Category Archives: Punk

(January 26, 2019): Testors – Together

From the 1980 single, Together / Time Is Mine – 7″ 45rpm (Drive In Music – BOP-1). The Testors, led by Sonny Vincent, were a staple of CBGBs and Max’s Kansas City in the late 1970s. This single is their … Continue reading

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(March 11, 2018): Ramones – Bonzo Goes To Bitburg

From the 1985 UK single, Bonzo Goes To Bitburg / Daytime Dilemma (Dangers Of Love).  Trump’s upcoming ‘engagement’ with North Korea puts me in mind of this ditty (even though negotiations will take place in Singapore and not North Korea).  … Continue reading

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(November 16, 2017): Joy Division – Warsaw

From the band’s debut 1978 EP, An Ideal For Living. The song title comes from the name that the band used immediately prior to adopting Joy Division. Indeed, the name was still in use during the recording sessions for this … Continue reading

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(October 7, 2017): Eddie + The Hot Rods – Teenage Depression

From the 1976 UK single, Teenage Depression / Shake.  With Dave Higgs writing songs, the first iteration of Eddie & The Hot Rods was at the intersection of pub rock (think Dr. Feelgood) and the emergence of punk (think the … Continue reading

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(June 23, 2017): Dogmatics – Gimme The Shakes

From the 1984 album, Thayer Street.  The Dogmatics were part of the great bands out of Boston in the late 70s / early 80s. This tune was released a year earlier as the band’s first single and hooked a dedicated … Continue reading

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(June 6, 2017): MX-80 Sound – PCBs

From the 1977 album, Hard Attack. This was the quick follow up from the debut 1976 EP, Big Hits – Hard Pop From The Hoosiers. As the title indicates, a band out of Indiana that was one of the groups … Continue reading

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(March 27, 2017): The Alley Cats – Too Much Junk

From the 1980 10″ single, Too Much Junk / Night Along the Blvd.  As the Alley Cats, Dianne Chai, Randy Stodola and John McCarthy, were a three piece late 1970s punk band from Lomita, CA, as suburb of Los Angeles. … Continue reading

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