This is an interview Colin Gray (Australian Rock Show/Rockbrat Blog) conducted on September 3, 2010 with legendary NYC rocker Kevin K. At the time, Kevin was about to release his autobiography, ‘How To Become A Successful Loser’, and his 20th Studio album, ‘Joey And Me’. In this detailed interview, Kevin talks about the book, the … Continue reading Kevin K Interview
Are Talking Heads the most overrated band of all time ? They are certainly up there. I never understood Talking Heads. They were a band whom never spoke to me – and as a consequence, were a band I never had any time for. Nerds. Art school nerds. History as shown that they came up … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Were Talking Heads The Most Overrated Band Of All?
There is much to like about new Tokyo outfit The Refugees, who feature Sour Jazz (and ex-Motorcycle Boy/Marky Ramone's Intruders) guitar slinger Mr Ratboy in the line-up. In a scene clogged with bands, merely content in cloning those who've gone before them, The Refugees have a unique style and sound all their own - and … Continue reading Rockbrat Introduces You To: The Refugees (Mr Ratboy’s new Tokyo outfit)
How can we do a post like this and not include Marc Bell aka Marky Ramone. Again, let me state that we love the Ramones as much as anyone, but drummer Marky's wig was one of rock n roll's worst kept secrets. Last time I saw the Ramones was in '89 and my ears are … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Which Rocker Wore The Most Ridiculous Wig ? Marky Ramone
The last great rock n roller left alive, Mr Kevin K finally has his autobiography published and it is now availalable for sale. The book is entitled 'How To Become A Successful Loser' and if you are a fan of the Rockbrat blog, this is considered ESSENTIAL! This is the rock and roll life story of Kevin … Continue reading Rockbrat News Flash: Kevin K autobiography OUT NOW!!
What: Dee Dee Ramone - 2001 Japan Tour Flier As fate would have it - the month of January 2001 saw Dee Dee tour Japan for the final time in his life. I've had this flier for some time - it's a nice item which I thought I'd share. That Dee Dee King album from … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Dee Dee Ramone – 2001 Japan Tour Flier
Who: Johnny Ramone When: 11 November 1989 – Coogee Bay Hotel, Sydney, Australia I missed out on the Ramones 1980 tour of Australia so the 1989 visit was met with considerable expectation. A packed Ramones crowd is not a great place to try to line up a great photo. Nevertheless, I took the camera along with … Continue reading Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Johnny Ramone – Sydney (1989)