James Kirn
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James Kirn

I am music nerd concerned with all things that rock and or roll. I am musician and writer who looks to provide an untold story about unspoken heavy metal treasures and punk nuggets. I am from the greatest city on earth: Philadelphia.

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For me, few can say they’ve done cooler things. In the seventies, Marky Ramone seems to have drunkenly happened upon arguably three of the most crucial bands of the era. Dust, Richard Hell and the Voidoids and the colossus, The Ramones.  Whenever someone asks him, he’s nonchalant, humble even. He’s

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I was late on The Adverts. They somehow got lost in my initial exploration of the 70’s punk era. Bad move. They existed in such a small window of time. They did all the regular punk rock stuff. They did Top of the Pops and Old Grey Whistle Test. They

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Holy shit. When I heard this song, my eyes opened wide and I gripped my desk till the red came into my fingernails. This is a song you hear and as a songwriter you say, “I’m ripping that off. I don’t care.” The shrill scream of the vocals hits you

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