Ross Wilson Releases Australia’s First Rock Song Real Wild Child As Community Cup Theme -
Ross Wilson Mondo Rock, photo by Ros O'Gorman

Ross Wilson, photo by Ros O'Gorman

Ross Wilson Releases Australia’s First Rock Song Real Wild Child As Community Cup Theme

by Paul Cashmere on June 13, 2016

in Live,New Music,News

“I believe this was the first genuine Australian rock and roll song ever written by the great Johnny O’Keefe. I’m talking about The Wild One, Real Wild Child,” Ross said introing the song at a rare, intimate Flying Saucer Club gig in Melbourne on Sunday night.

Ross Wilson’s ‘Real Wild Child’ will be released as the anthem to this year’s Reclink Community Cup. Ross Wilson will perform the song live at the Community Cup in Elsternwick Park on June 26.

Ross Wilson’s Flying Saucer Club gig was a rare opportunity to see one of Australia’s living legends in such an up-close and personal environment.

The fans that discovered this low-key event were treated to a complete history of Australian rock and roll from the man who wrote the songs dating way back Ross’ first band The Pink Finks in the mid 60s.

By the time the show was not even midway through, everyone was standing.

Because of his number of successful bands people tend to forget that first and foremost Ross Wilson is a brilliant songwriter as shown with this classic of his, covered by John Farnham.

His 1971 Daddy Cool hit ‘Eagle Rock’, now an Australian anthem, was the inspiration for Elton John to write ‘Crocodile Rock’. Look closely at Elton’s ‘Don’t Shoot Me I’m On The Piano Player’ cover. He is wearing a Daddy Cool badge.

Ross Wilson has achieved so much over 50 years, via Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock, his solo work and as a producer (he recorded the first three Skyhooks albums). This man’s career should be studied in music schools.

Ross Wilson setlist, Flying Saucer Club Melbourne, June 12, 2016

Good Rocking Daddy (from Daddy Who Daddy Cool, 1971)
Come Back Again (from Daddy Who Daddy Cool, 1971)
Bom Bom (from Daddy Who Daddy Cool, 1971)
Chemistry (from Mondo Rock, Chemistry, 1981)
Back Door Man (Pink Finks single, 1965)
Sexy Girl (from Daddy Cool’s The New Cool, 2006)
Zoop Bop Gold Cadillac (from Daddy Who Daddy Cool, 1971)
Boy You’re Paranoid (from The Last Drive-In Movie Show, 1973)
Rockabilly Women (from Country & Wilson, 2003)
Hi Honey Ho (from Sex Dope Rock and Roll Teenage Heaven, 1972)

I Got You (from I Come In Peace, 2010)
Dark Side of the Man (from Dark Side of the Man, 1989)
Bed of Roses (from Dark Side of the Man, 1989)
What’s Wrong With This Picture (from Dark Side of the Man, 1989)
Who Do You Take It To (from Dark Side of the Man, 1989)
I Led Two Lives (not yet recorded)
A Touch of Paradise (from Mondo Rock, Nuovo Mondo, 1982)
Cool World (from Mondo Rock, Chemistry, 1981)
I Come In Peace (from I Come In Peace, 2010)
Come Said The Boy (from Mondo Roc’s The Modern Bop, 1984)
Eagle Rock (from Daddy Who Daddy Cool, 1971)

Real Wild Child (single, 2016)


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