Back in 1988, I’m sure that the terms ‘power ballad’ or even ‘hair metal’, were not part of the vocabulary. These terms only came into use in the early 2000s when used to describe late 80’s hard rock bands who had big hair. Back then, EVERY band had record company pressure to come up with … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: What were the best three power ballads of the late 80s / early 90s?
Who: Poison When: Sydney 3 April 1989 By 1989 I'd like to think I could distinguish decent rock from wimp rock. Why on earth I attended the 1989 Poison show in Sydney is totally beyond me. Boredom ? Maybe. Curious ? Probably. They were, after all, one of the first of the Sunset Strip bands to … Continue reading Worst Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Poison (1989)