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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

  • 02.16.17 / Southern Gothic: The musical genius of Bobbie Gentry needs to be rediscovered
  • 02.13.17 / On this day in 1970, Black Sabbath invented heavy metal
  • 02.10.17 / Dope Man: Trump’s dad nearly ran for Mayor of New York, watch his racist 1969 test commercials
  • 02.09.17 / The Move’s Magnetic Waves of Sound (or ‘The Move: Most Underrated Band of All Freaking Time?’)
  • 02.07.17 / Honey Bane, the teenaged punk wild child who sang with Crass and Killing Joke
  • 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

  • 02.23.17 / ‘Badass Danish girl, 1969…wait for it’
  • 02.22.17 / Creepy short video exposes the very unsexy way sex dolls are made (NSFW)
  • 02.21.17 / The ‘Pocket POTUS’: Tiny Trump meme taken to next level with video treatment
  • 02.20.17 / There’s a tiny nude Trump troll doll
  • 02.16.17 / Young kid’s EPIC rant on why ‘We Need Communism!’
  • 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

  • 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
  • 12.24.16 / Holiday weirdness: Santa Claus battles the Devil to a psyche-rock soundtrack
  • 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

  • 02.23.17 / They Live by Night: Photos of gangsters, prostitutes & drag queens from Tokyo’s red light district
  • 02.22.17 / Mutants and Grotesque Monsters: The Soviet Artist who rebelled against the fall of Communism
  • 02.21.17 / That time Lemmy recorded a single with the (not so) ‘squeaky clean’ Nolan Sisters
  • 02.20.17 / Gangsters and guns in Tokyo: Sydney Pollack on directing Robert Mitchum in ‘The Yakuza,’ 1974
  • 02.20.17 / Beautiful panoramic Cubist drawings of China’s urbanized landscape
  • 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

  • 02.23.17 / ‘Storytelling Giant,’ offbeat Talking Heads video compilation from the 1980s
  • 02.22.17 / Radiohead’s Thom Yorke in 1993: Bowie and Queen’s ‘Under Pressure’ is ‘the perfect pop song’
  • 02.22.17 / Score this cool ‘Shining’-themed skirt while it’s dirt cheap
  • 02.21.17 / When a bunch of punks paid tribute to Johnny Cash at a low point in his career
  • 02.21.17 / The Teen Angel zine lovingly documented Chicano culture for decades
  • 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

  • 02.23.17 / While we’re waiting for Moby’s evidence of Russian blackmailers, enjoy Tunnelmental’s badass remix
  • 02.10.17 / ‘Train vs Elephant’: New music from The Residents
  • 02.02.17 / Groovy kids’ record set nursery rhymes to the tunes of ‘60s teen dance crazes
  • 02.01.17 / We’re all in this together: Classic Chunklet t-shirt updated for the Trump era
  • 01.31.17 / Lurid covers from ‘Killing,’ the transcendentally trashy European murder comic
  • 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

  • 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!
  • 01.03.17 / ‘What’s The Matter With Helen?’ (or remembering Debbie Reynolds the DM way!)
  • 10.17.16 / Raw Power: Rare 1973 footage of Iggy and the Stooges escapes right into your living room!
  • 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

  • 02.23.17 / ‘A for ABBA’: The story of the Swedish sensation as told by John Peel, 1993
  • 02.21.17 / ‘Man Vs. Sofa’: Premiere of new music from Adrian Sherwood & Pinch
  • 02.17.17 / Live! from Capitol Hill: Bertolt Brecht’s Folkways LP
  • 02.16.17 / ‘Sex Pistols Number 1,’ the punk propaganda reel from 1977
  • 02.10.17 / The Andy Warhol episode of ‘The Love Boat’
  • 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

  • 02.23.17 / Pleasure Goat: The art of the fake magazine cover
  • 02.21.17 / Greatest hits: Here’s why the Ohio Players owned the album cover game back in the 1970s
  • 02.21.17 / The art of mourning: Vintage wreaths & other memorial keepsakes made with the hair of the dead
  • 02.21.17 / Behind the scenes shots from the bloody set of ‘Reservoir Dogs’
  • 02.20.17 / Meet Aria, the band known as ‘the Russian Iron Maiden’
  • 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

  • 02.17.17 / Famous Rock ‘N’ Rollers in the style of old Mani-Yack monster transfers
  • 02.10.17 / Creepy horror Valentine cards for your best ghoul
  • 02.03.17 / Stay dry in today’s dystopian cyberpunk reality with a Blade Runner umbrella
  • 01.27.17 / The worst music video of all time, redeemed by a LEGO remake
  • 01.20.17 / ‘It’s fun to smoke dust!’ Satanic panic preacher gets mashed-up with Queen
  • 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

  • 02.22.17 / Ultra stylish lobby cards from the fashionable world of 1960s British cinema
  • 02.16.17 / Tim Buckley and Jean Renoir meet Beau Bridges in 1971’s ‘The Christian Licorice Store’
  • 02.07.17 / Retro wonderland: exploring the postmodern aesthetics of ‘90s Taco Bell interior design
  • 02.03.17 / The unintentional beauty of graffiti removal
  • 02.02.17 / ‘Young Club’ winter 1972: 21 pages from this incredibly retro German mail-order catalogue
  • Michael Simmons

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