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  • Burning Flags Press
    The website of Glen E. Friedman. Renowned for both his work with musicians like Fugazi, Minor Threat, Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys, Slayer (and many, many more) as well as his groundbreaking documentation of the burgeoning skateboard phenomenon in the late `70's, Glen has been privvy to (and has summarily captured on film) some of the coolest stuff ever. He's also an incredibly insightful and nice guy to boot.
  • SoHo Blues - Photography by Allan Tannenbaum
    Allan Tannenbaum is a local photographer who has been everywhere and shot everything, from members of Blondie hanging out at the Mudd Club through the collapsing towers of the World Trade Center on September 11th. You could spend hours on this site, and I have.
  • Robert Otter Photographs
    Amazing vintage photographs of New York City, specifically my own neighborhood, Greenwich Village.
  • oboylephoto
    Just some intensely cool photographs of abandoned places.
  • Rikki Ercoli's Legends of Punk
    Much like Glen E. Friedman (see above), Rikki Ercoli has managed to catch some amazing bands in their manic element.
  • Lost & Found Film
    A fascinating website devoted to undeveloped film found in vintage camers. A curious mixture of interesting and spooky.
  • Pinhole Photography by Veronica Saddler
    NYC landmarks shot through a pinhole lens. Neat-o.
  • Eugene Merinov
    Compelling shots of Punk, Post-Punk and New Wave band performing live in various long-lost venues in a pre-sanitized New York City. Great stuff!
  • Edward Colver

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April 05, 2008

Comments

Tim B.

Its a little bit of a stretch to trace the riff back to the Equals (great video! love the casually grooving 60's chicks) but the rhythm is certainly similar.

MEK

Everything is derivative of everything. Nirvana even owned up to copying The Pixies riffs for their "seminal" 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'. You can go back to day one of music history and find lots of riffs. So, are you a Nirvana fan or not?

Alex in NYC

At the end of the day, Nirvana were a fine little band who made a couple of nice little records (however unoriginal). The adulation they enjoy, however, is entirely unwarranted.

MEK

I agree..I just wanted to clarify if you liked them or hated on them. I agree the "fawning" of the Kurt and the band is ridiculous. Just look at all those "top 100" band lists and they are always in the top ten..? top ten? Maybe in the top 1000 if that. But that's what sells the papers..

Jill

This song totally confused my husband who kept coming in the room saying "why is it so fast" and "what happened to that song." The concept of putting 2 songs together was one he just couldn't wrap his mind around. And now, thank you very much, he's whistling it while hammering away at the drywall. Rock on.

kevin

I believe that the above comment by Jill proves that most people are NOT sick of mashups - most people haven't heard 'em and are quite freaked out when they do!

Their anarchistic anti-music industry stance is also to be commended. Not to mention their ability to annoy "hipsters" (not that anyone around here fits that description!)

Anyway, the Damned connection is a thin one - it's in the same key, but it's not nearly as obvious as the Killing Joke-Nirvana connection.

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