Sex, Witchcraft, and Rock & Roll...and Eugene Merinov

The photography of Eugene Merinov has been used for the cover & inspiration for a new book by Lilah Wild. Read all about it on her blog here, and check out the book which is now available on Amazon.

As Lilah herself says, "Eugene Merinov’s online gallery is a treasure trove of great bands caught in the heat of performance, right when their careers were just beginning. Bright lights, rawness and hunger, you can practically feel the perspiration leaking out of these photographs."

Thanks Lilah!

Happy new year!

Happy new year all! I wanted to let you know that Eugene will have a photo of New Order included in the new (i.e. February 2012) issue of Mojo magazine. Have a look for it at your favorite magazine joint. I hope we have more good news throughout the year, and wish you great health & happiness for 2012!

In memory of Laura Kennedy of the Bush Tetras

Bush Tetras at Hurrah, 1980, shot by Eugene Merinov
Laura wasn't the only bass player to ever play as part of the Bush Tetras, but she was the one who counted. It was her sly & subtle funk lines that graced the two most well known tunes that the NYC based post punk band wrote & recorded: "Too Many Creeps" and "Can't Be Funky." No collection of post punk would be complete without these recordings. With a HUGE outpouring of condolences today on Facebook, it was obvious how many people's lives she had touched.

As the obituary in the Minneapolis City Pages, her recent home's newspaper, said, "Though she hasn't performed publicly for years, Kennedy's legacy will always be tied to her time in New York in the late '70s and '80s. Bush Tetras were one of the first female punk bands to gain notoreity in that era, and Kennedy's bass playing can be heard providing a creeping counter melody to Pat Place's angular guitar riffs in their best-known hit, 1980's "Too Many Creeps." Leave a note for Laura on the Bush Tetras Facebook page.

Originally written for the Vinyl District & published at Stupefaction.