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40 Years Ago: BLACK FLAG release Damaged

40 Years Ago: BLACK FLAG release Damaged

BLACK FLAG released their debut LP on this day in 1981. "Police Story" deals with police in a very personal way. It's kind of half and half. It doesn't really deal with police in a political way. It deals with them as an individual up against police problems...
30 Years Ago: NOMEANSNO release 0 + 2 = 1

30 Years Ago: NOMEANSNO release 0 + 2 = 1

Our songs go from pillar to post, but it's mainly first chorus, first chorus, bridge, first chorus, end - even if it does that in a circuitous and oddball way. We've never really been musically adventurous. Well, maybe in some senses, but we just take the traditional and...
40 Years Ago: MINUTEMEN release The Punch Line

40 Years Ago: MINUTEMEN release The Punch Line

...eighteen songs in fifteen minutes. On he face of it, the music was skeletal, but with Boon's skronk guitar, Watt's chordal bass, Hurley's busy percussing, it was more than the sum of its parts. While the music was eccentrically funky, like a highly caggeinated Captain Beefheart running down...
35 Years Ago: SUICIDE live at CBGB

35 Years Ago: SUICIDE live at CBGB

Our philosophy was that the one thing Suicide was never going to do was entertain. An evening at CBGB, New York on this day in 1986. Filmed by Greg Fasolino. Setlist: DanceDevastationChereeLove So LovelyRocket U.S.A.
40 Years Ago: MINUTEMEN record Joy

40 Years Ago: MINUTEMEN record Joy

real joy ♂ ♀ ♻ MINUTEMEN recorded the Joy EP on this day in 1981. The entire process, including mixing, took five hours. do I believe what I seethe revival of religionspending timespending moneyspending truthspending time
30 Years Ago: ARMAGEDOM release Silencio Funebre

30 Years Ago: ARMAGEDOM release Silencio Funebre

...we started out with the help of a huge band in the punk scene, we didn't know how to play anything but we had the rock'n'roll of Stiff Little Fingers in our blood and the masters from Discharge with Cal (laughs). About our first record, it was funny...
40 Years Ago: THE 4-SKINS record a Peel Session

40 Years Ago: THE 4-SKINS record a Peel Session

THE 4-SKINS recorded a session for the John Peel programme on this day in 1981. It never aired. Peel, who had played "1984" (from Strength Thru Oi!) that May, typically aired sessions a few weeks after recording. On 4 July a gig at the Hambrough Tavern, Southall with...
38 Years Ago: THE GUN CLUB release Death Party

38 Years Ago: THE GUN CLUB release Death Party

THE GUN CLUB released the Death Party EP on this day in 1983. Death Party was recorded by the short-lived trio of Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Jim Duckworth and Dee Pop with Jimmy Joe Uliana on bass (filling in for Patricia Morrison) and backing vocals by "Texas" Linda Jones,...