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Glen Matlock about Pretty Vacant

The Concept “That’s another thing done that night with Glen. Glen had this idea of the band being like, as he put it, “Soho poofs,” I suppose very much like Oscar Wilde, which is where I thought he was coming from. We’re not talking like overtly gay overtures here or anything like that; it’s really […]

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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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Chromed

In the most bizarre era of history that I’ve lived through in my life, where idiocy and ignorance are looked at as a virtue, the MUSIC is there for me and comes through as usual. In what will likely be the last blog post of the year, I must say that its been a really […]

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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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Ask the Angels

Donna Santisi LA Punk Scene of the 70’s Donna Santisi was one of the very few and lucky photographers who were able to capture the new punk rock craze and scene that had spread from New York to Los Angeles. On any given night Donna would be at The Whisky A Go Go, The Starwood, […]

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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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