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Punk Hybrids: Wham! Bam! Glam-Punk!

Glam Punk is "Rock 'n' roll with lipstick on," sneered John Lennon.

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Say It Loud! 100 Great Protest Songs: Part 4 - Dead Kennedys to Steve Earle

PopMatters has scoured the musical spectrum for the best examples of the protest song form, including anthems of great popularity and obscurity alike. Stay tuned all week as we unveil the top 100.

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'Smithsonian Rock and Roll' Welcomes the Amateur Concert Photographer

This new book featuring concert photos taken by fans is a stylish, interesting, and absorbing, yet somewhat incomplete look at the history of popular music.

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Ramones: Ramones (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Divided we stand four decades since this legendary masterpiece was born. Even from their graves, the Ramones’ timing remains impeccable.

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'Shot!' Mick Rock Documentary at Tribeca + After Party (Photos)

Following the world premiere of SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock, attendees were invited to an after party which featured the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and some special guests.

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PUNKS (still) NOTDEAD

If games are based on systems of rules, they seem the least likely of mediums for the anarchic sensibilities of punk. In PUNKSNOTDEAD, you punch until you die. That's the game.

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'The Wrecking Crew' Celebrates One of the Music Industry's Best Kept Secrets

By showing the range and the influence these session musicians had on the hits from the '50s to the '70s, The Wrecking Crew proves their place in rock 'n' roll history.

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Orange Popsicles and Lemonade: 20 Timeless Songs of Summer

Whether you're at the beach or just hanging out in the backyard, these timeless summer classics are sure to make the summer sun shine a little bit brighter.

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Death's Head Lullabies: Tom Waits - "I Don't Wanna Grow Up" / "Let Me Get Up on It"

Who is more suited for conveying honesty than a child, uncorrupted and unconcerned with politesse and decorum? It’s that notion Tom Waits runs with here, playing a child who for the first time is wrestling with the concept of aging, and the mortality that inevitably ends it.

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Joey Ramone: Ya Know

Is it up to Ramones-levels? No, not really, but then again, what is? It's a damn decent pop collection, and I'm sure that Joey would have taken that as high praise.

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Shonen Knife: Osaka Ramones – Tribute to the Ramones

Shonen Knife is just too adorable and sweet of a band to really capture the true grit of the Ramones.

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Counterbalance No. 37: 'Ramones'

Hey, ho, let's go—talk quietly in the corner about the Ramones' self-titled debut and entry No. 37 on the Great List in this week's Counterbalance.

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20 Questions: Marky Ramone (Bamboozle Festival)

Marky Ramone is a Grammy-winning, pasta sauce-making songwriter, DJ, and drummer for one of the most influential bands of all time. Appearing at this year's Bamboozle Festival, Marky Ramone sat down with PopMatters to reveal what he uses for stress management, which Fantastic Four character he most resembles, and how it’d be great if a certain world leader tried a certain brand of pasta sauce . . .

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The Vagrants: I Can't Make a Friend 1965-1968

The Vagrants are presented here in all their ramshackle glory, a collection of A & B sides that, even when occasionally swerving into fairly garden variety garage rock, still maintains a vibrancy that makes this an absolutely essential release.

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These Roger Corman's Cult Classics are Two Sides of the Same Punk Coin

The punk coin: Suburbia the self-serious, political, amateur tale of disenfranchised youth; Rock ‘n’ Roll High School the irreverent, juvenile, cartoon-ish spin on the familiar all-authority-is-fascism motif.

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Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)

'We had to explain to Roger Corman that the Ramones were not an Italian disco band from New York City, and that it had to be called Rock 'n' Roll High School,' Allan Arkush explains.

Scott Carlson
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The Ramones: End of the Century - The Story of The Ramones [DVD]

As dysfunctional as they were influential, the Ramones survived more than two tumultuous decades together to become the preeminent voice and image of punk rock.

Adam Williams
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