Why Anthrax recorded the best Hüsker Dü cover of all time
Since Hüsker Dü’s breakup in 1988, countless bands have covered their songs. But Anthrax’s version of “Celebrated Summer” stands out as the best of the best. If you know anything at all about the legendary thrash metal band, Anthrax, you probably know that they’re great at recording amazing cover songs of the artists who inspire […]
How The Stranglers Kickstarted Icelandic Punk
On the 45th anniversary of the release of The Stranglers’ groundbreaking album, Black and White, we look back at the impact of their press tour and concert in Iceland in May of 1978.
Tom Verlaine, pioneering guitarist and vocalist of punk rock band Television, dies at 73
Tom Verlaine, the founding singer and guitarist of the seminal New York City band Television, passed away on January 28th, 2023 at the age of 73 after “a brief illness”.
Peaches: A Chronicle Of The Stranglers 1974-1990 (Review)
I first learned about The Stranglers as a teenager in the early 1990’s, having picked up a compilation of early U.K. punk by Rhino Records that included them. I thought their music was pretty solid, but at the time I was so into hardcore and crust punk that Dave Greenfield’s swirling, virtuosic keyboards didn’t really do it for me. Plus, I never really liked The Doors all that much. Blasphemy, I know.
Disappointments: Were These Hardcore Punks From Michigan G.G. Allin’s Best Backing Band?
These mysterious muskegon, Michigan Hardcore Punks Were G.G. Allin’s Backing Band from 1989-1991… but were they the notorious rocker’s best backing band?