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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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August 24, 2006



As luck would have it... I hear closet "simply red" fans trade rough demos of a never released studio album called "The Barefoot Contessa"


I couldn't help myself.

Incredible list.


In regards to Foreigner's "Urgent", the crust fell from my eyes just the other day. I was listening to Ladytron's "Turn it On" and realized the synth riffs, beat, indeed the whole feel of the song was cribbed from "Urgent." And then I realized that, minus the mullet-emoting of the vocals, "Urgent" is pretty much a New Wave song. Deliver those lyrics in a deadpan, and it could be Human League.

One could make a good list of the best New Wave songs created by AOR bands.


I enjoy this tremendously. PS: Marillion!


Holy shit! You won't believe this, but Simply Red was getting ready to play Belgrade when I was in Serbia. The show was going to be in this massive stadium (Tito would be around the following week). Serbs love Simply Red. You should move to the Balkans.

Alex in NYC

Just to clarify, I would like to say that Mick Hucknal is a horrible, reprehensible, ugly and arrogant human being, and we'd all be much better off if he was fired out of a cannon into a murky peat bog and then summarily ripped apart by an angry school of pirhanas, but THAT ALL SAID, their debut album,Picture Book, for better or for worse -- reminds me of a very happy summer experience. That is all. In this capacity, the album is appreciated for its function, not its form.


what, no Nevermind? ;-)

Alex in NYC

I derive no pleasure from owning Nevermind, thus it does not warrant inclusion.


that should be your next list

"albums i own which i have no reason to keep anymore"

then link to where people can buy 'em from you.


in regards to simply red,[though i am almost embarrassed to admit it]the best bit would be the "did the earth move for ya nancy?" part from 'money's too tight to mention'.


Hey, peeps, his real favorite is "Bleach" by Kurt and the boys.

Alex in NYC

I feel neither guilt nor pleasure when I listen to Nirvana -- only disdain.


hanoi rocks is a Finnish band, which we are very proud of. They still perform, which we are not so proud of.


What about 14:59?

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