Category Archives: Review Revue

Review Revue: VA - Rutles Highway Revisited

Leave it to the musical pranksters at Shimmy Disc (Review Revue all-stars, to say the least) to release a tribute compilation to a joke band. The Rutles (note the pronunciation lesson below) were a Beatles-mocking vehicle created in the ’70s by Monty Python’s Eric Idle and Neil Innes, which ended up having a longer careerRead more...

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Review Revue: Wendy O. Williams’ Ultrafly and the Hometown Girls - Deffest! and Baddest!

Obviously, my parents did way too good of a job raising me, as I have pretty much no familiarity with the woman who, according to the Internet, was “widely considered the most controversial and radical female singer of her day” – Wendy O. Williams’ day being more or less the first twelve years of myRead more...

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Review Revue: Lucinda Williams - Lucinda Williams

It’s always a good time to celebrate Lucinda Williams, but now is an even better time than usual: She just released a new album, Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone, which seems to be universally adored and is currently in rotation here at KEXP (she’s still got her spot in M). This album hasRead more...

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Review Revue: VA - Sound Bites from the Counterculture

I just realized something: I’ve been posting these old album covers from the ’80s and ’90s for over seven years now, pretty much every Thursday. I think I invented Throwback Thursday, and I didn’t even know it! That’s neither here nor there, but I thought I had to share this important revelation with you all.Read more...

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Review Revue: Volcano Suns - The Bright Orange Years

Cambridge’s WMBR, in addition to being key to the development of my musical tastes in general, is a big part of my fascination with these old records and what a bunch of college DJs thought of them. There was (and I’m sure still is) a lot to love about the station, but Pipeline!, their weeklyRead more...

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Review Revue: The Zoo: Uncaged 1978-1982

I know I’ve tried to think of a name for this phenomenon before – maybe even on this very blog – but what do you call a super group in reverse; i.e., a relatively obscure and unsuccessful band whose members go on to achieve great things? How about a pour grepus? (Think about it.) OneRead more...

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Review Revue: Wartime - Fast Food for Thought

There’s a lot to unpack here. There’s the fact that despite my teenaged fondness for Black Flag, Rollins Band, and Pigface, I completely missed the existence of this project produced by Mr. Rollins, a key member of the first two bands, and Andrew Weiss, a key member of the latter two. There’s the underrated statusRead more...

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Review Revue: D.O.A. - Let’s Wreck the Party

I used to have a regular gig reviewing album covers, so I can say with some confidence that D.O.A.’s fourth album possesses one of the greatest album covers ever printed. Look how terrified those rich jerks are, and how the crazy punkers are blowing their minds and smashing their dinners, while simultaneously quoting Durutti andRead more...

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Review Revue: Gary Heffern - Bald Tires in the Rain

If I were a better blogger, I would have gone into KEXP armed with the Bumbershoot lineup and found an album from one of the many fine bands playing at this weekend’s festival (Negativland, say, or maybe Jonathan Richman) so as to bring you a remotely topical post for this week. Instead of that, IRead more...

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Review Revue: Beat Happening - Jamboree

I’ve covered Beat Happening records in this space before, but it’s been just over six years, so I figure the time is ripe to go back to that well. For my previous post, I compared the reactions to the Oly DIY heroes’ first and fourth albums. Today we’ll split the difference (sort of) and goRead more...

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