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About nicholaspell

Freelance writer, blogger and editor based in Southern California.

Grateful Dead – Hell in a Bucket

I’m a Dead fan, but only if “fan” is short for “fanatic” and “fanatic” means “fucking evangelist.” It took me a while to get, but thank you Greg Ginn for turning me on to them. Everyone fixates on their late-60s … Continue reading

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Carpenter Brut – Escape from Midwich Valley

I’m not necessarily against electronic music. I’m just more of a rock and roll guy. Breakcore and drum and bass got me through the last couple years of college. And I’ve always been a fan of John Carpenter’s soundtracks. So … Continue reading

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Poison Idea – Bog

Old punk bands as a rule are pretty boring. But as Portland’s own Poison Idea are the GOAT (greatest of all time), it’s not surprising that their fourth or fifth comeback album is even more solid than their earliest efforts … Continue reading

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Dr. Feelgood — 15 Minutes of Magic

I found out today that Wilko Johnson has terminal pancreatic cancer and has refused chemotherapy. There would be no punk rock if it weren’t for Wilko, the last of the authentic white bluesmen. When he’s gone he will be sorely … Continue reading

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Hawkwind — Rocky Paths

This was in my dreams a couple nights ago. Great little track from post-Hawkwind Lemmy.

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