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Thursday, 05 July 2018 12:48

Alice Cooper - I'm Eighteen

"Σκίσαμε τρία ή τέσσερα μαξιλάρια και ψεκάσαμε τα πούπουλα με δοχεία που είχαν CO2 και τα ανατινάξαμε προς το κοινό" θυμάται ο Κούπερ. "Εν μέσω αυτής της χιονοθύελλας των φτερών και τους ήχους της κιθάρας, συνέβη αυτό ... Κάποιος από το κοινό πέταξε ένα ζωντανό κοτόπουλο στη σκηνή". "Είμαι από το Ντιτρόιτ. Δεν είχα βρεθεί ποτέ σε φάρμα. Απλά σκέφτηκα: Έχει φτερά, είναι πουλί, μπορεί να πετάξει. Οπότε το πέταξα στον αέρα. Αλλά αντί το κοτόπουλο να ανοίξει φτερά και να πετάξει, όπως περίμενε – 'έσκασε' πάνω στο κοινό" έχει εξομολογηθεί με απολογητικό ύφος ο Κούπερ σε παλαιότερη συνέντευξή του. Την επόμενη μέρα οι εφημερίδες είχαν πρωτοσέλιδα "Ο Άλις Κούπερ έσφαξε ένα ζωντανό κοτόπουλο στη σκηνή, το έκοψε κομμάτια, δάγκωσε το κεφάλι του".
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Wednesday, 04 July 2018 09:16

The Nomads - Where the wolf bane blooms

The Nomads are a Swedish garage punk band founded in 1981 by Hans Östlund, Nick Vahlberg, Joakim Tärnström, and Ed Johnson. Today, Östlund and Vahlberg are the only members left of the original line-up. The band plays music influenced by the MC5, The Stooges, Roky Erickson, The Cramps, The Ramones, New York Dolls, and other early garage rock and punk bands. The Nomads have been an influential band in the Scandinavian garage rock and punk scenes, inspiring bands such as The Hives, Hellacopters, Gluecifer, and many others.
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Tuesday, 03 July 2018 09:36

Mercyful Fate - Into the Coven

This song describes a Satanic ritual where a follower gives his soul to the Devil. The lyric was written by the band's frontman King Diamond, who often wrote about Satanism. Guitarist Hank Shermann wrote the music.
This is a track from the first Mercyful Fate album, Melissa, which was a big influence on other metal bands. Metallica included part of the song on their Garage Inc. medley "Mercyful Fate."
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Monday, 02 July 2018 11:06

Demon Head - The Resistance

Denmark’s most authentic proto-metal project took shelter from the winter on 2016 and shook off the frost with their massive second full-length ‘Thunder on the Fields’. It was somewhat overlooked for it’s retro sound and stripped-down hard psych style. The allure of Demon Head is in their dark proto-metal sound that rolls out like a cleaned up Pentagram tape from the 70’s. The immediate draw for me towards Demon Head was the lightly baked vocals of M. Ferreira Larsen that have a perfect affectation for their style, his cadence is halfway between briefly NWOBHM/prog band Demon‘s Dave Hill and a touch of 90’s Glenn Danzig minus the hysterics. His tone brings some horror and darkness that few retro-referential groups manage and elevates the personality of their guitar driven rock music.
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Sunday, 01 July 2018 10:50

Someone Who Isn't Me – Gomenaki

Someone Who Isn’t Me (aka S.W.I.M.) is a new music project by three women in Athens, Loo, Maria & Gina. They love analogue sounds and toy synths, chaotic guitars and fake strings, female vocals and off-beat rhythms. They wrote and performed the end titles song "Never Find It" for Athina Rachel Tsangari's film, "Chevalier" (Best Film Award, BFI London Film Festival). Their first 7-inch single "Stop & Remember" was released by Inner Ear Records. In 2017, they played their first live gig at the Winter Plissken Festival in Athens, before heading to Austin as a showcase artist at SXSW. Their second 7-inch single "Gomenaki" was released in May 2018, by Amour Records. Their first LP in on the way.
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Saturday, 30 June 2018 13:42

The Boys Next Door - Somebody's Watching

As the cult of Cave grows, more and more non-Australian music fans may discover the Boys Next Door and their lone album, 1979's Door, Door. Singer Nick Cave, guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey, bassist Tracy Pew, and drummer Phil Calvert were disaffected, dissatisfied teenagers growing up in a middle-class section of Melbourne, listening to hard rockin' glam acts like the Sensational Alex Harvey Band and Alice Cooper. (It won't surprise anyone to find out that Cave was also informed by country luminaries Johnny Cash and Hank Williams.) They uprooted themselves from the "right" side of the tracks and settled down comfortably with the junkies and prostitutes in an appropriately run-down area. As the rising tide of punk began to crash on Australia's shores, the Boys' realized that this was the proper direction for their chaotic, anarchic energies, and homegrown punk heroes like the Saints and Radio Birdman greatly influenced their musical direction.They started working their way towards the top of the musical heap, their live shows quickly becoming notorious as chaotic, noisy, and nasty affairs -- characteristics the musicians would later push to the breaking point as the Boys Next Door. This sheer recklessness garnered them a following, the buzz eventually leading to a deal with Mushroom, a successful Australian independent record label. The band recorded six songs before having the good fortune of stumbling upon Rowland S. Howard, who became the band's second guitarist and author of their most popular composition, "Shivers." That song, along with three others, was recorded in later sessions that featured the revamped lineup. "Shivers" became something of an anthem among the Australian punks and was the musical centerpiece in the bleak film Dogs in Space, concerning the sordid lives of a handful of young people in a Melbourne slum. The album that appeared, Door, Door, combined the two recording sessions but was not well-loved by the musicians, as they felt the results were too poppy (comparing it to any of their later releases, especially the albums Prayers on Fire and Junkyard, one can't help but agree).They were rapidly changing their style, anyway, as well as their name: in 1980 they released their first album as the Birthday Party, and soon hightailed it from Australia to London.
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The Heartbreakers, also known as Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers to distinguish them from Tom Petty's band, were an American punk rock band, formed in New York City in May, 1975. The band spearheaded the first wave of punk rock.L.A.M.F. is the only studio album by the American band The Heartbreakers, which included Johnny Thunders, Jerry Nolan, Walter Lure and Billy Rath. The music is a mixture of punk and rock and roll."L.A.M.F." stands for "Like a Mother Fucker"; in a 1977 interview in the UK monthly magazine Zigzag, Thunders said this originated from New York gang graffiti. Thunders claimed the gangs would add the LAMF tag after writing their gang name. However, if they were on another gang's territory they would write "D.T.K.L.A.M.F" (Down to Kill Like a Mother Fucker). The original, vinyl release of the album has been criticised for having a lackluster sound despite several attempts to remix it.
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Thursday, 28 June 2018 14:36

Celia and the Mutations - Mony Mony

During the summer of ‘77, the new wave band Celia and the Mutations released its first single, an update of Tommy James and the Shondells’ “Mony Mony” backed with a cover of the Stranglers’ “Mean to Me.” Celia was a new face, but there were clues to the identity of her backing band: that Stranglers tune on the B-side, for one, and the distinctive sounds of Dave Greenfield’s keys and JJ Burnel’s “Barracuda bass” on the actual record itself, not to mention the ads in the music papers that paired Celia’s face with the same image of the Stranglers’ silhouettes that was printed on the back of the record sleeve. In fact, these were not so much clues as a series of billboards, blimps and skywriters announcing the Stranglers’ participation; I think that, if you were a Stranglers fan, it would have taken genius to miss the Mutations’ true identities. “Yes, we know!” the ads screamed over the outlines of Cornwell, Burnel, Greenfield, and Black. “But who is Celia?”
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Wednesday, 27 June 2018 11:58

The Stranglers - Midnight Summer Dream

The Stranglers are an English rock band who emerged via the punk rock scene. Scoring some 23 UK top 40 singles and 17 UK top 40 albums to date in a career spanning four decades, the Stranglers are one of the longest-surviving and most "continuously successful" bands to have originated in the UK punk scene.Formed as the Guildford Stranglers on 11 September 1974 in Guildford, Surrey,[note 1] they originally built a following within the mid-1970s pub rock scene. While their aggressive, no-compromise attitude identified them as one of the instigators of the UK punk rock scene that followed, their idiosyncratic approach rarely followed any single musical genre and the group went on to explore a variety of musical styles, from new wave, art rock and gothic rock through the sophisticated pop of some of their 1980s output.The Stranglers' early sound was driven by Jean-Jacques Burnel's melodic bass, but also gave prominence to Dave Greenfield's keyboards. Their early music was also characterised by the growling vocals and sometimes misanthropic lyrics of both Burnel and Hugh Cornwell.Over time, their output gradually grew more refined and sophisticated. Summing up their contribution to popular music, critic Dave Thompson later wrote: "From bad-mannered yobs to purveyors of supreme pop delicacies, the group was responsible for music that may have been ugly and might have been crude – but it was never, ever boring."
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Tuesday, 26 June 2018 13:07

Devo - Uncontrollable Urge

Devo is an American rock band from Akron, Ohio formed in 1973. Their classic lineup consisted of two sets of brothers, the Mothersbaughs (Mark and Bob) and the Casales (Gerald and Bob), along with Alan Myers. The band had a No. 14 Billboard chart hit in 1980 with the single "Whip It" and has maintained a cult following throughout its existence.Devo is known for their music and stage shows mingling kitsch science fiction themes, deadpan surrealist humor and mordantly satirical social commentary. Their often discordant pop songs feature unusual synthetic instrumentation and time signatures that have proven influential on subsequent popular music, particularly new wave, industrial, and alternative rock artists. Devo was also a pioneer of the music video, creating clips for the LaserDisc format, with "Whip It" getting heavy airplay in the early days of MTV.
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