Author Archives: Levi Fuller

Review Revue: Primus – Frizzle Fry

Hey kids, it’s time for another installment of Levi Feels Old! What would you say if I told you Primus‘s debut studio album Frizzle Fry was turning 25 this year? If you’re me, you’d say “shit, I feel old.” But that’s OK, aging is a thing that happens. Some of us age better than others,Read more…

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Review Revue: The Ex – Aural Guerrilla

I have loved Dutch punk gods The Ex since seeing them open for American punk gods Fugazi way back in nineteen-ought-ninety-something. The sheer, gleeful energy they bring to their discordant, blissfully ragged music is something that truly needs to be beheld live. The records I own of theirs are fantastic, but they can’t quite approximateRead more…

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Review Revue: The Eastern Dark – Girls on the Beach (With Cars)

I’ve covered a few Australian bands in this space over the years, the majority of whom appear to have been related to this Australian band. The Eastern Dark, the Internet tells me, contained ex-members of both The Celibate Rifles (Eastern Dark founder and singer James Darroch) and The Lime Spiders (bass player Bill Gibson). TheirRead more…

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Review Revue: The Mighty Lemon Drops – World Without End

In 1988, Wolverhampton’s The Mighty Lemon Drops (one of two bands from that particular English city that I’ve heard of, the other being the mighty Slade) released their third album in three years, 1988’s World Without End, on Sire Records. They remained relatively prolific until their final dissolution in 1992 (six albums in seven yearsRead more…

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Review Revue: Ministry – The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste

I’m really glad I was born when I was. The idea of going through teenagerdom without the blistering, angst-laden pounding of Ministry (particularly late ’80s and ’90s Ministry) as a soundtrack seems too awful to imagine. Apparently billions of pre-gen-Xers managed it just fine and grew into perfectly normal, well-adjusted adults – how terrible! ItRead more…

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Review Revue: Naked Prey – 40 Miles from Nowhere

The more or less random selection of Tucson band Naked Prey‘s third album from the shelves at KEXP was something of a blessing for me – and hopefully for you – as it led me to the web site and Bandcamp page of Frontier Records, a label whose tastes seem to have been wide openRead more…

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Review Revue: Dumptruck – For the Country

It seems I keep picking Boston bands even when I don’t know I’m doing it. I had the slightest tickle of a memory at the band name Dumptruck – they were based in my hometown and dissolved amidst one of the crappiest legal B.S. stories I’ve ever heard when I was in my early teensRead more…

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Review Revue: Slowdive – Just for a Day

Reading’s Slowdive were one of the bands that defined the shoegaze sound of the early ’90s, although their career suffered somewhat in that their first album, Just for a Day, was released just as the British press was tiring of the scene and ready for some backlash. Today, they’re remembered as a key band inRead more…

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Review Revue: Motörhead – 1916

Motörhead needs no introduction, right? Right. This year, not only will the legendary rock band (don’t call ‘em metal!) turn 40, but lead growler/bass-manhandler Lemmy will hit the big seven-oh, with no sign whatsoever of slowing down. 1916 was Lemmy and crew’s ninth studio album, 16 years into their career. 22 years later, in 2013,Read more…

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Review Revue: D.Y.S. – D.Y.S.

Happy 2015! As always at the beginning of a new year there’s been a lot of looking back at the year that just passed, but in this series I tend to cast my glance a bit farther back. So let’s take a trip to 1984, and a little straight edge hardcore band from Boston calledRead more…

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