Rockbrat Wonders: About rock bands performing with orchestras

Rock bands and orchestras - a mix that has never sat right with us at Rockbrat HQ. I guess I can cop it sometimes if a song requires orchestration - but performing live with a full orchestra ?  The obvious question that has to be asked is - why ? A band that is out … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: About rock bands performing with orchestras

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)

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