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The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat: Super Deluxe 45th Anniversary Edition (2013)

The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat: Super Deluxe 45th Anniversary Edition (2013)

Those who consider themselves hardcore Velvet Underground fans can probably skip this review — because no matter what’s said, they’ll want this anyway.

Movies: The Punk Singer (2013)

The Punk Singer, Sini Anderson’s briskly paced, 80-minute film examines Kathleen Hanna’s ascension as unofficial spokeswoman of the riot grrl movement.

One Track Mind: Iggy Pop, “White Christmas” from Psych-Out Christmas (2013)

One Track Mind: Iggy Pop, “White Christmas” from Psych-Out Christmas (2013)

Appropriately subtitled “Guitar Stooge Version,” this meth-freak version “White Christmas” is enough to have Bing Crosby spinning at coffin-melting speeds.

Almost Hits: The Music Machine, “The People In Me” (1967)

Almost Hits: The Music Machine, “The People In Me” (1967)

Hailing from Los Angeles, California, the Music Machine included lead singer and rhythm guitarist Sean Bonniwell, lead guitarist Mark Landon, bassist Keith Olsen, organist Doug Rhodes and drummer Ron Edgar.

Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat (1969; 2013 reissue)

Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat (1969; 2013 reissue)

There had been, sprinkled amongst the nihilistic junkie-pop, moments of avant-garde noise on 1967’s Velvet Underground and Nico. But nothing, really, to prepare you for this ferocious cacophony.

The Melvins – Tres Cabrones (2013)

2013 marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Melvins. Their 19th album Tres Cabrones is a step backwards for the band — because it marks the return of original drummer Mike Dillard

Hackamore Brick – One Kiss Leads To Another (1971; 2013 reissue)

Originally pressed on the Kama Sutra label in 1971, One Kiss Leads To Another was an anomaly of its era. But to hear the album today, as resurrected by Real Gone Records, a timeless quality persists.

3 – A Fiendish Threat (2013)

3 – A Fiendish Threat (2013)

Early word was that A Fiendish Threat would be a new album of Hank Williams III’s “hellbilly” material, the mix of hard rock, punk and country that I don’t think he does nearly enough of.

The Police, Talking Heads, the Velvet Underground, Television, the Stooges, MC5, Blondie – CBGB (2013)

The irony, of course, was that Hilly Kristal originally wanted to open a roots-rocking Bowery bar — thus, the name: CBGB, which stood for “country, bluegrass and blues.” Lucky for us, that’s not how it turned out.

Books: If You Like The Ramones …, by Peter Aaron (2013)

Books: If You Like The Ramones …, by Peter Aaron (2013)

Even the average rock fan is aware of the Ramones, which really says something since they never had any hit singles — or received much radio acceptance at all for that matter.