Rockbrat Introduces You To: Alison Gordy

Alison Gordy is a New York actor, singer, model and radio voice.  As a musician she is perhaps best well known for her collaboration with Johnny Thunders as part of his backup band, The Odd Balls. Yet in the early 90’s she was also leading her own band called Blonde & Blue who released a … Continue reading Rockbrat Introduces You To: Alison Gordy

Rockbrat Wonders: What are Cowboy Col’s Desert Island Discs?

Howdy Rockbrat disciples. You know Mr. Rockbrat and Cowboy Col began collecting records in 1979/80. I remember Mr. Rockbrat buying Slade's –‘Sladest’ LP, I remember catching buses all over Sydney in search of  second hand book and record stores in that eternal search for those early KISS albums. I remember buying 45’s of KISS’ Talk … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: What are Cowboy Col’s Desert Island Discs?

Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Johnny Thunders 1986 Sydney gig adverts

I've owned about 350 Johnny Thunders bootlegs, and have recently I have been going through and sorting through them, when amongst them I found these gig  adverts for a couple of Thunders dates in Sydney in late September, early October 1986. Interestingly, only one booteg exists from this tour that I know of, Le Rox in Adelaide … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Johnny Thunders 1986 Sydney gig adverts

Rockbrat Introduces You To: Freddy Lynxx

Can’t get no satisfaction with the rock n roll radio ? Does it leave you feeling frustrated, as you frantically flick the dial in a vain search for something cool ? You’re thinking "Man, there has to be something out there better than this !" as you begin to slide into a state of rock … Continue reading Rockbrat Introduces You To: Freddy Lynxx

Rockbrat Remembers: Jerry Nolan (1946 – 1992)

Jerry Nolan was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1946. Having a soldier as a stepfather meant relocation to Hawaii where he spent his formative years. It was in Hawaii that he witnessed an Elvis Presley show, which made a lasting impression. He took up the drums and listened to the wild rockers of the … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Jerry Nolan (1946 – 1992)

Rockbrat Remembers: Johnny Thunders (1952 – 1991)

Born John Anthony Genzale on July 15, 1952, Johnny spent his early years on the streets of Queens NY, pursuing the dream of every American teenager, to become like his hero Micky Mantle, a professional baseball player. An introduction to music at an early age intercepted his promising baseball career as young Johnny was by … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Johnny Thunders (1952 – 1991)

Rockbrat Remembers: Stiv Bators (1949 – 1990)

When Stiv Bators died, America lost one of it’s punk pioneers, and the world was deprived of one of the finest purveyors of punk rock ever. When Guns n Roses released ‘Ain’t It Fun’ from their ‘The Spaghetti Incident’ album of a couple of years ago, a friend enthusiastically tried to convince me that with … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Stiv Bators (1949 – 1990)

Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Turbo AC’s – Wollongong (2005)

Who: Turbo AC's When: Coomeys, Wollongong -  17 February 2005 There's nothing quite like seeing a profile band in a small venue, or play to a small crowd. Not good mind you for the booker, promoter or band, but as a fan, these gigs often become the most memorable. So it was that I saw … Continue reading Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Turbo AC’s – Wollongong (2005)

What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Kevin K Band – Oriental Nights

Kevin K Band: Oriental Nights (1999) Tracks: 1. Fire It Up 3:38; 2. Melody 2:12; 3. Too Fast To Live 2:14; 4. Hook Me Up 3:55; 5. Time Don't Wanna Tell 3:03; 6. Blame It On Mom 3:44; 7. Disappointed In You 2:23; 8. Crime Scene 3:04; 9. She 3:20; 10. La Vida Loca 2:44; … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Kevin K Band – Oriental Nights