Festival Records thankfully continue to reissue/repackage and reinvigorate great Australian rock ‘n’ roll that would otherwise be lost to time. ‘When Sharpies Ruled’ is a 23 track compilation CD with exhaustive liners notes, a superb photo book and a wealth of first hand insight - not just into the music – but the whole Sharpie … Continue reading Whats The Rockbrat Listening to today? WHEN SHARPIES RULED: A VICIOUS SELECTION (Festival Records)
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!
Almost 12 years since the passing of the late, great Ted Mulry, the campaign to have TMG included in the ARIA Hall Of Fame continues. Here's a clip conrtaining various footage of Ted to remind you of how great Ted was (and still is). If you would to read more about how you can help … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Viewing Today ? The Campaign – Ted Mulry Gang for the ARIA Hall of Fame video
Question: Who were the biggest rock bands being played through the transistor radio of Aussie teenagers in the mid-70s ? Answer is Sherbet, T.M.G, John Paul Young, AC/DC and Skyhooks. Sure you can include other names, but essentially – the years 1974 – 1978 belonged to those five. All five – with the exception of … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Why T.M.G are not in the ARIA Hall Of Fame ?
In 1990 (in Sydney at least), there was a revival of sorts, of some of Australia’s seventies bands, including JPY, TMG, William Shakespeare etc. Looking back, I think this in part was due to a couple of things. One was the prevalence of cover bands like Bjorn Again and the start of the whole Abba … Continue reading Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? TMG – Selinas, Sydney, 7 April, 1990
The TMG Book. 1976 was certainly a golden year for the Ted Mulry Gang (TMG) with records in the Top 10, national tours and albums moving out the door faster than a Jeff Thomson bouncer. Their record label Albert Records went so far as to capitalise on their success with publication of this, the TMG … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: The TMG Book (1976)
As I wrote in a recent post, I think the best days of Australian rock 'n' roll are gone. Those halcyon days of the 60', 70's and to a degree, the 80's are finished. The best of the best are now in rock heaven - including Ted. I was fortunate to have seen Ted a bunch … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Ted Mulry Autographed Photo (TMG)