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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

  • 09.29.16 / Poison boyfriend. Tender pervert. Pubic intellectual. Timelord. A brief introduction to Momus
  • 09.27.16 / King Turd: This absurdist play from 1896 could have been written about President Trump!
  • 09.23.16 / ‘Copkiller’: Johnny Rotten plays a psychotic cat & mouse game with Harvey Keitel in 80s thriller
  • 09.22.16 / The Cake: A real life ‘Beyond the Valley of the Dolls’
  • 09.21.16 / Death and the Lady: Shirley Collins is the Secret Queen of England
  • 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

  • 09.29.16 / ‘American Honey’: Cruising the highways of a broken America
  • 09.28.16 / Johnny Thunders stars in rarely seen French movie ‘Mona et Moi’
  • 09.26.16 / Eating rats with Morgan Spurlock at Fantastic Fest 2016
  • 09.24.16 / Unknown hero of rock ‘n’ roll: Soul singer, percussionist Vin Cardinal, R.I.P.
  • 09.13.16 / Back to mono: The Ramones’ debut album is 40 years old and it’s the best release of 2016
  • 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

  • 09.30.16 / Stunning Erotic Tattoos
  • 09.30.16 / Evil little F*ckers: Hilarious spoof covers for ‘Bad Little Children’s Books’
  • 09.29.16 / That time Werner Herzog lost a bet and had to eat his shoe
  • 09.28.16 / Trading cards of some dangerous minds, deep thinkers & radical intellectuals
  • 09.27.16 / Fortune Cookie Porn Portraits
  • 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

  • 09.30.16 / Amazing (or goofy?) ‘Twin Peaks’-themed fashion spread from the pages of Sassy magazine, 1990
  • 09.29.16 / H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu gets the anime treatment
  • 09.29.16 / Art school sketches of Iggy Pop in the nude (NSFW)
  • 09.28.16 / Robert Fripp and David Sylvian on ‘The Road to Graceland’
  • 09.28.16 / Finally, campaign swag that treats Donald Trump with the respect he deserves!
  • 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

  • 09.29.16 / ‘Blindman’: Ringo Starr’s white slavery spaghetti western
  • 09.28.16 / Meet lost San Francisco hippie-era band Marvin Gardens
  • 09.22.16 / Those notorious naked Trump statues are starting to be released to the wild
  • 09.21.16 / Get ready for tedious and predictable aging punker outrage: Converse has Clash Chuck Taylors now
  • 09.21.16 / Classic covers from ‘The Monster Times’
  • 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

  • 07.08.16 / ‘Pass The Dust, I Think I’m Bowie!’: True tales of Black Randy, first wave Los Angeles punk icon
  • 06.26.16 / Incredible NEWLY UNCOVERED 1977 footage of UK punk bands: Damned! Generation X! Adverts! Rich Kids!
  • 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
  • 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

  • 09.30.16 / Iron Butterfly and Grand Funk Railroad shot a double feature in a pirate-themed amusement park
  • 09.29.16 / Number 666: The Aleister Crowley issue of Flexipop!
  • 09.23.16 / That time when XTC’s Andy Partridge sang for the Residents
  • 09.22.16 / The 13th-century ‘thinking machine’ of Ramón Llull
  • 09.16.16 / Screature feature: Meet Sacramento’s ‘dark psych’ outfit. You: R.I.P.
  • Bart Bealmear

    Occupation: Archivist, Librarian, Writer
    Interests: Pop culture archeology and short attention span songwriting.
    Biography: Majordomo for The Blind Doctors (a Detroit rock band).

    Recent Entries

  • 09.12.16 / Killer Caterpillar: Touch this insect and you will bleed to death
  • 08.19.16 / Totally awesome heavy metal cover of the ‘Stranger Things’ theme
  • 07.29.16 / High school kids win spot on 1981 LP with their wonderfully shambolic cover of ‘Highway to Hell’
  • 06.29.16 / Iggy Pop’s racy 1979 appearance on obscure PBS program ‘Wyld Ryce’
  • 05.25.16 / Waxwork Records, the leader in beautifully packaged soundtracks on vinyl (plus a DM premiere)
  • 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

  • 09.30.16 / Kick out the jams: Blue Öyster Cult covers the MC5, Doors, Yardbirds & The Animals
  • 09.29.16 / Slither sisters: Vintage images of female circus snake charmers and their reptilian friends
  • 09.28.16 / The Reich Stuff: The grim Nazi propaganda magazine aimed at women
  • 09.27.16 / Damn fine teeny-tiny ‘Twin Peaks’ dioramas
  • 09.26.16 / Guts, gore and glory: Behind the scenes of ‘RoboCop’
  • 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

  • 09.30.16 / Demo versions of Black Sabbath songs that completely smoke the album versions
  • 09.26.16 / Corey Feldman isn’t the only actor with a ‘terrible band’
  • 09.23.16 / Everything you always wanted to know about the Krampus but were afraid to ask
  • 09.19.16 / Is this awesome or terrible? The Smithsfits
  • 09.16.16 / You’ll be GG LOL’n with these GG Allin emojis!
  • 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: Disneyland, Michael Jackson, travel, films, water parks, karaoke
    Biography: Born in Canada, raised in Los Angeles. Began taking over the airwaves of 88.9FM KXLU in the early 2000's with his late night radio show Les Yper Sound. In the mid-2000's he served as a writer on the nationally syndicated and XM Satellite Radio comedy program The Phil Hendrie Show. Joined the video blogging empire Everything Is Terrible! in 2011 whom he also tours with regularly under the alias of Dante Fontana.

    Recent Entries

  • 09.30.16 / Meet Harper Goff, the legendary set designer behind Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory
  • 09.14.16 / ‘He was like a walking hit of acid’: Remembering Rex Thompson of the Summer Hits (1968-2016)
  • 09.07.16 / Narcos en fantasyland: Pablo Escobar’s 1981 trip to Walt Disney World
  • 09.02.16 / Psychedelic Alpha-Bits TV commercials of the early 70s
  • 08.31.16 / The unauthorized Michael Jackson ‘Thriller’ amusement park ride is a REAL thing!