On episode 57 of The Australian Rock Show we play new music from Scott Ginn's outfit Mazz-XT, Nowra (NSW) HM band Temtris and also Bob Spencer (ex-Angels, Skyhooks). We look back and crank some Doomfoxx along with some classic Saxon (featuring Lemmy and Angry Anderson). Plus rock news, rants, and more - real rock n … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today: Australian Rock Show Episode 57
If the Kardomah Cafe in Kings Cross was the spiritual home for Sydney's Candy Harlots - then the St. James Tavern in Castlereagh Street must have come a close second. The St. James Tavern had a long flight of stairs at the entrance, and looking back, must surely have been a bit of a fire trap … Continue reading Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Marc Lee De Hugar – Candy Harlots 1988
Who: Rose Tattoo Where: Wagga, NSW Australia – 22 January 1993 I've written about the 1993 Rosie Tatts reformation elsewhere on this blog so will not repeat myself. This was one of my favorite images I shot of the Tatts over the years. I can actually re-call walking past a venue in Adelaide in December of 1992 … Continue reading Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Rose Tattoo – Wagga, Australia (1993)
Here is a post about a chapter of Australian rock n roll that you may not know about. In 1988, (with both Rose Tattoo and Heaven just a memory) guitarist Mick Cocks was playing around the traps in Sydney with the Headhunters, which was Dave Tice of Buffalo’s band. Cocks put together a short lived … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: The Wild Colonial Boys (1988) Angry Anderson, Mick Cocks, Marc Hunter, Sharon O’ Neil.
On the 3rd of October, 1990 Angry Anderson appeared on the ‘Rocksat’ programme, a weekly radio show which was broadcast across Australia on the Triple M network. Angry was promoting his ‘Blood From Stone’ album. The brother of Rockbrat called in and asked Angry, “Is there any chance of you working with Pete Wells or … Continue reading Rockbrat’s Audio Archive: Angry Anderson tells the Rockbrat that he will never work with Rose Tattoo ever again! (1990)
I found this great interview with Cocksy today whilst going through the Rockbrat Scrapbooks. It was written by Michael Smith at the time Mick was playing in an outfit called The Wild Colonial Boys - also featuring Angry Anderson, Sharon O Neill and Marc Hunter. The Rockbrat remembers seeing this outfit at the Dee Why Hotel and they were … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Mick Cocks Article (1988)
For the uneducated, Peter Wells and Mick Cocks were the twin guitar attack for Rose Tattoo. I have many great memories of seeing the Tatts over the years, and Pete and Mick in other incarnations as well. Their contributions to rock n roll are immense and it is important that the memories of Cocksy and Wellsy live on. … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Rose Tattoo’s Pete Wells and Mick Cocks
Who: Rose Tattoo When: Labor Club, Canberra - August 11, 1998 It had been some years since Rose Tattoo last graced a Canberra stage, so their return to the national capital was indeed an event to cherish. Witnessing the musical muscle that is Rose Tattoo is pretty much like watching a retired heavyweight champ climb … Continue reading Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Rose Tattoo (1998)