School mates from Croydon, England came together to violate their parent's ear drums with punk rock noise in 1974. The aggressive center being singer Paul Halford (whose alter ego was Johnny Moped), with Captain Sensible of the Damned on guitar. Many other names were used, including Assault and Buggery, before settling on Johnny Moped by 1975.
Legs McNeil will be reading Please Kill Me at Desert Island in Williamsburg, Brooklyn this Thursday, Oct.13th at 7pm. Come out and celebrate the 20th anniversary of Please Kill Me by getting your book signed!
Music on Film is a new podcast that discusses as many aspects of audiovisual marriage as possible. Guests might include a film composer, a director with a propensity for visionary soundtracks, a musician who is featured in a film, or in the case of today’s premiere episode, the subject of a music documentary.
Brooklyn trio Big Cheese may have only begun in 2013, but they have resurrected the powerful and darkly introspective sound of '90s-era rock bands. Drummer Justin Iwinski cites Nirvana as a major influence ("Big Cheese" being a track off Nirvana's 1989 album Bleach), while songs off their second album, Supersonic Nothing, reflect the Stooges and the Melvins.
Twelve years after their last release, Le Tigre has returned to the studio to record one new song. This is exciting! But fans, take heed: this single song is all we get. Think of it as a much-delayed parting gift.
Twenty years ago, Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain published Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk, a scabby inside-look at the wildly fun, incredibly seedy and at times terrifying underbelly of the 1970s New York City punk scene.