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Uhhhhh, WHAT? Lydia Lunch covers Bon Jovi


  For the last few years, venerable no-wave provocateur Lydia Lunch has been collaborating with guitarist Cypress Grove, releasing in 2014 a split album with Spiritual Front called Twin Horses and a full LP called A Fistful of Desert Blues....

Todd Bridges and the ‘Whatchu Talking ‘Bout Willis Experience’ cover the ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ theme


  The actor Todd Bridges, best known for the role of Willis Jackson on

‘Morrissey Rides a Cockhorse’: The Warlock Pinchers hate Moz, but love them some Satan


  I first discovered the Warlock Pinchers while working at a record store in East LA. Buried among the piles of LPs that circulated through the store daily was what I personally consider to be one of my most treasured “finds”: the delightfully titled...

‘The Best of Times’: Bonkers TV pilot starring baby-faced versions of Nicolas Cage & Crispin Glover


Crispin Glover and Nicolas Cage react to the news that their failed television series from 1981, ‘The Best of Times’ is still kicking around out there on the Internet.

‘The Best of Times’: Bonkers TV pilot starring baby-faced versions of Nicholas Cage & Crispin Glover


Crispin Glover and Nicholas Cage react to the news that their failed television series from 1981, ‘The Best of Times’ is still kicking around out there on the Internet.

Painting with Light: Incredible portrait photographs of young outsiders


‘Iris’ (2011).   At a cursory glance, I thought I was viewing some small figure detail from a Baroque painting or maybe a canvas by a Dutch Old Master.

‘Metal Man Has Won His Wings’: Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa’s early ‘60s R&B band, the Soots


Zappa at the door to Studio Z in Cucamonga Briefly, during 1963 and 1964, Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa were in a proto-Magic Band called the Soots, and among the numbers they recorded at Studio Z in Cucamonga was “Metal Man Has Won His Wings.” It isn’t the first recording the pair made together

Manson, Larry Flynt, Abbie Hoffman, O.J. and other infamous folks depicted by court sketch artists


Abbie Hoffman’s Viet Cong flag tug-of-war with deputy marshal Ronald Dobroski during the Chicago Eight trial as depicted by Howard Brodie.

Old-school action figures based on ‘Motel Hell,’ ‘Creepshow,’ ‘Salem’s Lot,’ ‘Heavy Metal’ & more!


Four action figures from the1981 film ‘Heavy Metal’ of ‘Taarna,’ ‘Harry Canyon,’ and two ‘B-17 Gunner’ variants made by hand by Aaron Moreno of Retroband, 2015.

Wild things: Were the Troggs the very first punk band?


  Quick! Who was the first punk band? The Sex...

Uncut 35MM version of ‘Suspiria’ found stored in an old cinema in Italy—U.S. screenings planned


Finally, a perfect example of truth in advertising.   A couple of days ago, The Chicago Cinema Society released the news that they had recovered a nearly pristine 35MM uncut Italian-language print of Dario Argento’s 1977 masterpiece,

People are strange: ‘Deleted Wikipedia articles submitted by insane people’


  Now I wouldn’t go so far as saying the folks who submitted these titles to Wikipedia were technically “insane”—that’s just the title of the YouTube video—but they are, however, very questionable.

Adam Ant, John Cale, Ad-Rock and others guest star on ‘80s crime drama ‘The Equalizer’


Edward Woodward and Adam Ant on the cover of Ant News Today, 1985   The Equalizer was a crime drama starring Edward Woodward (The Wicker Man‘s Sgt.

For Men Only: The clitoris. What it is. Where it is. What you should do with it when you find it


  Like many women, Canadian screenwriter and animation director Lori Malépart-Traversy seems to have gotten frustrated with the weird aura of ignorance surrounding what is after all the primary vehicle for female sexual pleasure.

The boys will not be back in town: Rock gods Thin Lizzy blast off in their 1983 farewell tour


  The best of Thin Lizzy begins and ends with Phil Lynott—the band’s legendary, afro-headed, black/Irish lead singer and chief songwriter.

Occult paintings and mystical visions of female surrealist Ithell Colquhoun


  Like the Abstract Expressionist movement that followed in its wake, Surrealism's history has largely been written as a narrative of heroic transgressions committed by bad boys, which did no favors for the women involved in the movement.

A gallery of hilariously creative letters from extremely pissed-off neighbors


  I can totally relate to a few of these letters written by pissed-off people to their asshole neighbors.

Teen idol Shaun Cassidy goes new wave, covers Bowie and Talking Heads on Todd Rundgren-produced LP


  In 1977, after launching his career a year earlier, Shaun Cassidy struck pop music gold with his fluffy cover of the girl group classic, “Da Doo Ron Ron.”.

Sex signals: Trashy illustrations from vintage ‘Frederick’s of Hollywood’ catalogs


A page from one of Frederick Mellinger’s famous ‘Frederick’s of Hollywood’ catalogs. Mellinger is pictured, with what I imagine was a permament grin, just below the word ‘SEX.’   “I never listen to Paris designers .

‘Shocked’ Trump face, Nicolas Cage, luchador and many more WEIRD one-piece swimsuits


Donald Trump   Today is the first day of summer—even if every day tends to feel like summer anymore—so it seems appropriate to blog about these interesting one-piece bathing suits for women.


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