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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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William S. Burroughs Radio

Burroughs’ Connection to Modern Music The elder statesman of literature’s Beat Generation — and, by extension, of the American underground culture — few figures outside of the musical sphere exerted a greater influence over rock & roll than novelist William S. Burroughs. A provocative, controversial figure famed for his unique cut-up prose aesthetic, Burroughs lived the rock […]

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The Stranglers

40 years of fights, Drugs, UFOs and Doing All the Wrong Things…  The Stranglers are infamously known for inciting a riot in Nice, starting a fight with The Clash, exploiting strippers on stage and writing “Golden Brown” about heroin. Taking H was a conscious decision by the band to see what would happen creatively. Two members […]

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Alien Sex Fiend

IN GOD WE TRUST/ IN CARS YOU RUST ” ‘Cause everybody wants what everybody’s got and everybody’s got what everybody wants ”  The first time I saw Alien Sex Fiend, they were playing Montreal’s legendary club ”Les Foufounes Electriques” (The Electric Buttocks) that  systematically booked them every Halloween night for at least 5 years. I […]

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The Cramps

Born Bad  ☠Songs The Cramps Taught Us☠ The Cramps never defined themselves as anything other than a garage band but they are the ones who build a bridge and opened the gates that gave a second breath to an incredible amount of underground hits that would most probably have otherwise sadly sunk into oblivion. They were […]

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Peel Slowly… (part II)

Q and A with Up-Tight co-author Victor Bockris This is (obviously) the follow-up to Peel Slowly… , my review of Up-Tight/The Velvet Underground Story, previously published here on Loud Alien Noize, it is with great pleasure that I once again have the opportunity to interview Victor Bockris who co-wrote Up-Tight with Gerard Malanga. Up-Tight is without question the […]

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Peel Slowly…

Up-Tight/The Velvet Underground Story  Under Review by Tobe Damit At the forefront of modern music are The Velvet Underground. Their story is as strange and twisted as their music. Its ramifications and implications on modern-day music, are as deep as they are Legion. Studded with exclusive, amazing photos, stunningly written accounts, interviews, comments and reviews,  Up-tight/The […]

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Death Before Punk

Punk was definitely born in Detroit with 3 bands that all took a very daring step towards uncharted territories. The Stooges, the MC5 and another obscure, almost totally overlooked band from Detroit called DEATH. You might think it’s not a very original name but back in 1971 when the trio of brothers Bobby (bass, vocals), David […]

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Bangs on Fun House

 Of Pop and Pies and Fun CREEM—December 1970 A program for mass liberation in the form of a Stooges review. Or, who’s the fool? by Lester Bangs Part 1: Anatomy of a Disease Like most authentic originals, the Stooges have endured more than their share of abuse, derision, critical condescension and even outright hostility. Their […]

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