Episode 79 – Alice Cooper Ace Frehley 2017 Australian Tour Special

It is forty years since super ghoul Alice Cooper first toured Australia and he is back downunder – doing a run of dates with Ace Frehley as support act. On episode 79 of The Australian Rock Show, we celebrate the tour by cranking some covers, performed by local artists. We rock, we rant, we recall … Continue reading Episode 79 – Alice Cooper Ace Frehley 2017 Australian Tour Special

From the Rockbrat Archives: Girl Monstar – Esplanade Hotel St Kilda (1992)

Girl Monstar - Esplanade Hotel St Kilda 11 July 1992 After a wretched '91 which saw many a guileless critic write them off for dead, 1992 promises to be the year of Girl Monstar, when their unique semi tough addictive brand of rock "n" roll is at last made communicable to the hungry world at … Continue reading From the Rockbrat Archives: Girl Monstar – Esplanade Hotel St Kilda (1992)

Rockbrat Remembers: 25 Years of Girl Monstar-induced rock n roll !

Melbourne's Girl Monstar first walked onto a stage at a club called 'Heroes' in Carlton, North Melbourne - 25 years ago. 'Heroes' - probably better well-known as 'Hearts' was a busy Nicolson Street live venue in the 70's and 80's - but today provides residential apartment living. Another iconic live venue bites the dust....wonder if … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: 25 Years of Girl Monstar-induced rock n roll !

Rockbrat Wonders: Whatever Happened To Jed Starr ?

As a gig goer and hard rock/ heavy rock fan in Sydney in the 1980s, I saw guitarist Jed Starr on dozens of occasions in different bands. All great. I haven’t seen (or heard about) Jed Starr since 2002, and I’d be interested to know of his current musical activities if any.  Jed certainly had … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Whatever Happened To Jed Starr ?

Rockbrat News Flash: Rock Chicks Exhibition and Launch Party !

Mr Rockbrat recently visited the Rock Chicks Exhibition, currently on at the Melbourne Arts Centre - and running until the end of February 2011. The whole concept of celebrating women in Australian music via assorted forms of media and memorabilia is a great idea - and a long overdue one at that. It would be great … Continue reading Rockbrat News Flash: Rock Chicks Exhibition and Launch Party !

Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Girl Monstar (1992)

Who: Girl Monstar Where: Esplanade Hotel, St Kilda, Melbourne - 11 July, 1992 Looking back I would've shot more rolls of film on Girl Monstar than any other artist. They were an amazing rock n roll band who should've made the big time. Alas. This photograph of guitarist Anne McCue and drummer Susie World was … Continue reading Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Girl Monstar (1992)

Rockbrat News Flash: Rockbrat Radio Launched !

Episode #1 of Rockbrat Radio was successfully launched - and aired aired live on the internet on 31 August 2010. The debut show was titled 'long lost all-girl bands' and featured acts such as Girl Monstar, Dragster Barbie, Mystery City, Leathur Panteez, Trinymph and Rum Babas Listen out for new shows in the coming weeks ! Show … Continue reading Rockbrat News Flash: Rockbrat Radio Launched !

What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Girl Monstar Tribute Podcast

Just over 20 years ago - in November of 1988 - an all-female rock n roll band from Melbourne Australia (featuring Sherry Rich and Anne McCue) stepped onto the tiny stage at a pub in North Melbourne and performed their debut show. They were called Girl Monstar - and for nearly two decades, the band … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Girl Monstar Tribute Podcast

Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: Girl Monstar – Monstereo Delicio

GIRL MONSTAR MONSTEREO DELICIO  (Timberyard) The now defunct Girl Monstar, were not just another all-girl group. Anyone close to me will know how much I loved this band, and anyone who ever witnessed them live will attest to the warmth and magic that made them what they were. A very special act who achieved a … Continue reading Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: Girl Monstar – Monstereo Delicio

Guess What The Rockbrat Found On eBay ? Anne McCue – Laughing

Anne McCue,Laughing,6 track CD, 1st Solo CD from 1996 item #400116077785 Winning Bid AU $10.50 Date: April 2010 This has got to be one of the bargains of the year ! Anne McCue's debut (self-released) album from 1996 - back when she was still relatively unknown (apart from a select few Monstar Maniacs) and playing … Continue reading Guess What The Rockbrat Found On eBay ? Anne McCue – Laughing

Rockbrat Introduces You To: The Candy Harlots

In the late 80’s, the Sydney music scene was being whipped into a frenzy by a notorious bunch of brats calling themselves The Candy Harlots. This article is focusing only on the period of time, when the band were once tagged ‘Sydney’s biggest live secret’, and in the process cut two burning singles. Forming in … Continue reading Rockbrat Introduces You To: The Candy Harlots