Armageddon In The Morning (The Alarm: “Sigma” Album Review)

(This is a review of the new album “Sigma” by The Alarm by way of a very personal story about one of the included songs. If you just want the nuts and bolts, feel free to skip to… Read More

The King Of Kong: The Sociological Inner-Workings Of The Nerdcore

There is a line near the end of the extraordinary documentary The King Of Kong that carries the weight of the entire film. It was spoken by a tween-age girl, but in the context of the film, that… Read More

Never Let The Fires Die: The Alarm Podcast : Episode #4

Note: Jeff and I produce and host a podcast for the 80’s band The Alarm.    The Alarm are still going in 21st century, making new music, and inspiring their fans.   We’ve been spending much of our… Read More

Never Let The Fire Die (podcast episode #2)

Jeff and I host the official podcast for the band The Alarm.   They had a bunch of alternative hits in the 80’s  (The Stand, 68 Guns, Strength, Spirit Of ’76. Rain The Summertime, Rescue Me, Sold Me… Read More

Never Let The Fire Die (podcast #1)

In this inaugural episode of “Never Let The Fires Die” The Official Podcast For The Alarm, we start at “the end”.  We discuss the last officially released song credited to “The Alarm.”  Then we delve back to try… Read More

Bob Mould’s See A Little Light “CASSINGLE” – Old Crap from My Attic

By 8bitjeff (Jeff Fulton) When Husker Du went “KAPUT” in the late 80’s, both Bob Mould (lead guitar, song writer and vocals) and Grant Hart (drums, song writer and vocals) went  their separate ways, each going on to… Read More

Pennywise – Word From The Wise 33 1/3 7 inch Ep – Old Shit From My Attic

By Jeff Fulton (8bitjeff) Penny Wise – Word From The Wise 33 1/3 7 inch Ep – Old Shit From My Attic. I remember picking this seminal, LA South Bay Suburb Punk Rock disc at the old Go… Read More

Minor Threat Salad Days 45 single with poster sleeve (all the stuff in my attic)

Minor Threat “Salad Days” 45 RPM single with poster sleeve (all the stuff in my attic) This is a three song masterpiece of mid-80’s DC punk! Here is the next item I found in my attic.  This is… Read More

8bitrocket Goes Backstage

8bitrocket Goes Backstage I usually don’t talk about this, but besides working on Flash web sites and games at my day job and in my spare time, I also run the official web site for the 80’s new… Read More

Forgotten Heroes From The Teflon Decade: 80's Metal / Rock / Alt / Country : The Punk – Grudge bridge

I am just now finishing my fourth Chuck Klosterman book. On the subject of music, he is an absolute genius. While his influences in the 80’s were mostly Heavy metal and hard rock, Steve and mine tended a… Read More

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