Author Archives: Levi Fuller

Review Revue: The Pooh Sticks - Orgasm

Leave it to a Welsh indie pop band to take a perfectly innocent game invented by beloved children’s author A.A. Milne for his son and turn it into a band name with unpleasantly coprological overtones. (The most unpleasant part: “The Pooh Sticks” works as both a plural noun and a sentence. Ew.) In case youRead more...

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Review Revue: fIREHOSE - Ragin’, Full-on

Honestly, I don’t have much to contribute to the Firehose discussion that you don’t already know or couldn’t figure out by visiting their Wikipedia page, which is one of the most anecdotal I’ve ever seen; it pretty much just reads like a barroom conversation with a dude who’s super into Firehose. I certainly admire MikeRead more...

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Review Revue: ESG - Come Away with ESG

I knew nothing about ESG before starting to write this blog post, but my quick research made it clear that they really should have been on my radar for at least the past twenty years, if not thirty. Their releases in the ’80s, and then after their reformation in the early ’90s, impressed a lotRead more...

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Review Revue: Sonic Youth - Dirty

Yes, I’ve covered Sonic Youth a few times here on Review Revue. But come on, is there any band that better exemplifies the joyful noise of college radio and the rise of “alternative” culture? Of course I discovered them myself by listening to college radio, and I’m sure many more did as well - especiallyRead more...

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Review Revue: The Fleshtones - Hexbreaker!

We’ve got another insanely long-running band this week, with the Fleshtones, a band that’s as old as I am and wayyyyyyy more productive. These garage rockers have been steadily serving up their “super rock” since their CBGB debut in 1976. In fact, Yep Roc is releasing their twenty-somethingth LP - their seventh this millennium -Read more...

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Review Revue: The Pogues - Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah

Happy Boxing Day! Even if you are not particularly familiar with the catalog of the Pogues (and if you aren’t, what is wrong with you?) you have most likely heard their song “Fairytale of New York” - in fact, you’ve probably heard it in the past month or so, as over the past twenty-five yearsRead more...

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Review Revue: Einstürzende Neubauten - Strategies against Architecture ’80-’83

When it comes to long-lived makers of weird music, Einstürzende Neubauten is a fair match for Pere Ubu. Pere Ubu was founded a couple of years earlier, but as far as I can tell Neubauten has never had an officially inactive period. Pere Ubu is arguably the poppier of the two bands (most of theirRead more...

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Review Revue: Pere Ubu - Cloudland

It’s not often that the Review Revue files intersect with what’s going on in the present day, due to the archive-digging nature of this project, but every once in a while we get lucky. This week’s band, Pere Ubu - perhaps one of the longest-lived bands I’ve covered in this series - is playing tomorrowRead more...

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Review Revue: Severed Heads - City Slab Horror

Australian electronic experimentalists Severed Heads officially called it quits in 2008, after almost thirty years, but they are the first band I’ve covered in this series that not only has a functioning, relatively up to date website, but has their own Bandcamp page where you can buy their entire catalog (including today’s topic, City SlabRead more...

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Review Revue: Screaming Blue Messiahs - Bikini Red

It seems the Screaming Blue Messiahs’ career peaked with this, their third album, fueled by the wild success of “I Wanna Be a Flintstone” (as predicted by one of our reviewers). Based on the response of most of the KCMU DJs (apart from our oft-dissenting friend Creed), their music was deeper than just that oneRead more...

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