Book Review: Sick On You: The Disasterous Story of The Hollywood Brats... by Andrew Matheson
A delightful romp through London's backstreets circa 1971-75 during that brief, post-hippie / pre-punk epoch. Imagine a band comprised of two Canadians, a Norwegian, an Irishman and a revolving door of bassists living in squalor and rehearsing in a threadbare bedsit and being too obstinate to quit. Now, imagine this same band playing loose and dangerous rock and roll and having a punk attitude years before such a word was used in common parlance. This is a witty and entertaining memoir of those dangerous times as told by the group's lead singer and main instigator. Highly recommended. (RA)
We are obsessed with rock n' roll music! We get our kicks by listening to records, reading music mags, drinking beer, going to concerts, discussing obscure facts about forgotten groups. Punk, Psychedelic, Power-Pop, Glam, New Wave, Garage, British Invasion, Freak Beat, Folk, Metal, Jazz, Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Rockabilly, Hardcore, Mod, Hippie, Beatnik, Kraut Rock, Ambient, Punkabilly, Post-Punk, Industrial, Goth, Reggae, Ska, Rock Steady, Prog Rock, Thrash, Britpop, Indie Pop, Shoegazer, Acid, Ragtime, Junk, Alternative, Space Rock, Afro Beat, Surf, Doo-Wop etc. We like it all from the filth and the fury to the pride and disgrace. As of now, we will only be reviewing music releases on the vinyl format.
Our cast of hopeful degenerates: Ray Auffrey (RA), Tyler Boutilier (TB), Mike Gerber (MG) and Daryl Buote (DB).