Oz rock guitarist Marc Welsh releases new album ‘Superior Firepower’

Marc Welsh has doggedly forged a career in both rock ‘n’ roll and graphic art – and for that he must be admired, for few of his peers from the mid-80s onwards are still out and about pursuing rock ‘n’ roll in earnest  – and those that are do so for the sheer love of … Continue reading Oz rock guitarist Marc Welsh releases new album ‘Superior Firepower’

What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? PSYCHOTIC TURNBUCKLES – PSYCHOTIC CHRISTMAS (1990)

On the 1980s and early 1990' s I was a massive fan of Sydney’s rock 'n' roll wresters, The Psychotic Turnbuckles. Exponents of 60’s garage punk, with lime green wigs and a keen sense of the ridiculous – how could you not love em?  I saw them countless times and they always entertained and delivered. … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? PSYCHOTIC TURNBUCKLES – PSYCHOTIC CHRISTMAS (1990)

Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Marc Lee De Hugar – Candy Harlots 1988

If the Kardomah Cafe in Kings Cross was the spiritual home for Sydney's Candy Harlots - then the St. James Tavern in Castlereagh Street must have come a close second. The St. James Tavern had a long flight of stairs at the entrance, and looking back, must surely have been a bit of a fire trap … Continue reading Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Marc Lee De Hugar – Candy Harlots 1988

Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Psychotic Turnbuckles (1989)

Who: Psychotic Turnbuckles Where: Dee Why Hotel, Sydney - 1989 The Rockbrat was a big fan of Sydney's rock 'n' roll wrestlers the Psychotic Turnbuckles and saw them countless times over several years. This photo is taken from the Dee Why Hotel sometime in 1989 and shows Jesse The Intruder about to slam a challenger … Continue reading Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Psychotic Turnbuckles (1989)

Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Sheek the Shayk (1999)

Who: Sheek The Shayk Where: Newtown RSL - Sydney 1999 The Rockbrat launched Vicious Kitten Records in 1999. It was the logical progression after Vicious Kitten Fanzine ended in December, 1998. The first band to be signed up to the label was Sydney 60's garage punk outfit Sheek The Shayk. The band featured two ex … Continue reading Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Sheek the Shayk (1999)