Over the recent holiday break I took the opportunity to continue on with the seemingly never ending task of digitalising my collection of bootleg audio cassettes. Never ending cos I never seem to finish it – but I will this year – I made it a resolution! Anyway, so in the box are bootleg cassettes. … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Candy Harlots live at Gladesville- 24 years ago today!
Here is a flier from mid-1989 for the debut single from Sydney's Candy Harlots. These A4 pink fliers were pasted around the streets of the CBD and it is an interesting time piece. Maybe you have one ! There is a story behind this. I know because I designed it. Do devout fans still make … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Candy Harlots – Debut Single Flier
If the Kardomah Cafe in Kings Cross was the spiritual home for Sydney's Candy Harlots - then the St. James Tavern in Castlereagh Street must have come a close second. The St. James Tavern had a long flight of stairs at the entrance, and looking back, must surely have been a bit of a fire trap … Continue reading Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Marc Lee De Hugar – Candy Harlots 1988
Mark Easton has been producing great rock n roll for some years now. In a career that began with the riotous late 70's Wollongong punk outfit Suice Squad, Easton was then a member of seminal Sydney band The Kelpies. In the early 80's his band Soggy Porridge were at the forefront of the Australian post-punk … Continue reading Rockbrat News Flash: Mark Easton Interview
OK, here's an old one from 20 years ago now, the 18th of June, 1990 to be precise. At the time of the release of the 'Danger' single, the Candy Harlots' Ron Barrett and Mark Easton were interviewed by Sydney's Radio station 2MMM. I am not sure if Ron ever did any other radio interviews, but … Continue reading Rockbrat’s Audio Archive: Candy Harlots Radio Interview (1990)
Ron Barrett was only 26 years old when he passed away. I knew him fairly well via him being a member of the Candy Harlots. The first time I saw him with that outfit was supporting Cheap Trick at The Tivoli in April of 1988. I would go on to see him perform with the … Continue reading Remembering Ron Barrett from the Candy Harlots
In the late 80’s, the Sydney music scene was being whipped into a frenzy by a notorious bunch of brats calling themselves The Candy Harlots. This article is focusing only on the period of time, when the band were once tagged ‘Sydney’s biggest live secret’, and in the process cut two burning singles. Forming in … Continue reading Rockbrat Introduces You To: The Candy Harlots