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It was the winter of 1978/’79 in Los Angeles — that is to say, not much of a winter at all. The Last were holed up in a studio with John Harrison, Hawkwind’s founding bassist. The band had just made the jump from self-financing to Bomp! Records, and under Harrison’s direction, they were hashing out… More »

If everyone who ever bought a Ramones shirt bought a Ramones album, they’d be as big as fucking Aerosmith by now. But then, how many Aerosmith shirts do you see at shows? The glamour of cultdom was lost on the Ramones; they didn’t care about the margins. They wanted to be your Beatles. And i… More »

Whether you experience Christmas as a spiritual curative or a wretched crucible likely depends upon your capacity to enjoy the Yuletide season’s truly disassociate spirit of insanity. Most of us may consider ourselves largely inured at this point to the curiously redundant recurring color schemes, the unnaturally oppressive nighttime lighting and deeply strange rituals, the… More »

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Tears In Heaven

This is news-y not only 'cause it's yet another posthumous appropriation of Kurt's likeness for corporate ends, but also 'cause Courtney had nothing to do…
Stereogum | May 23, 2007 - 10:37 am
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In a case of life imitating Entourage, FilmForce reports: The story of the classic punk rock band The Ramones, often referred to as the “Godfather…
Amrit Singh | October 11, 2006 - 9:03 am
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