Album Review: John Fogerty – 50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks (2019)

When a new live album from one of rock n roll's greatest songwriters hits the stores, it's something to savour and 'Live At Red Rocks' is a recording overflowing with musical riches. Whilst some of Fogerty's contemporaries are often content to 'phone it in', not so John Fogerty. His passion and genuine love of his … Continue reading Album Review: John Fogerty – 50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks (2019)

A revved-up Lime Spiders set to inject the rock this December !

A look back at the 1979 time reel has Mad Max at the flicks, St George and Carlton claiming the footy silverware and kids hitting pinnie parlours to fight off Space Invaders. It was also the time that a young garage outfit from western Sydney called The Lime Spiders made their live debut. Throughout the … Continue reading A revved-up Lime Spiders set to inject the rock this December !

L7 set to jet Downunder in 2020

Grunge rock legends, L7 are set to unleash their live force when they return to Australia and New Zealand in May 2020! Unmistakable in their own unique sound, L7 pioneered the grunge movement with their furious music and feminist ideals. Following their breakthrough 1992 album Bricks Are Heavy, L7 became one of the most highly-regarded grunge acts … Continue reading L7 set to jet Downunder in 2020

Alan Lancaster Interview – 2019 – Status Quo/Bombers/Party Boys

https://youtu.be/_sOgxGhNeT8 As a founding member of Status Quo, the iconic Alan Lancaster needs no introduction. His place in rock ‘n’ roll history is assured, yet far too few people are aware of his time in late 80’s Australian bands The Party Boys and also The Bombers, who have just released a killer live album recorded … Continue reading Alan Lancaster Interview – 2019 – Status Quo/Bombers/Party Boys

From The Archives: Repo – Fistful Of Redbacks – Album Review (1999)

Adelaide outfit Repo have come up with an album I rate as the Australian release of 1999. Repo rock ‘n’ roll is an amalgam of Blue Cheer, the MC5, the Murder Junkies, Neil Young's Crazy Horse and the Stooges. The sound is vital, it’s live, and it’s refreshingly untamed. Repo are giving new definition to … Continue reading From The Archives: Repo – Fistful Of Redbacks – Album Review (1999)

From The Archives: Mantaray-K.D. Red Light District – Album Review (2000)

Swedish hybrid HC action. From the word go, the action raw and fast, yet still real tuneful, just fairly non-descript is all. In other words, there's a zillions and one bands out there churning out this formulae. Set to an ever so original theme of birds 'n booze, the punk on display is top notch, … Continue reading From The Archives: Mantaray-K.D. Red Light District – Album Review (2000)

From The Archives: Jeff Dahl: Pancake 31 – Album Review (2000)

Well Hi Ho Silver Lining, a robust new album from Jeff Dahl and just in time for Christmas too. For fans accustomed to Dahl's penchant for glitter punk, you are well and truly catered for. 'The Sad Ballad of Dagmar Tranquilizer' had me thinking classic Mott or early Roxy. 'Last Of The Red Hot Cocksuckers' … Continue reading From The Archives: Jeff Dahl: Pancake 31 – Album Review (2000)

From The Archives: Rose Tattoo – Labor Club, Canberra (Aug 11, 1998)

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Who: Rose Tattoo
When: Labor Club, Canberra – August 11, 1998

It had been some years since Rose Tattoo last graced a Canberra stage, so their return to the national capital was indeed an event to cherish. Witnessing the musical muscle that is Rose Tattoo is pretty much like watching a retired heavyweight champ climb back into the ring. The glint is in the eye, the mind is focused, and boy, do they pack a punch ! A lot of challengers and inferior imitators have had a shot at their title, but only failed miserably. No one, but no one, can touch the original bad boys of rock n roll when it comes to blooze based bad-ass raunch, and tonight, they fired with all the precision of a finely tuned muscle car. My eye cast a glance upon the assembled masses of flannel shirts and mullet cuts, who all clung…

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Former AC/DC frontman Dave Evans set to release live album !

Over the past few years, Dave Evans (original frontman and founding member of AC/DC) has built up a large fan base across South America and when he tours, rock n roll mayhem ensues. One way to capture that chaos and energy is via a live album, a project which Argentine label Chrystal Records have recently … Continue reading Former AC/DC frontman Dave Evans set to release live album !

Album Review: Poor Little Things – Disco’s Burning (2019)

Followers of our podcast (and blog) will recall that Poor Little Things’ debut from last year made our ‘Top Ten’ of 2018. Suffice to say I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of their new album, and damn if it don’t look like history will repeat itself. This is thirty minutes of well-crafted pop/rock tunage that … Continue reading Album Review: Poor Little Things – Disco’s Burning (2019)

Did Iron Maiden get off the beaten track on their 1982 Australian tour ?!

As a rock n roll historian – I’ve long heard a rumor that Iron Maiden played a one-off gig - in regional Australia - on their 1982 Australian tour. Have you ever heard this story ? What makes this rock n roll rumor more interesting is that the gig supposedly took place at a small … Continue reading Did Iron Maiden get off the beaten track on their 1982 Australian tour ?!

ARS120: Ross The Boss Interview – Manowar / Dictators

https://youtu.be/O-xmbWVltcA From seminal NYC punk pioneers The Dictators - to heavy metal giants Manowar – Ross 'The Boss' Friedman is a guitar player without peer. Ross The Boss and his band are set to torch Australian stages in November and on episode 120 of The Australian Rock Show we dig deep into Ross' history - … Continue reading ARS120: Ross The Boss Interview – Manowar / Dictators