Garage rock legend Radio Birdman founder Deniz Tek has announced the reissue of the groundbreaking album 'Take It To The Vertical'. The album will be released for the first time on vinyl, digitally and on DSP's on March 19th via Wild Honey Records. 'Take It To The Vertical', originally released by Redeye/Polydor Records Australia in 1992, was … Continue reading Radio Birdman’s Deniz Tek to reissue debut solo album feat. The Stooges’ Scott Asheton and Radio Birdman’s Chris Masuak
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 !
For more than 40 years Deniz Tek has been at the vanguard of Australian rock n roll – from Radio Birdman, New Race, the Visitors and a prolific solo career that continues to this day – on episode 101 of The Australian Rock Show we take it to the vertical and talk to Deniz … Continue reading ARS101: Deniz Tek Interview (Radio Birdman)
Radio Birdman's prolific guitar slinger Deniz Tek will drop his new solo album 'Lost For Words' for worldwide release on 1 September 2018. The Iceman is about to hit the road with Radio Birdman for shows in Australia and then a European Tour in October, but will release his much anticipated new solo record this … Continue reading Deniz Tek new solo album ‘Lost For Words’ to be released 1 September 2018
On episode 58 of The Australian Rock Show we crank hot n heavy new tunage from Airbourne and get blown sky high with some classic AC/DC. Scott Ginn (ex-Boss) has re-mastered and re-issued his 'One Man Army' album from 1986 - which also cops an airing, as does his late 80's outfit Rags n Riches. … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today: Australian Rock Show Episode 58
Tell you what, you could blow some serious money at the moment on the live rock circuit here in Australia. I cannot recall a time when there are so many bands announcing tours - a far cry from those days in the mid-8o's when we had only the likes of Purple, or Queen, or Dio … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Is This The Busiest Year for International Rock Australia Has Seen ?
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)
It’s hard to believe that 10 years have gone since the release of the Rock n Roll War compilation CD’s. Prior to Rockbrat, back then, Cowboy Col was operating Vicious Kitten Records, an independent record label whose mission was to fight the war against the jive. I had the idea of releasing a compilation album … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Vicious Kitten Records and Rock n Roll War (2000)
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)
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
Who: Deniz Tek - Radio Birdman When: 23 January, 1996 – ANU, Canberra Australia When the rumours were flying that the legendary Radio Birdman were gonna reform, I for one couldn't believe it until I saw it. After all, there was supposed bad blood between members dating back to the band's break up in the late … Continue reading Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Deniz Tek (1996)