https://youtu.be/_sOgxGhNeT8 As a founding member of Status Quo, the iconic Alan Lancaster needs no introduction. His place in rock ‘n’ roll history is assured, yet far too few people are aware of his time in late 80’s Australian bands The Party Boys and also The Bombers, who have just released a killer live album recorded … Continue reading Alan Lancaster Interview – 2019 – Status Quo/Bombers/Party Boys
Not too many photos of Tyrone (or The Bombers in fact) exist. Shame really, cos back in the day they were a phenomenal live unit, with a rock solid line up of Alan Lancaster (Status Quo) and John Brewster (The Angels), and Tyrone on vocals out front. This photo was taken by Bob King. The … Continue reading Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: TYRONE COATES – THE BOMBERS, Hordern Pavillion Sydney, May 11, 1990
Tell you what, you could blow some serious money at the moment on the live rock circuit here in Australia. I cannot recall a time when there are so many bands announcing tours - a far cry from those days in the mid-8o's when we had only the likes of Purple, or Queen, or Dio … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Is This The Busiest Year for International Rock Australia Has Seen ?
What: Status Quo - John Coghlan and Alan Lancaster Sew-On Patches Winning Bids: (Coghlin - 4.99 GBP) (Lancaster - 5.71 GBP) Starting Bids: 4.99 GBP Sale Dates: 26 April 2012 (J.C) and 8 May 2012 (A.L) Descriptions: An unused Status Quo, fabric, sew on patch, featuring drummer John Coghlan. Issued around the late 1970's, early 1980's. … Continue reading Guess What The Rockbrat Found On eBay ? Vintage Status Quo Sew-On Patches
Well here we have the latest recommendation for band's 'being put out to pasture'. And this is one very tired sounding outfit - who really should've call it a day by now. So at great risk of being physically injured by an elderly, denim clad limey - may I suggest Status Quo pulls up stumps … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Bands Who Should Call It Quits: Status Quo
Howdy Rockbrat disciples. You know Mr. Rockbrat and Cowboy Col began collecting records in 1979/80. I remember Mr. Rockbrat buying Slade's –‘Sladest’ LP, I remember catching buses all over Sydney in search of second hand book and record stores in that eternal search for those early KISS albums. I remember buying 45’s of KISS’ Talk … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: What are Cowboy Col’s Desert Island Discs?
Just over twenty years ago, Eddie Vedder and Kurt Cobain were sucking the ends of pencils at junior high schools somewhere in Seattle. The word ‘grunge’ had yet to be invented and America was rocking to the sounds of Kiss, Alice Cooper and Suzi Quatro, whilst England was being shaken by the likes of T-Rex, … Continue reading From The Archives: Chris ‘Smiley’ Pailthorpe (Hush) Interview (1995)
What: John Coghlan Drum Stick Whilst searching recently for my Bun E. Carlos drum stick, I also unearthed this great find. Obtained at a Bombers at Crows Nest in Sydney on 21 Feb 1989 (it pays to date things my friends), this drumstick was used by former Status Quo skinsman - the great John Coghlan at … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: John Coghlan Drum Stick
The Bombers - Sydney Australia 1988-1991 There is some info out there on 80's Australian rock band The Bombers - much of it incorrect - written by people who were not there. Well you know what ? The Rockbrat WAS there - from the very beginning - and it is time that some accurate info … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: When Coghlan, Lancaster and Brewster led The Bombers