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: What were the best three power ballads of the late 80s / early 90s?

Back in 1988, I’m sure that the terms ‘power ballad’ or even ‘hair metal’, were not part of the vocabulary. These terms only came into use in the early 2000s when used to describe late 80’s hard rock bands who had big hair. Back then, EVERY band had record company pressure to come up with … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: What were the best three power ballads of the late 80s / early 90s?

Rockbrat Wonders: what is the best rock song about Japan ?

Ask any vintage rock fan to name a tune about Japan and it's likely that Purple's 'Woman From Tokyo' will be the first song they mention. It's a fair answer. There have been many songs penned over the years with Japan in mind - even as far back as 1928 when the tune 'Nagasaki' was … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: what is the best rock song about Japan ?