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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.

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

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

The ‘If You Like…’ series sports a stellar reputation, and this enlightening book on the Ramones continues their tradition of excellence.

The Hickoids – Hairy Chafin’ Ape Suit (2013)

This long-promised long player from the Hickoids has taken on a kind of mythical quality over the last quarter century or so. Hairy Chafin’ Ape Suit delivers on every broken promise

Iggy and the Stooges – Ready To Die (2013)

Iggy and the Stooges – Ready To Die (2013)

Still sizzling with unbound fury, Iggy Pop and the Stooges rejoin their white-knuckle search for meaning, though what they find isn’t any prettier 40 years later. Hell, at times, it’s just as terrifying.

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