Category Archives: Review Revue

Review Revue: Thee Hypnotics – Come Down Heavy

There was a while there where it seemed like all the cool bands had names starting with “Thee” instead of the usual single-voweled definite article. I didn’t really know what to make of this at the time; I just assumed all the bands in question were probably way too hip for me and left themRead more…

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Review Revue: Killing Joke – Fire Dances

One thing about browsing through the KEXP stacks is that you never know when you’ll come across something that should probably be in a museum, and not on a shelf where some grubby-fingered scribe such as myself can pull it out, snap a picture of the cover, and transcribe the pithy comments scrawled on it.Read more…

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Review Revue: Lida Husk – Bozo

Today, over five and a half years after my post about Lida Husik’s 2nd album and its reception at KCMU, I decided to share her very first album. Way back in 2010, I was lamenting whatever oversight had led to Ms. Husik’s not being on Wikipedia, and expressing excitement that she was working on herRead more…

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Review Revue: Indigo Girls – Indigo Girls

I was pleasantly surprised by the reaction from our occasionally snobbish friends at KCMU circa 1989 to the eponymous major label debut by Indigo Girls (who I’m assuming need no introduction, but maybe millennials have no idea who I’m talking about; well, I guess this record is as good a place to start as any).Read more…

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Review Revue: Killdozer – For Ladies Only

Madison noisemeisters Killdozer certainly had their fans at KCMU, if the reaction to 1986’s Burl EP is to be believed, but it seems their loyalty was being tested by the covers collection For Ladies Only. From 25 years in the future, it’s hard to remember that heavy, noise-laden (and maybe ironic?) covers of pop songsRead more…

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Review Revue: Invaders of the Heart – Without Judgement

The bass-wielding demigod known as Jah Wobble (né John Wardle, renamed by Sid Vicious, who also allegedly gave him his first bass) should need no introduction, especially around these parts, but here’s the quick version: First heard holding down the low end with PiL, he soon moved on to his own varied, multigenre projects, probablyRead more…

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Review Revue: Edward Ka-Spel – AaΔzhyd China Doll

I think I’ve found, in Ed Ka-Spel (and his band Legendary Pink Dots), an artist who could go up against Peter Hammill in terms of voluminous artistic output and lasting influence. Yet again I find myself faced with an insanely daunting discography and biography, and a raft of adoring comments (and, of course, a fewRead more…

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Review Revue: Hüsker Dü – Warehouse: Songs and Stories

Unbelievably, It’s been almost exactly 8 years since I last shared an album by Hüsker Dü in this parts, and at the time I was surprised I hadn’t already gotten around to it. That actually means that the amount of time between these two Hüsker Dü posts is longer than the band itself existed, andRead more…

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Review Revue: The Human League – Fascination!

I love it when I stumble across an album that got regular play in my house growing up in the KEXP stacks  – especially when the super-cool college DJs of yore actually thought it was pretty good! I’m certain that by the time my parents were buying records by The Human League they were gettingRead more…

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Review Revue: Gibson Bros. – Dedicated Fool

There’s not a lot of information out there about Gibson Bros. (not to be confused with The Gibson Brothers), but they seem to have been purveyors of the low-fi psycho-bluesy-rockabilly-ish sound that college radio stations saw a fair amount of in the ’80s and early ’90s. A quick YouTube survey of some of the songsRead more…

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