Rockbrat Remembers: The Blackie Lawless sew-on back patch

Back in the day - no denim-clad headbanger's jacket was complete without a cloth back patch. Essentially, patched up metal-heads were a gang - all unified against the popular and accepted forms of music of the day. I recall - when Blackie Lawless did his in-store at Sydney's Utopia in late '85 - seeing a … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: The Blackie Lawless sew-on back patch

Rockbrat remembers: When Blackie Lawless came to Sydney (1985)

Late 1985 and WASP had a buzz about them that made them the hottest property in international heavy metal. Cowboy Col and Mr. Rockbrat played the first WASP album and 1985’s Last Command til death on the Rockbrat stereo. Man those songs were anthems for teen rebellion in a way that modern bands just don’t … Continue reading Rockbrat remembers: When Blackie Lawless came to Sydney (1985)

Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Signed Blackie Lawless Photo

What: Signed Blackie Lawless Photo The Rockbrat has previously blogged about being heavily influenced by WASP in 84/85, which culminated in a promo visit to Australia by vocalist Blackie Lawless (that is a cool rock n roll name my friends) in November of 1985. You can read my musings here. But lo and behold I … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Signed Blackie Lawless Photo

Rockbrat Remembers: When W.A.S.P Ruled The World !

Back in 1984/85, Blackie Lawless and his band of shock rockers ruled each day of my life ! Along with the likes of Kiss, Twisted Sister and Dio, that debut W.A.S.P album got heavy rotation on the Rockbrat stereo. I devoured everything I could on the band - courtesy of over-prices U.S Rock Magazines like … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: When W.A.S.P Ruled The World !