It boggles the mind how many amazing punk and post-punk bands came out of the former Yugoslavia. It’s also a crying shame that so few labels have bothered to reissue these gems, dating as far back as the New Wave days. Miljenko Jergovic pens a wonderful walk down memory lane for the New York Times, …
Get out in the streets, and don’t forget to bring your horn! via The Positive Energy of Punk Marching Bands — Bandcamp Daily
From his start with groups like The Zeros and The Nuns, Alejandro Escovedo has broadened his palette from simple punk and garage rock into something bordering on cowpunk.
WIRED Magazine, you’ve made my day with this chart!
In honor of Iceland actually defeating a team of substance, here’s a slab of Icelandic racket by Purrkur Pillnikk, one of the country’s first punk bands.
If you were one of the silly people who belived punk would change the world, I’d recommend not knocking anyone for believing in the Tooth Fairy, as you have no ground to stand on. Two amusing article on the phoniness of punk (which died an ugly death, but gave birth to great things like new …
As good as The Stooges‘ version was, this cover by Australia’s Radio Birdman, legends themselves, blows the original out of the water. Rob Younger just had the voice and the howl to make this into a vicious slab of vinyl.
To think that the kings of post-punk, Joy Division, started as Warsaw, something not much greater than your typical pub band. Still, this is raw material, and it doesn’t sound too dated.
THIS is how you start a new year! Hüsker Dü at their finest. May we all enjoy a wonderful 2015!