Author Archives: Levi Fuller

Review Revue: 10,000 Maniacs – In My Tribe

I figured it might be nice to have a post featuring a band that needed no introduction for a change, so today I bring you In My Tribe, the album that properly launched 10,000 Maniacs into the spotlight thirty years ago (give or take a couple months), where they remained for several years until NatalieRead more…

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Review Revue: Sacred Miracle Cave – s/t

If I thought there wasn’t much info online about Saqqara Dogs, they’re practically overexposed compared to the likes of Sacred Miracle Cave. I could just publish the 1990 KCMU DJs’ thoughts on this album without any of my own nonsense, and I’m pretty sure it would encompass the vast majority of all internet-based knowledge onRead more…

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Review Revue: Saqqara Dogs – World Crunch

Saqqara Dogs seems to be yet another band that absolutely delighted a certain subset of nerdy college radio DJs (and soon-to-be-incredibly-influential New York Times music critics – you’ve got to love any band that forces the Times to refer to someone as “Mr. 66″), but didn’t seem to make much of a splash beyond thatRead more…

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Review Revue: Spacemen 3 – Recurring

Recurring is the final album by Spacemen 3 — released after their parting of ways — and the third album of theirs I’ve covered in this space (see also here and here). I could talk about the band’s acrimonious split and the genesis of Spiritualized, or the fascinating details behind Spacemen 3’s Mudhoney cover andRead more…

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Review Revue: Sonic Youth – Sister

It’s been great to see all the celebration of various independent radio stations around the country this week. Part of what makes this series so fun for me is digging through the scribblings of college radio DJs who were on the air around when I was discovering some of my favorite music through college radio.Read more…

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Review Revue: ‘Steve Albini’s Band’ – Budd

When I first ever heard of Steve Albini’s provocatively-named band between Big Black and Shellac (after they’d ceased operations) I was already a fan of his, so I just kinda rolled my eyes and thought “ah, there goes ol’ Steve again, ruffling feathers and pushing buttons.” Being a fairly sheltered and privileged young man, thatRead more…

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Review Revue: The Verlaines – Hallelujah All the Way Home

Say what you will about the Internet age, but this whole “global flow of instantly accessible information” thing definitely has its uses. A couple of which are pointed out by the conversation on the album cover for Hallelujah All the Way Home, the debut album by New Zealand band The Verlaines. For instance, if thisRead more…

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Review Revue: Yo La Tengo – May I Sing with Me

It’s always inspiring to see bands releasing new and interesting music thirty years into their careers. (I’ll be honest and admit I haven’t heard 2015’s Stuff Like That There – I’ll blame that on the fact that it was released one month before my son was born – but I’m just assuming it was newRead more…

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Review Revue: Red Wedding – Up and Down the Aisle

Red Wedding (and my selection of this album for this particular week may or may not be related to the start of the new season of Game of Thrones) was a pretty obscure band even by Review Revue standards. It sounds like they had quite the reputation as a live band around L.A., but theyRead more…

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Review Revue: The Raunch Hands – El Rauncho Grande

If the gender politics of the Raunch Hands were controversial 30+ years ago (and they were, as you will see below), I’m not surprised you don’t hear them much on the air these days. In fact, I can’t find reference to a single Raunch Hands spin on KEXP in recent years – even on ShakeRead more…

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