What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? PSYCHOTIC TURNBUCKLES – PSYCHOTIC CHRISTMAS (1990)

On the 1980s and early 1990' s I was a massive fan of Sydney’s rock 'n' roll wresters, The Psychotic Turnbuckles. Exponents of 60’s garage punk, with lime green wigs and a keen sense of the ridiculous – how could you not love em?  I saw them countless times and they always entertained and delivered. … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? PSYCHOTIC TURNBUCKLES – PSYCHOTIC CHRISTMAS (1990)

Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Screaming Tribesmen (1995)

Who: Screaming Tribesmen  When: Britannia Hotel, Sydney, May 20, 1995 In the 1980’s when independent rock was just that, the Tribesmen could have commanded a gig anywhere in Sydney. However in 1995 they’re apparently not ‘alternative’ enough to get a gig at the Annandale, Feedback or the like - having to settle for venues like Springfield’s … Continue reading Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Screaming Tribesmen (1995)

Rockbrat Chat: The Chris ‘Klondike’ Masuak Interview

Below is another re-print of an old interview – this time with Radio Birdman's Chris 'Klondike' Masuak. This interview was conducted with Klondike in 1995 and was originally published that year. Since that time, Klondike has continued gigging and recording, most notable with Birdman and a re-formed Hitmen. He is soon to depart Australia and … Continue reading Rockbrat Chat: The Chris ‘Klondike’ Masuak Interview

Rockbrat Remembers: The Kardomah Cafe

The Kardomah, the KD . In the late 80’s, this was THE rock place to be at. It was where all the wannabes and posers strutted around, thinking they were Sunset Strip material (when in all likelihood they were just suburban boys, as Dave Warner once wrote). I suppose it was the closest thing that … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: The Kardomah Cafe

Rockbrat Introduces You To: The Candy Harlots

In the late 80’s, the Sydney music scene was being whipped into a frenzy by a notorious bunch of brats calling themselves The Candy Harlots. This article is focusing only on the period of time, when the band were once tagged ‘Sydney’s biggest live secret’, and in the process cut two burning singles. Forming in … Continue reading Rockbrat Introduces You To: The Candy Harlots