Johnny Salton

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Miami's 20 Best Punk Bands of All Time

    The 305 did not invent punk rock, nor was it instrumental in the development of its subculture. As a matter of fact, South Florida was plagued by so-called "album-oriented rock" clubs, insufferable cover bands with Eagles aspirations, and misguided disco heads who were ignoring the better stuff put ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Best of Miami 2011: Ten Best Bands of the Last Decade

    2 Live Crew: Best local band of all time!​Start the motherfucking countdown! The Rising is upon us! Indeed, we're just days away from unleashing our big, fat Best of Miami 2011 issue upon the world. And to honor the occasion, we've decided to surf against the tide of time by rifling through our ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    Johnny Salton and the Reactions' The Reactions Love You

    ​The Reactions The Reactions Love You (Reaction Records) While we're all still reeling from Johnny Salton's passing, I have to admit that it has been a real pleasure to revisit the music that the man left behind. Without a doubt, the Psycho Daisies are one of Florida's most criminally underr ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010
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    November 3, 2010

    Johnny Salton and the Psycho Daisies's Pushin' Up Daisies

    ​Read the Johnny Salton memorial piece from this week's print edition of New Times. The Psycho Daisies Pushin' Up Daisies (Sublapse Records) Arguably more of an EP than an LP, this vinyl-only release contains seven tracks of the finest blues-influenced psychedelic punk rock ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    Johnny Salton and the Psycho Daisies' Snowflakes Falling on the International Dateline

    ​ The Psycho Daisies Snowflakes Falling on the International Dateline (Psycho Daisies Records) It was never my fingers on the neck of a killer guitar. I can read on bass if told properly. I can muster a heavy beat on drums if allowed. But I'll never be the type of motherfuck ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    R.I.P. Johnny Salton: Fuzzy Guitar Heaven, BBQ Chicken and Soft Thighs​So far, 2010 has been a bad year for old-school South Florida musicians, from Lisa Hodapp to Dave Shibler to Norm "Sugarbone" Sloan, many of the people who set the groundwork for the musical awesomeness we enjoy nowadays are passing. It's been bad. Some time ago, I had the pleasure ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010

    Blast From the Past: Psycho Daisies, Sonicly Speaking

    ​Blast From the Past is a new occasional series on Crossfade, revisiting classic local albums from days of yore.Psycho Daisies, Sonicly SpeakingWe're gonna kick these blasts from Florida's past with a record that best exemplifies how easily the stuff gets lost in the swamp. I'm talking about one o ... More >>

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    January 30, 2009

    Local Album Review: Psycho Daisies - Return From Blood Island

    The new release from Miami psych/blues outfit the Psycho Daisies, Return from Blood Island, is a wash of feedback, distorted growls, bumps, grunts, reverb, and haunting vocals, courtesy of Johnny Salton and company.  Salton's roots are embedded in Miami musical history, from power-pop group the ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009

    Charlie Pickett & The Eggs Buy Heroin From Overtown

          As long as we're talkin about Charlie Pickett getting his due, here's one of the reasons why, this video for the song "Overtown" written by Dave Froshneider and performed by "Charlie Pickett and The Eggs" is some real pioneer shit. Now, I'll admit it, I hadn't ever he ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    Charlie Pickett Gets His Due

    About 20-some-odd years after the fact, Dania Beach pioneer, Charlie Pickett, is finally getting some of the props in mainstream media that he deserves. South Florida natives and music nerds that are in the know have been clocking this guy's career since the late 1970s when he ... More >>

  • Music

    October 2, 2008

    A Bloodshot Records Anthology Resurrects Charlie Pickett

    See him Tuesday at Radioactive Records in Fort Lauderdale.

  • News

    October 20, 1993

    Glory Days

    It's time for early-Eighties nostalgia, thanks to a record store's anniversary celebration of Miami's rip-roaring rock

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    August 11, 1993
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    June 16, 1993
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    February 3, 1993

    Prisoners of Rock and Roll

    Cell 63 free themselves from the retro morass