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The Big Takeover Issue #90

S.W. Lauden

S. W. Lauden is the editor of Forbidden Beat: Perspectives on Punk Drumming. He’s also the co-editor of Go All The Way: A Literary Appreciation of Power Pop and the sequel, Go Further. His Greg Salem punk rock PI series includes Bad Citizen Corporation, Grizzly Season, and Hang Time.

Steve’s a father, husband, writer and drummer living in LA. Twitter: @swlauden.

'Bleed Your Heart Out'—Kate Clover Interview

29 September 2022

Kate Clover’s album, ‘Bleed Your Heart Out,’ combines punk energy, rock and roll snarl and more than a few heart-stopping hooks.

Rob Moss's Top 5 Favorite Songs to Play in Government Issue

23 September 2022

Rob Moss and Skin-Tight Skin frontman shares his favorite Government Issue songs to play when he was in the band in the early ’80s.

September Boys: Uni Boys Deliver Classic Power Pop

22 September 2022

The road to creating a classic power pop album isn’t always a straight line, but Uni Boys got there with ‘Do It All Next Week’.

I Want My 'MTV'—Mo Troper Interview

16 September 2022

Portland-based singer/songwriter Mo Troper is back with his fifth solo album, ‘MTV.’

Rob Janicke's Top 5 Favorite Rock Reads

23 June 2022

‘Generation Riff’ founder Rob Janicke shares his five favorite non-fiction rock books.

James Spooner's Top 5 Favorite Black Female-/Non-Binary Fronted Punk Bands

8 June 2022

‘The High Desert’ author James Spooner shares his five favorite black female-/non-binary fronted punk bands.

Mark Palm's Top 5 Favorite Underrated Songwriters

27 May 2022

Supercrush guitarist/vocalist Mark Palm shares his five favorite underrated songwriters.

Jaret Reddick's Top 5 Favorite Stand-Up Comedians

20 May 2022

Bowling For Soup frontman Jaret Reddick shares his five favorite stand-up comedians.

Larry Jaffee's Top 5 Favorite 'Record Store Day' Releases

12 May 2022

Larry Jaffee, author of ‘Record Store Day: The Most Improbable Comeback of the 21st Century,’ shares his five favorite Record Store Day releases.

Hannah Judge's Top 5 Favorite Rilo Kiley Songs

28 April 2022

Hannah Judge of fanclubwallet shares her five favorite Rilo Kiley songs.

Ronnie Barnett's Top 5 Favorite KISS Songs

21 April 2022

The Muffs bassist Ronnie Barnett shares his five favorite KISS songs.

Jim Ruland—Top 5 Punk Books

'Corporate Rock Sucks': Jim Ruland Interview

11 April 2022

Author Jim Ruland talks about his new book ‘Corporate Rock Sucks: The Rise and Fall of SST Records.’

Hudley Flipside's Top 5 Favorite Punk Drummers

6 April 2022

An exclusive excerpt from the new book, ‘Forbidden Beat: Perspectives on Punk Drumming.’

Tim Hinely's Top 5 Favorite Venues

31 March 2022

Tim Hinely, founder of ‘Dagger’ zine and author of ‘Where The Wild Gigs Were,’ shares his five favorite venues.

U.S. Highball's Top 5 Favorite Glasgow Albums

24 March 2022

Calvin Halliday and James Hindle of U.S. Highball share their five favorite Glasgow albums.

Linus of Hollywood's Top 5 Favorite Classic Metal Albums

10 March 2022

Nerf Herder guitarist Linus of Hollywood shares his five favorite classic metal albums.

Drew Stone's Top 5 Favorite Documentaries

3 March 2022

American film director, producer, film editor, author and musician Drew Stone shares his five favorite documentary films.

Power Pop Now

24 February 2022

Mo Troper, Peter Gill of 2nd Grade and Ben Cook of Young Guv talk modern power pop and the music that inspires it.

Marissa Nadler's Top 5 Favorite Cover Songs

17 February 2022

Singer/songwriter Marissa Nadler shares her five favorite cover songs of all time.

Aaron Carnes' Top 5 Favorite '90s Ska Songs

10 February 2022

Aaron Carnes, author of ‘In Defense of Ska,’ shares his five favorite ’90s ska songs.

"You're Pretty Good For A Girl" by Lynn Perko-Truell

8 February 2022

Lynn Perko-Truell of Imperial Teen, Sister Double Happiness and The Wrecks talks about her time drumming with the (SF) Dicks in this chapter excerpt from ‘Forbidden Beat: Perspectives on Punk Drumming.’

Curt Weiss' Top 5 Favorite New York Dolls Songs

2 February 2022

Curt Weiss, author of ‘Stranded in the Jungle: Jerry Nolan’s Wild Ride,’ shares his five favorite New York Dolls songs.

Carolina Hidalgo's Top 5 Favorite Funny Punk Musicians

27 January 2022

Carolina Hidalgo, co-host of the No Dogs in Space music history podcast, shares her five favorite funny punk musicians.

Mo Troper's Top 5 Favorite Portland Albums

20 January 2022

Singer/songwriter and writer Mo Troper shares his five favorite albums from Portland, Oregon.

Ken Layne's Top 5 Favorite Mood-Setting Records for the American Desert

13 January 2022

Ken Layne, host of ‘Desert Oracle’ radio, shares five of his favorite desert albums.

Melanie Makaiwi's Top 5 Favorite Black Sabbath Songs

7 January 2022

Black Sabbitch bassist Melanie Makaiwi shares her five favorite Black Sabbath songs to perform live.

John M. Borack's Top 5 Favorite 'Get Back' Moments

29 December 2021

‘Beatles 100’ author John M. Borack shares his Top 5 favorite moments from ‘The Beatles: Get Back’

Peter Gill's Top 5 Favorite Power Pop Albums

22 December 2021

Peter Gill, front man for Philadelphia’s 2nd Grade, shares his Top 5 favorite power pop albums.

Parry Gripp's Top 5 Favorite Weird Al Songs

17 December 2021

Parry Gripp shares his Top 5 Favorite Weird Al Yankovic songs.

Absolution Is Out Of The Question

16 December 2021

Uncomfortable truths from Bob Mehr’s Replacements biography, ‘Trouble Boys,’ have created a sort of cognitive dissonance for some fans of a certain age.

Brian Walsby's Top 5 Favorite Punk Drummers

7 December 2021

Artist, cartoonist and drummer Brian Walsby shares his Top 5 favorite punk drummers.

Spike Slawson's Top 5 Favorite Panettone/Pandoro

2 December 2021

‘Tis The Season: Spike Slawson (Me First and the Gimme Gimmes) shares his Top 5 Favorite Panettone/Pandoro

Alison Braun's Top 5 Punk Bands To Photograph

Alison Braun's Top 5 Favorite Punk Bands To Photograph

24 November 2021

If a legendary punk band played a gig in Hollywood during the early ‘80s, a teenaged Alison Braun was probably there with her camera.

Jim Ruland—Top 5 Punk Books

Jim Ruland's Top 5 Favorite Punk Books

18 November 2021

Jim Ruland, author of Corporate Rock Sucks: The Rise and Fall of SST Records, tells us about his Top 5 favorite punk books.

Frank Turner—Top 5 Venues

Frank Turner's Top 5 Favorite Venues

11 November 2021

English folk-punk troubadour, Frank Turner, tells us his Top 5 favorite venues from around the world.

Jenn Alva_Top 5 Punk Singers

Jenn Alva's Top 5 Favorite Punk Singers

4 November 2021

Fea bassist and co-founder, Jenn Alva, shares her Top 5 favorite punk singers.

Joey Cape—Top 5 Tour Restaurants

Joey Cape's Top 5 Favorite Tour Restaurants

2 November 2021

Lagwagon frontman, Joey Cape, shares five favorite restaurants to visit while on the road.

Cutthroat Brothers - Like a Zombie

Jason Cutthroat's Top 5 Favorite Zombie Movies

28 October 2021

Jason Cutthroat, half of the diabolical blues punk duo known as The Cutthroat Brothers, tells us all about his Top 5 favorite zombie movies.

Sorry Ma - Box Set

The Replacements - 'Sorry Ma' Box Set: Top 10 Bonus Tracks

21 October 2021

A lifelong Replacements fan talks about his 10 favorite bonus tracks (so far…) from the definitive new ‘Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash’ box set.

The Replacements, Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash album cover

The Replacements’ 'Sorry Ma' At 40

13 October 2021

A lifelong Replacements “Customer” impatiently waits for his 40th Anniversary Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash box set to arrive from Rhino Records.