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Craftwerk: The 10 Weirdest Nirvana Crafts On The Web

By Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy / March 26, 2013 - 12:38 pm

From the beginning, rock and roll music has always possessed the capacity to create seismic paradigm shifts in the fashion world, but perhaps none happened so suddenly or unexpectedly as the one created by the arrival of Nirvana on the mainstream stage. Appearing on the heels of a near full decade of Sunset Strip hair… More »


Craftwerk: The 10 Weirdest Bruce Springsteen Crafts On The Web

When it began, early Bruce was an exotic figure — young and feral, with a wild mop of hair, a scraggly sailor’s beard and a fearsome, frenetic intensity. This was Gypsy Bruce, Boardwalk Bruce, car and girl obsessed, and Asbury Park to the core. He looked like something the cat might have dragged in, but… More »


Craftwerk: The 10 Weirdest U2 Crafts On The Web

By Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy / February 25, 2013 - 4:06 pm

They came to us nearly fully formed in sound and attitude: bombastic, righteous, and solemn, but always impressively airtight in their professionalism for such a young band. Paul “Bono” Hewson was always a head of hair. He was a small statured man with a huge voice and a vaulting ambition — and always, always hair. More »


Craftwerk: The 10 Weirdest Prince Crafts On The Web

By Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy / January 29, 2013 - 4:43 pm

How would you decorate YOUR Paisley Crib? It would be hard, right? You’d want to make sure that everything was just so. If you were to, say, bring a potential paramour back to your Paisley Crib for an evening of music and intimacy, you wouldn’t want them to be disappointed. You’d want them to be… More »


Craftwerk: The 10 Weirdest Sex Pistols Crafts On The Web

By Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy / January 22, 2013 - 2:03 pm

It was 1975 when fashion maven and self-styled music impresario Malcolm McLaren had his first fateful encounter with the then-17-year-old John Lydon, soon to be notoriously rechristened Johnny Rotten. The precocious Lydon was wearing an old Pink Floyd T-shirt that he had refurbished with the words “I HATE” scrawled across the band’s name. This a… More »


Craftwerk: The 10 Weirdest David Bowie Crafts On The Web

By Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy / January 14, 2013 - 3:51 pm

Consider the following proposition: even if David Bowie — genius author of countless classic songs — had never issued a single piece of music, his status as a cultural icon and legend would remain secure simply on the basis of his astounding contributions to the world of fashion. Who else could make that claim? Elvis,… More »


Craftwerk: The 10 Weirdest Joy Division Items On Etsy

By Aaron Lariviere / January 8, 2013 - 5:07 pm

Craftwerk is a new recurring feature on Stereogum, in which we’ll unearth some of the oddest, most unlikely indie-rock-related fan-created crafts on the web. The first installment of this franchise was published last November, in a story listing the 10 Weirdest Radiohead Items On Etsy. Today, the the series kicks off in earnest, with 10More »


Craftwerk: The 10 Weirdest Radiohead Items On Etsy

By Corban Goble / November 13, 2012 - 10:40 am

When I was a teenager, I had a little bit of a “everything Radiohead” phase. I didn’t take it as far as my friend David — a dude who regularly eBay’d Japanese import singles and once made a computer program to ensure we got tickets to Radiohead’s pre-In Rainbows small theater tour — but I… More »