Australian hard rock veteran Scott Ginn releases his magnum opus with MAZZ-XT ‘Only The Quick And The Dead’ – THE Australian Hard Rock album of the year

When Mazz-XT main man Scott Ginn told me that this new record was the best thing he’d ever done, I was a little sceptical. After all, Ginn’s body of work extends back to the late 70s (Class, The Breakers, Montreaux, Richard Wilde Band etc.) and then with Boss, including their 1984 Oz hard-rock classic ‘Step … Continue reading Australian hard rock veteran Scott Ginn releases his magnum opus with MAZZ-XT ‘Only The Quick And The Dead’ – THE Australian Hard Rock album of the year

Rags N Riches frontman Scott Ginn to release new solo album in March 2019

Rags N Riches frontman Scott Ginn will release his third solo album in March 2019. 'Only the quick and the dead' is the follow-up to his 2015 release 'At the brink of eternity' and the 30th anniversary CD release of his 1986 'One Man Army' LP. Ginn's solo work is released under the Mazz-XT moniker … Continue reading Rags N Riches frontman Scott Ginn to release new solo album in March 2019

The benefit of hindsight – Many of Australia’s 1980s metal bands may have had more success had they relocated overseas

Hindsight, reflection, retrospect. It’s very easy, and all too human, to look back at certain points in one’s life and to consider, ‘if I had that time again, I may have done things differently’. This certainly applies to rock n roll, and I’ve said on many occasions, in the mid to late 80s, there were … Continue reading The benefit of hindsight – Many of Australia’s 1980s metal bands may have had more success had they relocated overseas

BB Steal set to rock Sydney in August !

Keep your rock n roll diary free for the 11th August, when one of Australia’s premier hard rock outfits – BB Steal return to Sydney. If their memorable Christmas gig last December, and the recent sweaty show at Frankie’s  are an indication, this upcoming date at Rozelle’s Bridge Hotel is one you won’t wanna miss. … Continue reading BB Steal set to rock Sydney in August !

What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? RAGS N RICHES – HEAVEN IS ONLY A MOMENT AWAY CD (2018)

A couple of years ago, Sydney’s Scott Ginn re-emerged after 20 odd years out of the rock ‘n’ roll game. As fans of 1980s Sydney and Australian heavy rock, we here at Rockbrat were very familiar with Scott’s work , prominently with bands such as BOSS, The Breakers, Cheetah and Rags N Riches (Scott’s 1986 … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? RAGS N RICHES – HEAVEN IS ONLY A MOMENT AWAY CD (2018)

What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? GINN – ONE MAN ARMY (2016) & RAGS ‘N’ RICHES – SHIPWRECKED OUT IN THE STREET (2016)

Many albums by Australian hard rock/heavy metal bands of the early to mid-1980s are long out of print, and often fetch high prices on eBay and the collectors market. When these records were originally released, they were more often than not released on independent labels and in limited numbers, hence the reason why many titles … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? GINN – ONE MAN ARMY (2016) & RAGS ‘N’ RICHES – SHIPWRECKED OUT IN THE STREET (2016)

Rockbrat Chat: MAZZ-XT ‘At The Brink Of Eternity’ album (2016)

In a previous post we conducted an interview with Scott Ginn that comprehensively chronicled Scott’s entire rock n roll history. It’s an interview that drew a lot of attention and rightly so, because Scott was a guy who made an immense contribution to the Australian hard rock scene, particularly during the 1980s, and his story … Continue reading Rockbrat Chat: MAZZ-XT ‘At The Brink Of Eternity’ album (2016)

Rockbrat Chat: The Scott Ginn Interview

As fans of Australian hard rock in the 1980s, Scott Ginn was a guy who was always on our rock n roll radar.  From his time fronting The Breakers, to Boss, and onto Rags ‘n’ Riches – Scott was a multi-talented musician who wore many hats –including songwriter, guitar player, vocalist, producer and engineer. He … Continue reading Rockbrat Chat: The Scott Ginn Interview

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)

What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? BLACK LABEL – LIVE IN BERLIN CD (2013)

If you never get the chance to see Black Label live, (and you damn well should) here is the next best thing, a Black Label live CD. This is the band’s new CD, and thus far, it’s the best new release I’ve heard this year. What you have here is the band captured live at … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? BLACK LABEL – LIVE IN BERLIN CD (2013)

What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? BLACK LABEL BAND – Blood Money CD (2010)

Black Label are the best live band in Australia – fact. Over a ten year career- they have played hundreds of shows, including countless shows with both Rose Tattoo and The Angels - and if heavy, blues based rock in the tradition of those bands is your bag – then you will dig Black Label. … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? BLACK LABEL BAND – Blood Money CD (2010)