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)
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)