What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? Chris Brockbank’s Phantom MK V – Phantom CD (2017)

Phantom is the current album from Chris Brockbank’s Phantom MK V (the 5th version of Phantom) – an album that has been out for almost a year now. Brockbank has had various incarnations of Phantom since the early 70s, and has been a stalwart on the Oz hard rock/blues scene for over 40 years. I … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? Chris Brockbank’s Phantom MK V – Phantom CD (2017)

What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today” KINGS OF THE SUN – Built For Speed – Resurrection Demos (2018)

Today we are looking at the new EP from Kings Of The Sun called ‘Built For Speed’ – and although it’s a new release per se, what it is in fact is a 6 track EP of previously unreleased demos that the band recorded in late December 1991 during the recording sessions for the ‘Resurrection’ … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today” KINGS OF THE SUN – Built For Speed – Resurrection Demos (2018)

What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? RAGS N RICHES – HEAVEN IS ONLY A MOMENT AWAY CD (2018)

A couple of years ago, Sydney’s Scott Ginn re-emerged after 20 odd years out of the rock ‘n’ roll game. As fans of 1980s Sydney and Australian heavy rock, we here at Rockbrat were very familiar with Scott’s work , prominently with bands such as BOSS, The Breakers, Cheetah and Rags N Riches (Scott’s 1986 … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? RAGS N RICHES – HEAVEN IS ONLY A MOMENT AWAY CD (2018)

What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? ROXUS – Nightstreet (1991)

Quite possibly the most contrived record to ever be released in Oz rock history. Rank with artificiality, this lot couldn’t pull the wool over my eyes when they first burst on to the scene back in the late 80's with their try-hard antics and wanna-be rock star shenanigans – and all these years later this … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? ROXUS – Nightstreet (1991)

What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? DEAD END 5 – Liekinheitin (1976)

When you cast the magnifying class on 70s punk – the focus tends to be placed on the UK and the US.  Today I wanna hip you to a band from Turku, Finland who released one of THE long lost punk/hard rock albums of the mid 70s. This long lest gem sat long forgotten – … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? DEAD END 5 – Liekinheitin (1976)

What’s the Rockbrat Listening To Today? DIRTY RHYTM – Hard As A Rock (1992)

In 1992 and even into 1993 – some bands just failed to recognise that the good ship hair metal had sailed, the gate had closed, and Kurt, Eddie and others had killed off the bloated hair metal excess that had reached its peak in 1991 with Guns n Roses’ overblown and over indulgent “Use Your … Continue reading What’s the Rockbrat Listening To Today? DIRTY RHYTM – Hard As A Rock (1992)

What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? Leon Russell and the Shelter People (1971)

When it comes to listening to music, we live in an age where people have shorter spans of attention, and music is something that you download and digest quickly. Its brightly coloured, sweet, and of no intrinsic value. Yes – I could also be talking about fast food, the analogy is the same. If you … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? Leon Russell and the Shelter People (1971)

What’s the Rockbrat Listening To Today? WARNER E. HODGES – RIGHT BACK WHERE I STARTED (2017)

In an age when rock ‘n’ roll ain’t at the top of the heap no more – its only right and just that you get down on your knees and give thanks that artists of the calibre of Warner E. Hodges are still out their making bona fide rock ‘n’ roll - and truly great, … Continue reading What’s the Rockbrat Listening To Today? WARNER E. HODGES – RIGHT BACK WHERE I STARTED (2017)

What’s the Rockbrat Listening To Today? GG ALLIN – Always Was, Is And Always Shall Be LP (1980)

Well it’s a few days out from Christmas and I find myself listening to the decidedly anti-festive sounds of GG Allin. Maybe its cos he was born with the birth name of Jesus Christ Allin (I think his Mother sensibly changed his name to Kevin just before he started school). He’s a fascinating, and somewhat … Continue reading What’s the Rockbrat Listening To Today? GG ALLIN – Always Was, Is And Always Shall Be LP (1980)

What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? GWYN ASHTON – SOLO ELEKTRO (2017)

“A post psychedelic Phil Spector style wall of sound. Solo Elektro flies the flag for a psychedelic indie blues artist who is only truly happy when he finds new exciting outlets for his oeuvre. It’s an album shot through with raw, brash, kick ass stoner rock with a blues heart' - Pete Feenstra - ‘Get … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? GWYN ASHTON – SOLO ELEKTRO (2017)