Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: The Shivers Gig Poster, The Tote, Collingwood, May, 1991

Been receiving some nice comments in regard to a post on the blog about the much maligned late 80’s Melbourne powerpop outfit, the Shivers, so I fished around in the Rockbrat archives today and found this old gig poster. It is for a Shivers show at the Tote in Collingwood, and Im pretty sure it … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: The Shivers Gig Poster, The Tote, Collingwood, May, 1991

Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Candy Harlots – Debut Single Flier

Here is a flier from mid-1989 for the debut single from Sydney's Candy Harlots. These A4 pink fliers were pasted around the streets of the CBD and it is an interesting time piece. Maybe you have one ! There is a story behind this. I know because I designed it. Do devout fans still make … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Candy Harlots – Debut Single Flier

Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Rick Blaze & The Ballbusters Press Release (1999)

Press release for Vicious Kitten Records release of the Rick Blaze & The Ballbusters album from 1999 'Manthattan Babylon'. Reprinted for you to rediscover what a GREAT band the Ballbusters truly were. Please note that the contact details on the press release are no longer curent. (Click to enlarge)  

Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Joan Jett 1990 Tour T-Shirt

This cool, vintage Joanie tour tee is from 1990 I reckon. It was in my rock n roll wardrobe for some years and got well worn. It left Mr Rockbrat's hands some time back via the world of eBay and is prabably now being donned daily by some New Jersey 'Joan clone'. Front and back … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Joan Jett 1990 Tour T-Shirt

Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Alice Cooper Sydney 1990 Tour Posters

The first time I heard Cooper's 1989 single 'Poison' I knew it would be a hit. For the masses of asses, it appeared Alice Cooper was on some sort of a come back ! Ha ! Not in the world of Mr Rockbrat and the Cowboy. See we was weened on the Coop from an … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Alice Cooper Sydney 1990 Tour Posters

Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Judas Priest – 1986 Japan Tour Flier

1986 was a great year for rock and metal in general. At least in our household. It had been two years since 'Defenders of The Faith' and Judas Priest were back with a new album called Turbo. It is a fantastic record 'from top to bottom' as Michael Butler might say. The track 'Turbo Lover … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Judas Priest – 1986 Japan Tour Flier

Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Ratt: 1985 Japan T-Shirt Flier

Those rodent rockers Ratt achieved no greater success and fan base than here in Japan.  I just unearthed this vintage t-shirt flier from the mid-80's. As fate would have it, the popularity of Pearcy, The Blotz, Crosby and Co would dwindle within two or three short years after this time period, but back in 84/85 … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Ratt: 1985 Japan T-Shirt Flier

Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Vicious Kitten Fanzine Tee-Shirt

In a former life me and the Cowboy wrote and produced Vicious Kitten Fanzine. Nine issues with a total print run of 10'000 copies which was no mean feat. It was free from record stores in all major Australian cities. Why free ? Ever see a dusty, three-year old zine sitting in a record store … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Vicious Kitten Fanzine Tee-Shirt

Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: John Paul Young Poster 1988

JPY deserves his place in the history of Australian rock n roll. No one was more deserving of the sucess he enjoyed via the Love Is In The Air single courtesy of the Strictly Ballroom film. Squeak was aired regularly in the 70's in our household and he wrote and recorded some catchy songs. Saying … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: John Paul Young Poster 1988

Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Killing Time Poster 1991

The couple of times I saw Melbourne's Killing Time in the very early 90's were special. They were (at least when Jed Starr was in the line-up) a unique band with catchy, hook-filled songs.  They were of the time - if you consider the musical landscape of 1991. Kurt, Seattle etc etc plus the remnants … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Killing Time Poster 1991

Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Kiss Cassette Collection

Listen up all you young pin-heads who live in an age where obtaining rock music revolves around a keyboard and freakin' mouse. I introduce you to the humble audio cassette. Scoff if you will, but I grew up in the age of vinyl and cassettes. Even had a couple of 8-tracks from the late 70's … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Kiss Cassette Collection