I was saddened to hear about the recent passing of Worcester’s Dave Cuneo, who played with Rick Blaze in The Ballbusters for several years. I hadn’t communicated with Dave for several years, but I recall his enthusiasm / passion for his music and the Ballbusters in particular, and that thought makes me smile. Yesterday I … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: David Cuneo who passed away 9 January, 2013.
Rick Blaze passed away on the evening on August 9, 2011. He was 52 years of age. Rick Blaze had been active on the East Coast scene, in particular the NYC and Massachusetts club scenes since the late 70s. Rick played in several bands throughout his career, but his most prominent outfit was The Ballbusters. … Continue reading Rockbrat News Flash: Rockbrat Radio Tribute Show For Rick Blaze
Rick Blaze (Richard Bloise) passed away on the evening on August 9, 2011. I am saddened by Rick’s passing. I knew he had been experiencing poor health for several years, but am still shocked by his death, at only 52 years of age. Rick Blaze had been active on the East Coast scene, in particular … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Rick Blaze 1959 – 2011
It’s hard to believe that 10 years have gone since the release of the Rock n Roll War compilation CD’s. Prior to Rockbrat, back then, Cowboy Col was operating Vicious Kitten Records, an independent record label whose mission was to fight the war against the jive. I had the idea of releasing a compilation album … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Vicious Kitten Records and Rock n Roll War (2000)
Many of you will know that in a former life, Rockbrat and Cowboy Col ran Vicious Kitten Records - the coolest label for all folks wanting the best underground rock n roll around. Vicious Kitten released two albums with a band from Worcester, Mass called The Ballbusters, (also known as Rick Blaze & The Ballbusters). The albums were … Continue reading Rockbrat Introduces You To: Cathy Peters