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PUNCHING OUT: ONE YEAR IN A CLOSING AUTO PLANT by Paul Clemens; Doubleday, 2011

In mid-January, TV funnyman Stephen Colbert joined an ages-old tradition with a shot at Detroit. “What if we turned Detroit into a bombing range?” Colbert pondered.  “Would anybody notice?” As one who has spent most of his life in these environs, thanks. Punching Out is a tale of a factory turned into…well, what looks like […]

Timmy's Organism

TIMMY'S ORGANISM Rise of The Green Gorilla CD/LP

The Cloney-D’s drew blood on Jupiter. Human Eye opened up the salamandoors. Timmy’s Organism, we-he-he-hell! The terrific news here is that this is some of Timmy V. Lampinen’s finest work to date, a sonic summit of gorilla gardens and impregnated Martian Queens where the frenetic post-apocalyptic skree-punk of the Clone Defects meets the interstellar Ursa […]

whybesomething

PUNK ROCK PRATTLE: Is Talk Cheap?

WHY BE SOMETHING THAT YOU'RE NOT: DETROIT HARDCORE 1979-1985 by Tony Rettman; Revelation, 2010 AMERICAN HARDCORE: A Tribal History (Second Edition) By Steven Blush; Feral House, 2010 To begin with, it's hard to believe that the people who built the house of punk rock are part of history. Weren't we ageless warriors who could defy […]