Just checking in to let you know about a couple of albums that may have slipped unto your radar and are well worthy of your attention. The first is the ‘Metal Cowboy’ album by Ron Keel. Hands down, this is my favourite album of the year. Soaked in southern rockisms, this is outlaw country with … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? – Ron Keel: ‘Metal Cowboy’ and Dave Edmunds – ‘Again’.
I have a bit of a soft spot for the US outfit Cobra, and there albums (particularly First Strike) are excellent slices of commercial heavy rock. Some years back, whilst rifling through one of those great Japanese ‘heavy metal album covers’ books, I was checking out Cobra, and got into the Cobra albums. Front man … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Jimi Jamison 1951 – 2014
Man I used to love Keel. Keel were one of the BEST metal bands to come out of LA in the 1980s. Keel wrote more metal anthems than most metal bands. They wrote original, solid and ballsy metal tuneage. I used to own ‘The Right To Rock’ LP, ‘The Final Frontier’ LP and the self … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? KEEL – LAY DOWN THE LAW (1984)
Mr Rockbrat met Mr Malmsteen at in-store appearance in Sydney back in 1990. As is the case with many meet-and-greet type things, there was a lot of chaos with people pushing and clambering to get something signed by Yngwie. He was touring Australia in support of his 'Eclipse' album. What was funny was that the majority fans virtually ignored … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Autographed Yngwie Malmsteen Poster