The year was 1976, and Detroit-based punk rock band Cinecyde was staking their claim as the first punk band in Detroit. Little did the band know groups like the Sex Pistols and The Ramones released their first singles that same year, all of which helped culminate into a thriving, eclectic, DIY punk scene in Detroit. Now, more than four decades later, the band is still rocking out and releasing music.

One Detroit’s Chris Jordan sat down with the band to talk about the early era of Detroit’s punk scene, and early singles like “Gutless Radio” from 1977. They discuss the band’s latest album, out of eight, “Vegetable Or Thing,” an album they finished during the pandemic, and the evolution of the band’s sound nearly 40 years since their inception.


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