Oz rock guitarist Marc Welsh releases new album ‘Superior Firepower’

Marc Welsh has doggedly forged a career in both rock ‘n’ roll and graphic art – and for that he must be admired, for few of his peers from the mid-80s onwards are still out and about pursuing rock ‘n’ roll in earnest  – and those that are do so for the sheer love of … Continue reading Oz rock guitarist Marc Welsh releases new album ‘Superior Firepower’

Rockbrat Remembers: MASSIVE APPENDAGE

I've written elsewhere on this blog about the great Jed Starr and the various bands he fronted, including Kings Cross, Festers, Star World etc etc - and also Massive Appendage. Search this blog for an interview with Jed for more detail. I recently found this article about Massive Appendage, which was published in Hot Metal Magazine Australia issue … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: MASSIVE APPENDAGE

Rockbrat Chat: The Dave Crompton Interview (ex-Surrender, Godspeed, Fetish)

Cowboy Col did an interview with Jed Starr, in which they discussed an old friend of mine.   I decided to look up my old mate, and see what he was up to these days.Now I knew he had “retired” from the music scene, however I was surprised to learn that he had returned, or at … Continue reading Rockbrat Chat: The Dave Crompton Interview (ex-Surrender, Godspeed, Fetish)

Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Killing Time – 1991 Gig Flier

This flier for the long forgotten - but fondly remembered 'Killing Time' looks to be circa 1991. Jed, Tubby and Co did a short residency at the Royal Derby on Brunswick Street. Great band, great days....check out the old Killing Time poster we had here and Cowboy Col's great post on Jed Starr as well.

Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Killing Time Poster 1991

The couple of times I saw Melbourne's Killing Time in the very early 90's were special. They were (at least when Jed Starr was in the line-up) a unique band with catchy, hook-filled songs.  They were of the time - if you consider the musical landscape of 1991. Kurt, Seattle etc etc plus the remnants … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Killing Time Poster 1991

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 ?