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Posts tagged ‘punk’

While K-Tel’s discography of pre-1985 compilations is deep and wide (and a confusing mess to wade through), it is a finite system. I’ve spent over a year sifting through it, adjusting and re-adjusting my search parameters, and trying to find a few promising grains of wheat among the massive volume of chaff. There have been […]

Can you feel it, fellow children of the night? The chill in the air? The disturbing whispers on the wind? The unexpected quickening of your pulse? It can only mean one thing — the return of Armagideon Time’s annual Halloween Countdown, thirty-one days of tricks and treats exhumed from the dankest depths of popcult hell. […]

Through the rest of the spring and early summer of 1989, I got into the habit of picking up stray issues of White Dwarf from Excalibur’s large inventory of cover-priced back issues. I tended to stick to the ones that included relevant material for Warhammer Fantasy Role Play, but ended up spending more time checking […]

By the time the spring of 1989 rolled around, the post-traumatic shellshock I experienced following my mother’s death faded into a constant state of restless boredom. I welcomed the sense of stability living with my grandmother provided, but there was a part of me that had difficulty adjusting to a life where horrible shit didn’t […]

Today I’m going to try and get this feature back on track with a forgotten bit of flotsam that resurfaced while I was pulling some more memorable records from storage. Though Action Replay’s 1984 Personality Crisis compilation managed to slip clear out of my memory for over two decades, I can still remember the details […]

Ever since I set up my new turntable, visit I’ve been spending a lot of time sifting through the various crates of records in the attic. Deciding what to pull has been an easy yet difficult task, unhealthy with the primary criteria being: 1. Can I listen to this the whole way through? 2. Do […]

This feature has returned from its five-month hiatus with a album that slipped through the cracks of my increasingly shaky memory. I suppose it was inevitable that there’d be a few gaps in the chronology, discount as I have a shit-ton of records and the task of reconstructing a chronology of events that took place […]

Ben asked What is the most overlooked part of the 60s/70s culture wars? Whew. That’s a lot to unpack in a fire-and-forget blog post. History is written by the victors, approved which meant entire currents and significant moments got swept under the rug (if only temporarily in many cases) by the reactionary Powers That Be. […]

Anarchy under the tree

December 25th, 2015

In the pre-eBay, cost pre-dodgy mp3 blog days of my punk rock period, recipe getting a hold of import or obscure single releases meant dealing with some faceless collector who sold his shit on consignment through a couple of local shops. His prices were extortionate — starting around ten bucks and going up into the […]

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