Tag Archives: Talking Heads

John Doe: On the origins of X, what the history books get wrong about the LA punk scene, and the fucked up state of our world

I had the opportunity a few days ago to speak briefly with John Doe of the legendary Los Angeles punk band X. Doe, along with his bandmates Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, DJ Bonebrake, after making their way thorugh Chicago in early September, will be playing two dates in Michingan… September 6 at The Magic Bag […]

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A Night with the Ramones…. It’s good to go back to your roots on occasion

Before I discovered the Stooges, REM or the Violent Femmes, I discovered the Ramones. I remember the very first time I heard them. I was sitting on a folding lawn chair on the back porch of my parent’s house in rural New Jersey, listening to a classic rock station out of New York. I remember […]

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“punk wasn’t a musical style”

I’m waiting for Clementine to fall asleep, drinking a well-deserved beer, and skipping around the internet, looking for archival footage from the early days of CBGBs. And, in the process, I happened across this segment from the 1995 PBS documentary entitled Rock and Roll. I think I saw it when it was first broadcast, but […]

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