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)

What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Divinyls – I’m On Your Side

The fourth single released off their big selling self-titled album from 1991. It is also one of the stand-out tracks on the record, and - oddly enough - not written by either Amphlett or McEntee. This ballad just gets better with age, and it is timeless. It is Christina Amphlett's vocal delivery on the tune … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Divinyls – I’m On Your Side

Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Divinyls’ Mark and Chrissy (1988)

This image is one of my blog co-hort's personal faves. What's ironic - is - that although I saw and photographed the Divinyls a lot during the Temperamental tour, I am fairly certain I did not take this image ! The ol' brain has forgotten much since 1988, but I think this was taken by … Continue reading Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Divinyls’ Mark and Chrissy (1988)

Guess What Mr Rockbrat Found On eBay ? Divinyls “Desperate” Promo Poster

What: Promo Poster for Divinyls 'Desperate' album Winning Bid: $71 US Starting Bids: $9.95 US Sale Dates: 13 August 2012 Can you believe this debut from our very own Divinyls is three decades old ? Not just one of the best-ever debut records to come outta Australia - but one of the best slabs of … Continue reading Guess What Mr Rockbrat Found On eBay ? Divinyls “Desperate” Promo Poster

What’s The Rockbrat Viewing Today ? DIVINYLS – US FESTIVAL ’83

Chrissie Amphlett appeared on Australian TV this year talking about her crippling battle with MS, looking frail and aged. After being inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame in 2006, and a brief reformation, she and Mark McEntee finally laid the Divinyls to rest in 2009. I have many great memories of seeing Divinyls with Mr. Rockbrat. I am fortunate to have … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Viewing Today ? DIVINYLS – US FESTIVAL ’83

What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Divinyls – Temperamental

Back in 1988, this casette tape got serious rotation in the Rockbratmobile. The Divinyls were world class - a band who wrote and recorded some amazing rock n roll songs. They  remain one of my favorite ever live acts and it is an unjustice that they never tasted greater success. Sure they had a worldwide … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Divinyls – Temperamental

What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Divinyls – Temperamental

I cannot think of a better album to crank at the start of a (ahem) working week, than this gem. I love the Divinyls big time. They were the real deal my friends and when they were blasting it out live in a shitty, sweaty pub in the Australian suburbs at maximum volume, you can … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Divinyls – Temperamental

Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Divinyls (1995)

Who: Divinyls  When: Labour Club, Canberra, July 8, 1995   After having witnessed The Divinyls have their backsides well and truly smacked by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts several times on their recent tour together, I decided to give Chrissy and Mark another go. And I’m glad I did. I love The Divinyls, and have seen … Continue reading Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Divinyls (1995)

Rockbrat’s Audio Archive: Joan Jett Interview on Triple J (1995)

OK, it's 2010. Everybody's seen The Runaways movie and is now a Joan Jett fan. I'm sure all these new disciples will be out in force when Joanie tours Australia in Summer this year as part of the summer festival circuit.  How many of you recall Joan's 1995 Australia tour with the Divinyls? She played … Continue reading Rockbrat’s Audio Archive: Joan Jett Interview on Triple J (1995)

Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Joan Jett – Sydney (1995)

Who: Joan Jett When: 26 May 1995 – Coogee Bay, Sydney, Australia Joan Jett spells rock n roll. No other female personifies rock n roll like her and this could quite possibly be my all-time favourite photograph. With the recent release of The Runaways Movie, there has been a renewed interest in Joan Jett and … Continue reading Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Joan Jett – Sydney (1995)