Bob Spencer is best known for his guitar exploits in bands such as, Finch, The Angels, Skyhooks and currently Rose Tattoo. He is an ARIA Hall Of Fame member, has had multi gold and platinum records in his career including, The Angels only No.1 album ‘Beyond Salvation’. Bob is a mentor, music coach and all … Continue reading Ex-Angels and Skyhooks guitarist Bob Spencer releases new single !
The Angels guitarist Rick Brewster was interviewed on a recent episode of "The Australian Rock Show" podcast. Guns n Roses, Soundgarden and Nirvana have all cited the iconic Australian band The Angels as a musical influence. Their songs have been covered by several bands including LA Guns, Coney Hatch and most notably Great White, who … Continue reading ‘Mick Ronson recorded the most impressive Angels cover’ – says Angels guitarist Rick Brewster
Fans of genuine Aussie rock (Angels, Tatts, AC/DC) take note. BITZER are for you. Forget about Airbourne for one second and the carbon copied style of oz rock they play. They are good at what they do, they nod approvingly to the past, but they lack the legitimacy, the authenticity, that a band like BITZER … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? BITZER – Oz Rock Six Pack (2013)
What: Angels – Promotional Press Photo Winning Bid: $ AUS Starting Bids: $15 AUS Sale Date: 5 May 2013 This is a great find - and a photo taken very early in the Angels career. Is this around 76 ? Already, Doc's front-man stance oozes tons of attitude - whilst Rick - (who looks like … Continue reading Guess What Mr Rockbrat Found On eBay ? Angels – Promotional Press Photo
Who: Angels/Black Label Where: Vikings, Erindale A.C.T When: Fri 8 March 2013 What's that lyric in the Crue's Kick Start My Heart ? 'Some Years Gone By I'd Say We've Kicked Some Ass' ?.... uh-huh. I was reminded of that when I recently spent an evening at the feet of the no-nonsense Angel - Rick … Continue reading Rockbrat Live Review: Angels + Black Label – Canberra, 8 March 2013
Not too many photos of Tyrone (or The Bombers in fact) exist. Shame really, cos back in the day they were a phenomenal live unit, with a rock solid line up of Alan Lancaster (Status Quo) and John Brewster (The Angels), and Tyrone on vocals out front. This photo was taken by Bob King. The … Continue reading Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: TYRONE COATES – THE BOMBERS, Hordern Pavillion Sydney, May 11, 1990
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 ?
One week before summer and after months of organising, event organisers are expecting a big turnout to the Tuggeranong Festival in South Canberra, and to top it all off, they have nabbed Doc Neeson, the iconic ex - frontman of The Angels to close festivities. One problem – Canberra has decided to turn on its … Continue reading Rockbrat Live Review: Doc Neeson Band, Tuggeranong Festival, Canberra – 26 November, 2011
Once upon a time - back in the late 70's - a lanky teen from Indiana was feeding himself a steady diet of Aussie blooze and rock by way of the Angels and Rosie Tatts. He ends up jumping a greyhound to LA and fronting a band powerful enough to take on the world (never did … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: About a Guns n Roses Re-union
You know I was recently reminded of a comment that Rob Younger once made about the Angels. He said that they were ‘contrived nonsense’ and I just wanted to reflect on that for a moment. From the outset, let it be known that I was a massive Rob Younger and Radio Birdman fan, (although more … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Is it possible to like Radio Birdman AND the Bay City Rollers?
Blood, Sweat & Beers : Oz Rock From The Aztecs to Rose Tattoo by Murray Engleheart It is an honor to be the first person on the internet to review this book - the latest penned by the highly acclaimed Australian music writer Murray Engleheart. 'Blood, Sweat and Beers : Oz Rock From The Aztecs to … Continue reading Rockbrat News Flash: Blood, Sweat & Beers : Oz Rock From The Aztecs to Rose Tattoo
'Blood, Sweat and Beers: Oz Rock from the Aztecs to Rose Tattoo' looks like one hellava great book ! Leading Australian rock journalist Murray Engleheart has been working on this title for some time and it will hit the shelves of Australian stores soon - (1st November is the release date). I personally cannot wait to … Continue reading Rockbrat News Flash: Aztecs-Rose Tattoo-Angels Book Due Soon !