CHEETAH CHROME RELEASED AN UNSUNG CLASSIC EP IN 1979

This was recorded shortly after The Dead Boys broke up and certainly shares the same energy of Cheetah’s previous work. There’s a slow, cynical and sinister sound to the B-Side “Take Me Home, whereas the A-Side “Still Wanna Die” is all about fast-paced nihilism and self-destruction. Everybody knows about Dead Boys, but this 7 inch has too often been passed over for the more popular stuff. Give these tracks a listen and lets hope that they are remembered as an important part of 1970s Ohio punk rock history.

Luckily Cheetah didn’t end up a rock and roll casualty and still records music to this day. Look for more on him in the near future from Rust Belt Hammer.

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CRAIG BELL OF ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS IS THE LATEST GUEST ON OUR PODCAST

On this episode we discuss!

-The influence of Velvet Underground on Cleveland
-Craig’s early 70s band, Mirrors
-Rocket From The Tombs
-Dead Boys or Pere Ubu, which do you like better?
-Early rock and roll radio
-Trying out for an unknown Michael Bolton’s band
-Moving to New Haven, CT, and forming Saucers
-Electric Eels, x_x, and John Morton
-Peter Laughner and his legacy
-Hanging out with Lester Bangs
-The Cleveland 70s rock scene and bands of the era
-proto punk? what?
-and more

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DEBUT EPISODE OF RUST BELT HAMMER PODCAST WITH MEMBERS OF INTEGRITY, ONE LIFE CREW, PITBOSS, AND IN COLD BLOOD!

This has been a long time coming! I am super proud of this first podcast which features an all-star cast of Aaron Melnick, John Tole, Blaze Tishko, Trevor Trentine, and the musings of host Matt Greenfield. Please help spread this around and enjoy!

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NUKKEHAMMER BRINGS YOU SOME APOCALYPTIC RUST BELT D-BEAT

What would happen if Discharge was from Ohio instead of England. The results would sound something like Nukkehammer. These guys have an awesome approach to a genre that has been many times. It’s very Ohio. The production is raw and very midwest punk. This is one for the whole family (to die to)! Enjoy and spread. Rust Belt Hammer is back, mofos.

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CIDER ARE BRITISH FROM CLEVELAND

Cider may dawn the faux British accents but make no mistake about it, they are very Cleveland. The first time I saw Cider was in Youngstown, Ohio, at Play Fast or Die Fest. Their set was way longer than the allotted slot, nobody was into it, and then they got into a confrontation with members of Crowd Deterrent. I still have no clue exactly what went on between those two groups but it all seemed pretty funny and obnoxious.

Cider has been playing on and off since the 90s and shares members with other bands such as Darvocets, Integrity, Midnight, and more. They are Cleveland (British) Royalty. I haven’t really posted much about Cider, but here’s to them. The music is violent and angry, fitting into the Clevo HC lineage perfectly. Some may call them a “joke band” but they are way more pissed off than a lot of “serious” bands.

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