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The History and Continued Evolution of the Dead Kennedys’ ‘Nazi Punks F— Off’

Alternative Tentacles
Alternative Tentacles

When Jello Biafra saw the extreme right-wing creeping into the punk scene, he let them know they were not welcome at Dead Kennedys shows.

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35 Years Ago: The Go-Go’s Try to Stay on Top With ‘Vacation’

IRS Records
IRS Records

'Vacation' capitalized on the momentum of their first album, but "the record wasn't as good and of course it didn't do as well," said guitarist Jane Wiedlin.

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20 Years Ago: Morrissey Loses a Court Battle, Then Loses His Way on ‘Maladjusted’

Mercury
Mercury

Morrissey was a musician without a sound, a citizen without a country, and man outside the mainstream by the time 'Maladjusted' arrived.

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25 Years Ago: Ice-T Decides to Pull ‘Cop Killer’ From Body Count’s Controversial Debut

Sire
Sire

In the wake of the L.A. riots, a battle over freedom of speech was waged over "Cop Killer," a song from Ice-T's metal band Body Count.

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25 Years Ago: INXS’ ‘Welcome to Wherever You Are’ Marks a Huge Career Turning Point

Atlantic
Atlantic

Despite their best efforts, 'Welcome to Wherever You Are' tended to be viewed as a throwback to an earlier era – and INXS suddenly an instant relic.

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35 Years Ago: ‘Night Shift’ Soundtrack Attracts Strange Mix of Musicians

Night Shift Soundtrack
Warner Bros.

Ron Howard's second film as a director included songs music from Burt Bacharach, Rod Stewart, Marshall Crenshaw and Talk Talk.

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30 Years Ago: ‘The Lost Boys’ Delivers a Soundtrack for the MTV Era

The Lost Boys Soundtrack
Atlantic

The slick soundtrack album for the 1987 vampire flick features elder statesman (Roger Daltrey), up-and-comers (INXS) and plenty of saxophone solos.

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30 Years Ago: 10,000 Maniacs’ Give Us Their First Masterpiece, ‘In My Tribe’

Elektra
Elektra

'In My Tribe' showed that 10,000 Maniacs were on the forefront of intelligent, tuneful alternative rock.

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25 Years Ago: Sonic Youth Tries to Break Through With ‘Dirty,’ But Doesn’t

Geffen
Geffen

'Dirty' was supposed to be Sonic Youth‘s big break.

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25 Years Ago: Kyuss Release a Modern Rock Classic With ‘Blues for the Red Sun’

Dali Records
Dali Records

Kyuss took the underground metal world by surprise with their second effort, 1992's 'Blues for the Red Sun.'

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