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Rip Them Down, Hold Him Up

I’ve been listening to the Germs nonstop for the past couple of days. Here’s a piece I wrote for Crawdaddy! about their singer’s legacy, published around the thirtieth anniversary of his death. 956 more words

Shit That Can't Be Real Yet Somehow Is

Atomic Cafe

Found this tucked away in the drafts folder, not sure how old it is. Someone told me the corner is now a hole with a subway in it. 148 more words

Autobiography,memoirs And Confessions

(post-) punk gems, v. 61 -- The Germs

I’m right about to the end of Marc Spitz and Brendan Mullen’s brilliant We Got the Neutron Bomb: The Untold Story of L.A. Punk, and–perhaps as you could have guessed, or know all too well–there’s no heroic, triumphant crescendo to be found. 232 more words

Popular Music History

Strange Notes

I remember doing drugs with Darby Crash. Only one time, I think–joints don’t count–and it must have been 1980. We–me and my wife, or wife to be at the time–were at the Capital Records swap meet. 238 more words

All Punk And The Punkoid

"Dirt" - Spider Heart

Just discovered this incredible new band today, Spider Heart from San Francisco.  They could best be described as a cross between early Wire, the Stooges, Jane’s Addiction, Black Sabbath, and the Nymphs.  109 more words


Death and Dying in High Society: Kurt -- I saw you shine


Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain

By Charles R. Cross

Hyperion 2001, 381 hefty pages

Cover: Uncomfortably large closeup of Kurt on the cover? 1,470 more words

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