Good Riddance “Remain In Memory”
Dec02

Good Riddance “Remain In Memory”

Good Riddance “Remain In Memory” Fat Wreck Chords Notes: 2x Colored LP (Red, Blue), Gatefold, Limited to 1,100 Fat Wreck Chords comes through with one of the most impressive tributes to a band that helped merge the worlds of punk and hardcore. Documenting Good Riddance’s final show in Santa Cruz, California “Remain in Memory” is a top notch recording from start to finish, piling on dozens of memorable...

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Replacements Reissues Royale
Nov18

Replacements Reissues Royale

Royalty Checks for the Replacements – Huzzah! All those damn reissues plus a book! Banner year for the Replacements – eight CD reissues and a book! Looks like they’ll be getting royalty checks for a while – good for them. Also looks like Tommy Ramone (producer of Tim) will be getting some – not so good. I love that album but what the fuck was he thinking? Don’t tell a soul, but I paid full price for Don’t Tell a Soul. And All Shook...

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Jay Reatard – Matador Singles ‘08
Nov13

Jay Reatard – Matador Singles ‘08

Jay Reatard Matador Singles ‘08 Matador Records Who woulda thunk a kid in his 20s would have two collections of singles released in the same year (and these covering only a two year span of his 10-plus year career)? The ever-prolific Jay Reatard keeps evolving his distinct, agitated pop sound. These songs are creepy as hell but catchy as fuck. His solo debut (2006s Blood Visions) was just as angry but more or less straight ahead rock...

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New York Dolls Photographs by Bob Gruen
Nov07

New York Dolls Photographs by Bob Gruen

“New York Dolls Photographs” by Bob Gruen Abrams Image Bob Gruen scored a dream job when he happened upon a New York Dolls gig at the Mercer Arts Center in New York way back in 1972. Every rock & roll photographer dreams of discovering an amazing band early in their career and then following them to greatness, chronicling their every move. For the New York Dolls, Gruen was that man. Sandwiched between interviews by...

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The Champagne Charade “Glitter City”
Oct23

The Champagne Charade “Glitter City”

The Champagne Charade “Glitter City” North Jersey is hiding Rock and Roll’s best kept secret. Fronted by the lovely Saetia LaReoux, the Champagne Charade are unapologetic with their poppy metal assault. Guitars blaze, drums and bass thunder and LaReoux can fucking sing her heart out. This band is the real deal and everyone should take notice. TCC is obviously built from an impressive mix of metal, 80’s rock and hardcore roots, but the...

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Rise Against “Appeal to Reason”
Oct10

Rise Against “Appeal to Reason”

Rise Against “Appeal to Reason” DGC/Interscope Rise Against have returned with another record teeming with fist pumping, adrenaline-fueled melodic hardcore, but this time the emphasis is clearly on the melody. You’d think that with all the crap going on in the world today, a band as relevant as Rise Against would be spewing lyrics vicious enough to stir up riots, but instead singer Tim McIlrath is using his voice to...

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