Rockbrat Remembers: When Mortal Sin Could Have Been As Big As Metallica

For a couple of years there - 89-89, a thrash metal band from Sydney's Western Suburbs had their sights set on Metallica's crown. Of course I'm talking about the great Mortal Sin. Their first couple of albums in paticular were fine examples of thrash metal with melody. innovation, lots of hooks, and immense appeal. In 2013, Metallica is a brand … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: When Mortal Sin Could Have Been As Big As Metallica

Rockbrat Remembers: MASSIVE APPENDAGE

I've written elsewhere on this blog about the great Jed Starr and the various bands he fronted, including Kings Cross, Festers, Star World etc etc - and also Massive Appendage. Search this blog for an interview with Jed for more detail. I recently found this article about Massive Appendage, which was published in Hot Metal Magazine Australia issue … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: MASSIVE APPENDAGE

Rockbrat News Flash: Rockbrat Radio #16 – Sydney’s Metal Years Part 4: Thrash Metal Of The 1980s

Tune in for the fourth and final instalment in a series of shows – where Cowboy Col remembers Sydney’s heavy metal years of the 1980’s. That’s right, we were metalheads who grew up in Sydney, Australia and in this series we have been focusing only on Sydney bands, and bands who predominantly didn’t sign with major labels or make … Continue reading Rockbrat News Flash: Rockbrat Radio #16 – Sydney’s Metal Years Part 4: Thrash Metal Of The 1980s

Rockbrat Wonders: Whatever Happened To Jed Starr ?

As a gig goer and hard rock/ heavy rock fan in Sydney in the 1980s, I saw guitarist Jed Starr on dozens of occasions in different bands. All great. I haven’t seen (or heard about) Jed Starr since 2002, and I’d be interested to know of his current musical activities if any.  Jed certainly had … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Whatever Happened To Jed Starr ?