Today I want to reflect on the passing of Walter Lure, erstwhile guitar slinger for The Heartbreakers and also main man of his own outfit, The Waldos. Lure came to prominence in the mid-70s in the burgeoning NYC punk scene as a hot shot guitar player for glam up and comers The Demons, before graduating … Continue reading Remembering Walter Lure (April 22, 1949 – August 21, 2020)
Today I want to spend a few minutes talking about a guy called Kevin K – who in my humble opinion is pretty much the definitive rock n roller – I want to give you a brief precis of Kevin K’s discography and also point out what makes his music so good – and … Continue reading Rockbrat Introduces You To: THE GREATNESS OF KEVIN K
Anita’s Theatre in Thirroul is an elaborate, 93 year old venue with ornate fittings and superb acoustics. For most if its existence, it existed as King’s Theatre. It hasn’t hosted a king of rock ‘n’ roll for some time – until tonight. In the midst of his very first, long awaited Australian tour, John … Continue reading Rockbrat Live Review: JOHN WAITE – ANITA’S THEATRE, THIRROUL, NSW 31/3/18
This is an interview Colin Gray (Australian Rock Show/Rockbrat Blog) conducted on September 3, 2010 with legendary NYC rocker Kevin K. At the time, Kevin was about to release his autobiography, ‘How To Become A Successful Loser’, and his 20th Studio album, ‘Joey And Me’. In this detailed interview, Kevin talks about the book, the … Continue reading Kevin K Interview
Are Talking Heads the most overrated band of all time ? They are certainly up there. I never understood Talking Heads. They were a band whom never spoke to me – and as a consequence, were a band I never had any time for. Nerds. Art school nerds. History as shown that they came up … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Were Talking Heads The Most Overrated Band Of All?
Christmas has arrived early! October 2014 and a new Kevin K album. That’s cause for celebration folks, for the man with the best voice in rock ‘n’ roll has yet again delivered the goods with his new album, ‘Hurt You’. I’ve always loved Kevin’s acoustic tunes. He has an earnest voice suited to the stripped … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? KEVIN K – HURT YOU CD (2014)
Satoshi Silvers was a guitar player with 1990's Japanese glam punk band The Golden Arms. He passed away on 17 June, 2011. To honour his memory, in this special show we will talk about the man and play nothing but Golden Arms rock 'n' roll. If you are a fan of Johnny Thunders or The New … Continue reading Rockbrat News Flash: Rockbrat Radio #17 – Satoshi Silvers Tribute Radio Show – 3 JULY, 2011
I can still remember when Thunders died. At that time, I had only recently re- read Nina Antonia's 'In Cold Blood' autobiography, so news of his death, although somewhat expected, still came as a shock. Anyway, it's hard to believe taht 20 years have passed since that time. Since then. there's been a bunch of re issues, the … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Johnny Thunders who died 20 years ago today
What: Johnny Thunders 9 July 1978 Amsterdam Gig Poster Winning Bid: $51 GBP Sale Date: 8 July 2007 Always great to see Thunders rarities and this one is quite unique. Not sure how many of these were printed but 1978 was an amazing year productively in the career of Johnny Thunders so gig posters like … Continue reading Guess What The Rockbrat Found On eBay ? Johnny Thunders 1978 Amsterdam Poster
So who is Kevin K, and why would you buy this book? Kevin K is a Florida based rock 'n' roller who for 30 + years has been playing street punk, NYC style rock 'n' roll. He counted Johnny Thunders, Jerry Nolan and Syl Sylvain from the New York Dolls as his peers and friends, … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Reading Today ? Kevin K – How To Become A Successful Loser
In recent years, Florida based singer/songwriter Kevin K has penned albums that have largely reflected his experiences of touring throughout Europe, and Germany in particular. 2009’s ‘Deutschland’ and last year’s ‘Firestorm’ CD gave the listener strong thematic images of cold war Europe and post war Germany. With consistently strong, original and evocative material, these albums … Continue reading Rockbrat Introduces You To: KEVIN K – ‘Joey And Me’ CD
The last great rock n roller left alive, Mr Kevin K finally has his autobiography published and it is now availalable for sale. The book is entitled 'How To Become A Successful Loser' and if you are a fan of the Rockbrat blog, this is considered ESSENTIAL! This is the rock and roll life story of Kevin … Continue reading Rockbrat News Flash: Kevin K autobiography OUT NOW!!