Punk

The Ramones – Pleasant Dreams (1981): Forgotten Series

The Ramones – Pleasant Dreams (1981): Forgotten Series

Reactions were indeed mixed for ‘Pleasant Dreams,’ but, in the end, the Ramones’ sixth studio effort stands as their last truly great album.

Chicken Diamond – Skeleton Coast (2018)

Chicken Diamond – Skeleton Coast (2018)

The direct punk-blues of the French one-man-band Chicken Diamond never gets old, and Diamond’s fifth long player Skeleton Coast is just as fresh and violent as the other four LP’s. That’s right, there are still

Goldfinger, Sept. 9, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Goldfinger, Sept. 9, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Two things are clear from note one: Goldfinger is John Feldmann’s band – and he has come to incite a party.

B-Leaguers – Death of a Western Heart (2016)

B-Leaguers – Death of a Western Heart (2016)

B-Leaguers’ ‘Death of a Western Heart’ is crammed to the finish line with hooky punk-pop songs along the lines of the Buzzcocks, Undertones and Green Day.

The Sonics – Here Are The Sonics!!! (1965): On Second Thought

The Sonics – Here Are The Sonics!!! (1965): On Second Thought

To be played at “annoy the neighbors until they call the cops” volume, ‘Here Are The Sonics!!!’ contains the work of accidental geniuses.

Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys, By Viv Albertine (2014): Books

Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys, By Viv Albertine (2014): Books

More than a punk-rock memoir, Viv Albertine’s book tells the story of a woman who remained true to herself through many reinventions.

Mojo Nixon, “Don Henley Must Die” from Otis (1990): One Track Mind

Any time Don Henley speaks, either to blast fans for using smartphones at concerts or to sue someone, I think about Mojo Nixon.

Split/Red – Serious Heft (2014)

Split Red’s ‘Serious Heft’ is like Funkadelic or Black Flag with the hint of Latino spice.

Something Else! Interview: Punk pioneer Jeff Wolfe of the Furys

Something Else! Interview: Punk pioneer Jeff Wolfe of the Furys

Decades later, Wolfe has launched a rejuvenated line-up of the Furys.

One Track Mind: The Stooges’ James Williamson, “Open Up and Bleed” from Re-Licked (2014)

One Track Mind: The Stooges’ James Williamson, “Open Up and Bleed” from Re-Licked (2014)

Add a blues belter, and this little-heard early-1970s Stooges demo is reborn.

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