THE CLASH Released Single ‘COMPLETE CONTROL’ 40 Years Ago…

THE CLASH, the last gang in town, released COMPLETE CONTROL as a 7″ single, forty years ago, on 23 September 1977 and the fierce cracker also (and only) featured on their debut LP in the US. A rebellious punk anthem. A biting rant against their record label (that released another track ‘Remote Control‘ without the group’s permission), against their greedy manager and against all who wanted to control the band somehow, someway. The late, great Joe Strummer said in 1991:...

THE GUN CLUB Released Second Album ‘MIAMI’ 35 Years Ago Today…

Band: THE GUN CLUB fronted by the late, great Jeffrey Lee Pierce… Album: MIAMI – second LP Released: 20 September 1982 – 35 years ago today… All Music wrote: “This album was a favorite of virtually every critic. Going for a higher, more desolate sound, frontman and slide player Jeffrey Lee Pierce and his band were literally on fire. Pierce and company pull out all the roots and reveal them for what they are. Squalling punk-blues, with the heart of the country in...

Nolan Strong and the Diablos – Fortune of Hits (1961)

  In 1961, Fortune Records out of Detroit released a killer LP featuring 12 Nolan Strong and the Diablos hits, and it’s a fantastic record, start to finish. The back of the album calls the group a “favorite of the teenagers,” which is endearing. It’s also evidence that teens in the 50s were pretty hip, perhaps especially in Detroit, where the entire band was born and raised. Nolan’s upbeat songs are fun in a sweet way. Playful party jams. But his slow jams...

Prude Boys Drop a Sweet New Single – “Taking To Myself”

Detroit Rock City’s Prude Boys are picking up steam. Long on our “bands to watch” list, the Prudes are checking in with a brand new track, the sweet pop of “Talking To Myself“. This is a band honing their sound and and by playing around with the jangle pop of The Cure and The Vaselines, “Talking To Myself” is another feather in their cap. The video was recently premiered on Burger Records BRGR TV. Here’s hoping big things are on the horizon...

THE HIPSHAKES – UK garage punk mainstays premiere new single ahead of US tour. (Nerve Centre Records)

The Hipshakes seem to be having a second creative apex at the moment as evidenced by their latest 7″ single, set to be released by Falmouth, UK imprint Nerve Centre Records. There’s been a flurry of Hipshakes releases lately, matched only by the volume of output during their first apex in the mid-aughts. This is possibly due to the fact that while Hipshakes have always been reliably consistent, most of the Hipshakes boys are in increasingly good side projects and it’s breathed...

TYGAPUSS- Video of the Day is Save Me From Myself

New video from Tygapuss with “Save Me from Myself” off their latest FUN! This is perfect for your Monday, it gets you going and it’s hard not to jump around screaming angst and fury aimed at the beginning of the week, am I right? You can still order the vinyl for this one on their website here. Enjoy! I dream of wonderlands beyond the bay of nowhere I suck on memories since the day it’s over An image of your face is smiling behind my eyes I dance on golden suns, I fly up...