Nick Knox, who joined the legendary punk/psychobilly outfit The Cramps in 1977 and played on the group’s first four albums before leaving following 1990’s Stay Sick! and its minor commercial breakthrough “Bikini Girls with Machine Guns,” died this week at the age of 65.
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Former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck’s commitment to making new music — and releasing it on vinyl — continues this fall when he follows up his recently released second solo album with a brand-new four-track 7-inch EP titled Opium Drivel. The 33 rpm EP will be released Oct. 21 on Buck’s usual label, Mississippi Records.
This week’s releases include a pair of titles from R.E.M. (the band’s 1991 and 2001 “Unplugged” sessions, plus a digital rarities set), a collection of Devo demos, a new best-of from The MIssion, a new album from Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot of The Beautiful South, a Cramps vinyl reissue and more.
For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this clip from 1990 featuring Poison Ivy and the late Lux Interior of The Cramps talking to host Dave Kendall about the band’s just-released album ‘Stay Sick!’ and its semi-hit single “Bikini Girls With Machine Guns.”
R.E.M. fans got their very first taste of guitarist Peter Buck’s debut solo album today when former Dream Syndicate frontman — and frequent Buck collaborator — Steve Wynn world-premiered the song ’10 Million BC’ during a guest DJ stint on Diane’s Kamikaze Fun Machine on New Jersey’s WFMU.
This week’s new releases include the new soundtrack for ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,’ courtesy of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, plus a box set of the first five Cure albums, a reissue of David Bowie’s ‘Heathen’ on vinyl and a collection of early Cramps singles.
This week’s new releases include ‘Bestival Live 2011,’ a new 2CD concert album from The Cure, plus the box set Elvis Costello doesn’t want you to buy, a collection of early Cramps singles, three Meat Puppets reissues and domestic CD releases of recent sets from Peter Murphy, Gary Numan and The Dead Milkmen.
The classic 1981 concert film “Urgh! A Music War” — which captured dozens of punk, New Wave and post-punk bands live on stage — quietly […]