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Turn the Radio Off: The Zombi Anthology (Relapse Records)

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Being a child of the '80s, I should not like the Outrun scene like I should not like Hot Tub Time Machine, but I will be the first to admit, I like both, and I love the way both takes the core essence of what the '80s were about and exploit

Turn the Radio Off: Judas Priest’s “Defenders of the Faith” 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

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When Defenders of the Faith came out in 1984, Judas Priest was on a high note. They had just gotten off of the steam train that was Screaming For Vengeance and placed themselves in the history books as being one of the greatest if not the greatest metal band of all

Turn the Radio Off: Red Red Meat – Bunny Gets Paid (Jealous Butcher)

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Somewhere between The Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street and The Flaming Lips’ In A Priest Driven Ambulance lies a mantra that feels like Van Morrison’ Astral Weeks resurrected. This cocktail comes from a humble Midwest band who called themselves Red Red Meat.   Link: Red Red Meat on Facebook   The year was

Turn The Radio Off: Songs: Ohia – Didn’t It Rain (Secretly Canadian)

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“When I die… put my bones in an empty street to remind me how it used to be.” The lyrics from the song “Blue Factory Flame” is more poignant now than when Jason Molina stretched out those words back in 2002 when he released his sixth album. For many fans

Cursive – The Ugly Organ (Deluxe Edition) (Saddle Creek)

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Tim Kasher has seemed to remain synonymous with Saddle Creek, the label that put Cursive on the map. It could be his close relationship with Connor Oberst (the two grew up in Nebraska together), or it could be the bands he has been in (The Good Life and previously Slowdown

Turn The Radio Off: Further’s Where Were You Then: 1991-1997 (Bad Paintings)

1990 was a strange year for music. Unintentional transitions turned the decadence of the ‘80s into alternative realism and major labels were drooling all over it. By taking the glimmer out of the music, you bring out the people from the garage who use everything within their creative realm to

Turn The Radio Off: Aztec Camera’s “High Land, Hard Rain”

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Link: Domino Record's 30th Anniversary Release It’s 2014 and we are embarking on some critical 30th anniversary releases. Depeche Mode’s Some Great Reward, Echo and the Bunnymen’s Porcupine, and The Smith’s self-titled were just a few albums to dominate the European alternative markets. in 1984. This year, Domino Records is focusing on a

Turn The Radio Off!: Kick Axe’s Vices (Pasha Records)

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Link: Official Site Many may remember this ‘80s Saskatchewan heavy metal group by Rock The World. The album, released in 1986, is their only album readily available through iTunes and Amazon. It is also an odd artifact for the band’s preservation as it was a last hooray before their label Pasha

Turn Your Radio Off! A Look at D.O.A’s War on 45 (Sudden Death Records)

In a time of uncertainty when it comes to foreign relations, Syria, and the Middle East, and people’s eyes are diverted by the ghastly state of Top 40 grime, it takes a group outside of our country to come up with some of the most poignant activistic songs of our