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Iron Men and Diamond Dogs (Music, Magic & History, Part VIII)

…those born of the underground had found the massive financial rewards of their commercial success overwhelming, and misspent the better part of the music’s artistic currency. That failure of nerve had simply and tragically reduced rock’s practical power to the … Continue reading

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Sucking in the ‘70s (Music, Magic & History, Part VII)

It was as if Morrison had foreseen the Manson-esque destruction of the hippie idyll, confronting the dysfunction of hippie kids initially liberated by sex, drugs and music but now disoriented, frightened, and potentially dangerous. – Barney Hoskyns, from the liner … Continue reading

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When Punk Was Real and Dangerous

Inspired by a discussion about early punk rock, here’s a slice of early ’80s hardcore, back from the days when punk was learn, mean and dangerous, not turned into Broadway musicals and half-assed cinematic masturbations. Trigger warning for the lyrics … Continue reading

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