Artists-On-Albums: AOA#4 (Chris Brokaw on Metal Box/Second Edition)

Chris Brokaw on... Public Image Ltd.'s Metal Box/Second Edition (Virgin Records/Warner Brothers, 1979) In 1977 I went to London with my mother and sister for a holiday. I turned 13 that summer. "Pretty Vacant" by the Sex Pistols had just been released.  I saw the huge posters for it on lorries. I went to the Virgin store and listened to it … [Read more...]

World Domination Enterprises – Lets Play Domination

What a welcome surprise to have this release: Lets Play Domination (sometimes spelled with the apostrophe) by World Domination Enterprises. This reissue of the band's 1988 album reminds you of what effects a radical record from the past can have on today's music. While not without its missteps, this is still a breakthrough record that hasn't gotten … [Read more...]