Tell you what, you could blow some serious money at the moment on the live rock circuit here in Australia. I cannot recall a time when there are so many bands announcing tours - a far cry from those days in the mid-8o's when we had only the likes of Purple, or Queen, or Dio … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Is This The Busiest Year for International Rock Australia Has Seen ?
I was once a massive vinyl collector (really, there was no other format unless you purchased a cassette for the car or your giant sized walkman!) and I am not going to - ahem, wax lyrical about why records ruled. Not now anyway. I get tired of the record vs MP3 debate. But when I … Continue reading Classic Album Art From The Rockbrat Collection: Aerosmith – Rocks
Back in 1988, I’m sure that the terms ‘power ballad’ or even ‘hair metal’, were not part of the vocabulary. These terms only came into use in the early 2000s when used to describe late 80’s hard rock bands who had big hair. Back then, EVERY band had record company pressure to come up with … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: What were the best three power ballads of the late 80s / early 90s?
Who: Aerosmith When: Canberra, 7 October 1990 It took the legendary Aerosmith twenty years to finally tour Australia, but what a show. Worth the wait ? Damn right !!! They shoulda made it down here in the 70's, but nevertheless, 1990 it was (and only) and I was happy to finally see them. This world … Continue reading Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Aerosmith (1990)
Joe Perry Project: Let The Music Do The Talking (1979) This is such a cool album from one of rock n roll's genuine rebels. Joe Perry - the real deal. I am not a fan of the Aerosmith material post Permanent Vacation - it is slick, commercially sounding music. Not my cup of tea my … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Joe Perry Project – Let The Music Do The Talking