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Throwbacks: Summer reissues of strange surf music, gay proto-punk, 'Robocop' and more

Throwbacks: Summer reissues of strange surf music, gay proto-punk, 'Robocop' and more

Songs of the summer are usually contemporary, of-the-moment concerns, the kind that will embed themselves into time-place memory banks for decades to come. But in an era in which Today’s Hits and unknown pleasures exist side by side, both equally accessible via your favorite platform, why the insistence on the present? The here-and-now hits can be heard everywhere. Better is to impress the picnic or party with some crate digging. Below, a bunch of notable throwbacks for a Thursday: vintage music, some of it  incredibly strange, others before its time, still others newly monetized for contemporary consumption and all just revived for the summer. Michael Sena, “Bali...

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