Album Review: Chris Masuak & the Viveiro Wave Riders – Address to the Nation (2019)

Address To The Nation is the new album from former Radio Birdman / Hitmen / Screaming Tribesmen guitar slinger Chris Masuak and his Spanish combo, the Viveiro Wave Riders, and his first since 2016’s excellent Brujita album. For those that didn’t pay attention the first time, top to bottom, Brujita was a comprehensive outing, and … Continue reading Album Review: Chris Masuak & the Viveiro Wave Riders – Address to the Nation (2019)

ARS116: ‘Lost Wax’ Roddy Ray’da Interview – Lost Lonely and Vicious

https://youtu.be/32Wp4oToSz0 Roddy Ray'da joins us on episode 116 of The Australian Rock Show as we ignite the dynamite and look over his 1989 album 'Lost Lonely and Vicious'. From The Scientists to the Dubrovniks, the Johnnys, the Hoodoo Gurus and a prolific solo career - Roddy's influence upon, and input into 1980’s Australian rock n … Continue reading ARS116: ‘Lost Wax’ Roddy Ray’da Interview – Lost Lonely and Vicious

Episode 102 – Mick Medew Interview (Screaming Tribesmen)

For more than 15 years Mick Medew fronted the Screaming Tribesmen – one of Australia’s most formidable post punk outfits. With a stack of number one hits on Australia’s alternative charts and a legion of fans in Europe, the Screaming Tribesmen left behind three classic albums and many memorable singles that continue to stand the … Continue reading Episode 102 – Mick Medew Interview (Screaming Tribesmen)

‘Descent Into the Maelstrom – the Radio Birdman Story’ out now on DVD | Worldwide Theatrical Screenings !

What do George Michael, L7, Michael Caine and Radio Birdman have in common? They’re all Official Selections at the worlds largest and most prestigious Music Documentary Film Festival “In-edit Barcelona & Madrid Spain 2018 The first time ever, Jonathan Sequeira’s critically acclaimed and uncompromising documentary ‘Descent Into The Maelstrom’– The Radio Birdman Story is available … Continue reading ‘Descent Into the Maelstrom – the Radio Birdman Story’ out now on DVD | Worldwide Theatrical Screenings !

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)