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Archive for October, 2009

BEST RAPPER EVER

Allright, kids, I’m going to wrap up Rock Rant October with a mega-rant about the BEST RAPPER EVER.   ICE CUBE. Best rapper of all time. You can make fun of his movies or his rap career  since the Lethal Injection album  (on his new album he’s got a whole verse about how downloading songs […]

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NOMEANSNO, (again)

    No band is as good as nomeansno..                                     That’s it.                                                     […]

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NOMEANSNO

  No band is as good as NoMeansNo. Spread the venom Hide Sites

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SWEET BABY JESUS

They were a band from the bay area in the ’80s that played at Gilman St. a lot and had tongue-in-cheek songs about girls with names like "She’s From Salinas (And She Looks LIke Venus)" or "Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby, I Love You." What is more important, they were  the only good […]

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Harry Nilsson

OK – I got one! Here is a rad guy from NYC. No, he’s not a punker or rapper. He doesn’t have any tattoos. He’s Harry Fucking Nilsson.   He’s best known for “The Coconut Song” (put the lime in the coconut, mix it all together), but should be known for writing “Jump In The […]

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DOES NEW YORK HAVE ANY GOOD ROCK BANDS BESIDES RAMONES?

"Fuck all the critics in the N-Y-C Who wants to rock the microphone after me? " – Ice Cube     I was thinking the other day how much I hate all those NYC bands that critics think of as ‘punk’ : Patti Smith, talking heads, television, Richard hell, Johnny thunders. Who the fuck besides […]

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DIE KREUZEN

  It is one of the greatest crimes of the Reagan era that Die Kreuzen are not as famous as DRI or DKs. Fuck! That burns me up. Of course by their second LP they turned totally to shit, but that first LP was so insane. They had so many songs on it that when […]

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OLD MAN ROLLINS

  I’m not one of those people who has a favorite Black Flag singer. It’s funny to watch grown men arguing like tween girls discussing their favorite New Kid On A Block. "Mark? Eww! Jordon 4ever!"   Any Black Flag singer was just fine. They all got the job done. The genius of early Flag was that, […]

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MUSICAL LAW #5 : IMPORTANT THINGS GET LOST AT THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD.

Remember Musical Law #1: 90% of copy-cat bands miss out on what made the original band great? Well, here’s a related principle: Important things get lost at the changing of the guard, those times when a genre makes a great leap forward.    If you’ve been reading my music rants, you can probably tell I’m […]

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SEX PISTOLS

Here’s how unhip I was. The first time I ever heard punk, was on a school bus. The school bus driver was playing it! Shameful!   I had seen pictures of punks before – crazy lookin’ dudes with bondage plaid pants and giant Mohawks, hella metal shit in their ears. But at the time I […]

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PART TIME CHRISTIANS

 I love gimmick bands. It hurts my feelings all the way down to the very center of my nads when someone says “gimmick band” as if it’s a BAD thing. Whether it’s Village People, Crucial Youth, Hatebeak, Jud Jud, Turbonegro, Crime, Bushwick Bill, Narduar’s Goblin band, or (from the rap side) the Afros, Fat Boys, […]

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MIGHTY SPHINCTER

  These dudes were the most real band EVER. One guy institutionalized with manic depression, another dude dead from AIDS, a third dude dead from – what? Car crash? Heart attack? Legends abound. They were from Arizona, but honestly these guys SHOULD have been from Texas. They had that Texas vibe of coming out of […]

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