ON an evening in late February at a club here called the Monkey House, there was a family reunion of sorts. As the band Rough Francis roared through a set of anthemic punk rock, Bobby Hackney leaned against the bar and beamed. Three of his sons Bobby Jr., Julian and Urian are in […]
The 10th of November marked the anniversary of Kristallnacht, The Night of Broken Glass, when Nazi Germany carried out a pogrom against Jewish-owned businesses, homes, schools and hospitals at the start of the Holocaust. Aside from the shattered storefronts and buildings, people were burned, and 30,000 Jews were carted off to concentration camps. Of course yesterday also […]
Most people equals skinheads with racism and neo-nazis. That’s not how it all started, but the nazis hi-jacked the concept and they where the ones making headlines in the newspapers, so today most people think all skinheads are racist scumbags. The Oppressed was flying the Anti Racist flag in the 1980’s and still do today.
The first all African-American punk music band was called Pure Hell (also Death is credited with that, and the debate will continue), 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 where fu**kin awesome!
Yangon calling! In Burma, the punk scene isn’t just an affectation for disaffected youth, it’s a rallying cry that has helped to provoke sweeping reforms that are changing the political landscape. Today on the Looptail — check out “Punks on Hope”, an introduction to Burma’s underground music scene. Hey, ho. Let’s go! Kurt Cobain believed […]
So this is a classic Swedish Punk/Hardcore act, with Swedish lyrics. The bandname is Strebers, which translates to ”The Highfliers”. The title is ”Mitt Blod/Ditt Blod”, which then loosely translates to ”Your Blood is Worth as Much as Mine”. An outspoken anti-racist band with extremely good lyrics, and this is one of the best’. The title pretty much says it all, in short, it’s about a man growing up in a poor war infested country that escapes to build a better future in the west. Here he gets racist slurs yelled at him when walking down the streets, from the so-called civilized population of the earth…
I love 1970/80’s music/movie magazines and fanzines made by entusiasts. They capture a moment in time when some of the now big bands where in their early stage of their careers. Ryan Richardson have made a fantastic job scanning these old legendary magazines so you can download them from the websites he set up. Mr […]
After the murder of George Floyd, We the 99% of the people MUST join together, no matter what your skincolour, gender, age, sexuality are. We have had enough with the killing of black people. This is NOT a right vs. left question, this is a ”we the 99%”, that are ruled by the few psychopaths […]
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″.