Category Archives: Review Revue

Review Revue: Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique

In anticipation of our 12-hour comprehensive look at Beastie Boys 1989 album, Paul’s Boutique, this Friday, we thought we’d share with you today a special edition of Review Revue featuring this groundbreaking work and see if the KCMU DJ’s either bought in to the LP’s initial lackluster reception or picked up immediately on its promise.Read more…

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Review Revue: Þeyr – As Above . . .

If you’re anything like me (and who isn’t?), the first Icelandic band you ever heard of was The Sugarcubes. If you were a college radio DJ in the early ’80s, though, you might have gotten wind of Þeyr (pronounced “Theyr,” more or less) before the rest of the U.S. got wind to the crazy stuffRead more…

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Review Revue: Wanda Jackson – Rock ‘n’ Roll Away Your Blues

I have a confession to make: Not unlike some KCMU DJs circa 1986, I am woefully ignorant of the career and voluminous musical output of Wanda Jackson, also known as the Queen of Rockabilly – or just the Queen of Rock. (Obviously I haven’t been reading the KEXP blog enough, or this DJ El ToroRead more…

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Review Revue: The The – Mind Bomb

Matt Johnson’s The The is yet another band (or musical project, if you prefer, since it seems to have been Johnson and whatever troupe of brilliant musicians he could round up when it came time to make a record) that I never listened to in their heyday/my youth, and I can’t quite figure out why.Read more…

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Review Revue: Skeptics – Skeptics III

There have been plenty of times in working on this series when I’ve found myself writing about an album or band about which I really should know more than I do, and I usually either skirt around or self-deprecatingly flaunt my ignorance, depending on my mood. But then there are the bands or albums thatRead more…

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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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