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Review Revue: Ministry – The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste

I’m really glad I was born when I was. The idea of going through teenagerdom without the blistering, angst-laden pounding of Ministry (particularly late ’80s and ’90s Ministry) as a soundtrack seems too awful to imagine. Apparently billions of pre-gen-Xers managed it just fine and grew into perfectly normal, well-adjusted adults – how terrible! ItRead more…

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Review Revue: Naked Prey – 40 Miles from Nowhere

The more or less random selection of Tucson band Naked Prey‘s third album from the shelves at KEXP was something of a blessing for me – and hopefully for you – as it led me to the web site and Bandcamp page of Frontier Records, a label whose tastes seem to have been wide openRead more…

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Review Revue: Dumptruck – For the Country

It seems I keep picking Boston bands even when I don’t know I’m doing it. I had the slightest tickle of a memory at the band name Dumptruck – they were based in my hometown and dissolved amidst one of the crappiest legal B.S. stories I’ve ever heard when I was in my early teensRead more…

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Review Revue: Slowdive – Just for a Day

Reading’s Slowdive were one of the bands that defined the shoegaze sound of the early ’90s, although their career suffered somewhat in that their first album, Just for a Day, was released just as the British press was tiring of the scene and ready for some backlash. Today, they’re remembered as a key band inRead more…

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Review Revue: Motörhead – 1916

Motörhead needs no introduction, right? Right. This year, not only will the legendary rock band (don’t call ‘em metal!) turn 40, but lead growler/bass-manhandler Lemmy will hit the big seven-oh, with no sign whatsoever of slowing down. 1916 was Lemmy and crew’s ninth studio album, 16 years into their career. 22 years later, in 2013,Read more…

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Review Revue: D.Y.S. – D.Y.S.

Happy 2015! As always at the beginning of a new year there’s been a lot of looking back at the year that just passed, but in this series I tend to cast my glance a bit farther back. So let’s take a trip to 1984, and a little straight edge hardcore band from Boston calledRead more…

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Review Revue: Dukes of Stratosphear – Psonic Psunspot

I guess this year I’m making up for the previous lack of XTC posts in this series. The Dukes of Stratosphear were XTC in all but name, working under a different moniker to crank out a couple albums of pop genius that heavily mined some of their favorite sounds of the ’60s, from Barrett-era PinkRead more…

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Review Revue: R. Stevie Moore – Teenage Spectacular

Where does one begin with R. Stevie Moore? That’s what I’ve been asking myself, and likely what most people ask themselves when faced with the enormity of his recorded output. Well, you’ve got to start somewhere, and since I happened to pull this record off the shelves, and it seems to have been a hitRead more…

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Review Revue: Downy Mildew – Broomtree

This is one of those records where reading the DJ reviews from 1987 really makes me want to hear the album (without having to do anything so crazy as, say, buy it on iTunes or Amazon, cheapskate and preferrer-of-physical-media that I am). A lot of tantalizing phrases and references get thrown around here, and youRead more…

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Review Revue: Lenny Kravitz – Mama Said

Today’s post doesn’t have much to do with Thanksgiving, but for all of you hanging out with your mamas today, I hope you listen to what they have to say. This might be the most surprising roundup of reviews I’ve encountered in my years doing this blog series. I haven’t listened to this album inRead more…

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