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Did punk rock actually change the world?

This year marks 40 years since the debut of the Ramones, the band that practically started punk rock. Magazines and web site articles are pouring in and praising the Ramones, using terms like “American classics”. Surely, while they are standards of rock music and…
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96 tears - ? and the Mysterians

? and the Mysterians. The group’s name alone might’ve been enough to secure them a place in garage rock lore. But there is also the matter of the great and weird music of the band. Their most famous song “96 tears”, an amazing piece of music, is…
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John Frusciante and the art of the cover

John Frusciante when playing with the Red Hot Chili Peppers was arguably the most innovative and committed to experimentation guitar player of any band with the success necessary to fill out football arenas. In his solo work he pushed his means of self expression to their…
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David Sylvian - Secrets of the beehive

David Sylvian’s career following the dissolution of the band Japan has taken some wild turns, often into beautiful, otherworldly territory. Certainly not the kind of career choices one would have expected him to make in his early years of being a British pop-star. In…
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Pearl Jam's career as seen through concert posters (part 2)

Pearl Jam has acquired a reputation for attempting to communicate as directly as they could with their fans. Whether it is through exclusive material offered through their fan club, the official live bootlegs, the self organized concerts, Pearl Jam has made an effort to stay…