Brisbane is getting a massive mural in tribute to The Saints
The Saints, one of the most influential bands of all time, will be honoured in their home city of Brisbane thanks to a new large-scale mural painted to commemorate the 40-year anniversary of their ground-breaking punk rock classic (I’m) Stranded.
At the BIGSOUND music conference in Brisbane this morning, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that the Queensland Government would contribute over $60,000 to the mural, as well as a live performance and recording which will happen as part of its unveiling.
The performance will feature The Saints’ guitarist, and former Double J Artist in Residence, Ed Kuepper reimagining some of The Saints’ classic songs in conjunction with contemporary classical composer Robert Davidson of Topology.
“The mural will be situated on the north side of Upper Roma St, close to The Saints’ original practice room, share house and live music venue at 4 Petrie Terrace, known as Club 76,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
“This exciting project will create a rich addition to public art in Queensland and will fittingly celebrate a home-grown band revered worldwide as one of the most influential punk rock bands of all time.”
(I’m) Stranded is widely considered to be one of the first punk rock records ever made, released months before debuts from the Ramones and Sex Pistols.