The Soviet Union Banned These Bands in 1985

Putin wouldn't want you to see this list. It proves that his beloved Soviets were completely terrified of the West's "violent," "fascist," "racist," and, dare…
Sarah Kaufman / June 5, 2014

The Oral History of 2 Tone

There's a scene in Alex Cox's 1986 film Sid & Nancy that foreshadows the end for the star-crossed punk lovers: One of their cohorts shows…
Marc Spitz / September 28, 2009

Madness, ‘The Liberty of Norton Folgate’

Despite being enamored with ska's Jamaican skank, Madness never forgot their working-class British roots. And the band's first album of new material in a decade…
David Peisner / August 14, 2009