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robin_1

Saved By The Bell: The Collected Works of ROBIN GIBB 1968-1970 3XCD Box Set

The wonder of Robin Gibb is a mix between why there are so few who know and appreciate him outside the Bee Gees and simultaneously why those people give a shit. For me, Robin has always occupied a somber, longing kind of place. This is not music that will motivate you to go out on […]

goldenboys.dirty

THE GOLDEN BOYS Dirty Fingernails LP

Hard to say much about this record besides the fact that when it came on I had my doubts I’d be able to make it through it. I’m unsure if the first song is supposed to be a cover of that song from the insurance commercials or if it is just an unfortunate name and […]

timmy'sorganism.roq

TIMMY'S ORGANISM Raw Sewage Roq CD/LP

Thanks, Timmy. Everyone kind of expected you to save garage rock again like you did with Human Eye. Even then it was kind of a stretch and you probably didn’t really save it, per se. You just made it interesting again, like Alice Cooper did with Killers so again, a big thank you is in […]

bitchprefect.bigtime

BITCH PREFECT Big Time CD/LP

You’re going to have a hard time thinking about anything besides Beat Happening’s Jamboree when you first drop the needle on Bitch Prefect but you’re going to have to get over it.  First off, it isn’t the vocals that make you think of BH. The guilty party here is definitely the springy guitars and daft […]

crocodiles.2012

THE CROCODILES Endless Flowers CD/LP

Jesus Mary Christ. This band would actually be great if the singer wasn’t such a useless wuss. “I’m so afffffeccttted. I wanna be the dude frooooooom Girrrrrlsssss. But, you know baby, I just ainnnnnnn’t gottttt it.” Put away your fucking thesaurus and your Morrissey records (no slight to you, Moz) and get a job. It’s […]

kingtuff

KING TUFF CD/LP

HOLY SHIT. Marc Bolan has a new record and, dude, he sounds really rejuvenated. I was pretty sure he was dead, but maybe I was thinking of Devendra Banhart. Seriously though, these garage rock kids love their T. Rex and King Tuff is no exception.  Over the course of a week of listening I’ve rode […]

apachedropout

APACHE DROPOUT CD/LP

Weird. Here I was thinking that the spirit of the Big Boys would be misunderstood for the rest of time.  Sure, there’s ways to go after what the Big Boys sound like and maybe even cop some of their attitude, but this is some spirit channeling shit here with Apache Dropout.  They sound like genuine […]

strangeboys.live

STRANGE BOYS Live Music CD/LP

There’s definitely a bit of pavement between the Strange Boys and their “garage” rock brethren.  There’s a delicacy to Live Music that doesn’t appear on their peers’ records. Unfortunately for them, there are some striking similarities: Although the sound is there and it sounds “cool,” that’s where the fuse goes out. After listening to the […]

blacklips.arabia

BLACK LIPS Arabia Mountain CD/LP

Watching your flower-punk little brothers grow up before your eyes can be difficult at times. They ruin shit you really like (100 Million Thousand),  have moments where you think they might be cooler than you even though they’re ten years younger (Let It Bloom), and then there’s the moment you realize that your little piss […]

jmascis.several

J MASCIS Several Shades of Why CD/LP

It’s hard to talk about certain records objectively because invariably there’s something sitting right below the surface that is obviously pulling the needle in one direction.  Fans of Dinosaur Jr. (residents of Earth in the 1990’s I’m looking at you) will certainly have this problem with Several Shades of Why.  I can’t quite place what […]