Songs of Wreck and Ruin

The cast of cult film The Boy Castaways perform a soaring musical tribute to the lost boys of rock.

From Iggy Pop to Dave Mason, Lobby Loyde to Daniel Johnston, rock music is littered with haunted men, hurling their elegant and melancholic fury at an indifferent world.

In Songs of Wreck and Ruin, three stars of the The Boy Castaways– Tim Rogers, Megan Washington and Paul Capsis – performed the songs featured in Michael Kantor’s beguiling film: haunted anthems that called out to us to walk on the wild side, love hard and remain forever young, including tunes from the likes of the Buzzcocks, Fleetwood Mac, The Psychedelic Furs and The Waterboys. Backed by Castaways composer Peter Farnan, leading a band of Melbourne’s finest, this is an unmissable homage to the musical icons that crafted the emotional soundtracks of our lives.

Songs of Wreck and Ruin was a special one-off performance presented at the Forum at the 2013 Melbourne Festival.