Oriental Rock is a collection of band flyers, photographs, anecdotes and more, relating to Brisbane’s Orient Hotel and its crucial role in the Queensland original live music scene of the late 80s and early 90s.

The book’s many contributions combine to tell the story of a brief but sweaty and creative period, a time which laid the foundations for great Brisbane bands like Custard, Screamfeeder and Powderfinger. Though a tiny venue, the Orient Hotel proved itself a mighty force in a post-Joh, post-Fitzgerald, post-Expo Brisbane.

The book has been compiled by Brisbane industry stalwart Andrea Smith, with help from industry colleague Richard Kwong.