Record Reviews

SELLOUT POSERS: Bad Mood Music: CD

This is one strange box o' cookies here. Take yer average hardcore band and poison their brains with way too much Birthday Party. A unique and very interesting take on a pretty rigid form, and how.

 –jimmy ([email protected])

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RED TOPS, THE: Outta Money, Outta Luck, Outta Tune: CD EP

Pretty solid hardcore reminiscent of some of the stuff coming outta Southern California in the mid-'80s.

 –jimmy ([email protected])

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RICHIE WHITES, THE: Stop Me Before I Kill Again: 7"

Kinda nondescript. The songs ain't bad, just unmemorable from this end of things.

 –jimmy (Rapid Pulse, PO Box 5075, Milford, CT 06460)

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PRICKS, THE: Self-titled: LP

An obvious bootleg of a 1981 demo by a New York band that apparently featured a pre-ZZ Top beard and multimillion-dollar record company Rick Rubin. Go figure. They sound a little like False Prophets and, save for a wretched cover of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love," they were pretty good.

 –jimmy (No address, obviously)

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PHANTOM TONES, THE: Entitled Nameless: CD

Finnish rock'n'roll, dude.

 –jimmy (Hiljaiset Levyt, PO Box 211, 33201 Tampere, Finland)

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NO DOUBT: Return of Saturn: CD

No Doubt has another album out.

 –Harmonee (Interscope)

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PELIGRO: Welcome to America: CD

A former Dead Kennedy goes metal. The songs are not as bad as some of that metal shit from the '80s/'90s was, but it's weird knowing who this guy is and attaching the music to the man.

 –jimmy (http://welcome.to/muck)

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NG KINDHEIT: Self-titled: 7"

Art damage from Chicago, I think. Side one bears a passing resemblance to Pere Ubu at their most disjointed, and side two takes way too long to get to the point.

 –jimmy (Sound Org, 1843 W. Evergreen #2, Chicago, IL 60622)

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NEW MORTY SHOW, THE: Rigormorty: CD

A group of would-be swingers cover X, Poison, Cole Porter and play their own songs. Yeah, it sucked.

 –jimmy (Slimstyle, 3400 E. Speedway, Suite 118-272, Tucson, AZ 85716)

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MOORAT FINGERS: I Don't Know: 7"

Brilliant, snotty punk rock from a band that would give the Reatards a run for their money. God, this is a good single

 –jimmy (No address)

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MEN FROM S.P.E.C.T.R.E.: Burnout for Davie: 7"

Instrumental '60s rock.

 –jimmy (www.sheeprecords.com)

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MARACA FIVE-O: Headin' South at 110 Per: CD

Kinda mellow surf stuff that would work well in a Tarantino movie.

 –jimmy (Smooch, PO Box 3951, Boulder CO 80307)

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