Rockbrat remembers: Fast Eddie Clarke and Fastway (1950-2018)

It’s funny how time has a way of shifting the collective consciousness of the public. In 2018 – metal bands such as Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Motorhead and Metallica are very well known, even commonly known, bands and indeed – brands. For those of us who were into these bands in the early to mid … Continue reading Rockbrat remembers: Fast Eddie Clarke and Fastway (1950-2018)

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 Introduces You To: The Neurotic Spiders

Mr Rockbrat was in his favourite Tokyo Record store recently one quiet Sunday evening and asked the staff to 'play me something cool I may not know' ! So the owner grabs a CD and says 'have you heard this ?' He cranks this particular album at full tilt and damned if it didn't measure … Continue reading Rockbrat Introduces You To: The Neurotic Spiders

Rockbrat Wonders – Motorhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’ – 30 Years Old Today

I can recall being in a favourite pub in South London many years back - regularly knocking back the Guinness and keeping the jukebox well fed with pound coins. The selections woulda been Thin Lizzy, Stones and Motorhead. What I do rememeber was just how LOUD the Motorhead track was when its time for airing … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders – Motorhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’ – 30 Years Old Today

Rockbrat Remembers: The 1991 Motorhead AustralianTour

Winter of 1991 saw the mighty Motorhead touring Australia - their first visit since 1984 by the Rockbrat's reckoning. If you view their 1984 Australasian Tour Dates you will find it amazing that they played relatively small venues like the Manly Hotel and Caringbah Inn in Sydney, and the Yoogali Club in Griffith ! (was that a soccer club?). Just … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: The 1991 Motorhead AustralianTour

Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Motorhead – Shinjuku, Tokyo (2000)

Phil and Lemmy showing the kids how it's done !Who: Motorhead When: Liquid Room, Shinjuku, Tokyo 10 October 2000 Does Rock n Roll in the live environment get any purer than Motorhead ? They have long been a Rockbrat favourite and any clueless kid looking to discover cool rock n roll could do worse than to start … Continue reading Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Motorhead – Shinjuku, Tokyo (2000)