The Wipers were a tight and catchy post-punk band founded in Portland in 1977. Today they're best known for covers by The Vivian Girls
and Nirvana (Return of the Rat
, and esp. D7 - studio
, live 1 2 3 4
). But the originals are pretty interesting too. John Peel said of their first album "Is It Real": " 'It is one of punk's great albums by perhaps the most unappreciated band of all time'." [more inside]
posted by msalt
on Jun 6, 2010 -
Max's Kansas City closed 25 years ago this night.
Although Hilly Kristal's CBGB's
is more iconic
and perhaps better known today, Mickey Ruskin's Max's Kansas City
(and its infamous back room
) was every bit as important to fostering the punk scene
of the late 1970s and early 80s. Located a 213 Park Avenue South
, just up the street from historic Union Square
, Max's played host to the Heartbreakers
, Bruce Springsteen
, the Ramones
, Wayne/Jayne County and the Fast
, the New York Dolls
, and quite a few others. What's standing there today? Why, the 213 Park Avenue South Deli
, of course.
posted by psmealey
on Dec 31, 2007 -
Something to Hüsker
: Bob Mould
, Grant Hart
and Greg Norton
live with Joan Rivers
on the Late Show. Also live versions of the Byrds' Eight Miles High
, The Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill/I Apologize
, Pink Turns to Blue
, Every Everything, Makes no Sense at All, Ticket to Ride
, New Day Rising
, These Important Years, Every Everytime
, and a video for Don't Want to Know if You Are Lonely
posted by psmealey
on Sep 21, 2007 -
: I was a rock photographer working in London 1976-1984. This is my private collection. These pics have been stored since the Punk Days. This is the first time they can be seen in 25 years.
and London Punks
posted by KevinSkomsvold
on Dec 17, 2005 -
Another member of the Blank Generation lost.
Robert Quine was found dead in his apartment in NYC yesterday, he committed suicide. He was sixty years old and had played with Richard Hell
& the Voidoids
, Lou Reed
, Matthew Sweet
, Lloyd Cole
, Materia, Brian Eno
and others, he also cut an LP with Jody Harris (Escape), and one with Fred Maher (Basic). It has been reported that he was suffering depression brought on by the death of his wife Alice last August. Robert also recorded the Velvet Underground on a hand held cassette deck, the highlights were issued last year as The Quine Tapes
a three CD set. Personally, I'll always remember him from the jagged guitar parts from Richard Hell and Voidoids' "Blank Generation", which were the only guitar parts that I ever bothered to learn and faithfully reproduce note for note in the many times my band covered the song. Condolences to those that survive him.
posted by psmealey
on Jun 7, 2004 -
Grand Old Punks
The Sunday Times reported on Johnny Ramone's conservative beliefs today As he grew up he realised that for all his guitar thrashing, he was a conservative at heart. He opposes abortion and gay marriage and thinks welfare benefits are too generous. “Everyone in America can succeed to at least the middle-class level if they work hard enough,” he said.
Do these people
have a point or do they just not get it?
posted by maggie
on Mar 7, 2004 -
Punk Rock Aerobics.
"Punk Rock Aerobics: The work out that rocks out. No more sucky classes full of braindead bimbos in spandex thongs. PRA is for fun people with discerning taste. An hour and a half of cardio and strengthening class that will have you pogoing and skanking your butt off!" Brought to you by Maura and Hilken (the latter of the band fuzzy
). As they say on the mission
page: "Free your mind and your ass will follow."
posted by moz
on Jun 8, 2002 -
Dee Dee Ramone dead at 50.
First Joey, now Dee Dee. I wanted to be a punk rocker, too, just like Sheena, but I wasn't cool enough back in my rock and roll highschool days. If a punker dies, do we wear white to mourn him/her?
posted by luriete
on Jun 6, 2002 -