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Wide Awake

Voivod Live at the Club Soda The last time I had seen Voivod was at the Spectrum in 1990. I had worked on the clips that would be their entry card in Germany (Tribal Conviction and Psychic Vacuum). The album Nothingface was on the verge to be released and they were already playing some tracks from […]

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Nothingface by Voivod

Voivod‘s fifth studio album Nothingface was released by Mechanic/MCA Records on October 13, 1989. The album most definitely marked a turning point for the band, expanding their horizon’s and exploring more progressive sounds. It was also definitely their most successful album to date. It’s where I picked up Voivod myself, having worked to make a video […]

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Stranded with Curt Weiss

On top: Author Curt Weiss by ©Ernie Sapiro   Stranded in the Jungle; Jerry Nolan’s Wild Ride Q & A with Curt Weiss by Tobe Damit Intro       I have read Curt Weiss’s biography of the master drummer Jerry Nolan, Stranded in the Jungle, at least seven times. Meanwhile I’ve only been able to read […]

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Stranded in the Jungle

Jerry Nolan’s Wild Ride by Curt Weiss A REVIEW by TOBE DAMIT The New York Dolls were born in a city in a total wreck, therefore a perfect ground for rock’n’roll to emerge. The Dolls grew out of it just like weeds in a crack of cement. The Dolls are of the rawest band in […]

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THE NEW YORK DOLLS

Glam-Rock Royalty on Race Street As a co-founder of glam-rock pioneers the New York Dolls in the 1970s, Sylvain Sylvain helped make too-small girls’ clothing an acceptable part of male rockers’ wardrobes. The corkscrew-coiffed moppet played the natural foil to fellow guitarist Johnny Thunders’ haystack-haired bad boy, and their music –– equal parts early Rolling […]

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Helios Creed from Chrome

 Interviewed by Jimmy Martin (The Quietus 2014) Spawned unto the world in 1976 like a mutant beast from an unearthly morass of twisted steel on a splatter movie, San Franciscans freaks Chrome have loomed large ever since as a triumph for murky noise alchemy – borne of technology gone wrong, and thriving in a blizzard […]

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In The Mudd

(above)  Richard Boch with Pete Farndon 1980© by Lynette Bean Questions to author Richard Boch  by Tobe Damit NITRO by Damita! ”I really hope my words are worthy….When I woke up this morning the only thoughts in my mind were the realization that perhaps doggy spit held the unforseen properties of exfoliating the dead skin off […]

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