Jason Buhrmester

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The Oral History of Epitaph Records

The original Los Angeles punk rock scene lived fast, died young, and left behind hair metal. Meanwhile, Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz started Epitaph Records…
Jason Buhrmester / October 19, 2010

The Busy Signals, ‘The Busy Signals’ (Dirtnap)

Halfway through "Plastic Girl," the opening track on the Busy Signals' debut, a Buzzcocks riff gives way to a hot and sweaty X-style harmony between…
Jason Buhrmester / January 18, 2008

The Cult, ‘Born Into This’ (Roadrunner)

The good news for Cult fans who fretted when Ian Astbury split to front the re-formed Doors is that the singer hasn't gone completely Lizard…
Jason Buhrmester / October 18, 2007

Ministry, ‘The Last Sucker’ (13th Planet/ Megaforce)

After 12 albums, Al Jourgensen is yanking the plug on the act that led the way for every Reznor, Manson, and Zombie to follow. His…
Jason Buhrmester / October 12, 2007

Bad Religion, ‘New Maps of Hell’ (Epitaph)

What happens when one of the best SoCal punk bands to protest the God-fearing, warmongering Reagan '80s sticks around long enough to write about an…
Jason Buhrmester / August 8, 2007

Municipal Waste, ‘The Art of Partying’ (Earache)

With everyone and their Wolfmother shredding retro-metal riffs, it wasn't long before a gang of headbangers revived '80s crossover thrash. Municipal Waste do it so…
Jason Buhrmester / July 31, 2007

The Tossers, ‘Agony’ (Victory)

Most punks who try to pick up where the Pogues keeled over get the drunken madness right, but not the romance. Not so with the…
Jason Buhrmester / May 25, 2007

Alkaline Trio, ‘Remains’ (Vagrant)

Alkaline Trio began combining goth and punk back when My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way could barely see over the comic-book counter. Remains gathers tracks from…
Jason Buhrmester / April 2, 2007