Monthly Archives: February 2009

The Stalin – Romunchisuto / Light My Fire

The Stalin – Romunchisuto // Light My Fire (Climax/Tokuma Records) 1982. Alright let’s be totally honest here. There is punk rock and there is PUNK ROCK. You dig what I mean? I think what it takes to write and record … Continue reading

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999 – Emergency / My Street Stinks

999 – Emergency // My Street Stinks (United Artists) 1978. Hard to believe that it has been three years since I kickstarted this site. Three years of pure, unbridled, consistent kickassitude if you ask me. Sure, I never got that … Continue reading

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Inertia – The Screen / A Submarine

Inertia – The Screen // A Submarine (Insipid Records) 1980. Another minimal synth obscurity from the UK. Inertia released three singles and this, I believe, is their second. The Screen sounds a lot at first like Vice Versa but then … Continue reading

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Vertigo – Burnin’ Inside / 3220

Vertigo – Burnin’ Inside // 3220 (Insipid Records) 1992. Vertigo. Remember them? One of the great also-rans. Vertigo were part of the “third wave” of Minneapolis punk / underground music that started up in the late 1980s and ran into … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Punk, Midwest, Minneapolis, New York, No Wave, Punk Rock, post-punk | 1 Comment

RIP Lux Interior: 1946 – 2009

Lux Interior: 1946 – 2009. Thanks for everything, Lux. Really. Life wouldn’t have been the same without you.

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SIC – Cover Girls Smile / Between

SIC – Cover Girls Smile // Between (Not on Label) 1983. One of those weird minimal synth obscurities that one comes across when one is a total music-collecting dork such as me’self. There is absolutely no information on the interwebs … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Punk, Electro, Germany, NDW, New Wave, No Wave, Synth, post-punk | 6 Comments

Electrocute – On The Beat

Electrocute -On The Beat (Sargent Records) 2008. Electrocute were Berlin (by way of New Mexico) practitioners of “electroclash” a few years ago. Remember that one? If you blinked you may have missed it. They released a great album called Troublesome … Continue reading

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Slaughter & the Dogs – Cranked Up Really High

Slaughter and the Dogs -Cranked Up Really High // The Bitch (Rabid Records) 1977. My first exposure to Slaughter and the Dogs was at 13 years old when I rented a copy of Don Letts low budget, super-8, 1978 masterpiece … Continue reading

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