10/10 … Amazing documentary about life in New York 1977. This is my #1 place I would go to if I knew how to time travel. I have always loved decadence, it gives me for some reason the feeling of being alive. Here we get to take a trip through the evolution of Hip Hop, with among others KRS-One and Afrika Bambaataa, through porn star Annie Sprinkle and the XXX live shows on 42nd street. The disco scene, the gay scene, the grafitti movement, the serial killer Son of …..

The now classic documentary Centered around the Sex Pistols 1978 tour of the United States which ended with the group breaking up, the tour was the only one the Pistols played in the United States. Director Lech Kowalski followed the band with handheld cameras through the clubs and bars of their U.S. tour. Mixing this with footage of other contemporary bands, trends in the fashion capitals and punks of alle shapes and colors, Kowalski captured a grainy, stained snapshot of the punk movement at its peak With live performances by the Sex Pistols, The Dead Boys, Generation X (with Billy Idol), The Rich Kids, the X-Ray Spex, and Sham 69.

10/10 … Ramones came from Forest Hills – a neighborhood of Queens, New York City is one of these bands that gets a pass in my maybe narrow view of what I want Punk/Hardcore to be. I like the bands to be political, a voice of trying to change things in society. An uncomfortable closed fist in the faces of those making laws and in position of power. Ramones are more of a yes, we’re misfits, but we’re going to have a fuckin great time being that.

10/10 … You can’t underestimate the importants that this 7″ have had on the Hardcore scene. Recorded at Media Art Studio early 1978 and released in february 1979 on the SST Records in a first edition of 2000 copies. it blowed the head of the “hipster punkrockers” that really wasn’t prepared for the fury. It was orgininally recorded under the bandname Panic, and was supposed to be released on Bomp! but during the 18 months between recording and until it was finally release the band changed their name to Black Flag. As I said the first edition was released in 2000 copies and to this day it have been released in 17 different versions on 7″ and 3 different versions on 10″.

Todays music history lesson! The first all African-American punk music band was called PURE HELL, they where formed in 1974, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pure Hell released their only single ‘These Boots Were Made for Walking’/’No Rules’ in 1978. An album ‘Noise Addiction’ was recorded the same year – but not released until 2005. … and they […]