In the late 80's/early 90's, powerhouse vocalist Ty Coates fronted Sydney outfit The Bombers - a super-group featuring John Brewster from The Angels along with Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan from Status Quo. Three decades later, Ty has assembled a group of highly talented musicians and resurrected The Bombers name. They've just released their debut album titled 'Man Down' and on episode 131 of The Australian Rock Show, Ty joins us to talk over the new album, the new band and much more. Play loud !
Music by: Ty Coates' Bombers
As a musician, songwriter and producer, George Young was an innovator who shaped Australian music and his legacy will always loom large over the Australian musical landscape. Prolific rock writer Jeff Apter has recently published a fascinating and detailed biography on George Young titled 'Friday On My Mind'. On episode 130 of the Australian Rock Show, Jeff joins us once again to talk in detail about the book and to also look over the life of George Young and some of the wonderful music which he created. Essential listening.
Music by: The Easybeats, Stevie Wright
On episode 99 of The Australian Rock Show, we dust off the cassette player and crank some never before heard live recordings - pulled from our own personal archives. Tune in to hear rare live recordings from Hitmen DTK, Hellacopters, Heart Attack (Mick Cocks), Manifestations (Mark Sisto, Warwick Gilbert, Pip Hoyle), Mortal Sin, Painters & Dockers, The Dubrovniks and Killing Time. Essential listening !
In May and June, The Iron Maidens remove all the wheel blocks, gather speed and get airborne – hitting Australian stages for the first time. Powerhouse drummer Linda McDonald previously did time in the amazing Los Angeles outfit Phantom Blue, and on episode 91 of The Australian Rock Show – we talk in detail with Linda about her early days, her influences, Iron Maiden, Nita Strauss, Phantom Blue, the upcoming Australian tour and much more ! Tune in and play very loud.
Join us on episode 44 of The Australian Rock Show as we crank new releases coming out from down under. Rock, hard rock, heavy metal - if it's amped-up and delivering the goods - you'll hear it here. Turn this one up !
Silent Knight, Arcane Saints, Harlott, Teramaze, Ragdoll, Lillye
Teenage all-girl outfit Shewolf have quickly progressed from playing local community events - to the loud, sweaty rock n roll pubs of Melbourne - winning or placing in several competitions along the way. On episode 32 of The Australian Rock Show we chat with Serena, Alicia, Cassandra and Nikki from Shewolf about rock n roll, their debut EP, high school and much, much more ! Turn this one up !