Two records now available as a single CD, these really show off Yo La Tengo's ability to create musical extremes. New Wave Hot Dogs has the firm pop sense and strong songwriting of the debut, but President Yo La Tengo offers up a little more free-form skronk in the ten-minute live version of "The Evil That Men Do," a gloriously squalling, over-the-top crash-and-bash session which proves how liberating and fun sonic dissonance can be. Just in case you don't like that sort of thing, "Evil" also shows up as a straight-ahead folk-rock track. This is a great collection of material that, as well as anything else they have recorded, gets to the heart of what makes this band tick.
Powerman 5000 is an American rock band formed in 1991. The group has released eight albums, gaining its highest level of commercial success with 1999's Tonight the Stars Revolt!, which reached number 29 on the Billboard 200 while spawning the singles "When Worlds Collide" and "Nobody's Real". The band's latest release, New Wave, came out in 2017 on the Pavement Entertainment label, and the group is touring in support of the album. Frontman Spider One is the younger brother of fellow metal musician Rob Zombie.
New Wave is the ninth studio album by American heavy metal band Powerman 5000. The work is scheduled for release on 27 October 2017 through Pavement Entertainment. The ensemble has scheduled a world tour from late 2017 until the end of 2018.
No single box set–however sumptuously packaged, however comprehensively compiled–could hope to contain the bewildering, diverse array of musical styles and opinions that was brought together under the loose description "punk" between 1976 and 1979.