Wannabe Reviews Culture Abuse’s ‘Bay Dream’

Wannabe Reviews Culture Abuse’s ‘Bay Dream’

In the latest Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle offers his illustrated commentary on Bay Dream, the new album from heavy rockers Culture Abuse, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution (best viewed on desktop):...[more]

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