What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? John Lennon – Menlove Avenue

It's that day again - it rolls around once a year - and is the day the music died - well, for millions of us who still care. That bleak day - back in early December of 1980, when that cowardly, chubby little troll - gunned down John Lennon. But as I've stated in previous … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? John Lennon – Menlove Avenue

Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: TIME TO ROCK LP (1987) Various HM artists

Now in today's day and age it may be more convenient to log on to the net and download the album you want, or to buy it on eBay, and sure, agreed, purchasing music has never been easier - BUT, buying records was much more fun and way cooler twenty five to thirty years ago. Let … Continue reading Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: TIME TO ROCK LP (1987) Various HM artists

Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: KINGS OF THE SUN – Resurrection (1993)

If ever an album deserved to be included in a column dedicated to neglected music, then it’s definitely this one. The mighty Kings Of The Sun have been around for over ten years now, and for mine, this release ranks as their best. The Kings play hard driving, southern rock n roll with an Australian flavour, … Continue reading Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: KINGS OF THE SUN – Resurrection (1993)

Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: V/A – Heavy Metal Thunder

Picked up this killer comp in the UK twenty odd years back and I'm always amazed at the assembled line-up. It's a Carrere Records pressing so that means only one things. It's gonna be loud my friends. From memory they were chiefly a HM label outta France and tended to put out only the good … Continue reading Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: V/A – Heavy Metal Thunder

Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: Phantom Blue – Built To Perform

PHANTOM BLUE  BUILT TO PERFORM  (Roadrunner) Someone once told me that if the mighty Runaways were around today, they’d sound something like Phantom Blue. Well I don’t know about that, but I know that this scorching release has (apart from parts of Europe) gone unnoticed by the record buying public. Phantom Blue have progressed leaps … Continue reading Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: Phantom Blue – Built To Perform

Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: Cherie and Marie Currie – Messin With The Boys

CHERIE & MARIE CURRIE MESSIN’ WITH THE BOYS  (Renaissance)  For all you kids too young enough to know, Cherie Currie was the teasing blonde who back in the mid-70’s fronted the Runaways - the most rockin’ all-girl band ever. Upon quitting the group Cherie cut ‘Beauty’s Only Skin Deep’, before teaming up with her identical … Continue reading Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: Cherie and Marie Currie – Messin With The Boys

Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: Kevin K Band – Nightlife

KEVIN K BAND   NIGHTLIFE  (Circumstantial) Strong yet reflective, smooth around the edges and definitely durable. This effectively sums up the classic rock n roll songs on Kevin K’s first solo outing from 1995 - ‘Nightlife’. A very solid collection of melodic, mid tempo rock n roll tunes with enormous appeal to any cat who digs … Continue reading Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: Kevin K Band – Nightlife

Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: Roddy Ray’da – Lost Lonely and Vicious

RODDY RAY’DA    LOST LONELY AND VICIOUS  (Regular)  Roddy Ray’da. Rock n roll. The words just kinda gel. This mans rock n roll resume reads as long as your arm, and it’s fair to say that Roddy is deserving of more success and exposure than he has obtained thus far. Makes me ponder the thought as … Continue reading Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: Roddy Ray’da – Lost Lonely and Vicious

Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: Birtha – Can’t Stop The Madness

BIRTHA CAN’T STOP THE MADNESS  (Dunhill)  Before L7 there was The Runaways. But long before Jett, Ford, Currie and co. had plugged into their Marshall’s, there was Birtha, a loud, heavy quartet from Los Angeles. (Before Birtha there was the New York-based Goldie and the Gingerbreads but that’s another story). Birtha always seem to get … Continue reading Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: Birtha – Can’t Stop The Madness

Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: The Pandoras – Rock Hard

THE PANDORAS       ROCK HARD  (Restless)  The hot, horny, amped-up tones of ‘Rock Hard’ are a far cry from the 60’s garage pop sounds that this L.A unit once emitted. The early Pandoras (who’s influences varied from the Standells to the Seeds) were at the forefront of the Paisley Underground movement back in the early 80’s … Continue reading Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: The Pandoras – Rock Hard

Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: The Road Vultures – Ride

THE ROAD VULTURES RIDE (Circumstantial) To the untuned ear of the collective majority, the Road Vultures were just another glam looking rock band who rode on the tails of the pretentious late 80’s/early 90’s heavy metal movement. They were in fact, one of the most criminally ignored rock n roll bands of the 90’s. The … Continue reading Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: The Road Vultures – Ride

Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: The Waldos – Rent Party

THE WALDOS   RENT PARTY  (Sympathy For The Record Industry) Long before punk rock became corporate property to be spoon fed down the throats of zombied generation X’ers, it was known pure and simple as rock n roll. A time when all the guitar player had to do was just plug in, and out flew melodies … Continue reading Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: The Waldos – Rent Party