Category: Punk

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Misfits – Come Back

In preparation for the 2010 Halloween Countdown and the season overall, I (like previous years) started listening to horror punk and rock sometime around mid-September. This usually burns me out two weeks into October but I think this year might be different. There’s something special in the air, outside of the saturation due to coastal …

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The Crimson Ghosts: 10 Years and Countless Bodies later.

The Crimson Ghosts, the world’s only Instrumental Surf-Misfits tribute band, is a decade old this year. The band will only play a few shows in 2010 as John Kozik is living the glory with Kilslug and The Disconnect, Gein is killing it with his bass in Black Pyramid and Max Reverb is rockin’ out like …

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DEAD (Milkmen)

Correct me if I’m wrong. Not a lot of songs out there for guys named ‘Jason.’ There was the blow-up in the eighties (there’s like, a MILLION of us just walking around) of the name, but it’s not a name to inspire. You have Jason and the Argonauts, Jason Priestley. But there’s the big one, …

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“Eddie, what kind of movie is this?”

  Got to give it up for capturing a mood. Right from the start, ‘End of the Beginning,’ the newest album from Lugosi’s Morphine sets the tone. ‘The Year Without a Halloween,’ a title invoking the Rankin-Bass specials from a different holiday, perfectly expresses a bad case to any spooky/scary aficionado – horror fatigue. “Not …

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Ken’s Dead

Confession time: I like pro-wrestling. There. It’s off my chest. I like the spectacle, the goofy convoluted story-lines and mainly the acrobatics. Lucha Libre like CMLL. Indy wrestling in particular, like Chikara, PWG, ISW or DDT and Triple6 from Japan. Also, video games. Used to like them, not terribly alot but enough to head over …

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Give a Hoot

Halloween Hootenany Rob Zombie once had a record label and it was AWESOME. Along with the first Ghastly Ones record and a release from The Bomboras, Zombie A-Go-Go records put out one of the best Halloween compilations ever to grace this land – Halloween Hootenany. It’s amazing who’s on this and amazing to think that …

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The Network

Last post, I namechecked Green Day, a band that inspires apathy and ennui, severe love or severe hate. Green day is a band for everyone. It’s cool to hate them, cool to like them and cool to not even care. Since ‘Dookie’ was one of the first punk-rock records I bought and it ultimately got …

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Local Ghoul Makes Good

Blase Debris Site. MySpace I lived around the Albany, New York region for some-three years. I like Albany. If there was more there for me, I wouldn’t mind living there. But the job prospects sucked and it had the strange cultural live of a town that might be pretty cool, maybe if more bands came …

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Left for Dead

The Independents Getting away from the surf for a quick update, here are the Independents. They’re going to release a new album next week. Hit up your local independent music store if you got one. If you don’t, buy it from them direct (decent package deal. Twenty-five bucks gets you a CD, a shirt, and …

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Night of the Living: The Crimson Ghosts

sts http://www.myspace.com/crimsonghosts The Crimson Gho Some Kinda Hits, Necro-Tone Records 1999(?) Earth E.P, Necro-Tone Records 2008 Out of Massachusetts comes The Crimson Ghosts, a band that plays instrumental surf renditions of Misfits songs. If you share my worldview, those quantifying elements alone should get an automatic ‘thumbs up’ and an enthusiastic cry of ‘Holy shit, …

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They Secrete, We Suck

The Secretions Probably one of the best punk bands around today is The Secretions from out of Sacremento. Self-describing their sound as music “in the key of the Ramones,’ the Secretions have a few songs that should pop up on your Halloween mix when you get tired of the ‘Monster Mash’ and ‘Everyday is Halloween.’ …

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I’m not going to talk about THAT band…

..at least, not today. But it’s Friday, the first Friday of a great October so far. It’s starting to get cold, Fright Haven has opened up (which I’ll go after the initial rush.) Today is an easy day for the Strange, which is why I’m going to give a double-header of two bands formed after …

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