Time to get on board the 'Rudeboy Train' . . . the world's first gay rock and roll novel.
Sean Connery has just been offered the best ska gig in the city - the drummer for The Intensifiers, one of the hottest, best dressed ska bands around. He is in for the ride of his life.
Being on the road with The Intensifiers is a heady blur of sex, drugs and rock and roll, Rudeboys and Rudegirls. Sean Connery is living his musical dream. Playing across the country, adoring fans, full-on partying, record contracts and chart-topping singles. But things aren't quite complete - he is searching for the perfect boyfriend.
Troy, his beautiful toyboy, is starting to show his true colours and keeps Sean on the emotional rollercoaster with his tantrums and voracious demands for his time. Sean's casual lover, Gregory, is always there for Sean physically but is emotionally devoted to his drug addiction. Claude, Sean's ex, is pressuring him for the big commitment. While Sean's music career takes off, his love life is slowly unravelling.
'Rudeboy Train' is an unsentimental look back at the Australian ska music scene between 1982 to 1984, following the emergence and decline of ska music and is a backstage pass to the scenes behind the gigs. The road trips and gig descriptions paint a vivid and recognisable portrait of Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Hobart.
With light comic touches that draw you into the world of alternate music and gay sex, 'Rudeboy Train' has the potential to become a cult novel.
- Publication Date:
- 05 / 05 / 2000
- 169 x 243mm