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Review Revue: When People Were Shorter and Lived Near the Water – Porgy

Hey, it’s another Shimmy-Disc release! Apparently I have this unconscious attraction to their catalog. When People Were Shorter and Lived Near the Water is one of those bands whose name I’ve noticed (how could you not?) and admired for decades, but I don’t believe I’ve ever heard them until just now – except perhaps inRead more…

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Review Revue: VA – Rutles Highway Revisited

Leave it to the musical pranksters at Shimmy Disc (Review Revue all-stars, to say the least) to release a tribute compilation to a joke band. The Rutles (note the pronunciation lesson below) were a Beatles-mocking vehicle created in the ’70s by Monty Python’s Eric Idle and Neil Innes, which ended up having a longer careerRead 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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