Today I am giving Slade's 1973 record 'Sladest' a thorough inspection - and damn it's good. Actually it’s extraordinary ! What you are in fact all looking at folks - is the very first record I ever bought. See, me and the Cowboy used to spend many Saturday mornings as kids - perusing local school … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Slade – ‘Sladest’
I can’t exactly recall where I bought this, a record store in the city of Sydney, early 1984, though it was printed in 83. I used to have it pinned up on the wall for years, and then Rockbrat laminated it to preserve it. It’s very cool poster. It’s simple, yet strikingly effective. My three … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Randy Rhoads Poster (1983)
Another album I played to death in the mid-80's which still kicks ass. Sure the Rhoads-era material is superb, no doubt, but this album and its predecessor Metal Health are both fun, rock records with tons of great tunes. The aging old hippies at Rolling Stone magazine gave this a two-word review in back then … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Quiet Riot – Condition Critical
It’s almost 3 years since Quiet Riot’s irrepressible front man died. Mr. Rockbrat and Cowboy Col were big fans of QR in the early to mid 80’s, and QR were the FIRST LA metal band to break out of the West Coast in a massive way in 1983 with ‘Mama Were All Crazee Now’. Whilst … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Kevin DuBrow (October 29, 1955 – November 25, 2007)
In 1986, the Sydney metal scene was abuzz with news that Boss front man Craig Csongrady would be replacing Kevin Dubrow in Quiet Riot, kings of the LA metal scene in the first half of the 1980s. Kev Dubrow (may he rest in peace) was sacked by his QR band mates because he had a habit of bad … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: What if Craig Csongrady had’ve replaced Kevin Dubrow in Quiet Riot ?
The other day I was selling off my Saxon albums, and as I went through the jackets and inserts to make sure there were no freebie inserts / flyers etc for the buyer, I came across this gem. Have a look at these guys! This is Saxon circa 1985, the inner sleeve of the 'Innocence … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Who Is The Most Ridiculous Looking Band In Heavy Metal? (Saxon)