What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Metal Madness – Various Artists (1985)

From memory, I purchased this around 85 and it rules. Double LP, gate-fold sleeve, pressed locally via Concept Records. Around this time period, heavy metal was all I knew. Money earnt from my menial factory job was spent on metal records....and I've never regretted it. Actually this compilation really is a sneak peek at the … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Metal Madness – Various Artists (1985)

Rockbrat Live Review: Judas Priest – Budokan, Tokyo, Japan – Friday 17 February 2012

Tonight's show at the legendary Budokan saw the venue being covered with snow. Strangely enough, a heavenly setting indeed for one of the most iconic HM bands of my lifetime. Priest are on their farewell tour and deliver a greatest hits type package with a couple of rarities thrown in as well. From what I … Continue reading Rockbrat Live Review: Judas Priest – Budokan, Tokyo, Japan – Friday 17 February 2012

Rockbrat Wonders: About Al Atkins: The founder of heavy metal ?

Ladies and gentleman – I give you the voice of Judas Priest. Nope, not Halford, nor Halford imitator Ripper Owens. Let me introduce to you the original voice of Judas Priest – Al Atkins. In 2011, poor old Al is digging the garden and doing the weeds. That’s right astute readers, he is 64 – … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: About Al Atkins: The founder of heavy metal ?

Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Judas Priest – 1986 Japan Tour Flier

1986 was a great year for rock and metal in general. At least in our household. It had been two years since 'Defenders of The Faith' and Judas Priest were back with a new album called Turbo. It is a fantastic record 'from top to bottom' as Michael Butler might say. The track 'Turbo Lover … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Judas Priest – 1986 Japan Tour Flier

Rockbrat Remembers: Heavy Metal Parking Lot (1986)

By the time Rockbrat and I were teens, we were well into rock n roll – yet it wasn’t the radio stuff of the day. No Duran Duran or U2 or any of that other new wave nonsense for us. We were metal heads – headbangers, with posters of KI$$, Maiden, WASP, Ozzy, Saxon, Twisted … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Heavy Metal Parking Lot (1986)