Category Archives: Punk Rock

THE STOOGES-THE STOOGES DETROIT MIX-RECORD STORE DAY EDITION.

The Stooges-The Stooges Detroit Mix Record Store Day Edition. Label: Third Man Records. James Newell Osterberg a.k.a. Iggy Pop had been the drummer in a number of bands based in Ann Arbor during his teenage years. This included The Iguanas and later, The Prime Movers. However, it was a chance meeting with blues drummer Sam …

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AKSAK MABOUL-UN PEU L’AME DES BANDITS-VINYL REISSUE.

Aksak Maboul-Un Peu de L’âme Des Bandits-Vinyl Reissue. Label: Crammed Discs. Nearly three years after releasing their seminal avant pop album, Onze Danses Pour Combattre la Migraine in the summer of 1977,  Aksak Maboul returned with their much-anticipated 1980 sophomore album Un Peu de L’âme Des Bandits. It was the first album Aksak Maboul released …

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THE BEST REISSUES OF 2017-PART 5.

The Best Reissues Of 2017-Part 5. Melissa Manchester-Home To Myself, Bright Eyes, Melissa and Help Is On The Way. Label: BGO Records. Success didn’t come overnight for Melissa Manchester. She released her debut album Home To Myself in 1973, which was well received by critics, but reached just 156 in the US Billboard 200. In …

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NON GROUP AND BEYOND.

Non Band and Beyond. During the summer of 1978, a musical revolution took place in Japan, which changed music forevermore,..punk. The Japanese punk rockers were christened Tokyo Rockers, and initially were disregarded by the mainstream music industry. Record company executives made the mistake of thinking that the Japanese punk movement was just a passing fad, …

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NON BAND-NON BAND.

Non Band-Non Band. Label: TAL In the summer of 1978, a musical revolution took place in Japan, which changed music forevermore,..punk. The Japanese punk rockers were christened Tokyo Rockers, and initially were disregarded by the mainstream music industry. Record company executives made the mistake of thinking that the Japanese punk movement was just a passing …

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THE KRAUTROCK AND PROGRESSIVE BOX SET.

THE KRAUTROCK AND PROGRESSIVE BOX SET. Looking back with the benefit of hindsight, the late-sixties was the start of a golden age for music. It continued right through the seventies. During this period, some of the most important music ever recorded was released. This included countless classic albums. These classic albums ranged from classic rock, psychedelia, …

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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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