Category Archives: Review Revue

Review Revue: X - See How We Are

“Hey, baby, it’s the 4th of July!” Digging a little deeper into the lyrics for this X song about fading love - promoted via the giant sticker on this copy of See How We Are - perhaps it’s not the most appropriate tune to be cranking in honor of our nation’s birthday, but that sortRead more...

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Review Revue: Pay It All Back Volume II

On-U Sound is a record label based in England since 1979, focusing on dub music in its many forms - or at least some of its many forms - from Lee Scratch Perry to label founder Adrian Sherwood’s own work.  Compilations have always been a great way for labels to give the world a tasteRead more...

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Review Revue: Lyrics by Ernest Noyes Brookings

This Shimmy Disc compilation, featuring ’80s avant rock heroes such as Jad Fair, Kramer, and Eugene Chadbourne, has such a compelling origin story that I’m just going to let the back cover speak for itself. “Ernest Noyes Brookings was born in 1898 in Newbury, Massachusetts. He served in the Navy, attended MIT, and settled inRead more...

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Review Revue: Steve Fisk - 448 Deathless Days

Steve Fisk, not unlike Jack Endino, is a figure in the Seattle rock universe who has had an enormous influence on the sounds coming out of this city, despite not being a household name to those who don’t often peruse album credits. As a producer and engineer he’s worked with everyone from Screaming Trees toRead more...

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Review Revue: Green River - Come on Down

I last wrote about founding grungefathers Green River in this space over six years ago, if you can believe that. At the time Seattle was buzzing with gossip that they might be playing the Sub Pop 20th birthday celebrations that summer. I can now tell you that they did indeed play that weekend, and ifRead more...

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Review Revue: Dead Moon - Defiance

It turns out I have previously blogged in this space about a Dead Moon album, but I’m going to do it again, because 1) that was over four years ago, which on the Internet is like a whole nother geological age; 2) they have fourteen albums, I think I can write about two of ‘emRead more...

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Review Revue: Mecca Normal - Calico Kills the Cat

What a happy coincidence! When I began my usual internet research for this week’s piece on Northwest heroes Mecca Normal, I fully expected to find the usual nostalgic laments for a great band that was no more. How wrong I was! Not only is the two-piece guitar/voice unit of Jean Smith and David Lester fullyRead more...

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Review Revue: Mondo Vita - Fins de Paris

There’s not much information out there about the ’80s Seattle band Mondo Vita. Their leader Eric “Travis” Wilson (who has been working as a musician in Las Vegas for the past decade) claims on his own web site that the band “appeared on every TV station Seattle had to offer.  They also populated their stageRead more...

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Review Revue: Richard Peterson’s First Album

As you might have noticed, the pictures I gathered on my most recent visit to the KEXP stacks were exclusively from the local section, and I feel like I’ve been learning a lot of our fair city’s history that simply living here for 12+ years has not been enough to absorb. Case in point: SomehowRead more...

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Review Revue: Room Nine - Voices . . . of a Summer’s Day

Room Nine were, it seems, a pretty big deal in Seattle in the late ’80s; like Diamond Fist Werny, they were another band doing their own thing — with their own lighting designer! — while it probably seemed like everyone around them was churning out noisy, grungy rock. Room Nine broke up not long afterRead more...

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