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Money

The Rising Cost of New Vinyl

Or, Shove Your $30 Smiths Reissues Up Your Collective Asses By Colin Tappe came to the conclusion recently that my job as a record store owner is, first and foremost, to make record buying fun. Sure, keeping things organized, h...
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Van Hamersveld

John Van Hamersveld And The Hous Of Cool

50 Years Of Graphic Design, Album Covers And Music Posters By Harvey Kubernik Visual artist and designer, John Van Hamersveld, over the last half century, has been responsible for so many iconic music, art, business, food, surf...
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Afflicted Man Punk Rock

The Afflicted Man

The Steve Hall Story by Lance Baresi  don’t recall how I first learned of Afflicted Man, but I do know that the instant I heard the music, I was infatuated. I immediately tracked down all the Afflicted Man records and procee...
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The Runaways

The First Queens of Rock

AUTHOR EVELYN McDONNELL SORTS THE MUSIC FROM THE MYTHS TO TELL THE “REAL STORY OF THE RUNAWAYS” By Suzanne Rush The band that spawned one of rock’s most durable female icons was born in a suburban rec room in grea...
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Japanese Punk

JAPANESE PUNK: A Brief History By Greg McWhorter Trying to trace the musical history of any area is tough enough, but cracking the history of Japanese punk rock has been especially hard for someone like me that cannot read or s...
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Portland Punk

The City of Roses’ first wave of punk is chronicled in Mark Sten’s All Ages: The Rise and Fall of Portland Punk Rock, 1977-1981 When punk rock appeared in the late 1970’s it was as if someone suddenly threw down the gaunt...
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Los Lobos

Los Lobos

Chris Morris Writes the Book on a Great American Band By Michael Sigman On May 4, 1980, Los Angeles Reader music critic Chris Morris went to see punk heroes PiL (John Lydon’s post-Sex Pistols lineup) at the suitably seedy Oly...
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Foxes on the Run

From The Bystander Effect to Stockholm Syndrome: Sexual and psychological abuse in Rock and Roll cast a 40-year shadow By Suzanne Rush On New Year’s Eve in 1975, Jackie Fuchs (a.k.a. Jackie Fox), just 16-years-old and a membe...
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New Punk Dissected

NEW PUNK DISSECTED By Greg McDeath
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