Gerard Smith, Author at CrypticRock

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Coming on Long Island, New York, Public Enemy are one of the most respected names in Hip Hop. Unique to others on the scene during Hip Hop’s boom in the ’80s, Public Enemy delivered socially conscious songs with a hard political edge, spitting  More...

Coming together in New York City in 1973, the Rock band known as Television, four years later, would go on to release their debut LP, Marquee Moon. Forming at a time when acts such as Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin dominated the airwaves, Televi  More...

Shrouded in controversy from the onset, Sweden’s Ghost burst onto the international scene with their 2010’s Opus Eponymous LP. With their satanic-centric lyrics and not revealing the names of the band’s members, Ghost was an enigma from the start. F  More...

Unleashing their Rock-n-Roll, trippy, fourth studio record, The Night Creeper, in September of 2015, the English fellows known as Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats continue to cast spells. Hailing from Cambridge, England, the band broke onto the internatio  More...

Making their debut with their self-titled album back in 1972, Long Island, New York’s Blue Öyster Cult brought with them a unique blend of Psychedelia, Rock-n-Roll, Boogie, and the Blues, with Heavy Metal elements. Their spaced-out jams and even s  More...