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
Capping off a year that saw Dept. of Gloom continue to build their reputation as an unmissable live act, the band will see 2018 out with a bang at Sydney’s infamous Frankie’s Pizza on Sunday 30th December. Following their shows with both Skid Row and Hardcore Superstar, the night promises to be huge with special … Continue reading Dept. of Gloom to rock Frankie’s (Sydney) last show for 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)
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)
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
On behalf of Mr. Rockbrat, I would like to wish all Rockbrat Readers a very happy Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2016! Statistics indicate that there are still thousands of people out there who enjoy reading the plethora of articles and blogs on the Rockbrat site - with new readers continuing to discover (and re … Continue reading Merry Christmas 2015 to all Rockbrat Readers from the Australian Rock Show!
What: Candy Harlots 1987 Sydney Gig Flier Winning Bid: $5 AUS Starting Bids: $5 AUS Sale Date: 23 August 2013 Description: “CANDY HARLOTS (ex-Kelpies)~ORIGINAL VERY EARLY (AUG.1987) SYDNEY GIG HANDBILL – CANDY HARLOTS (ex-Kelpies) with TRILOBITES (who may have been headlining…pretty definitely in fact…as this was one of the earliest Harltos gigs) Official and original … Continue reading Guess What Mr Rockbrat Found On eBay ? Candy Harlots – 1987 Sydney Gig Flier
Over the recent holiday break I took the opportunity to continue on with the seemingly never ending task of digitalising my collection of bootleg audio cassettes. Never ending cos I never seem to finish it – but I will this year – I made it a resolution! Anyway, so in the box are bootleg cassettes. … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Candy Harlots live at Gladesville- 24 years ago today!
Some time back, we penned an article on the long forgotten Kardomah Cafe at Kings Cross - Sydney's coolest post-gig venue to hang out at, as the sun was beginning to appear on the horizon. The article itself receives a lot of traffic, not just from rock fans who remember attending the place - but … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Kardomah Cafe Pass Out
My rock n roll blood brother and I have long been Kings Of The Sun admirers. Check out some of our previous posts we've penned related to this iconic Queensland outfit ! I was rummaging through some of my rock merch this afternoon and discovered this gem ! According to my scrawl on the back … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Kings Of The Sun Set List 1989
Here is a flier from mid-1989 for the debut single from Sydney's Candy Harlots. These A4 pink fliers were pasted around the streets of the CBD and it is an interesting time piece. Maybe you have one ! There is a story behind this. I know because I designed it. Do devout fans still make … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Candy Harlots – Debut Single Flier
If the Kardomah Cafe in Kings Cross was the spiritual home for Sydney's Candy Harlots - then the St. James Tavern in Castlereagh Street must have come a close second. The St. James Tavern had a long flight of stairs at the entrance, and looking back, must surely have been a bit of a fire trap … Continue reading Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Marc Lee De Hugar – Candy Harlots 1988