News

Hard-Ons stand up well to the test of time

LOOKING GOOD: The band explains their long career is due to being ‘talented and good looking’.
LOOKING GOOD: The band explains their long career is due to being ‘talented and good looking’. Cindy Pigoznis

THE Hard-Ons will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their inaugural public appearance on July 21.

Pulse spoke to Ray Ahn and Peter "Blackie" Black about their celebration tour and upcoming gig in Byron Bay.

 

Musically speaking, what is old, what is borrowed and what is new in this tour?

Ahn: Old: we will be doing a requests only set. The songs that are in some cases 30 years old still sound great. Borrowed: We will be doing a surprise cover tune that fans have requested repeatedly over the years, but we, until this tour, have ignored. New: The audience will need new underwear when they hear how good the set sounds. They will soil their trousers.

 

What can fans find in your new album?

Ahn: There will be the usual mixture of pop, heavy metal and punk but we have upped the dose. The album will contain our best songs ever. Everyone played very well in the studio.

 

What is it like to have Keish Da Silva back?

Ahn: The Hard-Ons originally attended primary school then high school together back in the 70s and 80s, so we are quite good friends. Keish has always lurked around the periphery of the Hard-Ons after quitting the band back in 2001 so there are no dramas at all.

 

You are always described as the underdogs of music in Sydney, but have outlasted many bands. What's your secret?

Black: We really do love what we do. This is now for the most part an artless society, so whether society thinks so or not its needs us! Oh, hang on, I went off track. It really is love of music that fuels us.

Ahn: We are talented and good looking.

 

You have played many times in the Northern Rivers. Do you have any anecdotes?

Black: I'm dating one of your citizens.

Ahn: Absolutely none that can be printed in the papers.



LISTEN: Resident airs frustrations over parking debacle

Paid parking has pushed hospital commuters into suburbia, proving problematic for residents.

Parking pressures felt in suburbia of hospital precinct

Slaves in Byron: The dark side of housing crisis

Housing generic.

A darker side to Byron's economy

NSW Sport comments on Lennox Head Ski Jump

An artist impression of the Ski jump facility at Lennox Head. The size of the structure has upset locals, but it may not be as big as it appears in the artist impression.

Lennox Head Ski Jump on its four week exhibition

Local Partners

Lismore City Council to demolish much-loved Lake Pool

LISMORE City councillors have backed down from spending $2.75 million to refurbish the Lismore Lake Pool, the scene of many happy childhood memories.


First female superhero film in 12 years

AMAZON: Actress Gal Gadot in a scene from the film Wonder Woman.

Wonder Woman opens next Thursday

Stories Troy Cassar-Daley carries around

LEGEND: Troy Cassar-Daley after receiving the Golden Guitar Award for Album of the Year during the Tamworth Country Music Festival in January.

You can see him in Ballina this weekend

What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

The band will perform at the Racehorse Hotel on Friday.

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys

Rebel Wilson says she didn’t have to lie to make it

I’M not glamorous, but that doesn’t make me a liar: that’s the message from Rebel Wilson on her second day in the witness box.

All bets on Judah to win battle to become the Voice

Judah Kelly from The Voice.

Judah Kelly is the clear favourite to win the competition.

Kim Kardashian slammed over Manchester tribute

Kim Kardashian's tribute to Manchester didn't go down well

Top Gun 2 movie is happening, Tom Cruise confirms

Tom Cruise in a scene from the movie Top Gun.

TOM Cruise delights fans with announcement on Sunrise.

The first Baywatch movie reviews are in

From left, Jon Bass, Alex Daddario, Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson, Kelly Rohrbach, and Ilfenesh Hadera in a scene from the movie Baywatch.

Critics were less than impressed.

Boyfriend loses it over sex lie

Stacey Louise’s sex lie destroys her relationship.

SEVEN Year Switch’s Stacey told a fib about her sex life.

Why Crowe’s thankful for those ‘bulls**t’ rumours

Russell Crowe and Terri Irwin in 2007.

Crowe and Terri Irwin have been dodging dating rumours for years now

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

Slaves in Byron: The dark side of housing crisis

Housing generic.

A darker side to Byron's economy

Bonville to become new housing hub

REZONING: Large areas of Bonville have been rezoned for residential

Land rezoning will turn farmland into housing

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

The face of the Sunshine Coast's overpriced rental crisis

Alyx Wilson had to rent a $385 unit in Currimundi because the market was too competitive for cheaper rental housing. She is now renting a room from friends who own a house in Currimundi, and says its much more affordable.

Young people feel the strain in competitive, expensive rental market

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!