Monthly Archive: October, 2012

Nostalgia Ain’t What It Used To Be. Or Maybe It Is.

“We may be through with the past, but the past ain’t through with us.” I have finally embraced my nostalgic tendencies. I never thought I would get to the point in my life… Continue reading

“I must be dreaming please stop screaming…”

I must have been 11 or 12 years old when I first bought the cassette tape of Alice Cooper’s Welcome To My Nightmare. I can remember when I first heard it like it… Continue reading

CD-format to be abandoned by major labels by the end of 2012

…an excerpt… The news doesn’t come as a surprise to those who have been working in the business. In a piece that was published in a q&a with the Alfa Matrix people back… Continue reading

Reader’s Choice: Pitchfork Poll

Those love ’em or hate ’em folks over at Pitchfork, last year, polled their readers on what they thought were the absolute best 200 albums since the site’s inception (1996-2012), and it appears… Continue reading

Top 13 Horror Flicks

This is a list of my own, personal list of The Top 13 Horror Movies Of All Time. There are some obvious choices, but they’re obvious, in my opinion, because they’re good. Some… Continue reading

The Coral

There are bands that can reinvent or utilize a particular ‘sound’ from rock’s back pages without coming across as archivists or cynical copycats, and then there are others that simply ape their influences.… Continue reading

Spooky Alternatives

Almost Halloween, folks, one of my favorite holidays. Each year I get to break out some of my favorite scary tunes and play them ad nauseum until the wife and kids tell me… Continue reading

Don’t Say No

All right, let’s get this out of the way first. Watch this video, then proceed to the rest of the post. You back? Well, it should be painfully obvious after watching that horrific… Continue reading

Basket Case Gets The Deluxe Treatment

In a nutshell, Basket Case is a story about separation anxiety. Duane Bradley (the gloriously curly-haired Kevin Van Hentenryck) keeps his terribly deformed Siamese twin Belial, separated from him by surgery when they… Continue reading

The Best Beach Boys ALbum Never Made

There is an alternate, bizarro world where the Beach Boys were weirder, more experimental, more groundbreaking and more influential than anyone else in the mid-‘60’s/early ‘70’s, but you’ve really got to dig deep.… Continue reading