CLINTON WALKER’S ‘STRANDED: AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT MUSIC 1976-1992, REVISED & EXPANDED EDITION’ GETS A REBOOT

AN UPDATED VERSION OF THE CLASSIC 1996 TEXT THAT TELLS THE STORY FROM THE EARLY STIRRINGS OF PUNK THROUGH TO TRIPLE J, THE BIG DAY OUT AND BEYOND, 'STRANDED: AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT MUSIC 1976-1992, REVISED & EXPANDED EDITION'  BY CLINTON WALKER IS PUBLISHED BY THE VISIBLE SPECTRUM FEATURING THE SAINTS, RADIO BIRDMAN, BOYS NEXT DOOR/BIRTHDAY PARTY,  … Continue reading CLINTON WALKER’S ‘STRANDED: AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT MUSIC 1976-1992, REVISED & EXPANDED EDITION’ GETS A REBOOT

Rockbrat Remembers: When Spencer Jones played with The Gun Club

On the eve of their 1983 Australian tour, before leaving from the UK, Jim Duckworth and Terry Graham refused to get on the plane. As is now commonly known,  without a guitarist or a drummer, Jeffrey Lee Pierce had the supporting act (The Johnny's) drummer (Billy Pommer Jr) and guitarist, Spencer Jones fill in for … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: When Spencer Jones played with The Gun Club

What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? PSYCHOTIC TURNBUCKLES – PSYCHOTIC CHRISTMAS (1990)

On the 1980s and early 1990' s I was a massive fan of Sydney’s rock 'n' roll wresters, The Psychotic Turnbuckles. Exponents of 60’s garage punk, with lime green wigs and a keen sense of the ridiculous – how could you not love em?  I saw them countless times and they always entertained and delivered. … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? PSYCHOTIC TURNBUCKLES – PSYCHOTIC CHRISTMAS (1990)

Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Celibate Rifles Set-List (1988)

What: Celibate Rifles Set-List Victora Park, Broadway, Sydney – 30 October 1988 The Rifles were headling a festival called Festival For The Forests on this particular day, supported (as stated in my handriting on the reverse) by Scribble and Craven Pops. There are two band names you don't hear nowadays ! Not a bad set if you look … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Celibate Rifles Set-List (1988)