What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Metal Madness – Various Artists (1985)

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)

Rockbrat Wonders: Which rock songs sound the most dated ?

Y'know I was driving along the highway recently and Purple's 'Smoke On The Water' came over the radio. Classic it may be, but it has not stood the test of time. I nearly clenched my teeth and floored it out of frustration, willing the song to be over and done with. It sounds terribly dated but … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Which rock songs sound the most dated ?

Rockbrat Wonders: What’s Your Favorite Tony Iommi Solo ?

Mr Tony Iommi is a true pioneer when it comes to the 'heavy riff'. His amazing guitar sound influenced millions and in fact he (and Page) really were the innovators of the heavy metal and hard rock sound we all take for granted nowadays. But I often wonder what is my favorite solo which he's laid down ? I'll … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: What’s Your Favorite Tony Iommi Solo ?

Rockbrat Remembers: When Vivian Campbell Was A Genuine Rock n Roll Star

Make no mistake kids - back in 83/84 Belfast boy Vivian Campbell was a genuine, bonafide guitar shredding rock star ! Countless hours were spent in the mid-80's watching Dio's 'Special From The Spectrum' live VHS cassette, and I STILL get a thrill when I view it. The band are on fire and kick major … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: When Vivian Campbell Was A Genuine Rock n Roll Star