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submitted Kindred (11) - Demo 92. 11 months ago
submitted Warp Spasm (2) - To Our Glorious Dead. 11 months ago
submitted Warp Spasm (5) - Barmy Fluid. 11 months ago
submitted Die Laughing (5) - 6 New Songs By Die Laughing. 11 months ago
submitted Die Laughing (5) - Omnigod. 11 months ago
submitted Mortified - Grog (The Next Mourning). 11 months ago
submitted Korpse - Demonstration Tape. 11 months ago
submitted Salem Justice - The Murder Faith. 11 months ago
submitted Healer (3) - Reborn Inhuman. 11 months ago
submitted Die Laughing (5) - Artificial Playground. 11 months ago
submitted Genotype (4) - If Only Pain. 11 months ago
submitted Salem Justice - The Raven Master. about 1 year ago
submitted Isaac Hayes - Juicy Fruit (Disco Freak). over 2 years ago
submitted Various - Wattstax: The Living Word. over 3 years ago
submitted People's Choice - Boogie Down U.S.A.. over 3 years ago
submitted George Benson - Give Me The Night. over 3 years ago
submitted A Boy Named Thor - Untitled. over 3 years ago
submitted Willie Hutch - Foxy Brown. over 3 years ago
posted a review of Fraction (4) - Moon Blood. over 7 years ago
A record with cult status, but one where unavailability may have contributed to an exaggerated reputation.

Hard rock typical of the era, I find it hard to understand why people get so excited about this record. Not a bad record, just one where it's ... See full review
posted a review of The Soul Destroyers Featuring Sharon Jackson - Five Track Extended Play. over 7 years ago
The version of Blow Your Top on this release appears to have been mastered at the wrong speed. Compared to the 7" the music is played at a slower tempo, but also the vocal is deeper and slurry, leaving me to conclude that this is a mastering error and ... See full review
posted a review of Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band - Hand Clappin' Foot Stompin' Funky-Butt... Live!. over 7 years ago
This superb record demonstrates why Geno was a such a fixture on the London R&B circuit in the 60s. Washington, backed by the super tight Ram Jam Band, rattles through his set of R&B and soul covers at an unrelenting pace as each song segues into the ... See full review
posted a review of Father - Dancing Major. over 8 years ago
Father only ever made one record. In this way they have had the perfect career. So many bands toil away for years, churning out album after album, only ever managing about five good songs. Father condense that career into one record. You at once own ... See full review
posted a review of Beatnik Filmstars - New Boyfriend And Black Suit. over 8 years ago
Fall-esque thudding rhythm and the one note riff just connects with something deep inside your brain.

The b-side has two tracks if you ignore noise interlude. The first is nervy, scrabbly, noisy, off-kilter blasts. It's all very busy, like uptight ... See full review
posted a review of The Shadow Ring - Some Of Us. over 8 years ago
Shambling, out of tune strum, synth overload. Someone clatters old boxes and some pots and pans.

Wallet of Wasps has more of a tune, but in the Shadow Ring universe this is a distinct and relative thing. Here it equals acoustic guitar motif, muffled ... See full review
posted a review of I'm Being Good - Hate Sturdy Buildings. over 8 years ago
The main track Suzi Quatro is total sludge riffery of overloading, detuned guitars, oozing out the speakers and enveloping you in a treacley blob of painful feedback. It hurts to listen. Andru Clare's naif vocals mewl over the top like a blind, deaf, ... See full review
posted a review of I'm Being Good - The Life And Times Of I'm Being Good. over 8 years ago
A rather strange entry in I’m Being Good’s canon. No drums, no guitars just Andru Clare on what sounds like a very cheap keyboard. The highlight of this release is without doubt the cover of Sonic Youth’s Schizophrenia where the melody is turned into a ... See full review
posted a review of Light - Turning. over 10 years ago
Flying Saucer Attack are thanked on the sleeve of this release. Apt, as FSA are the best reference point for this LP, as Light use the same FX drenched guitar strums.

Light could be a solo act as the sound is minimal, yet the layers of echo, reverb ... See full review
posted a review of Obituary - Cause Of Death. over 10 years ago
Cause Of Death was a huge musical advancement on Obituary's debut Slowly We Rot. Musically it was more sophisticated with cleverly paced songs shifting from heavy, doom crawls, to rapid thrash-outs. Obituary also attempted to create a cohesive album by ... See full review
posted a review of Trumans Water - Spasm Smash XXXOXOX Ox & Ass. over 10 years ago
Trumans Water's indisputable masterpiece takes the band's patented angular riffs and counter-intuitive time changes to their ultimate extreme.

Shorn of all clutter, their songs are continuous series of crescendos and climaxes, as tension inducing ... See full review
posted a review of Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse. over 10 years ago
Sonic Nurse is Sonic Youth sounding like Sonic Youth. Off kilter poppy guitar hooks, jam session grooves, feedback wash, with Kim doing her strangulated punk kitten voice. Think Murray Street, mixed up with bits of A Thousand Leaves, Goo and Dirty.
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posted a review of The Third Eye Foundation - Universal Cooler. over 10 years ago
Skittery drum'n'bass beats jitter nervily over a John Barry-style string sample. A snatch of a hip-hop vocal is looped creating a hypnotic effect. The strings have a dramatic sweep, but the drums sound like someone's playing empty yoghurt pots.

On the ... See full review
posted a review of Prolapse - Killing The Bland. over 10 years ago
I've always thought this song suspiciously short as Prolapse specialised in 8 minute rhythm juggernauts. There was a concerted marketing push behind their third album, from which this song is taken, and my inner cynic wonders if this was an attempt to ... See full review
posted a review of Crunt - Crunt. over 10 years ago
Crunt were a super-group (of sorts) featuring members of Babes In Toyland and the Blues Explosion - a three piece comprised of Kat Bjelland, her then husband Stuart Gray and Russell Simins.

Their sound like a simplified Blues Explosion, with the ... See full review