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Iggy Pop fronts the Stooges at Brussels Summer Festival, 2012. Photo by Eddy Berthier.

Total Chaos

In Total Chaos: The Story of The Stooges as Told by Iggy Pop, the punk icon reveals the almost unbelievable tale of the band he founded By Harvey Kubernik Third Man Books has just published a gorgeous coffee table volume on one...
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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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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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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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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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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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Velvet Underground

Re-loaded

The 45th Anniversary Edition of The Velvet Underground’s Loaded By Richie Unterberger Recorded after leaving their original label (MGM) for Atlantic, Loaded was the Velvet Underground’s most determined—indeed, only—stab...
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