Rockbrat Remembers: When Whitecross Played Brookvale, Sydney in 1987

I was watching the NRL the other night (That’s National Rugby League for the uneducated) from Brookvale Oval, and as the camera disappointingly panned away from the Sea Eagles cheer leaders, over the grandstand, and I caught a glimpse of Pittwater Road and it transported me back to a gig I saw in Brookvale many … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: When Whitecross Played Brookvale, Sydney in 1987

Rockbrat Remembers: Second Hand Record Stores – Gone But Not Forgotten

price tags from 2nd hand record stores It’s 2011 – and it’s appropriate to say that the majority of second hand record stores have gone by the way of the Tasmanian Tiger or Dodo – that’s right, died out, vanished, extinct. Cowboy Col and Mr. Rockbrat spent a good deal of time throughout the 1980’s … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Second Hand Record Stores – Gone But Not Forgotten

Rockbrat remembers: When Blackie Lawless came to Sydney (1985)

Late 1985 and WASP had a buzz about them that made them the hottest property in international heavy metal. Cowboy Col and Mr. Rockbrat played the first WASP album and 1985’s Last Command til death on the Rockbrat stereo. Man those songs were anthems for teen rebellion in a way that modern bands just don’t … Continue reading Rockbrat remembers: When Blackie Lawless came to Sydney (1985)