George Young passed away recently, leaving behind a rich and wonderful musical legacy. As a musician, songwriter and producer, George was an innovator who shaped Australian music. His influence on Australian rock n roll is immense and on episode 80 of The Australian Rock Show, we pay tribute to George Young by airing some of … Continue reading Episode 80 – Remembering George Young
If you need a reminder of why Australian rock n roll of the 1970 and 80s was the best in the world – then ‘The Glory Days Of Aussie Pub Rock’ is for you. Festival Records have done a superb job in capturing the best bands of that period, with a whopping 4 CD, 90 … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? The Glory Days of Aussie Pub Rock, Vol. 2 (Festival Records)
The sun has almost set on 2016, and one of the highlights of the year has been the reformation of the Ted Mulry Gang (TMG). The fact that TMG are playing out live, 40 years after their halcyon days is quite incredible – and something we should all be thankful for. Not just playing out … Continue reading Rockbrat Recommends: That You See The Ted Mulry Gang Live in 2017 – THE Best live band in Oz Rock by far!
On episode 58 of The Australian Rock Show we crank hot n heavy new tunage from Airbourne and get blown sky high with some classic AC/DC. Scott Ginn (ex-Boss) has re-mastered and re-issued his 'One Man Army' album from 1986 - which also cops an airing, as does his late 80's outfit Rags n Riches. … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today: Australian Rock Show Episode 58
Whilst I'm in an AC/DC mood – and why wouldn’t you not be, I thought I’d delve a little deeper into the Young family tree and pen a few words about two relatives of the famous Young brothers – being nephew Stevie Young. This is particularly relevant to yesterday’s post on Alex Young, as Stevie is … Continue reading Rockbrat Introduces You To: Stevie Young and Starfighters
Amongst four Young brothers (and one sister Margaret), its well-known that three of those brothers went on to phenomenal music careers. Easybeat George, Malcolm and Angus to AC/DC (obviously) – but what do you know about the other brother, the one that stayed behind in Scotland, Alexander Young ? The Young’s parents, William (1911–85) and … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: About the ‘other’ Young brother, Grapefruit & Accept.
I recently unearthed this item and man it floored me. Like being introduced to an old friend you haven't seen in years. 'Heavy' was something special to me and the Cowboy. You see my rock n roll sibling owned this and we all but wore it out. Back then our rock n roll brains were … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Heavy – Various Artists (1982)
From memory, I purchased this around 85 and it rules. Double LP, gate-fold sleeve, pressed locally via Concept Records. Around this time period, heavy metal was all I knew. Money earnt from my menial factory job was spent on metal records....and I've never regretted it. Actually this compilation really is a sneak peek at the … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Metal Madness – Various Artists (1985)
If you never get the chance to see Black Label live, (and you damn well should) here is the next best thing, a Black Label live CD. This is the band’s new CD, and thus far, it’s the best new release I’ve heard this year. What you have here is the band captured live at … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? BLACK LABEL – LIVE IN BERLIN CD (2013)
Friday the 12th November and the Rockbrat is in Melbourne. Here are some photo's I took of AC/DC Lane. I've been meaning to find this place the past couple of visits but I made it here today. For overseas fans, the easiest way to find this landmark is to walk along Flinders Lane and then you'll … Continue reading Rockbrat Introduces You to: AC/DC Lane, Melbourne 12 November, 2010
Who: AC/DC When: Donington Park, UK - August 17, 1991 Always great to see Angus and Malcolm live - and this gig is memorable. In the early hours of a cool August morning in 1991, the Rockbrat began making his way from the capital to Leicestershire. Donington Park to be more accurate, as that was the … Continue reading Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? AC/DC – Donington UK (1991)
AC/DC SUPER RARE LP COVER " 12 OF THE BEST " - ALBERT APLP 029 Winning Bid AU $5611 Date: March 2009 If you are an AC/DC collector, this really would be the crown of your collection.This 'Best Of' LP was planned for release in 197 and ultimately shelved.Some LP and Cassette covers were subsequently … Continue reading Guess What The Rockbrat Found On eBay ? AC/DC – 12 Of The Best