… Proving that things really didn't change from '77 to '07, a new "coffee table" tome salutes the squalid, freeform style of low-rent (or no-rent) Punk living quarters in Punk House from the publishers at Abrams Image. Boasting an introduction by Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, who certainly crashed out at many a Punk house in his early touring days, photographer Abby Banks documents the anarchist love shacks found on the wrong side of the tracks in towns like Seattle, Olympia, Minneapolis, Cleveland and Bloomington, Ind. Festering in enough weeds, band stickers, dirty dishes and impromptu paint jobs to make Martha Stewart cry, the residences and makeshift studios recall for many of us the days when we weren't what we possessed, and sharing well with others was the more than just a note on your permanent school record.
Releases Coming Tuesday
Meredith Bragg - Silver Sonya (Kora Records); Buckethead - Acoustic Shards (Avabella) rare acoustic guitar sessions from 1991; Cheyenne - The Whale (Cheyenne Songs); Dwarves - Dwarves Limited 10" (MVD Audio) split single featuring live radio sessions from 2004 and vocalist Blag Dahlia covering The Ramones' "The KKK Took My Baby Away" and AC/DC's "Big Balls"; The Great Debaters - original motion picture soundtrack (Atlantic) featuring music by Alvin Youngblood Hart, Sharon Jones and David Berger & The Sultans of Swing; Hi-Tek - Hi-Teknology 3 (Babygrande/Koch) with guests Little Brother, Talib Kweli, Raekwon and Ghostface; Jools Holland - Best of Friends (WEA) with special guests Prince Buster, Tom Jones, Lulu, Norah Jones, KT Tunstall, India.Arie, Mica Paris, David Gilmour, Chrissie Hynde, Madness' Suggs, Solomon Burke and Eric Clapton; LCD Soundsystem - Confuse the Marketplace (DFA) three-song 12-inch single; Dave Matthews Band - Live at Piedmont Park (Bama Rags/RCA) CD and DVD set recorded this past September in Atlanta; Wu-Tang Clan - 8 Diagrams (Loud/Universal) with guests System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian, George Clinton, John Frusciante and George Harrison's son Dhani in a reinterpretation of his father's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"; Youth Without Youth - original motion picture soundtrack (Deutsche Grammaphon) score by Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov.