Rockbrat Road Story: Joan Jett live at Birch Hill – Old Bridge, NJ, 28 Sept 1996

The town of Old Bridge is located in New Jersey, not too far from Staten Island, around 40km from Manhattan. It was also home to a live venue called Birch Hill - which me and the Cowboy made tracks for back in 1996. The reason ? Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. 40km doesn't sound far … Continue reading Rockbrat Road Story: Joan Jett live at Birch Hill – Old Bridge, NJ, 28 Sept 1996

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

What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? Saraya – Saraya (1989)

Whilst not breaking any new ground in terms of style or originality (melodic late 80’s AOR hard rock with keyboards) Saraya’s debut album is certainly not without its moments. Having a female front the band made them stand out a bit from the mass of other all girl bands around this time (Poison, Warrant) etc, … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? Saraya – Saraya (1989)

Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (1995)

Who: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts When: Revesby Workers Club, Sydney, July 1, 1995 The posters promised ‘An evening mass with The Divinyls and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts’. This referred to the recently completed tour which paired said bands for a gruelling schedule of thirty one dates in just under six weeks, covering five … Continue reading Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (1995)