Content tagged 'Punk Rock'
Ramones: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue (Album of the Day)
Pretenders II (Album of the Day)
The glamour shot on the sleeve of PRETENDERS II underlines the stardom the band had achieved with their remarkable debut. Producer Chris Thomas returned for the 1981 Sire set, which like its predecessor combines moments of tender beauty (“Talk Of The Town”) with tough-as-nails rockers (“Message Of Love,” “The Adultress”) and a Kinks cover for good measure (“I Go To Sleep”). Though the album went Top Ten in the U.S., its high quality was somewhat taken for granted upon original release - until the deaths the following year of guitarist James Honeyman-Scott and bassist Pete Farndon closed the book on the original quartet. Released 35 years ago today, PRETENDERS II shows one of the greatest groups of the 1980s firing on all cylinders.
Love Bites (Special Edition) (Album of the Day)
Forty years ago today, Buzzcocks made their concert debut; that the U.K. quartet were just as impressive in the studio as onstage is amply borne out on LOVE BITES. Produced by the great Martin Rushent, the 1978 collection arrived in stores just six months after their first album, but the group's supply of classics was by no means depleted: “Real World,” “Just Lust” and the immortal “Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)” reveal Steve Shelley to be a songwriter of the first order. The two-disc Special Edition of this superb set features a bumper crop of bonus tracks including demos, live recordings and John Peel sessions. With an instrumental attack as propulsive and catchy as any Ramones album, LOVE BITES will sink its teeth deep into punk fans.
Wild Gift (Album of the Day)
Too Tough To Die [Expanded & Remastered] (Album of the Day)
A Different Kind Of Tension (Special Edition) (Album of the Day)
GIMME DANGER: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE (Album of the Day)
“It’s our love letter to possibly the greatest band in rock ‘n’ roll history,” notes director Jim Jarmusch of his critically acclaimed documentary about The Stooges, Gimme Danger. Rhino offers the perfect complement to the film with GIMME DANGER: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE, a new 14-track collection curated by Jarmusch and Stooges frontman Iggy Pop. With a focus on the group’s first three albums, the soundtrack mixes indelible studio recordings (“I Wanna Be Your Dog,” “1969”) with rare outtakes (“I Got A Right,” “I’m Sick Of You”) and also includes songs from fellow Detroit natives MC5 and pre-Stooges groups the Iguanas and Prime Movers Blues Band. The Stooges’ revolutionary sonic attack inspired legions of followers, and it comes through loud and clear on GIMME DANGER.