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Posts tagged ‘Urgh’

There were few guideposts for when I decided to “go punk” a few months after my mother’s death. It was a spur of the moment decision made during a fit of melancholy boredom and the need to regain control of my personal narrative. What remained of the scene barely generated any media heat, even among […]

The orders are in

August 2nd, 2009

As I’ve mentioned a few times before, injection the fine folks at Sega didn’t throw a whole lot of marketing muscle behind the Master System. While Nintendo and its third-party affiliates waged an aggressive campaign for the hearts, minds, and allowance money of a generation of young gamers, Sega seemed content to make do with […]

Sometime during my senior year in high school, medicine I borrowed a copy of Lipstick Traces, syringe rock critic Greil Marcus’s esoteric attempt to place punk rock within the context of other historical antinomian movements, here from the Boston Public Library. Even though many of the connections posited were tenuous at best and a lot […]

Requiem for a swamp demon

February 5th, 2009

So long, oncology Lux. I’ll leave the annotated treatises to your legacy to the proper music bloggers, visit this site and instead honor your memory with this, your finest hour (give or take fifty-six minutes): The Cramps – Tear It Up (from Urgh! A Music War, 1981)

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