They made it from beer cans, razors, safety pins, and did I do this part already? Whatever. They loaded it with the most precious artifacts of human culture they could find in Mexican Johnny D-bag’s van. “You gotta make it faster than regular Voyager,” said Red. “So our culture
gets to the aliens before the CIA’s fascist pseudo-culture.”
posted by Tom-B
on Jan 26, 2013 -
If gears and brass aren't your thing, and you'd prefer your alternate history to take its influences from 18th century Paris
, then Rococo punk
might be your scene. But this is no new reaction to steampunk. Oh no, the Boston band The Upper Crust
("Let Them Eat Rock
," "We're Finished with Finishing School
," "Little Lord Fauntleroy
) go back to 1995, and before them was Malice Mizer
," "Bel Air
," "Au Revoir
,"), though their visual style
wasn't just Rococo glam (as seen here in "Beast of Blood
" and "Garnet
"). But the grandfathers to all these young punks was Adam and the Ants
," "Kings of the Wild Frontier
," "The Prince Charming Revue
" [YT playlist]).
posted by filthy light thief
on Jan 23, 2013 -
Eric's Trip, first Canadian band to be signed to Subpop.
(video is halfway down the page: I was unable to extract a workable link to include here)
I've collected a lot of stuff from friends over the years and luckily, i personally bothered to lug 4 tracks machines, mics and old video cameras to the shows at the time. Talking friends into holding the camera or keeping an eye on the input levels. I'm really glad i kept all those VHS tapes and reels of super8 films safe. The boxes of cassettes stored at my folks house still play great after 20 years. In 2007 i started transferring all these tapes into digital form to put this movie together, dubbing old VHS tapes was the scariest thing as some of them would barely play but i eventually got them all. I was excited that with use of modern editing stuff, i could finally sync up old video with better sounding tapes recorded at the same show, or editing together footage i had with someone else’s camera angle of the same show that i got from them years later. I worked on this movie for four years with much love until i finally had what i thought was a good document of what Eric's Trip really was. [more inside]
posted by whyareyouatriangle
on Dec 16, 2012 -
"Please help a dear friend, Sarah Kirsch, an important figure and driving force in the ’90s Bay Area punk scene and beyond. She continues to be an important part of our community, our culture, our music scene, and many of our lives.
Even if you don’t recognize this name, you probably know Sarah. She has been a huge part of the punk/radical community for decades as Mike Kirsch (Fuel,Sawhorse, Pinhead Gunpowder, John Henry West,Torches To Rome, Bread And Circuits, Please Inform The Captain This Is A Hijack, Baader Brains, Mothercountry Motherfuckers, etc.).
She not too long ago came out as a proud trans-woman, and almost immediately was confronted with these terrible health problems."
has died of Fanconi Anemia
. [more inside]
posted by josher71
on Dec 6, 2012 -
The Way They Were
(SLYT... 1:07:45 'The tape fails there!')... an old Granada / Channel 4 program that was a compilation of Tony Wilson's So It Goes
a show that featured performances from some of the best British Punk and New Wave bands of the time.
posted by fearfulsymmetry
on Aug 29, 2012 -
You're a Monk, I'm a Monk, We're All Monks
is a short video introduction to The Monks, a band founded in 1964 by five American soldiers in Germany
. They put out only one album, the abrasive, noisy, minimalistic Black Monk Time
in 1965, that sounded like nothing else at the time. They also dressed in all-black, shaved monkish tonsures in their hair and wore bits of rope as neckties. In 1966 they appeared on German TV shows Beat-Club
and Beat, Beat, Beat
, and played three songs on each, Boys Are Boys and Girls Are Choice
, Monk Chant
, Oh, How to Do Now
, I Can't Get Over You
. Aaron Poehler interviewed The Monks and wrote about their history
back in 1999. That same year they
got back together
at the Cavestomp festival. And here The Monks are being interviewed by a hand-puppet
on public access television in Chicago. [The Monks previously on MetaFilter]
posted by Kattullus
on Jul 12, 2012 -
WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing covered a range of cultural issues and was widely known for its innovative use of graphic art. Started as a simple one-man operation that included artwork and text solicited from friends and acquaintances, the production, team, and circulation of the magazine would grow over the years. Its content also evolved to cover a wider expanse of stories that captured a smart and artsy Los Angeles attitude that was emerging at the same time as punk, but with its own distinct aesthetic. The magazine’s energetic creativity and flair for the absurd would remain a constant. As design problems arose, solutions were often improvised on the spot, creating a quirky and prescient editorial sensibility that remains one of WET's most enduring legacies. Its layout and design helped to catalyze the graphic styles (NSFW) later known as New Wave and Postmodern.
posted by Trurl
on May 4, 2012 -
Who Killed Nancy
is a documentary examining the lives and deaths of Sid Vicious
and Nancy Spungen
. It features interviews with many of the people on the Punk scenes in both London and New York, including people who were in Sid and Nancy's Chelsea Hotel room on the night Nancy died.
posted by marienbad
on Apr 22, 2012 -
"Rhyece O’Neill is an intense young man. A polemical folk singer, a producer of bass-heavy dance music, a protester, and a digital media worker for a major record label. He’s unlike anyone else in Australia’s dubstep landscape.
" Cyclic Defrost interviews O'Neill
, aka electronic/dub/dubstep producer Westernsynthetics
, and head of the Sub Continental Dub
label. You can skip the rest and hear two streaming mixes from Westernsynthetics
, 19 tracks from the Sub Continental Dub label
, plus the label's first three singles
, or continue inside for background, context, and even more music. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Feb 27, 2012 -