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500 Rad Records Welcomes 2012

December 21, 2011

As we approach 2012, 500 Rad Records is getting a facelift for the new year. We are changing some ways we are doing things, for instance the introduction of new bands, local and national. We will also take on live show reviews, and new albums. We will introduce comics, and essentially became a music online zine. We look forward to these changes, and don’t worry we still have about 480 more classic albums to review! 


Happy Holidays from the 500 Rad Records,



Stay tuned for a best of 2011 list, and an introduction to a new local band.


Hurricane Irene: Songs for a Storm

August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene Playlist. There is a couple going around right now. This is my pick for the big storm:

1. “Hurricane Watch” Mecca Normal
2. “Tired of Waiting For You”-Kinks
3. Irene” – Caribou
4. “Rock you like a hurricane” – Scorpions
5. “Hurricane” – the Coathangers
6.”Storm Surf” – The Surfaris
7. “Ocean of Noise” – Arcade Fire
8. “Queen of Stormy Weather” – Boston Spaceships
9. “Saltwater” – Beach House
10. “Rock Lobster” – B -52s
11. “One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer” -Amos Milburn
12. “Who Stop the Rain” – Creedence Clearwater Revival
13. “Super Soaker” – Wavves
14 “Destroy Everything You Touch” -Ladytron
15. “When the levee break,” Led Zepplin
16. “Goodnight Irene” – Lead belly

Rock and Roll, stay safe fellow East Coasters.

RM CRESSER © 2011 500 Rad Records


the Pinkerton Award

December 9, 2010

So I decided to make a music award of year, why not? I call it the Pinkerton award, and it goes to the band with the most personal and saddest album of the year.

Why Pinkerton? Easy, because Pinkerton, Weezer’s second album was so personal, excellent and sad, Rivers tried to forgot about it until he learned that it had a cult follow. Pinkerton is amazing record, and bands who really put their soul and heart into an album will receive this award, or just a recognition from only me.

Rivers, I just made this up, so don’t get bent out of shape. I am a member of your Pinkerton cult, and please read the first review of my blog.

Good Job Thermals, Personal Life gets the Pinkerton Award of 2010! Now make a happy album.

Top of 2010, soon to come!