Author Archives: Levi Fuller

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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Review Revue: Beasts of Bourbon - Black Milk

I was unfamiliar with the band Beasts of Bourbon before pulling this record off the shelves (how many times have I written this at this point?), but it seems they have overlapped with just about every band in Australia over their 30-year off and on career, from the band’s origins as a side project forRead more...

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Review Revue: Savage Republic - Jamahiriya Democratique et Populaire de Sauvage

And then every once in a while you find a record that garners unfettered adoration from seemingly all corners. Going through the comments on Savage Republic’s 4th LP (please don’t make me type the title again), I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop - for someone to cry “overrated” or “pretentious” or “theseRead more...

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Review Revue: Birdsongs of the Mesozoic - Beat of the Mesozoic

Writing these pieces often causes me to reflect on how lucky I am to have grown up in a town with multiple college radio stations playing obscure, often difficult, music. It didn’t hurt that it was also a town that produced brilliant bands such as Mission of Burma, Morphine, and today’s subject, Birdsongs of theRead more...

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Review Revue: Adrian Belew - Mr. Music Head

Guitar wizard/singer/songwriter Adrian Belew (remember him?) has popped up in the music news quite a bit lately, partly for things he is and will be doing, and partly for things he won’t be doing. He plays all over the excellent new Nine Inch Nails album and was going to play guitar on the current tourRead more...

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