Classic Rock Pic From The Past: BLACK SABBATH + THE BOMBERS 1989 Australian Tour

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

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Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: TYRONE COATES – THE BOMBERS, Hordern Pavillion Sydney, May 11, 1990

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

Guess What The Rockbrat Found On eBay ? Vintage Status Quo Sew-On Patches

What: Status Quo - John Coghlan and Alan Lancaster Sew-On Patches Winning Bids: (Coghlin - 4.99 GBP) (Lancaster - 5.71 GBP) Starting Bids: 4.99 GBP Sale Dates: 26 April 2012 (J.C) and 8 May 2012 (A.L) Descriptions: An unused Status Quo, fabric, sew on patch, featuring drummer John Coghlan. Issued around the late 1970's, early 1980's. … Continue reading Guess What The Rockbrat Found On eBay ? Vintage Status Quo Sew-On Patches

Rockbrat Remembers: Alan Lancaster and The Bombers

When thinking back on some of my favourite gigs, I reckon 1988 and 1989 could be the most stellar of years. There was one band in particular, The Bombers, who we've written much about previously, whom me and the Cowboy always loved seeing live. In 2011, with live music at a low ebb, at least … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Alan Lancaster and The Bombers

Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: John Coghlan Drum Stick

What: John Coghlan Drum Stick Whilst searching recently for my Bun E. Carlos drum stick, I also unearthed this great find. Obtained at a Bombers at Crows Nest in Sydney on 21 Feb 1989 (it pays to date things my friends), this drumstick was used by former Status Quo skinsman - the great John Coghlan at … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: John Coghlan Drum Stick

Rockbrat Remembers: When Coghlan, Lancaster and Brewster led The Bombers

The Bombers - Sydney Australia 1988-1991 There is some info out there on 80's Australian rock band The Bombers - much of it incorrect - written by people who were not there. Well you know what ? The Rockbrat WAS there - from the very beginning - and it is time that some accurate info … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: When Coghlan, Lancaster and Brewster led The Bombers

Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: The Bombers – Aim High

THE BOMBERS AIM HIGH (A & M) Another obvious candidate for this column is ‘Aim High’ from The Bombers. Regardless of the fact that at one point they had an Angel and two Quo members in their ranks - this hard hitting band should’ve gone places. I witnessed The Bombers live experience many times and … Continue reading Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: The Bombers – Aim High