From The Archives: Sylvain Sylvain S/T (RCA)

Ex-New York Doll Syl’s first solo album is a wonderful exercise in pure pop with no hard edges, but hooks and melodies aplenty. A far cry from the seedy three chord sound of the Dolls, this LP’s chock full of 50’s and 60’s influenced rock n roll pop. Tinkly keyboards and saxophone punctuate most tracks, … Continue reading From The Archives: Sylvain Sylvain S/T (RCA)

Rockbrat News Flash: Rockbrat Radio #17 – Satoshi Silvers Tribute Radio Show – 3 JULY, 2011

Satoshi Silvers was a guitar player with 1990's Japanese glam punk band The Golden Arms. He passed away on 17 June, 2011. To honour his memory, in this special show we will talk about the man and play nothing but Golden Arms rock 'n' roll. If you are a fan of Johnny Thunders or The New … Continue reading Rockbrat News Flash: Rockbrat Radio #17 – Satoshi Silvers Tribute Radio Show – 3 JULY, 2011

What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? NEW YORK DOLLS – Dancing Backward In High Heels (2011)

Well, the jury is back in, and the verdict is unanimous – the Dolls should still be around in 2011 and the new album, "Dancing Backward In High Heels" gets the thumbs up from long time Dolls fan Cowboy Col. Let me call a spade a spade though – it took me a few listens … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? NEW YORK DOLLS – Dancing Backward In High Heels (2011)

Rockbrat Wonders: About the New York Dolls in 2011?

 The Dolls formed 40 years ago, in 1971. One has to ask the question though, with only Sylvain and Johansen left in the lineup, is their reason for them to still be around in 2011? Sure, its money, and I certainly don't begrudge them earning money, cos I remember those lean years in the 80s … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: About the New York Dolls in 2011?

What’s The Rockbrat Reading Today ? Kevin K – How To Become A Successful Loser

So who is Kevin K, and why would you buy this book? Kevin K is a Florida based rock 'n' roller who for 30 + years has been playing street punk, NYC style rock 'n' roll. He counted Johnny Thunders, Jerry Nolan and Syl Sylvain from the New York Dolls as his peers and friends, … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Reading Today ? Kevin K – How To Become A Successful Loser

Rockbrat Remembers: Jerry Nolan (1946 – 1992)

Jerry Nolan was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1946. Having a soldier as a stepfather meant relocation to Hawaii where he spent his formative years. It was in Hawaii that he witnessed an Elvis Presley show, which made a lasting impression. He took up the drums and listened to the wild rockers of the … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Jerry Nolan (1946 – 1992)

Rockbrat Remembers: Johnny Thunders (1952 – 1991)

Born John Anthony Genzale on July 15, 1952, Johnny spent his early years on the streets of Queens NY, pursuing the dream of every American teenager, to become like his hero Micky Mantle, a professional baseball player. An introduction to music at an early age intercepted his promising baseball career as young Johnny was by … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Johnny Thunders (1952 – 1991)

Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: The Road Vultures – Ride

THE ROAD VULTURES RIDE (Circumstantial) To the untuned ear of the collective majority, the Road Vultures were just another glam looking rock band who rode on the tails of the pretentious late 80’s/early 90’s heavy metal movement. They were in fact, one of the most criminally ignored rock n roll bands of the 90’s. The … Continue reading Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: The Road Vultures – Ride

What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Kevin K Band – Oriental Nights

Kevin K Band: Oriental Nights (1999) Tracks: 1. Fire It Up 3:38; 2. Melody 2:12; 3. Too Fast To Live 2:14; 4. Hook Me Up 3:55; 5. Time Don't Wanna Tell 3:03; 6. Blame It On Mom 3:44; 7. Disappointed In You 2:23; 8. Crime Scene 3:04; 9. She 3:20; 10. La Vida Loca 2:44; … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Kevin K Band – Oriental Nights