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Posts tagged ‘dance in yr pants’

The period from 1993 through 1999 saw my musical tastes broaden tremendously, thanks to punk losing its puritanical stranglehold on me and a twenty-first birthday gift of CD-playing boom box. I kept on buying used vinyl up through 1995 or so, but the bulk of what hit my ears was delivered digitally. Having become the […]

The most valuable item in my record library — according to Discogs Marketplace metrics — isn’t some punk obscurity or limited run test-pressing. That honor goes to the WipeOut 2097 soundtrack, released as a gatefold double LP by Virgin in 1996. It’s not hard to see why the album commands such absurd asking prices. Vinyl […]

A Many-Splendored Thing: Day 3

February 3rd, 2018

Recommended listening:

I feel good

June 15th, 2016

David H asks: What’s the best time you ever had dancing (punk vs nonpunk)? I spent my elementary school days as a socially maladroit hybrid of the “nerd” and “paste-easter” archetypes, a combination of top marks and weird tics that did so much to endear me to my empathetic and understanding peers. In my third […]

I’m pretty certain I’ve previously written about the class of characters my brother and I once described as “Marvel Team-Up villains, look ” disposable adversaries constructed around a sliver of high-concept nonsense. We’re talking guys like the Ringer and Turner D. Century, laughable saps saddled with one-note gimmicks and on-the-nose names to match. Though these […]

They know how to show it

June 21st, 2013

Some supervillains are motivated by a burning desire for revenge on those who have wronged them. Others are inspired by unrestrained megalomania or the need to imprint their sociopathic vision upon the canvas of society. Still more operate from a more mercenary agenda, order in which naked avarice frequenly works in tandem with hyper-specific forms […]

Any questions?

November 22nd, 2011

This is Rick Springfield in 1981, drugs skillfully navigating the fine line between teenage crush and rock solid power popper… …and this is Rick Springfield in the wake of Michael Jackson’s Thriller: This is Pat Benatar in 1979, recipe showing the boys how it’s done… …and this is Pat Benatar in the wake of Michael […]

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