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An Extraordinary Madness

I heard of Bukowski for the first time when I was 14 years old. Someone told me I had to read Tales of Ordinary Madness and I read it in a frenzy. I drank it. Every single drop. As if it was a very refreshing drink after I had mowed the lawn on a hot […]

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Church of Dementia

This is an interview that is dear to my heart since its about my friend’s Mort Fantôme first album Church of Dementia. Give the album a try and I’m sure you will agree that it’s a great start!! Here’s the conversation I had with Mort Fantôme about the album and music in general. Since I […]

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Welcome to the Jungle

First Encounter Chronicles by Jim Pyron One soft, warm night in May 1981 I took my place in line at the boarded up corpse of a long dead tenement on Ave. C. I’d arrived in NYC 4 months earlier from Charlottesville, Va. 22 years old looking for action and adventure. Now I stood waiting my […]

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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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