Sometimes I like to imagine what researchers will discover of our culture 1000 years from now…maybe nothing, because our hard drives will have wiped long ago. But maybe the descendent of the Internet will carry traces of our past selves, and in some distant university, selfies will be displayed in
How did I get turned on to 80’s Japanese punk? The xeroxed pages of the early issues of MRR. I will never forget seeing names like The Comes, Lip Cream, Stalin in print for the first time. There was something different about what was going in Japan compared to SoCal
If I had to pick one Los Angeles label that influenced me the most during the 80’s, I would have to pick SST Records. The bands on this label were always gigging around town – you would never know where one of the SST bands would perform. I have so
For better or for worse, the image of the skinhead defines a big part of what many in mass culture see as 1980s UK punk. But like so many subcultures (if not all of them), it is so much more complex than its stereotype, full of subcultures of its own.