Festival Records thankfully continue to reissue/repackage and reinvigorate great Australian rock ‘n’ roll that would otherwise be lost to time. ‘When Sharpies Ruled’ is a 23 track compilation CD with exhaustive liners notes, a superb photo book and a wealth of first hand insight - not just into the music – but the whole Sharpie … Continue reading Whats The Rockbrat Listening to today? WHEN SHARPIES RULED: A VICIOUS SELECTION (Festival Records)
Last Sunday evening I found myself channel surfing, and with no rugby league, baseball or decent historical documentary to watch - I landed on the industry backslapping night of nights known as the ARIA (or Australian Recording Industry Association) Awards. Powderfinger were on, and the kids were lapping it up. Powderfinger are a great example … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders – Who will save Australian Rock ‘n’ Roll ?
Recently dusted off for your listening pleasure, here is a 10 minute interview with Ian Rilen and Steve Lucas on Double J at the time of the release of X's glorious 'Aspirations' LP. We've cleaned up the sound a little bit for you, enjoy my friends. Dedicated to the memory of the one and only, … Continue reading Rockbrat’s Audio Archive: X Radio Interview on Double J (1980)
This is a re-published interview/article we conducted with the much-missed Lobby Loyde in 1998 If ever a book is written on Lobby Loyde it will sure as hell make for interesting reading. Loyde is an Australian rock n roll icon, who has been treading the boards since 1963. His cutting edge guitar playing has influenced … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Lobby Loyde