Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Jackie Fox Interview

What: Jackie Fox Interview (Doll Magazine, Japan 2000) Yes I was a Runaways nut - actually a massive Runaways fan if the truth be known.  The Rockbrat owns an extensive collection of Runaways vinyl - hell, there's even a Greek pressing of the Foxes soundtrack in there ! Ten odd years ago, I had the … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Jackie Fox Interview

Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: Birtha – Can’t Stop The Madness

BIRTHA CAN’T STOP THE MADNESS  (Dunhill)  Before L7 there was The Runaways. But long before Jett, Ford, Currie and co. had plugged into their Marshall’s, there was Birtha, a loud, heavy quartet from Los Angeles. (Before Birtha there was the New York-based Goldie and the Gingerbreads but that’s another story). Birtha always seem to get … Continue reading Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: Birtha – Can’t Stop The Madness

Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Joan Jett – Sydney (1995)

Who: Joan Jett When: 26 May 1995 – Coogee Bay, Sydney, Australia Joan Jett spells rock n roll. No other female personifies rock n roll like her and this could quite possibly be my all-time favourite photograph. With the recent release of The Runaways Movie, there has been a renewed interest in Joan Jett and … Continue reading Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Joan Jett – Sydney (1995)

Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: The Runaways – Waitin’ For The Night

THE RUNAWAYS WAITIN’ FOR THE NIGHT (Mercury) Where do I start, when reviewing possibly my all-time favourite record ? Let’s drift back in time shall we. The year 1977. Hollywood all-girl band The Runaways had already shaken the rock world, conquering Europe and Japan in the process, but after a turbulent summer which had seen … Continue reading Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: The Runaways – Waitin’ For The Night

Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (1995)

Who: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts When: Revesby Workers Club, Sydney, July 1, 1995 The posters promised ‘An evening mass with The Divinyls and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts’. This referred to the recently completed tour which paired said bands for a gruelling schedule of thirty one dates in just under six weeks, covering five … Continue reading Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (1995)