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Teenage Frankenstein: Alice in the 80s (Alice Cooper Vol. 2)

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May 25, 2017

Admittedly, I have a soft spot for Alice’s ’86 to ’91 era. I discovered the Coop by way of the ubiquitous “Poison” video during the heyday of MTV. Alice became sort of a family obsession, shared between myself, my brother, my sister and my mother. I would acquire his entire studio output, but those few… Read More ›

A Christmas Playlist

12 Days of Christmas # 3 There are millions of Christmas songs and albums to fill every Holiday cheer void known to human, Muppet or droid. But you can’t listen to ‘em all, so I’ve cobbled together a short playlist of my very favorite rock n’ roll Christmas-themed tunes.

My Old Hardcore Band Played a Halloween Show Once

I spent a large chunk of my life going to hardcore and punk shows. I was in a couple hardcore bands too, the most notable of which lasted about a year at the turn of the millennium. The band was called Brass Knuckles…or Brass KnuXXXles—we were straight edge as fuck! Nah, just kidding, we were… Read More ›

BP Podcast, Episode 19: “2016 Halloween Celebration!”

Happy Halloween, friends! On this week’s episode we cover all things holiday-spooky — including costumes, movies, songs, treats, and much more! It’s a Halloween extravaganza! Of sorts. We also chat up recent movie viewings (High Spirits, Starry Eyes); have a rant about The Walking Dead; and preview the next episode (action movies)! Drinking game options: Every time… Read More ›

Halloween Playlist: 60s Garage Punk

Today’s Halloween playlist is not entirely a beast of my own creation. In 2014, Rockbeat Records released the seasonally essential three-disc Halloween Nuggets: Monsters Sixties A Go-Go set. This set is a hodge podge of spooky tracks from the 50s and 60s, featuring surf tunes, novelty songs, rockabilly stuff, and, most importantly to me, garage… Read More ›

Danzig’s Skeletons: A one-year-later review

Skeletons, the all covers album from Glenn Danzig and crew, was released almost a year ago. And between this record and the recent Misfits reunion shows,  it seems like Glenn is happy for the first time in his life. On Skeletons, eternal sad boy Danzig actually sounds like he is having…fun? Initially, the cover art… Read More ›

Meet The Spiders: Alice Cooper’s Garage Punk Band

This is not breaking news or anything, but Alice Cooper was once in a 60s garage punk band. In fact, most of original Alice Cooper band were. They were called The Spiders and they kicked ass. Now, aside from their name, there was nothing too spooky about the band, but Alice is the king of… Read More ›

Battle of the Heavy Metal Halloween Anthems!

In my mind, heavy metal and horror have always gone hand in hand. You don’t have to like one to like the other, but the aesthetics, themes, ideas and content are so similar in both. So it’s not surprising that there are a good lot o’ metal tunes that are specific to Halloween. Really, just… Read More ›

Never Mind The Misfits, Here’s Dead Moon

For those that just want the rock and don’t feel like reading the bullshit, here’s the playlist. For everyone else, here we go. Glenn Danzig and his band o’ horror-obsessed Misfits have reigned supreme over the crisp Autumn months for decades. Sorry ‘Zig, but that has come to an end. Now, Dead Moon don’t have… Read More ›

Kiddie Halloween: Thank you, Wiggles

Hang with me for a sec… Chances are, if you have kids, know kids, or, at the very least, watched syndicated episodes of Yes, Dear on TBS, you probably know who The Wiggles are. A troupe of Aussie songsters, dating back to the early 90s, educating and entertaining toddler-sized minds.