Like many other long-time Runaways devotees, I was ecstatic to hear that former vocalist Cherie Currie was locked in a studio and recording a new album ! This was a couple of years back now. After years of spinning Cherie’s solo albums – such as the one she did with sister Marie ‘Messin With The … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: When Will Kenny Laguna Release The New Cherie Currie Album ?
What: Runaways 1977 European Tour T-Shirt Buy It Now Price: $7,920 US Listing Date: September 2013 Description: VINTAGE TOUR T-SHIRT JOAN JETT 70s OG Original The Runaways concert tee from their 'School Days' European tour '77! THE REAL DEAL AND ONE OF THE RAREST/COOLEST TOUR SHIRTS ON EARTH!!! Pink lipstick kisses print on front! Excellent … Continue reading Guess What Mr Rockbrat Found On eBay ? Runaways: 1977 European Tour T-Shirt
What is there left to say about Orianthi ? Every superlative to describe her ability and talent has been written. I watch some of her performances online and they often leave me speechless. Last year, Australian Guitar Magazine offered up their 'Definitive Top Ten Australian Guitarists of All Time' list. Having been a rock fanatic … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Is Orianthi the greatest guitarist alive today ?
What: Runaways - Waitin For The Night - Acetate Winning Bid: $306 US Starting Bids: $50 US Sale Date: 26 October 2010 Waitin' For The Night is one of my all-time top 10 records. Recently, my good pal Michael Butler focused on this album on his 'Rock n Roll Geek Show' podcast. So I've been … Continue reading Guess What Mr Rockbrat Found On eBay ? Runaways: ‘Waitin For The Night’ Acetate
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)
Tell you what, you could blow some serious money at the moment on the live rock circuit here in Australia. I cannot recall a time when there are so many bands announcing tours - a far cry from those days in the mid-8o's when we had only the likes of Purple, or Queen, or Dio … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Is This The Busiest Year for International Rock Australia Has Seen ?
I am old enough to remember buying Lita Ford albums in 1985. Man, Mr. Rockbrat and I played the ‘Dressed To Kill’ album to death. We had some live footage from Lita of the song ‘Dressed To Kill’ and the video clip of “Gotta Let Go” which we taped off Beatbox back then which we … Continue reading What’s the Rockbrat Listening To Today? LITA FORD – Living Like A Runaway (2012)
What: Runaways 1976 London Concert Poster Winning Bid: 34 GBP Starting Bid: 30 GBP Sale Date: 18 Aug 2007 Description: Very rare RUNAWAYS gig poster from the Roundhouse, Camden, London. 1 October 1976. Size 38"x 28" ( 97cm x 71cm ). Fair / good condition, a few rips on edges, scuffs, creases and a … Continue reading Guess What The Rockbrat Found On eBay ? Runaways 1976 London Concert Poster
'All you boys way over there, and all you boys way down the back......I wanna be where the boys are !'. These very words were uttered by a tough-rock n roll teenager named Joan Jett - on the Runaways 1977 album 'Live In Japan'. I have worshipped the Runaways for nearly three decades and I … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Tokyo’s Kosei-Nenkin Kaikan Hall
Back in 1988, I’m sure that the terms ‘power ballad’ or even ‘hair metal’, were not part of the vocabulary. These terms only came into use in the early 2000s when used to describe late 80’s hard rock bands who had big hair. Back then, EVERY band had record company pressure to come up with … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: What were the best three power ballads of the late 80s / early 90s?
The rock n roll world is currently abuzz with the rumours that America's finest all-girl band - The Runaways - may have some sort of re-union and play live in Japan in 2011. Details are sketchy, but long-time band supporter and Sunset Strip Mayor -Mr Rodney Bingenheimer - fuelled the fire recently, by mentioning this … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: About The Runaways Re-Union Show Rumour – Japan 2011
THE RUNAWAYS WAITIN’ FOR THE NIGHT (Mercury) Where do I start, when reviewing possibly my all-time favourite record ? Let’s drift back in time shall we. The year 1977. Hollywood all-girl band The Runaways had already shaken the rock world, conquering Europe and Japan in the process, but after a turbulent summer which had seen … Continue reading Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: The Runaways – Waitin’ For The Night