From The Archives: Desoto: Take This Veil Album Review (2000)

Lucy De Soto – the woman with the likeable golden voice. I’ve long been a fan of Lucy. Her boogie woogie rollicking piano playing and strong rich vocals are an integral part of the Pete Wells sound. ‘Take This Veil’ is her first solo album (proper) in 13 years. (She released two LP’s in the … Continue reading From The Archives: Desoto: Take This Veil Album Review (2000)

Rockbrat’s Websight Highlight: Rose Tattoo Fan Page

We here at Rockbrat HQ are big time fans of the Rosie Tatts. Read through the posts and you'll no doubt gather that (I recall Angry passing a can of VB from the stage to a much younger Cowboy one night at Dee Why Hotel and the Cowboy gulping down the brew with great gusto … Continue reading Rockbrat’s Websight Highlight: Rose Tattoo Fan Page

Rockbrat Remembers: Mick Cocks – died 22 December, 2009

For a long time there, particularly during the late 80s and early 90’s, Michael Thomas Cocks looked ageless, like he’d been drinking heartily from the fountain of youth. Yet he we are, the 22nd of December, 2010 and Cocksy has been gone for a year already. Sure there was benefit concert for him in July, … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Mick Cocks – died 22 December, 2009

Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Pete Wells set-list (1995)

What: Pete Wells Set-List Britannia Hotel, Sydney - 23 April 1995 What we have on display here folks is a real piece to treasure. It's a genuine set-list from a Pete Wells gig circa 1995. For future reference, the Rockbrat always used to note the relevant details on the reverse - and this here set-list, was actually Pete's and … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Pete Wells set-list (1995)

Rockbrat Remembers: Rose Tattoo’s Pete Wells and Mick Cocks

For the uneducated, Peter Wells and Mick Cocks were the twin guitar attack for Rose Tattoo. I have many great memories of seeing the Tatts over the years, and Pete and Mick in other incarnations as well. Their contributions to rock n roll are immense and it is important that the memories of Cocksy and Wellsy live on.  … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Rose Tattoo’s Pete Wells and Mick Cocks

Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Rose Tattoo (1998)

Who: Rose Tattoo When: Labor Club, Canberra - August 11, 1998 It had been some years since Rose Tattoo last graced a Canberra stage, so their return to the national capital was indeed an event to cherish. Witnessing the musical muscle that is Rose Tattoo is pretty much like watching a retired heavyweight champ climb … Continue reading Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Rose Tattoo (1998)

Guess What The Rockbrat Found On eBay ? Rock n Roll War – A Vicious Kitten Compilation

22.95 US...GREAT Price for a GREAT ALBUM! VARIOUS: Rock 'n' Roll War (MINT/OOP/OZ/24 TRACKS) Issued in Australia by Vicious Kitten Records in 2000. Prefix and catalog number are VK008. Complete title as follows, VARIOUS ARTISTS 'Rock 'n' Roll War - A Compilation of International Rock Action'. Track listing: THE DICTATORS - "Who Will Save Rock … Continue reading Guess What The Rockbrat Found On eBay ? Rock n Roll War – A Vicious Kitten Compilation