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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Misfits - Land of the Dead

Now I know that there are those people out there that believe the Misfits could never exist without Danzig and although without him it just isn't quite the same they still make some damn fine records. Take for example the new single "Land of the Dead" I just aquired it and have played it 3 times already it is that good. Both tracks have instantly memorable chorus's that the Misfits are known for. Just had to throw a little plug in for this great new release.

The Adicts-Life Goes On

I really don't think that know one that follows this blog knows that I am a bit of a fan of The Adicts. Well last night I got to hear their newest effort and I have to say that this is brings right back into the limelight here. This album is so good that it stands up rather nicely to their early 1980's output. Yes it is that good. Please do yourself a favor and check this out if you can. Damn fine catchy punk rock by Monkey and the guys!!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sad Sad News

A few days ago I found out that Brendan Mullen, the booker for The Masque club in Hollywood in 1977-1978 had died of a stroke. Many of you readers will see a common theme in my music posts. The theme is California punk rock from 1977-1982ish. Well Brendan was born in Scotland and moved to sunny California, stumbled upon a basement in the seedy Hollywood area and originally had intentions to use this basement for rehearsals for bands. Well it turned into an illegal club and basically was LA's answer to CBGBs or The Mabuhay Gardens. If it was not for this mans insight, bands like The Go Go's, Dickies, X, Fear, Germs, Weirdos, Plugz, Dils, and others that I am forgetting would never have had the stage to start out on. Aside from starting LA's first punk club, he also authored We Got The Neutron Bomb, which was a nice book about the early LA punk scene. RIP my man.