What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today: Australian Rock Show Episode 57

On episode 57 of The Australian Rock Show we play new music from Scott Ginn's outfit Mazz-XT, Nowra (NSW) HM band Temtris and also Bob Spencer (ex-Angels, Skyhooks). We look back and crank some Doomfoxx along with some classic Saxon (featuring Lemmy and Angry Anderson). Plus rock news, rants, and more - real rock n … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today: Australian Rock Show Episode 57

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)

What’s The Rockbrat Been Listening To Today: Picture – Diamond Dreamer (1982)

Picture are a way underrated metal band. They released a bunch of albums in the career – but they never surpassed this one. Picture is a Dutch heavy metal band and are noted for being the first band in the country to play heavy metal. (Before Vandenberg?) In the early 80’s (and with Diamond Dreamer … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Been Listening To Today: Picture – Diamond Dreamer (1982)

Rockbrat Wonders: Saxon – and why some heavy metal fans don’t get the joke

As anyone who has read this blog will know – many of the articles are written with a healthy dose of humour throw in. Life gets serious enough, and you’ve got to laugh at something when it’s genuinely funny. Some pretentious, self absorbed geezer who takes themselves way too seriously is a prime candidate – … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Saxon – and why some heavy metal fans don’t get the joke

Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: V/A – Heavy Metal Thunder

Picked up this killer comp in the UK twenty odd years back and I'm always amazed at the assembled line-up. It's a Carrere Records pressing so that means only one things. It's gonna be loud my friends. From memory they were chiefly a HM label outta France and tended to put out only the good … Continue reading Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: V/A – Heavy Metal Thunder

Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Iron Maiden Fan Club Letter (1984)

2010 and Ozzy Osborne and Metallica are household names, and everybody's a freakin' Maiden fan. Well let me tell you friends, 25 years ago the landscape looked a little but different to what it does today. Growing up a metal head in Sydney's early to mid 80's - metal was underground, which you might find hard to believe, but … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Iron Maiden Fan Club Letter (1984)

Rockbrat Wonders: Who Is The Most Ridiculous Looking Band In Heavy Metal? (Saxon)

The other day I was selling off my Saxon albums, and as I went through the jackets and inserts to make sure there were no freebie inserts / flyers etc for the buyer, I came across this gem. Have a look at these guys! This is Saxon circa 1985, the inner sleeve of the 'Innocence … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Who Is The Most Ridiculous Looking Band In Heavy Metal? (Saxon)