Rockbrat Remembers: Joan Jett Downunder 1995

Found this tour advert in an old magazine tonight (anyone remember the short-lived Rebel Razor ?) and I thought it was time to reminisce a little. Joanie had last toured Australia back in 1982, and although she remained productive, there was no big hit here to warrant a further tour downunder (ala I Love Rock … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Joan Jett Downunder 1995

Rockbrat’s YouTube Hit Pick: Juliette Valduriez

As a self-confessed girl-band geek, I often scour YouTube to see who is out there making waves. It is often like trying to locate your lost white cat in a snow storm - there are so many videos of shitty guitar players who feel it necesary to upload bad sounding recordings of their horrendous offerings.Some … Continue reading Rockbrat’s YouTube Hit Pick: Juliette Valduriez

Rockbrat’s Records You Must Own: Radio Birdman – Radio’s Appear (1977)

Let me start this rant with an undisputed fact.....this record was released 35 years ago and it still blows most current sounding rock acts out of the water. It is a very special album which sounds amazingly fresh and relevant. It has aged well my friends and there is much to rave about with Radios … Continue reading Rockbrat’s Records You Must Own: Radio Birdman – Radio’s Appear (1977)

Rockbrat Introduces You To: The Neurotic Spiders

Mr Rockbrat was in his favourite Tokyo Record store recently one quiet Sunday evening and asked the staff to 'play me something cool I may not know' ! So the owner grabs a CD and says 'have you heard this ?' He cranks this particular album at full tilt and damned if it didn't measure … Continue reading Rockbrat Introduces You To: The Neurotic Spiders