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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

  • 11.19.18 / Jäh Division return with ‘Dub Will Tear Us Apart…Again’
  • 11.14.18 / Beanpole is here, with all his kin
  • 10.11.18 / ‘Bright Phoebus’: The stunning pagan Brit folk cult classic that you must hear before you die!*
  • 10.09.18 / ‘Helltown’: The rawkus return of Electric Citizen
  • 09.28.18 / Keychains and Snowstorms: The Soft Cell Story
  • 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

  • 01.15.18 / There’s a ‘Stranger Things’ ouija board
  • 01.04.18 / William Dailey, Legendary Bookman, 72
  • 01.02.18 / ‘I replaced Donald Trump with his Disney animatronic figure and honestly, it’s an improvement’
  • 12.28.17 / Graham Duff’s epic best albums of 2017 mega-post
  • 12.06.17 / ‘Silence is violence’: Social Justice Kittens 2018 calendar is here!
  • 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.

    Recent Entries

  • 11.13.18 / The Mama & the Dadas: The pioneering feminist artwork of Hannah Höch
  • 11.07.18 / The hilarious Renaissance art GIFs of ‘Scorpion Dagger’
  • 11.05.18 / ‘Manifesto’ or new sounds for a new decade: Roxy Music live in concert, 1979
  • 10.15.18 / Death is a lonely business: The miniature death scenes of Miyu Kojima
  • 10.04.18 / The Glorious Sound of Army of Moths, the band you should be listening to right now!
  • 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
  • Ariel Schudson

    Occupation: Independent Scholar, memory conservator, badass archivist
    Interests: Subversion, rebellion and total cinematic joy

    Recent Entries

  • 11.06.18 / Legendary ‘zine Ben Is Dead turns 30: ‘We’re just gonna do it’
  • 10.29.18 / Witchy women and leggy ladies: Halloween in Hollywood
  • 10.25.18 / Morbid melodies: Tune in and terror out
  • 10.03.18 / Cholera sucks: The beautiful, brutal honesty of vintage Chinese public health propaganda
  • 07.09.18 / The Despair of Monkeys and Other Trifles: An interview with Françoise Hardy
  • 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

  • 11.08.18 / Van Morrison abruptly releases long-sought-after ‘Catacombs Tapes’ on iTunes UK
  • 11.05.18 / Watch Mike from ‘Better Call Saul’ in a bizarre 1980s motivational video
  • 10.24.18 / Tuxedomoon play a mostly empty hall in Hamburg in the middle of the night, 1985
  • 10.17.18 / Full-color Basil Wolverton cards rejected by Topps in 1968
  • 10.17.18 / Echo and the Bunnymen and Billy Bragg cover the Velvets’ ‘Run Run Run’ on the BBC, 1986
  • 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

  • 09.19.17 / Stuck in the Mudd! Four decades later, the doorman of the wildest nightclub in NYC lets you in!
  • 09.13.17 / The Illuminati of rock and roll: Remembering Pat Fear, a real-life Robert Anton Wilson character
  • 08.04.17 / Breaking news: EVERYONE can own Glenn Danzig’s house
  • 07.14.17 / Ghost Rider still alive after Suicide: ‘IT’ is the HEAVY Alan Vega release from beyond the grave!
  • 04.20.17 / Steven Spielberg predicts the psycho-delic future of today in 1971’s ‘Los Angeles: A.D. 2017’!
  • 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

  • 11.15.18 / Captain Beefheart sings ‘Seaweed Beard Foam Bone Tree’ (and dozens more obscurities)
  • 11.12.18 / Watching ‘The Prisoner’ with ‘Repo Man’ director Alex Cox
  • 11.09.18 / Tiny Tim, the Cleveland Browns and a bear made a sword and sorcery movie
  • 11.02.18 / The NYC hardcore episode of ‘Regis and Kathie Lee’
  • 11.01.18 / RIP Hardy Fox, ‘primary composer’ and ‘co-founder’ of the Residents
  • 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

  • 11.19.18 / Miscreants rejoice! Artist Krent Able’s new ‘appallingly filthy’ illustrated book is coming!
  • 10.30.18 / Hey! Ho! Halloween! Ramones fans decked out in costume at a gig in a college gym, October 1978
  • 10.29.18 / Paul Blaisdell: The forgotten B-movie monster maker of Hollywood
  • 10.24.18 / The Godfather of Halloween: The pioneering creations of monster-mask maker Don Post
  • 10.23.18 / Drug dens and dick pics: The lurid art & crude ceramics of Jesse Edwards
  • 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

  • 04.20.18 / My Three Sons: ‘General Boy’ talks about his sons in DEVO
  • 04.16.18 / Muppets with people eyes still haunt my dreams
  • 04.09.18 / Check out the (primitive) psychedelic visuals from this ‘trippy’ 1979 Betamax tape
  • 03.16.18 / KISS fans pay premium to see unimaginably sad Gene and Ace guitar dick-around
  • 03.02.18 / ‘DEATH VAN’: This surreal animated music video is totally bonkers
  • 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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