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Brian Jonestown Massacre : Straight up and down

It was as 21st Century as it got when it comes the music industry when many listeners got first introduced to the Brian Jonestown Massacre trough the theme song of the series “Boardwalk Empire”. The show started in 2009 started each episode with the main…
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The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten

“Handwritten” was the fourth album by the American band the Gaslight Anthem. Almost whenever one reads a review or sees a report of the band they are inevitably described as The Clash meets Bruce Springsteen. If it’s ot that it’s Tom Petty meets Pearl…
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Common Sense: Rock Conspiracy theories

Vol. 1:   Sid didn’t kill Nancy. Sid’s death wasn’t accidental As far as conspiracy theories go, rock n roll is over flooded. Some are made up in simple absurd fun. Some of them have converts supporting these theories their entire lives. Most often, these…
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Japan: When the chance came to be king

By late 1981 the British band Japan, had evolved from New York Dolls inspired glam rock to being one of the premier bands in Britain. “Tin Drum” was their most complex album and would turn out to be their last (at least under the monicker Japan). Japan…
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How Bauhaus predicted the future

# 1. She’s in parties Of course, fashion wise Bauhaus created the mold that would be used for goth rock for the next decades. If they were not singular in this, they were certainly the group most associated with this. And as we know it’s fashion that seems to…
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Rod Stewart, not a Revolting Cock

In 1993, the Al Jourgensen side project, the Revolting Cocks recorded a cover version of Rod Stewart’s disco classic, D’you think I’m sexy. The cover was far superior to the original. So much so it seems that mr. Stewart in awe of the band’s talent…