Phantom is the current album from Chris Brockbank’s Phantom MK V (the 5th version of Phantom) – an album that has been out for almost a year now. Brockbank has had various incarnations of Phantom since the early 70s, and has been a stalwart on the Oz hard rock/blues scene for over 40 years. I … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? Chris Brockbank’s Phantom MK V – Phantom CD (2017)
The sun has almost set on 2016, and one of the highlights of the year has been the reformation of the Ted Mulry Gang (TMG). The fact that TMG are playing out live, 40 years after their halcyon days is quite incredible – and something we should all be thankful for. Not just playing out … Continue reading Rockbrat Recommends: That You See The Ted Mulry Gang Live in 2017 – THE Best live band in Oz Rock by far!
On episode 58 of The Australian Rock Show we crank hot n heavy new tunage from Airbourne and get blown sky high with some classic AC/DC. Scott Ginn (ex-Boss) has re-mastered and re-issued his 'One Man Army' album from 1986 - which also cops an airing, as does his late 80's outfit Rags n Riches. … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today: Australian Rock Show Episode 58
Fans of genuine Aussie rock (Angels, Tatts, AC/DC) take note. BITZER are for you. Forget about Airbourne for one second and the carbon copied style of oz rock they play. They are good at what they do, they nod approvingly to the past, but they lack the legitimacy, the authenticity, that a band like BITZER … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? BITZER – Oz Rock Six Pack (2013)
If you never get the chance to see Black Label live, (and you damn well should) here is the next best thing, a Black Label live CD. This is the band’s new CD, and thus far, it’s the best new release I’ve heard this year. What you have here is the band captured live at … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? BLACK LABEL – LIVE IN BERLIN CD (2013)
Who: Angels/Black Label Where: Vikings, Erindale A.C.T When: Fri 8 March 2013 What's that lyric in the Crue's Kick Start My Heart ? 'Some Years Gone By I'd Say We've Kicked Some Ass' ?.... uh-huh. I was reminded of that when I recently spent an evening at the feet of the no-nonsense Angel - Rick … Continue reading Rockbrat Live Review: Angels + Black Label – Canberra, 8 March 2013
Black Label are the best live band in Australia – fact. Over a ten year career- they have played hundreds of shows, including countless shows with both Rose Tattoo and The Angels - and if heavy, blues based rock in the tradition of those bands is your bag – then you will dig Black Label. … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? BLACK LABEL BAND – Blood Money CD (2010)