Today I am giving Slade's 1973 record 'Sladest' a thorough inspection - and damn it's good. Actually it’s extraordinary ! What you are in fact all looking at folks - is the very first record I ever bought. See, me and the Cowboy used to spend many Saturday mornings as kids - perusing local school … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Slade – ‘Sladest’
Who: Beady Eye Where: Zepp Tokyo, Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan When: Mon 12 September 2011 The Gallagher's have been a part of the Rockbrat world for so long, they're like family. The last time I'd seen Liam and Co live was in the snowy setting of Sapporo in early 2009. But here I am a … Continue reading Rockbrat Live Review: Beady Eye: Tokyo, Japan – Mon 12 September 2011
UK rock outfit Beady Eye. Essentially Oasis minus Noel right ? Well the guys in Beady Eye might very well be standing in in the shadow of a giant but they sure as hell ain't looking back, rather - if this album is anything to go by - they're surging ahead on their own terms. … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? BEADY EYE – DIFFERENT GEAR, STILL SPEEDING
It's comforting to know that the boys from Oasis are still out and about, albeit under the guise of Beady Eye and without Noelly G. They are hitting the road in the UK and Europe from March and have just announced live dates for Japan in May. Lock in Mr Rockbrat. A club tour as … Continue reading Rockbrat News Flash: Beady Eye Hit The Road
For those not aware of Oasis history - this show at Wembley has achieved legendary status, chiefly because Liam is as pissed as a parrot. Things were not going all that great for the boys on the 'Standing On The Shoulder of Giants' Tour - with Noel walking out mid-tour after a brotherly fight - and … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Oasis – 2nd Night In a Shithole – Wembley 22.7.2000
This album went to number one in many countries and sold millions. It's a freakin classic filled with anthems. Hard to believe it's now 15 years old. Most of the albums came with a standard silver disc. However some of the discs themselves feature a photograph of the back of Noel Gallagher's head. Story goes … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Oasis ‘What’s The Story’ CD with Noel’s Head
Not sure I can answer Cowboy Col’s question to his ‘Who Will Save Australian Rock n Roll‘ ? post, but with the debut release yesterday from new outfit Beady Eye – I know who can save the sorry situation in the UK. Beady Eye are essentially Oasis minus Noel – and their first single ‘Bring … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Beady Eye: ‘Bring The Light’
Oasis are a giant beast - bigger than maybe the Gallagher brothers themselves, or so I thought. I was sure that they would carry on in some form much like the Stones. But when big brother Noel walked out on the band for what seems like the final time one year ago - he effectively … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Why Noel and Liam Gallagher Cannot Resolve Their Differences ?
Just back from Japan with a bunch of Oasis collectables packed in the suit case. I thought I would make an update on the previous Oasis-Japan post as it never ceases to amaze me just how much the boys are adored over there. Whilst driving, I heard ‘Lyla’, ‘Let There Be Love’ and ‘Falling Down’ … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: About Oasis and the Japan Music Press
Who: Oasis When: Makomanai Ice Arena – Sapporo, Japan - 22 March 2009 With Noel and Liam gone their separate ways - it would appear unlikely that Oasis will ever re-unite. It would now appear then, that a snowy and wintry Sunday evening - in Sapporo, Japan of all places - will be the final … Continue reading Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Oasis – Sapporo, Japan (2009)
Back in 1996, the boys were locked in for an Aussie tour and the Rockbrat was all set to go. It never happened. They eventually toured Oz in 1998. Here is a rare advert for the Melbourne show.
What: Reckless Records Store Flier Here is a flier obtained from the long since demolished record store (remember them) known as Reckless Records, who were located in London. Of particular interest to Oasis rock geeks is that their Berwick Street, Soho store made the cover photo for the zillion-selling Oasis album '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?'. I … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Reckless Records Store Flier