Category Archives: Review Revue

Review Revue: Television – Adventure

I was so excited about going to see Television next week at the Moore that I had this whole plan to do a post around their two first albums and had it all ready to go before I realized that I’d covered the KCMU DJs’ gushing response to their classic debut, Marquee Moon a fewRead more…

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Review Revue: The Jazz Butcher – Fishcotheque

The Jazz Butcher have always seemed like an intimidating band to get into. There’s the large catalog (10 LPs and countless singles by the time I was flipping through the bins at independent record stores), the multiple names (The Jazz Butcher, The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy, The Jazz Butcher & His Sikkorskis From Hell, Black EG),Read more…

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Review Revue: R.E.M. – Fables of the Reconstruction

I know, I know, didn’t I just post an R.E.M. album a month or so ago? I guess I kinda did. But I have my reasons! First of all, Fables of the Reconstruction was released 30 years ago next week (and checked into KCMU 30 years ago tomorrow, as you can tell by the stickerRead more…

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Review Revue: Siouxsie and the Banshees – Hyaena

The DJ comments on this LP call us back to a dark time when not every album was available everywhere in the world instantly upon its release. Many well-loved bands could only be heard by spending way too much money on physical objects that had been transported in small batches from another country to oursRead more…

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Review Revue: Queen Latifah – All Hail the Queen

If you had told the DJs at KCMU 25-plus years ago, as they listened to the debut album by the New Jersey rapper known as Queen Latifah, that in 2015 her name would the second thing suggested by Google when you type in “Queen” (just under “Queen Elizabeth”), they would have said “what’s Google?” ButRead more…

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Review Revue: An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer

I have no idea what this album from 1959 was doing being added to the KCMU library in 1990, but I’m sure glad it was – and it seems like I would have been in good company at the time. Tom Lehrer is (and let me just jump in for a second to say howRead more…

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Review Revue: Joe Jackson – Night and Day

Joe Jackson has never been an easy artist to pin down. His first album’s lean, edgy, punk-leaning pop sound has aged incredibly well and influenced a thousand bands (without Look Sharp!, I maintain, there is no Spoon), but over the 35-plus years since then he has constantly played with different forms and genres, from swingRead more…

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Review Revue: Tom Petty – “Change of Heart”

Poor Tom Petty. He gets no love. Actually, that’s not true. He probably has lots of money and lots of people, including some prominent contemporary songwriters, do love him, but back in the day, KCMU DJs couldn’t seem to be bothered even to comment on the single for “Change of Heart”, which was added toRead more…

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Review Revue: Minimal Compact – Raging Souls

This week’s post is actually, completely by coincidence, somewhat timely! I had somehow missed the news that the English punk/post-punk heroes Wire had just released a new album called Wire (because once you’ve been a band for almost forty years, why not go the self-titled route at long last?). The band, and singer Colin Newman,Read more…

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Review Revue: R.E.M. – Reckoning

R.E.M., who released Reckoning, their second album, almost exactly 31 years ago, were a band for 31 years. They began as a quirky group of Athens weirdos beloved by college radio DJs, and became one of the biggest rock bands in the world, and then they decided to stop being a band, which you haveRead more…

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