There is much excitement in the Australian rock world with late 80's powerhouse outfit The Bombers announcing reformation plans. The band, to be known as 'Ty Coates’ Bombers' includes vocalist and founding member Ty Coates, acclaimed blues-rock guitarist Christina Crofts, drummer Ryan Mathison and bassist Mick Carter. In a post on their official Facebook page … Continue reading A resurrected Bombers line-up set to rock again
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
More than 30 years ago now, Sydney hard rock band The Bombers were on the cusp of success. On paper, they had all the makings for success. With a line-up that boasted Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan from Status Quo, John Brewster of The Angels, a powerhouse vocalist in Ty Coates and a legit blues … Continue reading Album Review: Alan Lancaster’s Bombers – LIVE! (2019)
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
This tour was supposed to reach Australian shores in October/ November 1989 - yet it never eventuated. Why ? Lack of ticket sales? The Ansett Airline strike that also cancelled the Bangles first Oz tour at that time? Your guess is as good as mine. In 1990, the Bombers did indeed get to support both … Continue reading Classic Rock Pic From The Past: BLACK SABBATH + THE BOMBERS 1989 Australian Tour
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
Cheap Trick Gig Posters (2 and 3 December 1988) Like any true rock geek, souveniring a gig or band poster from a telegraph pole on a suburban Sydney street seemed, well - perfectly normal. Over the years I'd amassed quite a collection. This activity could actually be quite hazardous - especially if the pole was on an … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Cheap Trick Gig Posters
Ask any vintage rock fan to name a tune about Japan and it's likely that Purple's 'Woman From Tokyo' will be the first song they mention. It's a fair answer. There have been many songs penned over the years with Japan in mind - even as far back as 1928 when the tune 'Nagasaki' was … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: what is the best rock song about Japan ?