Author Archives: Levi Fuller

Review Revue: The Cure – Disintegration

How appropriate that I should be blogging about this album on the very week KEXP (formerly KCMU)’s vinyl library is being disintegrated, the records removed from their dusty shelves and boxed up to be transported to the shiny, sexy new home. (I hope you guys are careful with those little paper labels!) I look forwardRead more…

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Review Revue: That Petrol Emotion – V2

It seems the thing people at KCMU most wanted to talk about regarding this 12″ single by the Northern Irish band (with an American singer) That Petrol Emotion was the graphic statement on the back of the record regarding the strip searching of female prisoners at Armagh Prison in Northern Ireland. I think there areRead more…

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Review Revue: Died Pretty – Doughboy Hollow

After a quick, bleary-eyed perusal of the Australian band Died Pretty’s Wikipedia page, it occurs to me that an in-depth story of this band could almost act as an overview of “alternative” music in the ’80s and ’90s. The band seems to have tried on many different sounds and approaches (and many, many band members)Read more…

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Review Revue: The Dickies – Second Coming

Despite their being named after my favorite brand of pants and the fact that I loved me some poppy punk rock music in my early teens, I don’t believe I ever got into The Dickies. Maybe they were just a little too goofy for me, or maybe I was so busy with the output ofRead more…

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Review Revue: Willie Dixon – Hidden Charms

American treasure Willie Dixon would have turned 100 this year. As it seems must be the case with even the most revered and successful blues musicians, his life had its highs and lows; sometimes those were two sides of the same coin, from having his songs covered by some of the most popular bands inRead more…

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Review Revue: The Dream Syndicate – The Days of Wine and Roses

I’m actually feeling like a pretty bad music nerd right now, because somehow I’ve never heard The Dream Syndicate‘s debut album, The Days of Wine and Roses, which the Internet seems to agree is one of the most important albums of the 1980s (and when the Internet agrees on something, you really should sit upRead more…

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Review Revue: Die Kreuzen – Die Kreuzen

Die Kreuzen is one of the many bands of the ’80s and ’90s about whom my principal awareness derives from having seen their records in the bins at my usual Harvard Square haunts (I’ve always been much more of a browser than a buyer, alas). Since I studied¬†German for all four years of high school,Read more…

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Review Revue: John Doe – Meet John Doe

Well, now I’m depressed. I just did some math, and it turns out that in 1990, when John Doe took a break after having released six albums as a member of the legendary punk rock band X (see here for #6) and released his first solo album – as practically an elder statesman of punkRead more…

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Review Revue: Dinosaur Jr. – Bug

Can you believe I’ve been doing this here blog series for 8 years now? I can’t even believe blogs have existed for 8 years. I could practically start posting albums that were new back when I started, if only this back-and-forth review culture that was so active in the ’80s and early ’90s were stillRead more…

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Review Revue: Dos – Numero Dos

Dos, the fearsome bass duo of Mike Watt and Kira Roessler, belongs to that rarefied class of bands that I know I love without ever having knowingly heard them. Their music is played entirely on two basses, the charmingly low-key punk rock hero Mike Watt is half of the band, they seem to love whatRead more…

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