From memory, I purchased this around 85 and it rules. Double LP, gate-fold sleeve, pressed locally via Concept Records. Around this time period, heavy metal was all I knew. Money earnt from my menial factory job was spent on metal records....and I've never regretted it. Actually this compilation really is a sneak peek at the … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Metal Madness – Various Artists (1985)
Uli Jon Roth was a pioneer of the ‘neo-classical metal’ genre, yet many would be aware of him through his work with the Scorpions in the early 70’s. He released four albums with the Scorps before leaving in 1978 to pursue a solo career and a different style. He formed his own band named Electric … Continue reading What’s the Rockbrat Listening To Today – ELECTRIC SUN : Earthquake (1979)
In this new topic, Cowboy Col and Mr Rockbrat will demonstrate to you that many of the greats are now following the the dietery habits of the King and ask the question, who ate all the pies ? As this image of our first inductee proves, the answer is Yngwie. Nope, it's not just cops who are found … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Who are the rock ‘n’ roll pie eaters ?
Mr Rockbrat met Mr Malmsteen at in-store appearance in Sydney back in 1990. As is the case with many meet-and-greet type things, there was a lot of chaos with people pushing and clambering to get something signed by Yngwie. He was touring Australia in support of his 'Eclipse' album. What was funny was that the majority fans virtually ignored … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Autographed Yngwie Malmsteen Poster
Who: Yngwie Malmsteen When: Sydney 9 July 1990 This guy is a self-proclaimed musical genius. Warning bells anyone ? Being a genius does not necessarily mean you are an interesting live act. I was not entirely ignorant to Malmsteen before attending this show, having owned the Alcatrazz and self-title LP. I should confess that I've … Continue reading Worst Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Yngwie Malmsteen (1990)