I write a bi-monthly column for Razorcake magazine. Despite the fact that it’s a music magazine, I almost never write about music. This is one of the privileges of founding a magazine yourself, I guess. Anyway, for my seventy-fourth Razorcake column, I decided to write about one of my favorite bands, The Blue Hearts. They’re a Japanese punk band from the eighties and early nineties who, despite being seminal in Japan, are largely unknown in the US.
You have to actually buy the issue of Razorcake if you want to read the column. (You can do that here, if you want.)
You can also listen to the column for free. I recorded a podcast of me reading the column. I mixed songs by The Blue Hearts throughout.