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Things have'nt been the same since the breaking of the Bolan - Bowie Non Aggression Pact. This is the best sendup I've seen.
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I HAD TO LOOK THIS UP. ALL I COULD FIND WAS THAT THERE WERE YEAR - OLD RUMORS OF RICHARD POSSIBLY BEING AT DEATH'S DOOR (WHICH HE QUASHED MORE THAN SIX MONTHS AGO.)...Was something else just reported ? I hope not. 
 
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Little Richard, now eighty-two years old, has reportedly been living the last several years in a penthouse suite at the Hilton hotel in downtown Nashville (the Hilton will neither confirm nor deny that they have a guest named Mr. Penniman). I knew someone who knew someone who had his cell phone number, and in June, I cold-called him.
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WHAT'S NEW WITH ME ? HELL , I DON'T KNOW.
Summer was very busy , more music and DJ gigs ( IT AIN'T MUSIC WHEN I DJ . But the $500+ a night DJs with their samplers and drum machines are'nt doing music , either , in my humble opinion.). I opened for Montreal's newest hitmaker , Bloodshot Bill , which was a great time , and Emceed at my friends , Lisa and Brian's , wedding. I'M CURRENTLY WORKING ON SOME LINER NOTES OR SOMETHING , FOR A NEW BOOK "Memoirs of an Electric Eel" , by Brian McMahon. Brian was the Guitar player with Cleveland's now - legendary electric eels , considered by many to be the first , or one of the first , true Punk bands of the 70's . His book is due out soon from Hozac publishing in Chicago. I can safely tell you , it's a "Good read".
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GEORGE HAS THIS LOOK , LIKE , "MISTER RITTER , THIS LITTLE MAN IS GUNNA KICK YEW SQUARE IN THE NUTS !".
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Not bad , taken on it's own terms. Decent 70's Rock , if you can get past that wretched cover. I almost bought this for a friend , who's a huge KISS and Kasenetez Katz fan, but....could'nt do it. THEY RESEMBLE THE gLAM rOCK BAND IN "PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE" , ESP. THE ONE ON THE RIGHT. A band with a similar idea , The Manimals , surfaced in The 80's. They wore PETER CRISS - LIKE "aNIMAL" MAKE UP. They came out at a time when KISS could'nt get arrested , so , maybe they had a shot !
The strange cover of the only album by the band FURR. Image by Vinyls Among Other Things Reminding one of the sort of off-brand cologne that advertises itself as “If you like Calvin, you’ll love KEVIN!” very little is known about FURR, the curious creation of Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz the dynamic “bubblegum” songwriting and producing duo who brought us Ohio Express’ “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy” and Ram Jam’s “Black Betty.” And yet you may be famil...
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I remember this very ad...I drew little cartoons on it , that said "GET HIGH ON YOURSELF! I'm snorting my dandruff ! I'm smoking my foot !". BTW , Robert Evans fulfilled part of his community service by appearing as Mayor Stoner in the first Andy Griffith Show reunion TV movie.
Robert Evans, the wunderkind Hollywood studio executive best known for his work on Rosemary’s Baby, Love Story, The Godfather and Chinatown had gotten himself into a bit of a jam back in 1980. He was busted after agreeing to purchase $19,000 worth of cocaine—an amount he claimed was for himself as a user, denying the federal selling and distribution charges that were brought against him. Evans was convicted, and in a punishment befitting a big ...
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I saw Algebra Suicide once , at the old Lower Links in Chicago, I don't remember them to vividly. Hedeker , also a former member of Chicago Power Popsters , The Swingers , went on to form Bouncing Balls , also a Power Pop/Punkesque unit. He also formed LAMF/DTK , a Johnny Thunders tribute band which debuted one year after Thunders' ( Who once played Don's clear plastic guitar , mentioned in the article.) death. THEY REFORMED A FEW YEARS AGO .....In the 90's , Hedeker started what would , to the chagrin of some , prove his most sucessful outing , The Polkaholics , who fuse Polka with Thunders - like Punk Rock (Something akin to EARLY Brave Combo , with a harder guitar sound.). The band has toured Germany , Poland and The Czech Republic , and backed Polka King , Lil' Wally , while holding theirown in Midwestern Rock clubs and on the festival circuit. "They said.....It SHOULD'NT be done.".
In turn-of-the’80s Chicago, Trouble Boys guitarist Don Hedeker and the accomplished poet Lydia Tomkiw forged a romantic and creative partnership when they married and formed the band Algebra Suicide. They announced their existence to the world in 1982 with the 4-song 7” E.P. True Romance at the World’s Fair, and the title song earned the honor of inclusion on Trouser Press’ Best of the American Underground compilation the following year. The E.P...
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wow. I'm no Dead fan , but , I had heard about this show , and I know Doug thought the world of them. I did'nt know Russell and Thurman , now in Doug's houseband in Groover's Paradise , were there , too.
 
Tradition runs rampant around Thanksgiving: generations of old recipes, football, Alice's Restaurant, The Last Waltz, and, of course, a parade of balloons shutting down NYC. What else do you need? If you thought you were covered in the Thanksgiving tradition department, we did too…until a few ...
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IN THE 70'S , I COULD HAVE WALKED AROUND THE BLOCK FROM HERE , AND , IN FIVE MINUTES TIME , BEEN AT HUEY'S , WHERE HOUND DOG ONCE HAD A RESIDENCY , OF COURSE , I WAS A WEE SMALL LAD OF TEN YEARS OLD , LIVING 100 MILES FROM CHICAGO. I DID SEE TED HARVEY , ONCE , PLAYING DRUMS FOR JIMMY ROGERS. MY FRIEND , PETE NATHAN , PRODUCED A FINE ALBUM ON BREWER PHILLIPS , BEFORE HOUND DOG CALLED HIM TO JOIN HIM , WARMING UP WITH
"SMOKIN' IN THE BOY'S ROOM".....
 
HOUND DOG TAYLOR - GENUINE HOUSEROCKING MUSIC (FULL ALBUM) (1982)
TRACK LISTING
SIDE A
00:00 AIN'T GOT NOBODY
03:30 GONNA SEND YOU BACK TO GEORGIA
08:30 FENDER BENDER
11:32 MY BABY'S COMING HOME
14:28 BLUE GUITAR
SIDE B
18:05 THE SUN IS SHINING
23:36 PHILIPS GOES BANANAS
26:15 WHAT 'D I SAY
29:08 KANSAS CITY
32:58 CROSSROADS
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My friend , Steve Krakow (From the highly recommended Galactic Zoo Dossier zine , current issue includes interviews with Edgar Broughton , Jesse Hector , Arthur Brown , and many more.) told me it was possible Arthur would be playing Chicago , soon. I still went up in flames , anyway ,as Brown does , even unassisted by his magical flame helmet , when he sings.). 8 OR TEN YEARS AGO , ARTHUR BROWN WAS SET TO TOUR THE STATES WITH THE PRETTY THINGS. The disapointment of that tour's cancellation was possibly only equaled by the recent non - starter tour with The Sonics , Barrence Whitfield and The Woggles.)..... I saw Brown 30 years ago , with Tex 's gooood ol' buddy and mine , Pope Coleman , former Nervebreakers Road Dog , in Dallas. THERE WAS ABOUT ONE PERSON FOR EVERY YEAR BETWEEN '86 AMD '16 IN THE VENUIE. Many of them left after Brown did "Fire"......
 
Yes, you read it right. Shock rock innovator Arthur Brown last toured in 1969. After a successful appearance on the Psycho Las Vegas festival in 2016, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown will embark on the band's first tour in 47 years in February 2017, with support from Electric Citizen on all ...
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I knew about the album cover. This is one of those albums I bought mainly for the celebrity cover shot (Others include Tom Waits' Small Change (Cassandra Peterson.), though I listened to that , once. Never picked up "Band on The Run", for Christopher Lee, tho.) . THIS VIDEO IS UNREAL. John was pretty nice to Aunt Edie , but he really manhandled some of these models.
Long before he gained fame, Indiana-born and raised roots rocker John Mellencamp was already married and a father, just two weeks after graduating from high school in 1970. After two-years in a community college—and a stint with a New York Dolls-influenced glam rock group called Trash—for a period of about 18 months he travelled back and forth several times between New York City and his small town home of Seymour trying to get his foot in the doo...
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ok , they can both be THEE Christopher Lee(s) , though I know Dallas
Christopher Lee would not want to be billed over Sir Lord KING Christopher Lee. Glad he's still with us.
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I was that guy who sent Dan Clowes the tape of the (Usually dull as dried toast ) JBTV show. I've known Dan since '87 OR '88. I also did the very first interview with him (It leads off the "Conversations" book.). he's always been very supportive , especially of Roctober, where the interview finally landed after a long delay ( A copy of Roctober is visible in "Ghost World".). I GUESS HE JUST FORGOT I SENT HIM THE TAPE , BUT , I HAD NO IDEA IT MEANT THAT MUCH TO HIM , tho' he was clearly excited to hear Joey Ramone mispronounce his name as "Cloze" or"Clothes" , which he made a joke of , later... But , host "JB" REFERRED TO PETULA CLARK AS "PETULIA CLARK" ON THE SAME SHOW ! John Battles , Chicago
On a recent episode of WTF, Marc Maron had an expansive chat with the renowned comix artist Daniel Clowes, the mind responsible for Eightball, Ghost World, Wilson, and the 2016 release Patience. I learned a lot I didn’t know about Clowes—I hadn’t realized, for instance, that as a Pratt student who was born in 1961, Clowes was actually bouncing around New York City the same time that Blondie, Lydia Lunch etc. were making Manhattan such a vital ar...
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Amazing pics. I'd only seen two or three of them , previously. And , no , I don't know a majority of 'em either.....Consult GARAGE HANGOVER....a LOT OF BANDS WHOSE PHOTOS TURNED UP , RECENTLY , DID'NT HAVE ANY RECORDS OUT....
The Individuals. I was living in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The year was 1964. I was thirteen. I was in my first rock band. Beatlemania was running wild and millions of kids across the USA were buying cheap Japanese electric guitars and drum kits and forming garage bands. My dad bought me a set of drums made by a company called Kent and I formed a group called The Continentals. We covered tunes by The Beatles and our set list included “Louie Lou...
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