Category Archives: Punk Rock

PUNK 45-KILL THE HIPPIES! KILL YOURSELF! THE AMERICAN NATION DESTROYS ITS YOUTH-UNDERGROUND PUNK 1973-1980 VOLUME 1.

PUNK 45-KILL THE HIPPIES! KILL YOURSELF! THE AMERICAN NATION DESTROYS ITS YOUTH-UNDERGROUND PUNK 1973-1980 VOLUME 1. Some musical historians regard 1976 as ground zero. That was the year punk exploded. A supposed game changer, it divided, and continues to, divide opinion. Depending upon who you ask, punk was either a musical revolution or a musical …

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GOOD VIBRATIONS: A RECORD SHOP, A LABEL, A SOUNDTRACK.

GOOD VIBRATIONS: A RECORD SHOP, A LABEL, A SOUNDTRACK. Late last year, a British independent film had a huge impact upon its release. That’s the critically acclaimed Good Vibrations, which was directed by Lisa Bassos D’sa and Glenn Leyburn. Good Vibrations tells the story of the life and times of Terri Hooley, a stalwart and …

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CHANGE THE BEAT-THE CELLULOID RECORDS STORY 1979-1987.

CHANGE THE BEAT-THE CELLULOID RECORDS STORY 1979-1987. In 2012, Strut Records released Only For You: The Sound of Cajmere and Cajual Records, which paid homage to Cajmere, one of the innovators of the Chicago house scene and his label Cajual Records. This proved to be one of Strut Records’ most critically acclaimed and commercially successful …

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THE BEST NEW ALBUMS OF 2012-PART 1.

THE BEST NEW ALBUMS OF 2012-PART 1. It’s always at this time of year, that lists of what have been the best albums of the year are released. Not to be outdone, I’ve been compiling my lists too. So far, I’ve compiled lists of the best box sets, compilations and reissues. The one I’ve been …

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NIGHT OF TREASON-GENTLEMEN AND HOOLIGANS.

NIGHT OF TREASON-GENTLEMEN AND HOOLIGANS. Although I don’t usually review new wave or punk rock albums, I had to make an exception when Night of Treason’s forthcoming album Gentlemen and Hooligans was referred to as “the best English punk record from the 70s.” Now, you’ve got to either admire their confidence, or think that this …

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