AN UPDATED VERSION OF THE CLASSIC 1996 TEXT THAT TELLS THE STORY FROM THE EARLY STIRRINGS OF PUNK THROUGH TO TRIPLE J, THE BIG DAY OUT AND BEYOND, 'STRANDED: AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT MUSIC 1976-1992, REVISED & EXPANDED EDITION' BY CLINTON WALKER IS PUBLISHED BY THE VISIBLE SPECTRUM FEATURING THE SAINTS, RADIO BIRDMAN, BOYS NEXT DOOR/BIRTHDAY PARTY, … Continue reading CLINTON WALKER’S ‘STRANDED: AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT MUSIC 1976-1992, REVISED & EXPANDED EDITION’ GETS A REBOOT
https://youtu.be/32Wp4oToSz0 Roddy Ray'da joins us on episode 116 of The Australian Rock Show as we ignite the dynamite and look over his 1989 album 'Lost Lonely and Vicious'. From The Scientists to the Dubrovniks, the Johnnys, the Hoodoo Gurus and a prolific solo career - Roddy's influence upon, and input into 1980’s Australian rock n … Continue reading ARS116: ‘Lost Wax’ Roddy Ray’da Interview – Lost Lonely and Vicious
If you've read other posts Ive written on this blog, you'll rightly ascertain that I was a massive Dubrovniks fan - and would see them all over Sydney whenever they played. I unearthed this poster the other day and thought I'd share it. I took it from the wall of the Lansdowne Hotel at Broadway, from … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Dubrovniks Tour Poster (1990)
From 1990 – 1992, the one band whom I looked forward to seeing more than any other was the Dubrovniks - and I was fortunate to have seen them a stack of times around the pubs of Sydney. Yet they were more than a pub band. With a pedigree that boasted ex-members of the Scientists, … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders – Whatever happened to Christopher Flynn ?
RODDY RAY’DA LOST LONELY AND VICIOUS (Regular) Roddy Ray’da. Rock n roll. The words just kinda gel. This mans rock n roll resume reads as long as your arm, and it’s fair to say that Roddy is deserving of more success and exposure than he has obtained thus far. Makes me ponder the thought as … Continue reading Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: Roddy Ray’da – Lost Lonely and Vicious