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Adam Bregman

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Freaky Kinky Nation

Back when skeezers were freaky, hip-hoppers abstained from cussing and effeminate rappers like Slick Rick and Dana Dane flourished, hip-hop was one weird-ass, funky-fresh universe of its own conjuring. Tommy Boy records recently completed the release of its 12-CD series, Hip-Hop Essentials 1979–1991,which celebrates the highlights of that era. Sold......
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10 Albums That Stank Up the Room

1. Will Smith, Lost and Found (Interscope). Rapping about subjects other than murder and ass, Will Smith has a sort of candy-corn, Everly Brothers, ranch-dressing, Frosty the Snowman style of rhyming. Like a sock puppet with attitude, his lines flow like ketchup. 2. Lou Barlow,Emoh (Merge). Lou Barlow (Dinosaur Jr.,......

Bugged

A fellow who’d just hopped onto the bus tapped me on the shoulder. We were nearing my stop, Khao Sok National Park in southern Thailand. He suggested, or rather insisted, that I check out his place, Jungle Huts. When the bus stopped, he grabbed my backpack and tossed it into......
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Feel Lucky, Punk?

A STUFFED ALLIGATOR SMACKS AGAINST THE FACE OF THE singer of Kung Fu Chicken and explodes. It is retaliation for the torrent of toy animals that he and his band have been chucking mercilessly at the audience. In the slam pit, there's a kid in a hooded sweatshirt and baggy......
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Baby Bummers

type o, joseph cultice; bell, karen mason; custer, anne hamersky TYPE O NEGATIVEWorld Coming Down (Roadrunner) A new facet of goth culture on display at the Bauhaus reunion show at the Palladium was office goths: folks who had long ago traded in their black lipstick and powdery faces for an......
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The Suck '90s and So You Do

AFTER MAKING A TRIUMPHANT COMEBACK, DISCO has finally bitten the dust again. New wave still won't go away, but a lot of people have begun to realize that the majority of those songs were, well, preposterous. Punk rock, however, marches on into the horizon, a bit trite and excessively cynical......
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Nudist Fuckin' Priest, Dude

Photo by Larry HirschowitzUNLIKE THEIR NEO-SATANIC BRETHREN, METAL ICONS JUDAS Priest were most concerned with the individual and the right to drink, fuck and trash respectable establishments without Big Brother breathing down one's neck. Taking metal further than anyone thought possible, Priest's epic vision encompassed spectacular motorcycle accidents, depraved macho......
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Cruising for Zombies

WHEN ALIEN INVADERS OR SLIMY ZOMBIES COME knocking at the door, it's today's arcade-game-fanatic kids who will be equipped with the skills and dexterity required to defend the family. With no courses in school dedicated to how to properly kill a mummy without being turned into a mummy, kids without......
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Big Boss Man

Art by Dave ShulmanCHRIS CHECKMAN IS THE FUNNIEST guy on the radio. For 12 years he's mercilessly ragged on his KXLU-FM co-hosts and skewered a small but devoted audience while spinning old and rare blues on the station's Thursday-morning Blues Hotel. Checkman's pal Morris Beef -- co-host of Blues Hotel......
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Brooklyn! or Bust

ZINES ARE CREATED PRIMARILY BY SAD, LONELY GIRLS WHO hate everyone at their high school, angry urban-radical types trying to foment revolution, and unusual chocolate-bunny-worshipping folks who are obsessed with water beetles or breakfast cereals. They may be thrown together for fun, or to voice an opinion, and they contain......