Big Day’s Triumphant End
Author: Lauren McMenemy
The Living End’s drummer, Andy Strachan, might be Adelaide born and bred, but his memories of SA racing are well, a little different.
“Only when my mum was driving – and that’s a true story. She’s a leadfoot,” he laughed.
Confidential caught up with The Living End yesterday after they finished a soundcheck for the after-race concert.
And the big fan in the band? That’d be bass player Scott Owen.
“I’m a bit of a fan of Group A racing,” he admitted. “I was always a Peter Brock fan when I was in school, so I still (love) the V8s and the smell of fuel.”
But of course, the racing was a mere backdrop to the real matter at hand – a night of quality oz rock from The Living End and fellow Victorians Magic Dirt.
The band, one of the best live acts in the country, even managed a crowd for its soundcheck – albeit a small one. And they’re not really sure if the crowd was watching them of the big screens.
“I think that’s what the vibe was – a quiet beer and get a bit of shade, watch the TV screens while the Formula Fords are on,” reckoned Owen.