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38 Years Ago: THE UNDEAD release 9 Toes Later

38 Years Ago: THE UNDEAD release 9 Toes Later

September, 1981. A hospital in New York City. Bobby Steele - the Misfits' one-time guitar hero and token drugbag fuck up (EVERY punk band NEEDED one of those, back then) and now leader of his own hotshit punk band, the Undead - is lying in a bed listening...
32 Years Ago: ARMIA released Armia

32 Years Ago: ARMIA released Armia

The music was more important than the ideology. Besides, the ideology wasn't well defined, causing a split between mockery and provocation. The beginnings of punk rock were so diverse that people would often say completely opposing things. And that was great. It created a democratic agora. Robert Brylewski...
25 Years Ago: FUGAZI release Red Medicine

25 Years Ago: FUGAZI release Red Medicine

The last record, compared to the others, was not rife with tension. We didnt have bad vibes in the studio. We didnt succumb to the pressure. We take our shit seriously and we will work really, really hard. We worked for a year on that record in one...
35 Years Ago: XMAL DEUTSCHLAND record their fourth Peel session

35 Years Ago: XMAL DEUTSCHLAND record their fourth Peel session

XMAL DEUTSCHLAND recorded their fourth and final John Peel session on this day in 1985. The session aired on 13 May and although four songs were recorded only three appeared on the programme. The complete session was released on 12" by Strange Fruit in 1986. The opener "Polarlicht"...
40 Years Ago: THE CURE release Seventeen Seconds

40 Years Ago: THE CURE release Seventeen Seconds

THE CURE released their second album on this day in 1980 through Fiction Records. The album was the first with Simon Gallup (who replaced Michael Dempsey on bass) and keyboardist Matthieu Hartley. We'd known Siimon and Matthieu for years, and had always been friends. They both played in...
43 Years Ago: THE SAINTS live at Paddington Town Hall

43 Years Ago: THE SAINTS live at Paddington Town Hall

Two of the earliest and most important Australian punk bands live at Pattington Town Hall, Sydney on this day in 1977. (Note about the date: it's given as the 21st on the video and recent reissues of Prehistoric Sounds but it might be 3 April... flyer) THE SAINTS...
40 Years Ago: KILLING JOKE release Change

40 Years Ago: KILLING JOKE release Change

Recorded only 12 days earlier, KILLING JOKE released "Change" b/w "Tomorrow's World" on this day in 1980. The recordings took place at the BBC's Maida Vale 4 for John Peel's programme - their second session - who aired the songs on 17 March. A third song, "Complications", was...