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Richard Metzger

Occupation: Jack-off All Trades
Interests: Rastafari, Marxism, BBC comedy, teeth whiteners, Cary Grant, my TARDIS
Biography: I was born in a cross-fire hurricane. I howled at my ma in the drivin' rain. But it's all right now, in fact, it's a gas.

Recent Entries

  • 06.20.17 / Is this 40-year-old footage of the Cure the oldest known footage of the band?
  • 06.14.17 / ‘Tom Waits for No One’: Obscure Oscar-winning animated music video from 1979
  • 06.09.17 / Tangled up in Blue: When Stephen Colbert met Jack White
  • 06.06.17 / Every review you’ve read of the new Roger Waters album is wrong (except for this one)
  • 05.26.17 / Sgt. Pepper’s redux: Should you buy the $$$ new version of the Beatles’ classic or save your money?
  • Tara McGinley

    Occupation: Elegant Nay Sayer
    Interests: Stuff, Widgets, Objects, Things, Gadgets
    Biography: I'm ashamed of the things I've done for a Klondike Bar.

    Recent Entries

  • 06.22.17 / People are strange: ‘Deleted Wikipedia articles submitted by insane people’
  • 06.21.17 / A gallery of hilariously creative letters from extremely pissed-off neighbors
  • 06.21.17 / ‘Shocked’ Trump face, Nicolas Cage, luchador and many more WEIRD one-piece swimsuits
  • 06.15.17 / Someone made an IRL SpongeBob and Patrick
  • 06.15.17 / Video of old man headbanging like hell to Metallica in his car
  • Marc Campbell

    Occupation: Musician, writer
    Interests: All of it
    Biography: Marc Campbell was the lead singer and lyricist for THE NAILS who recorded two critically acclaimed albums for RCA records. He's best known for the cult hit "88 Lines About 44 Women". Later this year, Campbell will be releasing his first solo album, "Tantric Machine". He is also working on a book, 44 WOMEN, an erotic memoir spanning the 60s and 70s, from the hippies to the punks. "Having been passionately involved with the social and artistic revolutions of those decades, I see many connections between the two and how one grew out of the other. 44 WOMEN pays tribute to the power and glory of sex, drugs, rock and roll...and LOVE. It is dedicated to the women in my life who did their best to keep me human". Marc currently lives in Austin, Texas with his beautiful Turkish girlfriend and his chihuahua Freddy. He likes good wine, rock and roll and hardboiled detective novels. He agrees with Timothy Leary that "intelligence is the ultimate aphrodisiac".

    Recent Entries

  • 03.14.17 / ‘Kodoku Meatball Machine’: Nipple guns, four tons of blood and a shitload of gore and mayhem
  • 01.19.17 / Abattoir Blues: In ‘Blood of the Beasts’ death has a cruel beauty
  • 01.17.17 / Trust us, you’ve never seen ANYTHING like ‘We Are The Flesh’
  • 01.06.17 / Welcome to the broken pyramid of your brain: The wild, weird & beautiful art of René Brantonne
  • 01.04.17 / All you need is war: The Beatles vs. Hitler in the most fucked-up movie ever made
  • Paul Gallagher

    Occupation: Writer, blogger, friendly, neighborhood word-slinger.
    Interests: Books, art, film, theater, friends in low places, tea and symphonies.
    Biography: Born in East Kilbride. Raised in Edinburgh. Lives in Glasgow. Dog-walker, former TV producer and director.

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  • 06.23.17 / Painting with Light: Incredible portrait photographs of young outsiders
  • 06.21.17 / The boys will not be back in town: Rock gods Thin Lizzy blast off in their 1983 farewell tour
  • 06.20.17 / Welcome to My Nightmare: The strange and disturbing ‘hyperrealist absurdism’ of Beau White
  • 06.19.17 / Ralph Steadman’s grotesquely brilliant illustrations for Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’
  • 06.16.17 / This isn’t Happiness: The heartbreak, depression and empty sex of Modern Love
  • Heather Drain

    Occupation: Freelance Writer a Go-Go
    Interests: fringe art, cult cinema, road trips, rock & roll,
    Biography: Freelance Writer from the South with a born love of left-of-center cinema, bastard art and aesthetic jeet-kune-do.

    Recent Entries

  • 04.05.16 / Muzak to get Mutated to: E-Z Listening with DEVO
  • 02.12.16 / Moor, Moor, Moor: Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ goes 70s rock musical in cult classic ‘Catch My Soul’
  • 01.04.16 / Suburban Lawns: Lost Pioneers of Post-Punk
  • 12.15.15 / ‘Punk Rock’: Porno and New York City punk collide in this gritty 1977 X-rated crime drama
  • 11.17.15 / Remembering Detroit’s legendary cult-zine, The Orbit
  • Martin Schneider

    Occupation: Writer, editor, gadabout
    Interests: Parcheesi, pipe, robe, slippers, cognac snifter
    Biography: When I was a baby Duke Ellington told my mom that she should listen to whatever I say, because "he knows where it's at." It's been downhill ever since.

    Recent Entries

  • 06.23.17 / Todd Bridges and the ‘Whatchu Talking ‘Bout Willis Experience’ cover the ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ theme
  • 06.22.17 / Wild things: Were the Troggs the very first punk band?
  • 06.21.17 / For Men Only: The clitoris. What it is. Where it is. What you should do with it when you find it
  • 06.20.17 / ‘Aliens are never eliminated’: Amazing 1979 ‘Alien’ board game
  • 06.18.17 / Kraftwerk’s leaked ‘transport rider’ is both detailed and hilarious
  • Ron Kretsch

    Occupation: Pictures, words, sounds
    Interests: See "Occupation"
    Biography: Formerly: art director and music writer, back when "newspapers" were a thing. Currently: guitarist/slacker layabout.

    Recent Entries

  • 06.23.17 / Uhhhhh, WHAT? Lydia Lunch covers Bon Jovi
  • 06.21.17 / Occult paintings and mystical visions of female surrealist Ithell Colquhoun
  • 06.16.17 / What would Hitler Do?: Notorious ‘80s agit-punks The Feederz return to fuck shit up in the Trump era
  • 06.14.17 / So here’s a ‘Yellow Submarine’ bass and of course WE WANT IT
  • 06.14.17 / Mr. Bungle’s Trevor Dunn covers Captain Beefheart with post-hardcore duo Qui
  • Howie Pyro

    Occupation: DJ, musician, writer, out of control collector...
    Interests: Rare crazy records, Spook show memorabilia, cheap 60's merchandise aimed at teenagers, fashion, freaks, monster movies &
    Biography: Happy to be one of The Usual Gang Of Idiots. If you want a real bio there is one here: http://www.awmok.com/author/howiepyro/.

    Recent Entries

  • 04.20.17 / Steven Spielberg predicts the psycho-delic future of today in 1971’s ‘Los Angeles: A.D. 2017’!
  • 03.14.17 / Banana: After 50 years the ultimate Warhol Velvet Underground mystery is finally (almost) solved!!
  • 02.21.17 / Joan of Arc video recreates Phil Collins’ ‘In The Air Tonight’ clip with stop motion animation
  • 02.02.17 / ‘How to Steal an Election’: The dirty politics musical of 1968!
  • 01.16.17 / This incredible fetish photo history book will have you tied up for months!
  • Oliver Hall

    Occupation: Writer, editor, musician
    Interests: Cranks, crackpots, revolutionaries, mystics
    Biography: "Looks like Elvis after 20 years in the fucking coffin." —Captain Sensible

    Someday, I hope to publish an anthology of bad advice for young people.

    Recent Entries

  • 06.23.17 / ‘Metal Man Has Won His Wings’: Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa’s early ‘60s R&B band, the Soots
  • 06.22.17 / Adam Ant, John Cale, Ad-Rock and others guest star on ‘80s crime drama ‘The Equalizer’
  • 06.16.17 / ‘I’m Always Thinking of You’: The Bruce Conner occult greeting card
  • 06.15.17 / The Doors’ last charting single, ‘The Mosquito,’ as marketed by Presbyterians on Christian radio
  • 06.09.17 / Michael Moorcock’s TV special on ‘positive punk,’ featuring Siouxsie, 1983
  • Cherrybomb

    Occupation: Heavy Metal Mover and Shaker | Blogger | Freelance Word Writer
    Interests: Lemmy Kilmister, Cursing, Running
    Biography: I dream of a world where all I do is sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whisky, and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind except falling in love and not getting arrested . . . Res ipsa loquitur. Let the good times roll.

    Recent Entries

  • 06.23.17 / ‘The Best of Times’: Bonkers TV pilot starring baby-faced versions of Nicolas Cage & Crispin Glover
  • 06.22.17 / Old-school action figures based on ‘Motel Hell,’ ‘Creepshow,’ ‘Salem’s Lot,’ ‘Heavy Metal’ & more!
  • 06.22.17 / Uncut 35MM version of ‘Suspiria’ found stored in an old cinema in Italy—U.S. screenings planned
  • 06.21.17 / Sex signals: Trashy illustrations from vintage ‘Frederick’s of Hollywood’ catalogs
  • 06.20.17 / Dream of Venus: Inside Salvador Dalí‘s spectacular & perverse Surrealist funhouse from 1939
  • Christopher Bickel

    Occupation: Musician, Curator, NGH Certified Consulting Hypnotist
    Interests: Smashism, Aktionism, Lowbrow and Highbrow Cinema, Historical Countercultures, Bad Music For Bad People
    Biography: Served time in "musical" groups In/Humanity, Guyana Punch Line, and currently Anakrid. Former columnist for Maximumrockandroll Magazine. Days are divided between high-end record dealing, event promotion, hypnotherapy, film series curation, and study of topics ranging from control and influence to the occult to obscure yuletide traditions to Z-list celebrities to junk science to transgressive art. Capricorn. Enjoys an occasional gin and tonic. Paces a lot. Can take a joke.

    Recent Entries

  • 06.23.17 / Manson, Larry Flynt, Abbie Hoffman, O.J. and other infamous folks depicted by court sketch artists
  • 06.16.17 / ‘Yes that’s right, punk is DEAD’: Crass and other punk AF fidget spinners
  • 06.09.17 / Before ‘Dolemite,’ Rudy Ray Moore was an accomplished early rock and roll singer
  • 06.02.17 / You asked your mom to pick up a fidget spinner and instead she bought you…
  • 05.26.17 / VHS fan builds a functional video rental store in his basement: ‘It’s like the 80s threw up’
  • Izzi Krombholz

    Occupation: Musician, Writer, Student
    Interests: Women in Rock, Rock n' Roll Biographies, Cats, Cemeteries
    Biography: I'm hoping that my rock n' roll biography collection will get me into the Guinness World Records rather than on an episode of Hoarders.

    Recent Entries

  • 09.26.16 / Punks, headbangers & homeless kids: Penelope Spheeris on ‘The Decline of Western Civilization’
  • 09.19.16 / Castration Squad: The unsung heroines of Alice Bag and Dinah Cancer’s early deathrock band
  • 09.16.16 / Her Little Red Books: Cult figure Bebe Buell plans ahead
  • 08.23.16 / Riot Grrrl: Allison Wolfe of Bratmobile talks about zines, feminism and her new band, Sex Stains
  • 08.17.16 / ‘Girls Bite Back’: An early nod to women in rock with the Slits, Nina Hagen, Siouxsie and Girlschool
  • Doug Jones

    Occupation: Blogger, DJ, video artist, comedian
    Interests: AKA Dante Fontana (www.dantefontana.com)
    Biography: Born in Canada, raised in Los Angeles. Took over the airwaves of 88.9FM KXLU in the early 2000's with his late night radio show Les Yper Sound. Writer on the nationally syndicated and XM Satellite Radio comedy program The Phil Hendrie Show in the mid-2000's. Joined the video blogging empire Everything Is Terrible! in 2011 whom he tours with regularly. Inebriated narrator on Comedy Central's Emmy award winning series Drunk History (seasons 4 & 5).

    Recent Entries

  • 05.26.17 / Unhappy meal: McDonald’s ‘Free Razor with Breakfast’ 1978 promotional campaign
  • 05.25.17 / 50 ultra stylish lobby cards from the hip world of 1960s American cinema
  • 05.18.17 / Disneyland’s mega-discotheque Videopolis was the ultimate 1980s dance party experience
  • 04.27.17 / Cracking the P.Y.T. code: New technology reveals hidden lyrics in Michael Jackson’s 1983 hit single
  • 04.26.17 / Meet Eggstone, the ‘Godfathers of Swedish pop’
  • Michael Simmons

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