The boys are playing but they just can’t find the sound. KISS fans—I mean die-hard high-rankers in the KISS ARMY—are a very forgiving lot, and there’s something to be said for a band that can generate generations of such zealous fans that will defend every dicey step...
What we have for you here are two early ‘80s interviews with David Bowie for the New Zealand TV show, Radio with Pictures.
Otis Redding‘s famous set at the Monterey International Pop Festival was just a few weeks behind him in the rearview mirror and he sensed that he was on the cusp of becoming a very big star, his...
Photo credit: Mark Adams Ween and I go way back. I bought
America’s weird. Use a military grade weapon to slaughter a classroom of school kids and there won’t be no handgun ban.
The MacPaint years: ‘George & James,’ Volume One of the Residents’ American Composer Series It’s starting to look like the Residents are probably not going to finish that American Composers Series they abandoned back in 1986.
The Inland Printer was a trade magazine that showcased the best printing techniques and technology between 1883 until 2011.
Full disclosure—I’m totally obsessed with a number of things I’m about to talk about—advertising, weird bodily functions and vintage media depicting race, gender and sexuality.
A photograph perhaps based on the fairy tale ‘Sleeping Beauty’ by Miwa Yanagi from her series “Fairy Tale.” Miwa Yanagi is an artist and photographer with a vivid imagination.
Artist Oskar Kokoschka and his muse Alma Mahler. The work of Austrian artist Oskar Kokoschka was hugely influential in the world of Expressionism.
Piedra Rodante was the Mexican version of Rolling Stone that existed in late 1971 before shutting down as a result of intense pressure from the Luis Echeverría administration.
Andy Kaufman’s yearbook photo from Grahm Junior College This video of Andy Kaufman as “Indignation” Jones in a production of Spoon River Anthology was shot in 1969, when Kaufman was enrolled at Grahm Junior College in Boston.
Andrew Liles on the cover of his ‘Diario de un Monstruo’ LP, 2017 Sometimes it was a man that sang and sometimes it was a woman, and sometimes the one who sang it did it so well that two or three of the people who...
Information on the charming set of matchbox covers featured in this post is hard to come by. I know they’re Japanese, any idiot can see that.
The cheapo ‘60s western Run Home, Slow has largely been forgotten—I mean, have you ever heard of it?
It’s hard to strike gold when the mine’s overrun with prospectors.
I Sometimes Dream Of Glue is the terrifically idiosyncratic new concept album by Luke Haines, he of The Auteurs, Baader Meinhof and Black Box Recorder infamy.
‘Salome.’ In 1898, when the artist Aubrey Beardsley was on his deathbed, he wrote to his publisher, pornographer Leonard Smithers, and demanded he “destroy all copies of Lysistrata and bad drawings… by all that is holy all obscene drawings.” Smithers took...
Coil’s hallucinogenic drone album Time Machines is back in print (with Tattvic stickers!) 20 years after its initial release.
If, in 1988, someone told you that the guy who invented emocore had started a band with the guy who invented straight edge, you could probably be forgiven for imagining that might be kind of cringey, but that band, Fugazi, were not just good, not even merely great, but transformatively, epochally amazing.