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Month: October 2016

Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain

GILLIAN MCCAIN AND LEGS MCNEIL ON THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF PLEASE KILL ME! (DOWNTOWN MAGAZINE NYC)

As authors of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History Of Punk, Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil influenced a lot of people on several levels. Now regarded as the best-selling book on punk rock of all time, Please Kill Me first and foremost described what the heyday of the New York City punk scene was like as according to people that were around it. It cleared up myths about key players in the scene, and also helped readers pick up on some of the era’s underappreciated characters. ...
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“IT’S SLADE” DOCUMENTARY!

From their meager start as The N' Betweens to Ambrose Slade, and finally becoming just Slade, the four boys from Walsall, England made it to #1. Best known for songs like 1972's, "Mama Were All Crazee Now," which was later covered by The Runaways, and "Cum On Feel The Noize," which was turned into a hit by Quiet Riot. This band was majorly influential and yet have a Spinal Tap quality to them. With their ridiculous outfits, hair, and absent minded comments, you expect Christopher Guest to walk into frame. ...