Black leather jackets, bad haircuts, three chords, and a lotta attitude…
On this day in 1976, the music industry was sucker-punched by a grimy-looking pack of misfits from Queens, New York. Punk rock pioneers the Ramones released their debut
The National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress has announced 25 recordings selected for preservation, and Pink Floyd’s legendary The Dark Side of the Moon, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend, is among the additions.
Selling albums when the artist is no longer among the living, of course has its challenges. But a new music video for “New York City,” which features celebrities including 30 Rock cast members Scott Adsit, Jon Lutz and Kristen Schaal, chef/TV personality Anthony Bourdain, rocker/motivational speaker Andrew WK and original Ramones drummer Tommy Ramone, may bring some attention to the Joey Ramone’s posthumously released “Ya Know?”
Six months after 9/11, I made the pilgrimage to CBGB, the venerable NYC punk institution, and bought myself a T-shirt. AT the club, not at Macy’s. It’s not braggin’ if it’s true. What a music […]
I was never a big Ramones fan growin’ up, but you can’t deny their place in the R&R annals. I said ANNALS. TWO Ns… Gabba Gabba HEY!