What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? The Glory Days of Aussie Pub Rock, Vol. 2 (Festival Records)

If you need a reminder of why Australian rock n roll of the 1970 and 80s was the best in the world – then ‘The Glory Days Of Aussie Pub Rock’ is for you. Festival Records have done a superb job in capturing the best bands of that period, with a whopping 4 CD, 90 … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? The Glory Days of Aussie Pub Rock, Vol. 2 (Festival Records)

Rockbrat Remembers: The Manly Vale Hotel

 The Manly Vale Hotel at 250 Condamine Street, Manly Vale on Sydney's northern beaches was one of Sydney's premier suburban rock venues in the 70's, 80's and continued to host live bands up until the pubs demise in the mid 90s. Back in the 1980's, you didn't need to travel to a big Entertainment Centre … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: The Manly Vale Hotel

Rockbrat Wonders: what is the best rock song about Japan ?

Ask any vintage rock fan to name a tune about Japan and it's likely that Purple's 'Woman From Tokyo' will be the first song they mention. It's a fair answer. There have been many songs penned over the years with Japan in mind - even as far back as 1928 when the tune 'Nagasaki' was … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: what is the best rock song about Japan ?