What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Heavy – Various Artists (1982)

I recently unearthed this item and man it floored me. Like being introduced to an old friend you haven't seen in years. 'Heavy' was something special to me and the Cowboy. You see my rock n roll sibling owned this and we all but wore it out. Back then our rock n roll brains were … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Heavy – Various Artists (1982)

Rockbrat Wonders: Which rock songs sound the most dated ?

Y'know I was driving along the highway recently and Purple's 'Smoke On The Water' came over the radio. Classic it may be, but it has not stood the test of time. I nearly clenched my teeth and floored it out of frustration, willing the song to be over and done with. It sounds terribly dated but … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Which rock songs sound the most dated ?

Rockbrat Wonders: Why are Deep Purple working with a symphony in 2011?

Heavy metal's fossilised fathers Deep Purple are to be backed by a 30-Piece Symphony Orchestra on their North American tour starting in early June. The question needs to be asked though. Why? Ian Gillan is what, 67 years of age now, when is enough enough? Taking a leaf out of the David St. Hubbins book, … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Why are Deep Purple working with a symphony in 2011?

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 ?