Produced and Directed by Matt Weston
Edited by Matt Weston and Ago Soldati
30 years and a million beers with Australia’s most unlikely rock and roll heroes.
For 30 years, the Cosmic Psychos have blazed a trail of empty beer cans and busted ear drums around the globe with their quintessential Australian drawl and pounding punk rock songs.
Fronted by Ross Knight, BLOKES YOU CAN TRUST tracks the band’s adventures along the rock and roll highway, from downtown Kyneton in rural Victoria, into some of New York’s finest S & M parlours and the Seattle grunge scene where they were highly influential. Nirvana were Psychos fans…they even played shows with Pearl Jam. But perhaps their biggest reputation was their ability to drink pubs dry, with word quickly spreading as a warning to other touring bands – “Never drink with the Psychos!”
With appearances (and party tricks) by Eddie Vedder, Mudhoney, The Melvins, Butch Vig, Hard-Ons, L7 (to name but a few), this doco is a full frontal assault on the senses. Loud, rugged and entertaining Blokes You can Trust shows all of the Psychos’ highs and lows; riches and rip offs; line up changes and loss.
As well as the colourful journey of a band, BLOKES YOU CAN TRUST reveals the personal story of founding member and frontman Ross Knight – musician, world champion
weightlifter, the farmer with a bulldozer fetish and dedicated father. This is an extraordinary tale of Australia’s most unique cultural ambassadors, who sing about dead kangaroos, pubs and schnitzels. It’s a tribute to a country lad, a family man, still rocking and rolling, when most have retired to the couch.
“Here’s 3 ugly lookin’ blokes, tourin’ the world, playing at all these wonderful cities, dining at all these wonderful restaurants, meeting all these famous people. In the back of ya head I’m thinking to myself ‘I’m a f***in’ farmer!’”
ROSS KNIGHT – COSMIC PSYCHOS