https://youtu.be/Lo6knJNw8GY The author of more than twenty five books, Jeff Apter has just released the first in-depth biography on the life of Malcolm Young. On episode 119 of the Australian Rock Show - Jeff joins us to talk in detail about the book, as well as the life and legacy of Malcolm. Tune in, play … Continue reading ARS119: Jeff Apter Interview – Author (Malcolm Young Book)
It’s time to re-focus the spotlight on Steve Mulry’s Rock Rebel album as too few people know about it. Rock Rebel was released five years back now, and if you are a fan of Oz rock of The Angels-Rose Tattoo-AC/DC-TMG variety, then Rock Rebel is an album for you and worthy of your attention. The … Continue reading Album Review: Steve Mulry – Rock Rebel CD
Former Status Quo member John Coghlan is set to bring his band out to Australia in February 2019 for a national tour with TMG. Dubbed the 'Rollin Across Australia - Coast To Coast' Tour, the tour commences February 20 in Mandurah, WA, with shows in all states to follow before winding up in Toowoomba on … Continue reading John Coghlan’s Quo – TMG and TASTE announce Feb 2019 Australian Tour
Y'know five years back we reviewed the EP by Bitzer titled Oz Rock Six pack…you can hunt down that review on our blog – but I do wish to highlight a comment which my brother ended that review with - which stated ‘If you wanna taste of the glory days of Oz rock in 2013 … Continue reading Bitzer – Pedigree Mongrel (Album Review)
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
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)