As front man for the iconic Rose Tattoo, Angry Anderson needs no introduction. Angry joins us on episode 106 of the Australian Rock Show for a lengthy interview where we take a deep dive into his rock n roll history and ask the questions you won’t hear in other interviews. In this comprehensive chat we … Continue reading Episode 106 -Angry Anderson Interview
Rose Tattoo’s - ‘Never Too Loud’, released in 1997 through Repertoire Records Germany, was a ‘Popumentary’ Series, spanning the band's career at the time. Now, 22 years on, the Hard-Ons, join Rose Tattoo on their ‘Still Never To Loud’ tour heading out nationally in March, April and May. Thirty-five years since their formation, the Hard-Ons have … Continue reading Rose Tattoo and Hard-Ons announce ‘Still Never Too Loud’ Tour 2019
Melbourne rockers Palace Of The King have been confirmed as very special guests on the upcoming national run from Australia’s rock n roll outlaws, Rose Tattoo. POTK have had a huge 2018, releasing their third album Get Right With Your Maker in April which saw them undertake a huge 8 country European tour before heading back to Australia for sold out … Continue reading PALACE OF THE KING Announced As Special Guests On Rose Tattoo Australian Tour
We celebrate the 100th episode of the Australian Rock Show in style by chatting to Oz hard rock great Mark Evans. We talk in detail about Mark’s life in rock ‘n’ roll – covering everything from his earliest days with AC/DC to his time in Heaven, his memories of Malcolm Young, his recent stint in … Continue reading ARS100: Mark Evans Interview (AC/DC – Rose Tattoo)
Bob Spencer is best known for his guitar exploits in bands such as, Finch, The Angels, Skyhooks and currently Rose Tattoo. He is an ARIA Hall Of Fame member, has had multi gold and platinum records in his career including, The Angels only No.1 album ‘Beyond Salvation’. Bob is a mentor, music coach and all … Continue reading Ex-Angels and Skyhooks guitarist Bob Spencer releases new single !
Lucy De Soto – the woman with the likeable golden voice. I’ve long been a fan of Lucy. Her boogie woogie rollicking piano playing and strong rich vocals are an integral part of the Pete Wells sound. ‘Take This Veil’ is her first solo album (proper) in 13 years. (She released two LP’s in the … Continue reading From The Archives: Desoto: Take This Veil Album Review (2000)
Y'know five years back we reviewed the EP by Bitzer titled Oz Rock Six pack…you can hunt down that review on our blog – but I do wish to highlight a comment which my brother ended that review with - which stated ‘If you wanna taste of the glory days of Oz rock in 2013 … Continue reading Bitzer – Pedigree Mongrel (Album Review)
Festival Records thankfully continue to reissue/repackage and reinvigorate great Australian rock ‘n’ roll that would otherwise be lost to time. ‘When Sharpies Ruled’ is a 23 track compilation CD with exhaustive liners notes, a superb photo book and a wealth of first hand insight - not just into the music – but the whole Sharpie … Continue reading Whats The Rockbrat Listening to today? WHEN SHARPIES RULED: A VICIOUS SELECTION (Festival Records)
Wells has worked tirelessly to earn the position he now holds as one of Australia’s premier bluesman, with minimal industry and public support. Yet for overseas readers, you don’t land support slots with Dylan, Marianne Faithfull, Robert Cray or The Stray Cats (to name a few) if you ain’t the genuine article, and Wells is … Continue reading From the Rockbrat Archives: Pete Wells Band – It’s All Fun and Games Till Somebody Gets Hurt (PACK O’ 20)
Damn this is good….real good. If this isn't the best Australian release of the year then I'd like to know what is. Is it necessary to introduce the man ? OK, for the benefit of the few who weren't listening the first time around. Rilen formed the seminal Australian rock 'n' roll beast that be … Continue reading From the Rockbrat Archives: Ian Rilen – Love Is Murder (Phantom)
If you need a reminder of why Australian rock n roll of the 1970 and 80s was the best in the world – then ‘The Glory Days Of Aussie Pub Rock’ is for you. Festival Records have done a superb job in capturing the best bands of that period, with a whopping 4 CD, 90 … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? The Glory Days of Aussie Pub Rock, Vol. 2 (Festival Records)
On behalf of Mr. Rockbrat, I would like to wish all Rockbrat Readers a very happy Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2016! Statistics indicate that there are still thousands of people out there who enjoy reading the plethora of articles and blogs on the Rockbrat site - with new readers continuing to discover (and re … Continue reading Merry Christmas 2015 to all Rockbrat Readers from the Australian Rock Show!