GOD and Hoss fame. Headlining was international act, Mark Lanegan with David Rosser on guitar. To close off the splendid event, we had The Silver City Highway, while everybody danced the night away.
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