Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys talks to Legs McNeil about the JonBenét Ramsey murder, meeting H. R. Giger,...
An Oral History of Punk By Alan Vega as told to Legs McNeil & Gillian McCain. - Quite simply, Alan Vega revolutionized rock & roll. Along with his long-time collaborator, Marty Rev, their two-piece combo, Suicide was a band about thirty years ahead of their time.
Legs McNeil will be reading at Slash Run in Washington DC this Saturday night March 25. Show starts at 8pm. Special guest reader will be PKM's own Amy Haben.
1. Over The Edge (1979) -- Matt Dillon's first movie about kids in some suburban California town that rebel against the cops is fantastic, though it didn't really get much attention when it came out.
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.
The recording of a very sweet song, "Oh my love." John Lennon is singing and playing piano with George on guitar. Phil Spector is also listening in with groovy shades on.