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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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RIP STIV BATORS. RARE DEAD BOYS TELEVISION FOOTAGE.

Stiv Bators was from my hometown of Youngstown, Ohio.  When I first got into punk, I would get my hair cut by a guy who played and grew up with a pre-Rocket From The Tombs Stiv.  He would tell me some pretty wild stories.  Mr. Bators is somewhat of a Rust Belt folk hero.    While digging around, these two great clips from Dead Boys surfaced.  I especially love the old tour promo clip. Continue reading RIP STIV BATORS. RARE DEAD BOYS TELEVISION FOOTAGE.