Brian Eno & Kevin Ayers team-up for oddball progrock poetry album ‘Lady June’s Linguistic Leprosy’


 
I’ve been on a bit of a “70s Brian Eno kick” of late, scooping up all of the recent 2XLP 45rpm editions of Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy, Here Come the Warm Jets, Go to Source

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Tuxedomoon’s video-art piece ‘Ghost Sonata’ is just the thing for these ‘burn it all down’ times


 
It’s been interesting watching people bid farewell to the year 2017 all week on social media. After 2016, in which we lost Bowie and Prince and we all had to stomach the gut-wrenching shock of Trump’s electoral victory, it hadn’t really occurred to me that folks were going to perceive 2017 in similar…
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‘I replaced Donald Trump with his Disney animatronic figure and honestly, it’s an improvement’


 
There’s not really much to say here except that Born Miserable replaced the real Donald Trump in photos with the Disney animatronic Donald Trump, posted it all on Twitter and the results are pretty funny.

There’s been some speculation…
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Dim all the lights and groove to ‘The Donna Summer Special’ from 1980


The opening sequence of ‘The Donna Summer Special’ January 27th, 1980.
 
When I first saw The Donna Summer Special in 1980, I was excited to see that actor Robert Guillaume—the star of the popular television series Benson—was scheduled to appear along with Boston-born disco queen Donna Summer. Sadly, I was too young…
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Big hair, boobs, & bikinis: All hail the heavy metal groupies of the 80s (plus a Bon Jovi orgy!)


Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe and a few ‘friends.’
 
As we close out 2017, I’d like to invite you to take a quick trip back to the 1980s with me to gawk at images of hair metal gods and their adoring female groupies and hangers-on….
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A Room of Their Own: Teenage bedrooms from the 1980s

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When you share a bedroom with a sibling you’re not too bothered about privacy, well, that is until you start growing hair down there or get tired of their taste in music/jokes/conversation or maybe just their lack of personal hygiene.

I shared a bedroom with my…
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Helen Wheels, NYC punk bodybuilder, Blue Öyster Cult songwriter and UFO abductee


Helen Wheels by R. Crumb (via Wild Dog)

Helen Wheels (née Robbins) wrote the lyrics to “Tattoo Vampire,” the B-side of “(Don’t Fear) the Reaper.” The song memorializes the time Warhol superstar Eric Emerson pulled a knife on her and her boss and…
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A Stonehenge stage set and backstage violence mark Led Zeppelin’s final U.S. concerts, 1977

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Led Zeppelin’s eleventh—and final—American jaunt was in support of their seventh studio album, Go to Source

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Jello Biafra stripped nude by rowdy punks in mega-early Dead Kennedys footage


 
What we have here is some of the earliest Dead Kennedys video footage I’ve ever seen. The only clip older than this I’m sure I’ve seen was one of their first shows from August 20th at Sproul Plaza. This footage is from…
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Graham Duff’s epic best albums of 2017 mega-post


Photo credit: Bruce Wang.
 
Graham Duff is a screenwriter, actor, producer and show-runner. His TV series include The Nightmare Worlds of HG Wells, Ideal, Hebburn and Dr. Terrible’s House of Horrible. He’s also published writings on left field music and contemporary art. His forthcoming book Foreground Music is a personal…
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