The Japanese love people like Audrey Hepburn, Simon and Garfunkel, the Carpenters and Sid Vicious. I kid you not – Sid’s image can be seen in any number of shops via posters and magazines. Sid couldn’t play, that’s well documented. So it’s only the image he portrayed which they like. The fact that he’s been … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: If Sid Vicious Is Living In Japan ?!
So who is Kevin K, and why would you buy this book? Kevin K is a Florida based rock 'n' roller who for 30 + years has been playing street punk, NYC style rock 'n' roll. He counted Johnny Thunders, Jerry Nolan and Syl Sylvain from the New York Dolls as his peers and friends, … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Reading Today ? Kevin K – How To Become A Successful Loser
The Rockbrat has just finished reading former Dead Boys guitar slinger Cheetah Chrome's autobiography ' A Dead Boy's Tale' by Legs McNeil and it threw me back to October, 1996 when the Rockbrat and Cowboy Col were hanging out in NYC buying records and seeing bands. Here's a gig ad from the now defunct yet iconic punk … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: CBGB’s and Cheetah Chrome
Who: Cheetah Chrome Where: CBGB's, New York City - 2 October 1996 It was by pure co-incidence that Cheetah Chrome was gigging in NYC whilst I was marooned there back in 1996 (from memory we were killing time before heading to Philly for a Kiss re-union show) . So on a stinking hot Wednesday night, I head … Continue reading Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Cheetah Chrome – New York City (1996)