The Punk Vault

Selections From The Punk Vault – The Bees

Way back in 1986 I had a promo copy of the first Skulls album, Dress Up and Die, sent to me from Buy Our Records. They used to send me records to review in my fanzine, Spontaneous Combustion. I played that record and became an instant fan. While it...

Selections from The Punk Vault – White Flag

The first place that I ever heard of White Flag was in one of two places: the We Got Power compilation or Flipside Vinyl Fanzine Volume One. A much younger me would have been able to tell you which of the two it was but the current me isn’t as...

Dazzling Killmen live at Lounge Ax

I was digging through the Spontaneous Combustion office last night and pulled out my boxes of DATs of shows I recorded. In the early 1990s I used to go to a ton of shows and I used to audio record them. I first had a Sony Professional Walkman D3 but...

Selections from The Punk Vault – Dazzling Killmen

Back in the early 1990s, I spent a hell of a lot of time going to shows at Lounge Ax in Chicago. That place was one of the best clubs ever in the world and at that time they were getting the coolest bands. During the late 1980s/early 1990s I was...

Selections from The Punk Vault [Peace Corpse]

This particular feature has been a long time coming. When I was a freshman in high school I heard a Peace Corpse song on Kathy and Shrub’s radio show on our high school radio station. The song was called “Jocko Macho” and I was an...

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Selections From The Punk Vault – The Bees

Way back in 1986 I had a promo copy of the first Skulls album, Dress Up and Die, sent to me from Buy Our Records. They used to send me records to review in my fanzine, Spontaneous Combustion. I played that record and...

Selections from The Punk Vault – White Flag

The first place that I ever heard of White Flag was in one of two places: the We Got Power compilation or Flipside Vinyl Fanzine Volume One. A much younger me would have been able to tell you which of the two it was but...

Dazzling Killmen at Lounge Ax. Photo by MXV in 1993?

Dazzling Killmen live at Lounge Ax

I was digging through the Spontaneous Combustion office last night and pulled out my boxes of DATs of shows I recorded. In the early 1990s I used to go to a ton of shows and I used to audio record them. I first had a...

Selections from The Punk Vault – Dazzling Killmen

Selections from The Punk Vault – Dazzling Killmen

Back in the early 1990s, I spent a hell of a lot of time going to shows at Lounge Ax in Chicago. That place was one of the best clubs ever in the world and at that time they were getting the coolest bands. During the...

Selections from The Punk Vault [Peace Corpse]

Selections from The Punk Vault [Peace Corpse]

This particular feature has been a long time coming. When I was a freshman in high school I heard a Peace Corpse song on Kathy and Shrub’s radio show on our high school radio station. The song was called...

Selections from The Punk Vault [Toothpaste]

Selections from The Punk Vault [Toothpaste]

Toothpaste – EP (1983 Schwa Records) Toothpaste were a band from my own city that I really didn’t know anything about until recently. I had heard the name mentioned a couple of times over the years but never...

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