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These 15 punk albums from 1988 helped shape alternative rock’s future
These 15 punk albums from 1988 helped shape alternative rock’s future
Welcome to Alternative Press’ list of the best punk albums from 1988. Which, at the time, would have had most folks scratching their heads. After all, in 1988, the entire world thought punk rock was dead. Look at the charts: Guns N’ Roses and the more lightweight Sunset Strip glam-metal acts were defining “rock ’n’ roll” in the mainstream. And Ronald Reagan was about to giv...
The best punk albums of 1984 were leaner, meaner and so much weirder
The best punk albums of 1984 were leaner, meaner and so much weirder
The Sex Pistols may have cheerfully sang "No future for you" back in 1977. But in the '80s, an entire generation lived in fear that America and Russia would lob nuclear warheads at each other, making for a really MAD time. It's only fitting that as American politics got more conservative, the underground would dig in its heels in protest...
These 14 punk albums of 1984 made the year heavier and meaner
These 14 punk albums of 1984 made the year heavier and meaner
First, some background about the motives of punk albums of 1984. Jello Biafra, in the Dead Kennedys' masterly 1979 debut single “California Über Alles,” predicted 1984 as the year presidential hopeful Jerry Brown's “suede/denim secret police” would be “knock-knock(ing) at your front door” to haul “your uncool niece” to a reeducation camp because “Zen fascists (would) control you.” He couldn't have
The Jesus Lizard close out 2019 with “poker night” gigs
The Jesus Lizard close out 2019 with “poker night” gigs
Rock music is a full-contact sport. Sure, you can knock down your feeling of FOMO with the internet and your favorite device. But it’s never loud enough. It’s never in breathtaking detail. It’s never, you know, real. So when a band like searing noise-rockers the Jesus Lizard decide to get together, it feels like a double-shot of cheer at this time of year. This weekend,...
Cherubs channel the ’60s in a kaleidoscopic trip through America—watch
Cherubs channel the ’60s in a kaleidoscopic trip through America—watch
Emerging from the unapologetic noise-rock vault, Cherubs are introducing Schoolhouse Rock! to the school of hard knocks. The band are teaming up with AP for open enrollment, sharing a new track and music video for “Full Regalia.” Endorsed by the cult-favorite Butthole Surfers, the band are priming listeners for their return full-length, Immaculada High. Read more...