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Holiday Video: Ministry’s “Everyday Is Halloween”

Happy Halloween everyone! To celebrate, here’s the classic track, “Everyday Is Halloween” from Ministry.  The single came out way way back in 1984 Wax Trax Records in Chicago and was re-released in 2010. The song title and lyrics reference the the New Wave/Goth underground which had just begun to take over the club scene at the start of the decade. The ...

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RetroZone: Ricky Martin “La Vida Loca”

Ricky Martin is a Puerto Rican pop singer and actor best know for his monster hit “La Vida Loca” in 1999. Martin got his start at twelve with the all-boy pop group Menudo. After five years with the group, he released several Spanish-language solo albums throughout the 1990s. He also acted on stage and on TV in Mexico and in ...

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RetroZone: The Ramones

“1-2-3-4!” The Ramones were a New York punk rock band that formed in 1974 in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens. The band’s commercial appeal was a disappointment to founder, Joey Ramone, who was thought the band should have been bigger than The Beatles. The Ramones did, however, make an indelible impact the UK punk scene which would soon spawn punk legends like The Sex Pistols and The Clash, ...

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RetroZone: The Clash

The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk. Along with punk, their music incorporated elements of reggae, dub, funk, and rockabilly. For most of their recording career the Clash consisted of Joe Strummer (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Mick Jones (lead guitar, vocals), Paul Simonon (bass guitar, vocals) ...

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RetroZone Free Europe: R.E.M.

By some stroke of luck, magic and maybe even destiny, R.E.M. was formed in Athens, GA in 1980 by singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry. From humble beginnings as self taught musicians and a lead singer with stage fright, R.E.M. would go on to be one of the most successful, and critically acclaimed ...

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