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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

  • 06.24.16 / Outsider: Meet David ‘Rock’ Nelson, the new Ed Wood
  • 06.23.16 / ‘Wake up, bitch!’: It’s time to watch ‘Black Devil Doll from Hell’
  • 06.22.16 / Reggae Britannia: Cult classic ‘Babylon’ deals pure wickedness
  • 06.21.16 / The Residents sing the Blues: Elvis, Hank Williams and some demented cowboys
  • 06.21.16 / Can go all disco-krautrock at the BBC, 1976
  • 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

  • 05.02.16 / Free love, free press and lots of nude hippie chicks
  • 04.21.16 / Lewd guitarist: Watch a young Prince on ‘American Bandstand’ and live in New York City, 1980/81
  • 04.20.16 / ‘Green Room’ is the most badass movie of 2016: Exclusive clip and free tickets
  • 03.29.16 / So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star: Photos of the 1960’s Garage Band Explosion
  • 03.28.16 / The return of Khun Narin: More mindblowing psychedelia from Thailand
  • 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.

    Recent Entries

  • 06.24.16 / Scotland greets Donald Trump
  • 06.23.16 / Hikari Shimoda’s strange and beautiful paintings of children on the edge
  • 06.22.16 / Eurotrash: Tasteless 80s VHS cover art from Germany
  • 06.21.16 / Bloody Disgusting: A gruesome gallery of vintage medical illustrations from the 1800s
  • 06.20.16 / At Home, At Work, At Play: Color Autochromes of life before the First World War
  • 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
  • Amber Frost

    Occupation: Freelance writer, Musician, and I'm the Girl Friday of Socialism
    Interests: rock 'n' roll, activism, US culture, New York
    Biography: I'm in love with Rock 'n' Roll, and I'll be out all night.

    Recent Entries

  • 06.23.16 / Good news pizza face: The world of high fashion says acne is chic!
  • 06.22.16 / Underground erotica: Konstantin Somov’s secret stash of gorgeous gay art
  • 06.20.16 / Prepare yourself for one the saddest diva stories in all of rock ‘n’ roll history
  • 06.16.16 / This may be the most racist, sexist, violent video game EVER (and it’s almost 35 years old)
  • 09.30.15 / Steve Albini e-mail about hating dance music is now a billboard advertising dance music
  • 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

  • 06.24.16 / Exiles in Düsseldorf: Austrian TV special on Kraftwerk, 1981
  • 06.24.16 / Switzerland to open Europe’s very first ‘fellatio cafe’
  • 06.23.16 / Oh great, now they’ve got porn-sniffing dogs!
  • 06.23.16 / ‘Shoegazi’ tribute gives Fugazi the shoegazer treatment
  • 06.22.16 / ‘More Barn!’ Neil Young confirms awesome story about playing ‘Harvest’ for Graham Nash
  • 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

  • 06.23.16 / Dumbest rock auction of the century? A jar of AIR from a Stone Roses gig is fetching $97K…so far
  • 06.22.16 / Holy shit, Converse is making a wearable wah-wah pedal
  • 06.22.16 / Before Pere Ubu, there was the Robert Bensick Band—a Dangerous Minds premiere
  • 06.21.16 / Watch early footage of the Jam kicking ALL THE ASS, Manchester, 1977
  • 06.16.16 / …And here’s that amazing klezmer cover of Kraftwerk you needed in your life
  • 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

  • 04.26.16 / ‘Anarchy!’ Malcolm McLaren, punk rock’s Molotov cocktail
  • 03.18.16 / A strange tale of Frank Sinatra Jr., monster beach parties, Jan & Dean and a bungled kidnapping!
  • 03.03.16 / Lobotomy: LA’s greatest unknown punk rock fanzine, 1978
  • 01.30.16 / ‘The Rusty James Show’: The idiot bastard son of Woody Allen and Firesign Theatre, starring Elvis?
  • 01.12.16 / The Bowie, Elvis, Warhol ‘Black Star’ connection: Popism eats itself
  • 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

  • 06.24.16 / File under ‘Russian mystic recipes’: How to make Gurdjieff’s special salad
  • 06.23.16 / Kill the f*ckers: ‘White Man,’ Suicide’s BRUTAL sonic attack on white supremacy
  • 06.17.16 / Behind the scenes of ‘Dopethrone’: Electric Wizard demonstrates how to smoke weed
  • 06.16.16 / The Beach Boys’ eleven-minute disco atrocity from 1979 will take you straight to Hell
  • 06.15.16 / The Cramps now have a fake star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • 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

  • 06.24.16 / A breakdown of what John, Paul, George & Ringo were worth back in 1966
  • 06.23.16 / Mabel: 1970s Danish disco glam rockers go all hair metal & take some bad advice from David Lee Roth
  • 06.22.16 / Vintage flashback-inducing psychedelic ads from the 60s and 70s that will give you a contact high
  • 06.20.16 / Blow-out: Bizarre sci-fi looking vintage hair dryers from the early 1900s
  • 06.20.16 / Freaky French comic from the 70s that tells the far-out story of Frank Zappa’s ‘Stink-Foot’
  • 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

  • 06.24.16 / Sleaze up your crib (almost free) with this treasure trove of worldwide classic B-movie poster art
  • 06.20.16 / Play ‘Thoughts and Prayers,’ the video game that allows you to feel good about doing nothing!
  • 06.17.16 / ‘Female Convict Scorpion’: The Japanese women-in-prison movie that elevated exploitation to high art
  • 06.13.16 / The entire print run of classic SF punk magazine ‘Damage’ is now online!
  • 06.10.16 / ‘Get High On Yourself’: Robert Evans’ coke-bust community service mega-turd TV special