From the Rockbrat Archives: Chris Masuak Interview (1996)

Chris ‘Klondike’ Masuak needs no introduction. Over the last two decades he has been a crucial member of some of the coolest, most rockin’ bands this country has ever produced. Radio Birdman, The Hitmen, The New Christs, The Screaming Tribesmen, The Juke Savages. Guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer. Australian rock n roll owes a large debt … Continue reading From the Rockbrat Archives: Chris Masuak Interview (1996)

Rockbrat’s Records You Must Own: Radio Birdman – Radio’s Appear (1977)

Let me start this rant with an undisputed fact.....this record was released 35 years ago and it still blows most current sounding rock acts out of the water. It is a very special album which sounds amazingly fresh and relevant. It has aged well my friends and there is much to rave about with Radios … Continue reading Rockbrat’s Records You Must Own: Radio Birdman – Radio’s Appear (1977)

Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Hitmen DTK – Sydney (1991)

Who: Hitmen DTK (with Deniz Tek) Where: Annandale Hotel, NSW Australia  – 17 November 1991 Is this gig really 21 years back ? Where the hell are the years going ? This was when the Sydney rock n roll scene was still smoking, and great gigs were about as common as tatts on footballers. A … Continue reading Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Hitmen DTK – Sydney (1991)

Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Vicious Kitten Fanzine Tee-Shirt

In a former life me and the Cowboy wrote and produced Vicious Kitten Fanzine. Nine issues with a total print run of 10'000 copies which was no mean feat. It was free from record stores in all major Australian cities. Why free ? Ever see a dusty, three-year old zine sitting in a record store … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Vicious Kitten Fanzine Tee-Shirt

Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Hitmen DTK 1989 Tour poster

I have owned several Hitmen posters over the years, some of which I’ve now sold.  Some I took from walls of Sydney pubs, some I bought from places like Phantom Records, others I procured from Klondike Masuak himself. This one though is one of my favourites. It’s from June, 1989 and it is a massive, … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Hitmen DTK 1989 Tour poster

Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Radio Birdman (1996)

Who: Radio Birdman  When: Sands Hotel, Narrabeen, Sydney, January 10, 1996 The Narrabeen Sands Hotel, on Sydney’s northern beaches, was the venue for the first ‘official’ date of the much anticipated Birdman reunion tour - and I could indeed whiff the smell of anticipation, blended with a large dose of excitement as I entered the … Continue reading Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Radio Birdman (1996)

Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Screaming Tribesmen (1995)

Who: Screaming Tribesmen  When: Britannia Hotel, Sydney, May 20, 1995 In the 1980’s when independent rock was just that, the Tribesmen could have commanded a gig anywhere in Sydney. However in 1995 they’re apparently not ‘alternative’ enough to get a gig at the Annandale, Feedback or the like - having to settle for venues like Springfield’s … Continue reading Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Screaming Tribesmen (1995)

Rockbrat Chat: The Chris ‘Klondike’ Masuak Interview

Below is another re-print of an old interview – this time with Radio Birdman's Chris 'Klondike' Masuak. This interview was conducted with Klondike in 1995 and was originally published that year. Since that time, Klondike has continued gigging and recording, most notable with Birdman and a re-formed Hitmen. He is soon to depart Australia and … Continue reading Rockbrat Chat: The Chris ‘Klondike’ Masuak Interview

Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Hitmen DTK (1990)

Who: Hitmen DTK Where: ANU, Canberra - 28 November 1990 Chris Masuak and Johnny Kannis - they were a part of The Rockbrat's world via live gigs for so long they were damn near family ! I have a backstage shot from this time-period which I'll have to locate and upload. I took many live shots of The … Continue reading Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Hitmen DTK (1990)