Australian hard rock veteran Scott Ginn releases his magnum opus with MAZZ-XT ‘Only The Quick And The Dead’ – THE Australian Hard Rock album of the year

When Mazz-XT main man Scott Ginn told me that this new record was the best thing he’d ever done, I was a little sceptical. After all, Ginn’s body of work extends back to the late 70s (Class, The Breakers, Montreaux, Richard Wilde Band etc.) and then with Boss, including their 1984 Oz hard-rock classic ‘Step … Continue reading Australian hard rock veteran Scott Ginn releases his magnum opus with MAZZ-XT ‘Only The Quick And The Dead’ – THE Australian Hard Rock album of the year

Rags N Riches frontman Scott Ginn to release new solo album in March 2019

Rags N Riches frontman Scott Ginn will release his third solo album in March 2019. 'Only the quick and the dead' is the follow-up to his 2015 release 'At the brink of eternity' and the 30th anniversary CD release of his 1986 'One Man Army' LP. Ginn's solo work is released under the Mazz-XT moniker … Continue reading Rags N Riches frontman Scott Ginn to release new solo album in March 2019

Dept. of Gloom to rock Frankie’s (Sydney) last show for 2018!

Capping off a year that saw Dept. of Gloom continue to build their reputation as an unmissable live act, the band will see 2018 out with a bang at Sydney’s infamous Frankie’s Pizza on Sunday 30th December.  Following their shows with both Skid Row and Hardcore Superstar, the night promises to be huge with special … Continue reading Dept. of Gloom to rock Frankie’s (Sydney) last show for 2018!

What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? RAGS N RICHES – HEAVEN IS ONLY A MOMENT AWAY CD (2018)

A couple of years ago, Sydney’s Scott Ginn re-emerged after 20 odd years out of the rock ‘n’ roll game. As fans of 1980s Sydney and Australian heavy rock, we here at Rockbrat were very familiar with Scott’s work , prominently with bands such as BOSS, The Breakers, Cheetah and Rags N Riches (Scott’s 1986 … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? RAGS N RICHES – HEAVEN IS ONLY A MOMENT AWAY CD (2018)

What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? GINN – ONE MAN ARMY (2016) & RAGS ‘N’ RICHES – SHIPWRECKED OUT IN THE STREET (2016)

Many albums by Australian hard rock/heavy metal bands of the early to mid-1980s are long out of print, and often fetch high prices on eBay and the collectors market. When these records were originally released, they were more often than not released on independent labels and in limited numbers, hence the reason why many titles … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? GINN – ONE MAN ARMY (2016) & RAGS ‘N’ RICHES – SHIPWRECKED OUT IN THE STREET (2016)

Rockbrat Chat: The Scott Ginn Interview

As fans of Australian hard rock in the 1980s, Scott Ginn was a guy who was always on our rock n roll radar.  From his time fronting The Breakers, to Boss, and onto Rags ‘n’ Riches – Scott was a multi-talented musician who wore many hats –including songwriter, guitar player, vocalist, producer and engineer. He … Continue reading Rockbrat Chat: The Scott Ginn Interview

Rockbrat Remembers: Sydney Hard Rock Outfit Rags ‘n’ Riches

The Rockbrat has some fond memories of seeing a band around Sydney in 1989 called Rags ‘n’ Riches. I saw this band on several occasions and different Sydney venues, but particularly remember  band supporting Gold Zeppelin. Kiss covers band Dynissty, as well as the Candy Harlots. They were a good band too, who played an entertaining, … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Sydney Hard Rock Outfit Rags ‘n’ Riches