Former Ratt Guitarist Robbin Crosby’s Last Two Years Of Life Documented

This is a very interesting piece about the last couple of years of Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby’s life. It was written by a guy, Curt Dudley, who, at the outset was a Ratt fan, yet who ended up befriending Robin in hospital and for those last two years of his life. It was published in … Continue reading Former Ratt Guitarist Robbin Crosby’s Last Two Years Of Life Documented

Rockbrat Wonders: About bands who’ve never toured Australia

I was driving the rockbratmobile recently and the Cure came on the radio. Naturally enough I slammed some Twisted Sister in the tape deck and killed off that depressing whining of Robert Smith. But then the ol' brain flash-backed to the 80's, and a time I recalled when some ultra-hip university students started a 'we … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: About bands who’ve never toured Australia

What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Metal Madness – Various Artists (1985)

From memory, I purchased this around 85 and it rules. Double LP, gate-fold sleeve, pressed locally via Concept Records. Around this time period, heavy metal was all I knew. Money earnt from my menial factory job was spent on metal records....and I've never regretted it. Actually this compilation really is a sneak peek at the … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Metal Madness – Various Artists (1985)

Rockbrat Wonders: Who Had The Dumbest Haircut In Rock ? Stephen Pearcy

In this new segment, Mr Rockbrat and Cowboy Col will cast the rock n roll spy glass over some of the most laughable haircuts in rock. Let's kick off with one of the best of the worst. When it comes to dumb do's, no one could quite match Ratt's Stephen Pearcy in the mid-80's. Unlike … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Who Had The Dumbest Haircut In Rock ? Stephen Pearcy

Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Ratt: 1985 Japan T-Shirt Flier

Those rodent rockers Ratt achieved no greater success and fan base than here in Japan.  I just unearthed this vintage t-shirt flier from the mid-80's. As fate would have it, the popularity of Pearcy, The Blotz, Crosby and Co would dwindle within two or three short years after this time period, but back in 84/85 … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Ratt: 1985 Japan T-Shirt Flier