March 2018 Comics, Poetry, and Reviews by
Band discography. Listen/stream on Bandcamp, CDBaby, & Spotify.
babysue comix #329
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Eraldo Bernocchi, Chihei Hatakeyama, Petulia Mattioli, & Yasushi Miura*
Concerned About Things
The Glamour & The Squalor
Jane Lee Hooker
Jesus comic #63
The Monochrome Set
Billie Jo Spears
Damo Suzuki & Jelly Planet
Why Do Flock Splotch
Wow Damn It All To Hell
Additional Items Received
March 2018 Thought.
And in the end...the floors you sweep...are equal to the squares...you eat.
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Pete Astor - One For the Ghost (CD, Tapete, Pop)
Pete Astor is a legendary guy among diehard music fans. The list of bands he's played in include The Loft, The Weather Prophets, The Wisdom of Harry, and Ellis Island Sound. Astor released the well-received album Spilt Milk (on Fortuna Pop) in 2016. Now he's on the roster of the well-respected Tapete label and has a brand new album. One For the Ghost is a cool release chock full of groovy guitars and wonderfully subtle vocal melodies. Backing Astor on these tracks are James Hoare on guitar, Franic Rozycki on bass, and Jonny Helm on drums (plus some additional vocals courtesy of Pam Berry). Instead of sounding like music created by a seasoned musician, the tracks on this album sound like inspired recordings featuring only the bare essentials in terms of instruments and arrangements. At this stage of the game, so many artists tend to go overboard with effects and layering. By keeping things simple and focusing on the songs themselves, Astor manages to avoid these trappings. These compositions sound genuinely sincere, and they are ultimately very appealing. Astor's got a great understated way of singing that really makes this music work. Cool mid-tempo pop cuts include "Walker," "One For the Ghost," "Magician & Assistant," and "Dead Fred." Top pick.
Anton Barbeau - Natural Causes (CD, Beehive, Pop/rock)
Once again, Anton Barbeau is an instant favorite here in babysueland. We're been blown away by this guy's music in the past so we were psyched as hell to receive this, his latest album. Prior to recording Natural Causes Barbeau was working on something called the "Applewax project." That project wasn't going as planned, so Anton switched channels and began recording this album. Apparently an excellent move, because these tracks will please the same folks who were so impressed with Magic Act (Barbeau's last album). Causes contains some remakes ("Magazine Street," "Creepy Tray," "Just Passing By"), some songs rescued from the Applewax project, and some that are brand new. Anton plays most of the instruments but the album also features the talents of an extraordinary group of folks (too many to mention here, but take our word for it...this guy associates with some amazing folks). These classic guitar-driven pop tracks may remind listeners of The Young Fresh Fellows or even David Bowie at times. The chord progressions are smart, the melodies wonderfully effervescent, and the vocals absolutely hit the target dead on. Add killer arrangements and thought provoking lyrics into the equation...and you end up with pure pop magic. This is one of those rare cases where everything works. Killer cuts include "Magazine Street," "Disambiguation," "Magic Sandwiches," "Neck Pillow," and "Down Around the Radio." Highly recommended. TOP PICK.
Tyler Bates - 24 Hours To Live: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (CD, Varese Sarabande, Soundtrack)
Tyler Bates has been a very busy and active artist in the twenty-first century. A quick perusal of his web site (link above) reveals a whole slew of motion pictures he's recorded soundtracks for. In addition, he has also created music for several video games and even co-wrote and co-produced one of Marilyn Manson's releases (The Pale Emperor). Released in 2017, 24 Hours to Live is a science fiction motion picture directed by Brian Smrz. It tells the unusual story of an assassin (played by Ethan Hawke) who is brought back to life for one day so that he can seek revenge and redemption. The music reflects the dark and mysterious tone of the story. Bates uses sound as a tool to create moods and emotions. He succeeds on all levels. These tracks can be appreciated as a soundtrack or (for those who aren't into the world of soundtracks) it can also just be appreciated for the music contained within. Some of these pieces are moody and subdued, while others have a more intense and suspenseful overall sound. After presenting nineteen wonderfully creative instrumental tracks, the albums (fittingly) ends with a track from Marilyn Manson ("God's Gonna Cut You Down"). Cool, inventive, and unique stuff.
Eraldo Bernocchi, Chihei Hatakeyama, Petulia Mattioli, & Yasushi Miura - Solitary Universe (Book & CD, Aagoo, Atmospheric)
So much music and so many twenty-first century albums can be summed up simply in a few words. This is one of those unique releases (on the always-challenging Aagoo label) that is so unique and involved that it would take a very long time to completely and adequately describe everything. First, the physical part. The packaging on this release is...impeccable. The CD is housed inside a lovely 32 page book featuring stunning photography by Petulia Mattioli (colour photos) and Yasushi Miura (black and white photos). The book also contains song titles, credits, and contact e-mails. But otherwise, there are no words...only photographs. The music on the disc was created by Eraldo Bernocchi (guitars) and Chihei Hatakeyama (guitars mastering). Listeners should note that even though these recordings were created using guitars, the sounds very rarely even sound remotely like any guitars you've ever heard before. These expertly-crafted atmospheric instrumentals may remind listeners of Hammock. The music could easily serve the purpose of helping to calm nerves and put the listener into a trance-like state of consciousness. This is easily one of the coolest releases we've heard in some time, in terms of both the visual packaging and the music that it contains. Subtle, mesmerizing, curious, and haunting are all words that come to mind while experiencing this one. Every aspect of this release was created with spectacular purpose and refined focus. Highly recommended. TOP PICK.
Big Star - Live at Lafayette's Music Room (CD, Omnivore Recordings, Pop)
Yet another in the seemingly non-stop flow of releases from the legendary band Big Star, courtesy of the purveyors of good taste at Omnivore Recordings. This material was released previously on the four disc box set Keep An Eye On The Sky (highly recommended). To set the stage here, in terms of time and place... Big Star's debut album had already been released. But despite some very positive reviews, founding member Chris Bell left the band. Thus, the band's future is now in limbo. So Big Star is now the trio comprised of Andy Hummell (bass, vocals), Jody Stephens (drums, percussion, vocals), and Alex Chilton (guitar, vocals). This recording captures these gentlemen playing at Lafayette's Music Room in Memphis, Tennessee opening up for Houston's Archie Bell & The Drells. We can all thank the stars above that someone chose to record this show, because even after all these years...it remains a totally credible and cool experience. In addition to originals, the trio plays covers of songs by The Kinks, Todd Rundgren, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and T. Rex. Restored and mastered by Michael Graves with supervision from Cheryl Pawelski, these tracks retain all the punch and vitality of the band's energy and magic. If it weren't for this recording, there wouldn't really be a high quality full-length live recording of the original band in action. Killer tracks include "When My Baby's Beside Me," "Way Out West" (an all-time favorite), "Back of a Car" (another all-time favorite), "There Was a Light," and "O My Soul." Three months later the band played a one-off promotional concert for the Memphis Rock Writers Convention at the same venue, but that show was not recorded. A must for Big Star fans. Timeless and ultimately inspired guitar pop that has influenced countless other bands and artists over the years. Recommended. Top pick.
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Club 8 - Golden Island (CD, Labrador, Moody atmospheric pop)
Club 8 is the Swedish duo of Karolina Komstedt and Johan Angergard. The two began making music together under this name in 1995. They started out playing bossa nova-inspired guitar pop. But since that time they've delved into diverse musical terrain. Golden Island represents where Karolina and Johan are at in 2018. The tracks on Golden Island can probably best be described as moody atmospheric pop. These compositions are both subtle and cerebral. Using technology and effects to their advantage, these two musicians manage to captivate and entertain while simultaneously having a very calming effect on their listeners. This is a short album that clocks in at just over thirty minutes. But considering the depth and integrity of each and every track, length is definitely not an issue. Looking back, we can't remember a single release on the Labrador label that we did not like. Golden Island is yet another example of why this Swedish label continues to captivate listeners all over the globe. Cool reflective tracks include "Swimming With the Tide," "Lost," "Got to Live," and "Strange Reflection."
Concerned About Things - We Are Concerned Means We Care (Limited edition vinyl LP, Exitty, Hard rock)
Based in a really tiny city, the people in Concerned About Things formed the band in order to make statements. And on We Are Concerned Means We Care they state a lot of things about a lot of things. The band is comprised of Blissy Wantum (vocals), Raw Mush (guitar), Platter Punishment (bass), and Gift of Dead (drums). The main point they're making seems to be...being concerned about things is better than not being concerned about things. Thus, they offer a total of seventy-five (!) songs pushing the idea. Song titles are "Concerned About Bubbles," "Concerned About Food," "Concerned About Maps," "Concerned About Guns," "Concerned About Cereal," "Concerned About Vacuums," "Concerned About Slop," "Concerned About Paper," "Concerned About Germs," "Concerned About Placenta," "Concerned About Nudity," "Concerned About Retail," "Concerned About Water," "Concerned About Europe," "Concerned About Motors," "Concerned About Santa," "Concerned About Thrushes," "Concerned About Diseases," "Concerned About Monica," "Concerned About Puppies," "Concerned About Airplanes," "Concerned About Sofas," "Concerned About Coins," "Concerned About Martians," "Concerned About Motion," "Concerned About Farms," "Concerned About Mothers," "Concerned About Accidents," "Concerned About Shadows," "Concerned About Failure," "Concerned About Education," "Concerned About Guns," "Concerned About Churches," "Concerned About Bitching," "Concerned About Whining," "Concerned About Being Concerned," "Concerned About the Wrong Things," "Concerned About Colorful Wigs," and "Concerned About Everything." Interestingly, the album ends with the lengthy and involved "Not Concerned About Stupid People Like You"...which may give some insight into how the band really feels about things. Not so great, but really great if you think that great really isn't so great.
Jon Durant - Parting Is (CD, Alchemy, Guitar/instrumental)
Moody, atmospheric guitar instrumentals created by Jon Durant. Many of the sounds in these instrumentals are not what most folks are accustomed to hearing from a guitar. While the instrument is recognizable in many cases, it is also often treated and transformed so that it is not even recognizable. While listening to these hypnotic and cerebral tracks, we couldn't help but be reminded of artists like Hammock and Robin Guthrie. If you're fans of either of these artists, chances are you will find Parting Is very appealing and engaging. Listeners will no doubt be very surprised at how thick and full some of these guitars sound...in many cases orchestrated rather than strummed or plucked. Durant apparently recorded these compositions as a form of personal therapy to deal with some changes happening in his life. Taking in these tracks, you may actually find yourself feeling some of what Jon must have felt while he was recording. Transmitting true emotions through instrumentals requires real talent and skill. Nine cool reflective cuts here including "Clouds In Advance," "Before the Rain Falls," and "Willamette Fog." Beautiful stuff, executed to perfection.
Merrell Fankhauser - Tiki Lounge Live (CD, Goldenlane, Pop)
Although lots of folks in California and Hawaii are very familiar with Merrell Fankhauser, people in other parts of the world may not be. Tiki Lounge Live will hopefully open up peoples' ears and minds to the most recent recorded tracks by this cool and talented fellow. Most people know Fankhauser as a member of the 1960s instrumental surf rock band The Impacts. But his career actually extends much, much farther than that--his web site bio reveals a mind-boggling array of bands and projects he's been involved with over the years. In addition to all of his other projects, Merrell also produces a popular television variety show called The Tiki Lounge. This album features live recordings of performances on the show recorded from 2012 to 2016. You can tell from these tracks that this guy has a presence that really draws people in. A variety of guests appear in these performances including The Brymers, Lindsey Ikeno, Tim Fankhauser, Ed Cassidy, and Big John (the entire list of contributors can be found on the inside insert). Cool groovin' cuts include "Fair Winds Blowin," "Love of Rock N Roll," "Nawiliwili With You," "Rockin Country," and "Tiki Lounge." This show must be great fun for the viewers and the entertainers.
Matthew Fisher - Matthew Fisher/Strange Days (CD, Angel Air, Pop)
Twofer featuring solo albums Matthew Fisher originally recorded and released in the 1970s. Although still mainly known as one of the founding members of the iconic band Procol Harum, this release will hopefully open up people's eyes and ears to Fisher's entire career. After leaving Procol Harum, Matthew opened a very successful recording studio (Old Barn Recorders) where he worked with many notable artists. This disc presents all the tracks from Fisher's first two solo albums. Many folks may be surprised by this music, because many of the tracks sound surprisingly current. Fisher was obviously ahead of his time in terms of songwriting and studio know how. Although his self-titled debut was not hugely successful, it did spawn two singles ("Why'd I Have To Fall In Love With You" and "Can't You Feel My Love"). Strange Days veered off the path of straightforward pop in favor of a more stripped down sound. Two songs were co-written by The Zombies' Chris White (who also acted as co-producer on both albums). This reissue will no doubt open the doors for a whole slew of new fans and listeners to experience Matthew's music. In a world of throwaway pop, these tracks stand out because they've stood the test of time...and because they have substance.
The Fretless - Live From the Art Farm (Independently released CD, Irish folk/bluegrass/instrumental)
Four Canadian musicians who play...traditional Irish folk music. And what is perhaps most interesting here is that they're so talented and credible that--upon hearing this--most folks would/will probably think that the music was recorded in Ireland. We loved these guys' last album (Bird's Nest) and we're pleased to report that Live From the Art Farm is just as resilient and entertaining. Recorded live for a small audience in an old barn in upstate New York, these four men played ten of their favorite pub tunes. The playing is flawless from start to finish. And because there are no overdubs, the sound you hear is the exact sound of these four fellows playing together. It takes real skill and focus to record a live album like this and make everything work. The Fretless is comprised of Trent Freeman, Karrnnel Sawitsky, Ben Plotnick, and Eric Wright. Infectious tracks include "MacLeod's Farewell"/"Palmer's Gate," "Holton Alan Moore's," and "The Star of Munster." Highly stylized music executed to perfection.
The Glamour & The Squalor - Original Motion Picture Score: Music by Mike McCready (CD, Lakeshore, Pop/rock)
The soundtrack for the motion picture The Glamour & The Squalor may surprise folks who think that all soundtracks and scores have a similar style and/or sound. You won't hear a big orchestra on this album and you won't hear the usual thick layers of digitally tweaked sound. The main thing you will hear a whole lot of, however, is guitars. This album actually spins more like a pop or rock album than the score to a movie. An appropriate choice of music to be certain, as this motion picture tells the real life story of radio disc jockey Marco Collins who helped break a number of well-known artists such as Nirvana, Beck, and Weezer. The score for the motion picture was (appropriately) created by Mike McCready who plays guitar in the band Pearl Jam (a band that Collins also helped catapult into fame). Produced and supervised by Kevin Moyer (with executive producers Marq Evans and Andy Mininger), these thirty-one tracks feature a wealth of cool guitar-driven compositions that should appeal to just about anyone who loves rock and pop music. This movie seems to getting a lot of positive reviews, and our guess is that the score is one of the integral pieces of the puzzle. Cool free-flowing cuts include "Darkness," "Meridian Suns," "Shrine Watcher," and "Love Wins Again."
Jane Lee Hooker - Spiritus (CD, Ruf, Rock/pop)
If you dig girl groups who can really pack a punch, you owe it to yourself to check out the talented ladies in the humorously-titled band Jane Lee Hooker. These five ladies hit the ground running last year, releasing the well-received debut album No B! Now they're back with another disc chock full of upbeat rock/pop songs that are bound to grab listeners by their throats. We've not recently heard an all-girl band treading in the regions these ladies tread. The songs on Spiritus combine elements from Southern rock and 1980s hair bands, and they are infused with cool bluesy threads which really give the music extra oomph. The band is comprised of Dana "Danger" Athens (vocals, piano, organ), Tracy "High Top" Almazon (guitar), Tiny "T-Bone" Gorin (guitar), Melissa "Cool Whip" Houston (drums), and "Hail Mary" Zadroga (bass). Spinning this one, we were immediately reminded of the iconic 1970s band Fanny in terms of the overall sound, as well as the fact that these five ladies are top notch musicians (no lightweight girlie pop here). The vocals may also remind listeners of Janis Joplin at times. You can tell by the sound of these tracks that these ladies really know how to entertain a crowd. Cool rockin' tracks include "How Ya Doin?", "Mama Said," "Black Rat," and "Turn on Your Love Light."
Joe Jermano - Dreaming In Color (CD-R EP, Onamrej, Pop/rock)
Excellent guitar driven pop/rock music featuring cool soaring melodies and driving rhythms. Recorded with producer/engineer Chuck Alkazian and engineer Josh Karpowicz at Pearl Sound Studios in Canton, Michigan, Dreaming In Color is a resounding success. Joe Jermano has a killer knack for coming up with songs that immediately stick in your mind. Using only the basics (guitar, bass, drums, vocals), this guy succeeds where so many others fail. And that's simply because he writes great songs. Successful EPs are those that leave you wanting more. And that's the exact effect this disc had on us. All seven tracks are gripping and have real substance. And the vocals are exceptional. Our favorites include "Losing Sleep," "Witching Hour," "Reaching For Clouds," and "Dreaming In Color."
John 3:16 - 7WY (CD, Alrealon Musique, Instrumental/experimental/atmospheric)
We probably don't have the name of the album correct (?) because it appears to be in some language we're not familiar with...and we don't even have keys for the letters on our keyboard. It looks something like 7WY (?). But whatever the name is, the new album from John 3:16 is a real mindbender. Lots of artists claim to be cutting edge musicians expanding the boundaries of music, but in actuality they aren't. This man (whose real name is Philippe Gerber) is the real deal. Gerber came to the attention of many when he was in the band Heat From A DeadStar which was in existence from 2004 to 2009. Since that time he's become even more focused and prolific, making music under the name John 3:16. This limited edition album offers B-sides and unreleased tracks...presenting over seventy-four minutes' worth of puzzling, otherworldly music. Kinda hard to describe what this man is doing, but these lengthy tracks sound something like experimental soundtrack recordings created for a motion picture you've never seen before. The guitar sounds are nothing short of amazing. Rather than use the instrument to simply play notes, Gerber uses his guitar to create all kinds of strange atmospheric sounds. This album is a challenging and powerful ride in many ways, presenting music that at some points almost defies description. If you turn up the volume really, really loud well...you might just see things. Cool captivating tracks include "The Sun Shall Be Turned Into Darkness," "Into the Abyss," and "The Black Hollow." Features totally cool cover art created by Nicole M. Boitos Haworth. Recommended for adventurous music fans. Top pick.
Peter Karp - Blue Flame (CD, Rose Cottage, Blues/pop/rock)
It sure seems as if there has been a renewed interest in blues rock in recent years. We've heard more new blues records over the past five years than we can even remember. It could be a parallel to the popularity of Americana in the twenty-first century. Or it could just be that the music is a timeless crowd pleaser. In a world of blues wannabes, Peter Karp is genuine and authentic. This guy's music is chock full of sincerity. And when he plays and sings, you can feel the sparks flying. Listening to Blue Flame, you'd never in a million years guess this guy has been out there playing for folks for about twenty years. It isn't difficult to see why so many critics and fans support this man and his music. Not only can Karp play a truly mean guitar...but he's also got a totally cool soulful voice that provides the perfect focal point for his songs. Flame presents thirteen gripping tracks co-produced to perfection by Karp and Dae Bennett at Bennett Studios. These tracks have a nice thick sound that emphasizes the impressive skills of the musicians. Peter's obviously a crowd pleaser. Check out any of his live videos for some solid proof. Blue Flame features totally groovin' cuts like "Rolling on a Log," "Treat Me Right," "From Where I Stand," and "Round and Around." Rockin' stuff that is both resilient and tight.
Zanya Laurence - Stardust (Independently released CD, Pop)
Extremely well-produced slick soul pop with a kick. Colorado-based recording artist Zanya Laurence once again delivers an album that could easily appeal to millions upon millions of listeners. Stardust presents fifteen original songs. When we reviewed Zanya's last album (Always), we compared her music to Amy Winehouse. That comparison still holds true, as these tracks incorporate cool funky rhythms, elements of hip hop, and vocals that are always spot on. The overall sound merges techno pop with rhythm and blues, creating a rhythm driven collection of tracks...all of which sound like potential hits. These compositions have a nice thick sound, which is particularly impressive considering the fact that this is an independent release. Zanya's voice takes center stage here. Just as was the case on her last album, she really gets the messages across with her voice. Cool uplifting tracks include "Dark Matter," "Fallen Prey," "Roll Right Off," and "Soul Mate." Smooth, groove-driven pop with hooks.
Marilyn Manson - Playing House With Marilyn (Blu ray, download, stream, videodisc, documentary)
Playing House With Marilyn isn't what we thought it was going to be. We kept waiting and waiting for things to turn ugly and satanic...but they never did. This lengthy documentary presents Marilyn giving you a tour of her pretty little house in a very nice neighborhood that is somewhere safe. She gently takes you into the living room and shows you her paintings. Then she puts on some music, reclines in a chair, and reminisces about the way things used to be when she was a child. There's a really great moment when she hears a mouse that has gotten caught in a trap in the kitchen. She goes into the kitchen, initially very happy that she has caught the mouse. But when she sees it in terrible pain and dying, she gets all upset and sobby. Surprisingly, Ms. Manson takes the mouse outside and buries it underneath a beautiful shade tree and puts a tiny rock on top for a tombstone. Then she sobs gently for about half an hour as she laments her choice to set the trap in the first place. The prayer segment is just plain strange. Then there's the part where she bakes sugar cookies for her imaginary children who never arrive. The cookies don't turn out so great so she decides to bake a Bundt cake instead. It doesn't turn out so well either so she gives up and just cooks a glass bowl of broccoli. Then there's the tour of the backyard where she tries on a variety of different shoes and dresses. This woman has so many clothes that you wouldn't believe it. And she loves trying them on, very slowly, one by one. You have to appreciate the basement in this house. It has over fifty layers and they're all connected with fasteners. Once you get past one layer the next one gets soft. And once that one gets soft the next one starts going really fast kinda torpedo-like. There's so much to watch and hear in this documentary. The one thing Marilyn does not do is...shock. There's not a single shocking thing in this entire video. And that's why we enjoyed it. It fails in so many ways. We like it when people fail. It makes them seem more...real. We like it when people don't do anything too. It makes them seem more...interesting.
Jim McCarty - Walking in the Wild Land (CD, Angel Air, Pop)
Although some folks may not know him by name, Jim McCarty is a legend in the world of music. He was the drummer in The Yardbirds and later formed a number of well-known bands including Renaissance, Shoot, Box of Frogs, Stairway, and Illusion. Walking in the Wild Land is Jim's third full-length solo album. Featuring backing musicians George Koller, Tom Reynolds, and Ben Riley (as well as a lengthy list of other contributors), this album features slick, well-arranged mid-tempo soft pop tunes that are smooth and reflective. These tracks sound fresh and inspired, particularly when you consider Mr. McCarty's long and involved musical career. Interesting that the album was recorded at Toronto's No. 9 Studios, because the overall sound reminds us of some of the more current Canadian artists in the twenty-first century. Jim's voice is sounding mighty impressive these days. He's got a super smooth delivery that is immediately inviting and genuine. Whether you're familiar with his past bands or not, if you like smooth acoustic guitar driven pop you're almost certain to appreciate these tracks. Cool melodic cuts include "Walking in the Wild Land," "Mountain Song," "Soft in a Hard Place," and "Come Around the Corner."
The Monochrome Set - Maisieworld (German import CD, Tapete, Pop)
This is a big month in the career of The Monochrome Set. Not only has the band released their fourteenth full-length release (Maisieworld), but they've also put out a limited edition six disc set (The Monochrome Set 1979-1985: Complete Recordings) featuring their early recordings, some of which have been out-of-print for years. Being longtime fans of the band, we would have purchased the box set in a snap...but a quick zip through our library revealed that we still have all of the originals from way back when. The Monochrome Set was far more influential than they were commercially successful. Their early recordings have been cited by many as an integral inspiration to make music. The band has been through a lot in its 40+ years of existence. It was reformed not once, but twice. And then there was the single show reunion in 2008. The latest albums have been released courtesy of Germany's Tapete label, which always seems to select credible and cool things for release. Compared to early Monochrome Set recordings, the tracks on Maisieworld are much smoother and more accessible overall. But the band's subtle quirkyness and intriguing lyrics remain intact. There are plenty of cool guitar riffs threaded through these tracks, and Bid's vocals are sounding mighty fine in 2018. Ten cool inventive cuts including "Give Me Your Youth," "Don't Wear That Look," and "Maisieworld."
Nihilist Cheerleader - Riot, Right? (CD-R, Perfect Attendance, Rock)
Instantly gripping guitar rock with addictive melodies and rhythms. Nihilist Cheerleader is one of the more popular local bands in the perpetually cool city of Athens, Georgia. Riot, Right? might just be the release that spreads this popularity to the rest of the world and beyond. The sound is simple and straightforward. And these tracks are presented using only the basics...Buzzcocks-ish dueling guitars in overdrive, throbbing bass, frenetic drums, and completely in-your-face vocals. These tracks are reminiscent of the 1990s when there were so many loud and inventive underground bands in the United States. The press release that accompanied this album compared the music to Bikini Kill, Mannequin Pussy, Bully, and Slothrust. So that should give you some idea of the overall vibe here. The band is comprised of Leora Hinkle, Dylan Loftin, Charlie Barley, and Flynne Collins. Though the overall sound is simple and straightforward, this band is really rather...intense. So far removed from most super tame twenty-first bands that have no bite. The snarly vocals may remind listeners of Kim Shattuck (The Muffs) at times. But it's the songs themselves that are the real draw here. Just about anyone can turn up really loud and make music. But when you combine volume and energy with cool, gripping songs well...that's when magic happens. Kickass rockers include "I'm Fine," "Who's Gonna Hear You," "Shark Fin Soup," "Miss You Forever," and "Bleach Boy." In addition to the music, we just love the name of this band. How cool can you get? Highly recommended. TOP PICK.
Jarel Portman - Supersonic (Independently released CD, Pop)
Nice thick danceable modern pop from Jarel Portman and associates. Supersonic is one tight collection of tracks that'll have even the most jaded listeners movin' and groovin' to the music. Some of these cuts remind us of classic artists from the late 1980s and 1990s when dance pop bands seemed to be thriving just about everywhere. Portman's got a real cool voice that really draws listeners in. The players on this album are great. Backing up Jarel are Scott Patton on guitar, Tim Smith on backing vocals, Matt Hurst on bass, and Travis McNabb on drums. Our guess is that this will be a very popular stream and download. The more you spin these tracks...the better they sound. Captivating rhythm-driven cuts include "Supersonic," "Acetylene" (our favorite), "Running," "People Like You," and "Right Way." Cool stuff delivered with style.
The Post - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Music by John Williams (CD, Sony Classical, Soundtrack)
This motion picture brings four major players together for the first time: Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and John Williams. A lot is being made of this movie, and that's probably because of the subject matter. The Post tells the story of a newspaper's attempt to expose a decades-long cover-up. But, more importantly, it tells the story of the first female publisher of a major American newspaper...and that's probably what's creating all the attention. Initial reviews/responses are very positive, which is almost always the case with a new Spielberg release. Soundtrack composer John Williams needs no introduction here, as the man is already at the top of the list when most people think of music made for motion pictures. Working with co-producer and editor Ramiro Belgardt and recording/mixing engineer Shawn Murphy, Williams once again delivers top notch compositions that will please just about anyone who appreciates classic soundtrack music. Appropriately released on the Sony Classical label, this album will appeal just as much to classical fans as those who love the motion picture. A relatively short album by today's stands (just over forty minutes), The Post soundtrack is yet another huge triumph from the man so many respect and admire. Ten expertly crafted tracks including "The Papers," "The Oak Room, 1971," "Mother and Daughter," and "Deciding To Publish."
Luther Russell - Selective Memories: An Anthology (Double CD, Hanky Panky, Pop)
The first ever retrospective featuring the music of Luther Russell. This one will be immediately embraced by Russell's fans because twenty-five of the forty-one tracks have are previously unreleased. It will also provide an excellent overview and introduction for folks who might not be familiar with Luther and his contributions to music over the past few decades. This lengthy double disc package covers a lot of ground, spanning about thirty years' worth of activity. Included are tracks by Bootheels (Luther's first band when he was a teenager), Federale (a band that included ex-Black Crowes guitarist Marc Ford), The Freewheelers (who put out records on DGC and American Recordings)...plus a wealth of solo recordings. Russell currently plays in the duo Those Pretty Wrongs with Jody Stephens (of Big Star fame). A few other notable facts... Luther's songs have popped up in lots of television shows over the years. He co-wrote two songs on Weezer's 2016 self-titled album. And he's also currently playing guitar in Robyn Hitchcock's band. As you can see, this guy's got major connections all over the place. There's a huge amount of material here. Spread across both discs, this package presents well over two and a half hours' worth of music (!). Kickass rockin' cuts include "Got Me On My Knees," "The Man Hurts You," "I'm A Stranger," "Smoke Signals," "Empty Taxis," and "The Sound of Rock & Roll." An eye-opening experience in so many ways.
Shob - Karma Obscur (Independently released CD, Progressive)
We honestly can't remember the last time we heard a bass player this talented and focused. But it might've been when we first heard Les Claypool (Primus) play. France's Shob is bound to make an impression on just about anyone who hears him play. This guy is so fast and fluent that at times it seems impossible that a human being is creating the sounds. The press release that accompanied this album described the music as dark funk...which is probably the best and most succinct way of summing up what's going on here. The tracks on Karma Obscur may remind listeners of Frank Zappa in some respects. Many of the tracks seem to blend progressive rock and jazz...and the players are extraordinarily precise and fast. There's a lot to take in here as Shob and his associates present over an hour of challenging music. Cool heady cuts include "Straight Ahead," "The Right Move," "Green Elephant," and "Dissection."
Billie Jo Spears - We Just Came Apart at the Dreams (CD, Angel Air, Pop)
This release will be of genuine interest to Billie Jo Spears fans because...this marks the first time these tracks have ever been released on CD. Recorded in 1982 in London and Nashville, We Just Came Apart at the Dreams was originally released on vinyl in 1983. By this time, Spears was experiencing a good deal of success in England. The tracks on this album present a more middle-of-the-road sound and style. It features covers of songs written by a number of well-known artists including Rodney Crowell, Don Gibson, Chuck Berry, Mark Knopfler, and Jim Weatherly & Bucky Jones. Sadly, after a long and lengthy career, Billie passed away in 2011. This reissue will help to keep Spears' songs and spirit alive for decades to come. Spirited upbeat cuts include "Can't Change My Heart," "Baby On My Mind," "We Just Came Apart at the Dreams," and "Ain't No Money."
Strawbs - The Ferryman's Curse (British import CD, Esoteric Antenna / Cherry Red, Progressive/folk/pop)
We had to do a double take when we received this one. A new album...from Strawbs...? It's true, folks. After eight long years, the guys in Strawbs now have a brand new album out. And most fans agree that it's a truly inspired return to form. Playing on The Ferryman's Curse are David Cousins, Dave Lambert, Chas Cronk, Tony Fernandez, and Dave Bainbridge. With the continued interest and focus on progressive rock bands from the 1970s, it seems that this is a well-timed release. Not just for fans of the band, but also for just about anyone delving into the origins of progressive rock. Released by the fine folks at Great Britain's Esoteric Antenna and Cherry Red Records, Ferryman's Curse is one slickly produced package. The music is definitely fueled by ideas from the past, but it's presented with a modern mindset and all the precision that twenty-first century technology allows. Produced by Chris Tsangarides, these tracks have a nice big open sound that effectively integrates modern technology into the band's sound. Nice flowing cuts include "In the Beginning," "The Song of Infinite Sadness," "The Reckoning," and "We Have the Power."
SugaTree - This Time (Independently released Australian import CD, Pop)
SugaTree is the Australian-based trio comprised of Natalie Parker, Ryan Pentland, and Yanni Dellaportas. Interesting that this celtic band would be based in Australia. But even more interesting is the fact that the tracks on this album could very easily appeal to the continually growing music fans who are into Americana/bluegrass inspired pop. These folks have done an impeccable job with this independent release. The sound and packaging could compete with anything currently being released by major labels. The songs on This Time are melodic and pensive, and delivered with so much sincerity that you can't help but be drawn into the music. Beautiful instrumentation and expert arrangements offer just the right backing for the intelligent lyrics and nice smooth melodies. And the vocal harmonies are out-of-this-world. If we hadn't read the press release, we would've sworn this trio was based in Nashville, Tennessee. And that's not because they play country pop, because they don't. It's because their sound has a lot in common with some of the cool undercurrents happening in Music City in 2018. Twelve smart compositions including "Eyoh," "As We Begin," "Nothing Else," and "The Sugar Tree."
Damo Suzuki & Jelly Planet - Damo Suzuki & Jelly Planet (CD, Purple Pyramid, Improvisation/progressive)
Although he has been involved with numerous projects over the course of his lengthy career, Damo Suzuki (whose real name is Kenji Suzuki) remains primarily known as the lead singer for the German experimental band Can from 1970 to 1973. The band's impact has grown considerably over the years which is interesting because when Can was in existence they were relatively obscure in the big scheme of things. Damo has retired from the world of studio recording, but he continues to play live concerts. As such, this is an important release because--after playing live with Suzuki--the guys in the band Jelly Planet were able to entice him into a studio to record these two lengthy tracks. These completely spontaneous recordings are interesting and intriguing on a variety of levels. Suzuki's vocal work is miraculous in many ways. Unlike some who sound like they're making stuff up on the spot, his unintelligible improvised vocal work sounds very much like it was created in advance and rehearsed (?!!). The man has an incredible knack for making the abstract seem very concrete and real. Jelly Planet provides the perfect foundation for Damo's vocal stylings. The band is comprised of Felix A. Gutierrez on bass, Stephan Hendricks on keyboards, Jens Kuchenthal on drums, and Alexander Schonert on guitar. Recorded by Guido Lucas at Blubox Studio in Germany in 2005, these tracks are bound to please Can fans and just about anyone who loves cool and credible improvisational music. A wild ride from start to finish.
Jesse Terry - Natural (CD, Jackson Beach, Pop)
We were absolutely crazy about the last album from Jesse Terry (Stargazer). When we received the new album we were wondering, could he possibly meet expectations with the follow-up? Well folks, the answer is a resounding...YES. With Natural, Jesse takes a slightly different approach...offering subdued organic songs that include some very carefully selected female vocalists. He chose artists he admired most: Sarah Darling, Cary Ann Hearst, Liz Longley, Dar Williams, Annie Clements, Kim Richey, and Erin Rae. You might think that having so many co-vocalists on one album would make for a fragmented listening experience, but nothing could be further from the truth. This album has wonderful flowing qualities and it immediately fits together as a whole. The female vocals merge seamlessly with Jesse's voice each and every time. Hearing this more stripped down side of Terry's music, it makes the listener even more acutely aware of what a beautiful voice this guy has. No wonder so many folks are intrigued and captivated by this man. He's a modern classic who's on the verge of breaking big time. Of course, he has already succeeded in the world of artistic integrity. His songs are classic and immediately familiar and yet...they are also completely original and focused. There's a very interesting subdued cover of Jeff Lynne's "Mr. Blue Sky" that is without a doubt better than the original (?!). Pensive, resilient, and full of sincere emotion...Natural is a striking example of how good pop music can be in 2018. Captivating tracks include "Kaleidoscope," "Runaway Town," "Stargazer," "I Was an Island," and "Natural." Top pick.
Vantomme - Vegir (CD, Moonjune, Progressive)
Cool, trippy, slightly experimental music from Belgium's multi-talented Dominique Vantomme. This fellow plays piano and keyboards, composes, and is a bandleader, producer, and educator (he is currently the jazz piano instructor at the Music Conservatory in Kortrijk). This lengthy album clocks in at over seventy-four minutes, which gives ample time for all the musicians involved to flex their muscles and cover some real territory. Joining Dominique on these tracks are Tony Levin on bass guitar and Chapman stick, Michel Delville on electric guitar, and Maxime Lenssens on drums. Vegir is one peculiar audio experience. These lengthy tracks are moody and peculiar, and a far cry from the commercial slop most folks at accustomed to hearing in the twenty-first century. There's a wealth of spontaneous experimentation happening here, as these four guys use their instruments as pure expressive tools. If you love musical terrain where rock meets jazz meets technology, you're likely to find these highly stylized tracks very appealing. Mind-expanding tracks include "Double Down," "Playing Chess With Barney Rubble," and "Emmetropia." Wildly creative. Recommended. Top pick.
Frederik Wiedmann - Hangman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (CD, Varese Sarabande, Soundtrack)
The reviews of this motion picture are mixed at this point. Hangman tells the story of a detective and profiler on the trail of a serial killer whose murders are based on the popular children's game. The movie stars Al Pacino, Karl Urban, and Brittany Snow. We have not seen the motion picture, so this review only deals with the soundtrack created by German composer Frederik Wiedmann. In the world of music created for motion pictures and television, Wiedmann is a relative newcomer. But he's already had some big successes. Over the past few years he has created music for Sniper: Legacy, Field of Lost Shoes, and Return to House on Haunted Hill, as well as the television shows Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Beware the Batman. So even though Hangman may not be a huge box office smash, it is yet another stepping stone where this talented fellow shows what he's capable of. Clocking in at just under one hour, this soundtrack features twenty-one tracks that are sure to entertain and inspire. As is the case with all releases on the Varese Sarabande label, the sound quality is superb. Working with The F.A.M.E.S. Orchestra, conductor Oleg Kontradenko, sound engineer Georgil Hristovski, and pro tools engineer Atanas Babaleski, Wiedmann manages to come up with some truly heady and moody compositions that should appeal to just about anyone who's into soundtrack music. The overall tone here is rather dark and brooding, which no doubt gives the motion picture just the right amount of odd presence. Cool creative cuts include "The First Victim," "An Old Case," "Seven More People," and "One Scar is Not Enough." Cool and provocative stuff.
Jim White - Waffles, Triangles & Jesus (CD, People In A Place To Know (PIAPTK), Experimental modern Americana folk/pop)
The sixth full-length release from Jim White. This talented fellow not only writes and records his own music, he also produces music for other artists. And then still manages to find time to create visual art and write (he's an award winning fiction writer). White's music exists in a territory we've not heard before. The best descriptive term we can come up with here is to say that these tracks are experimental modern Americana folk/pop. Because the term may make readers think this album is a difficult or artsy spin, let us set things straight here. The humorously-titled Waffles, Triangles & Jesus is a surprisingly melodic and instantly accessible experience. White has the impressive ability to piece together ideas, sounds, and melodies that don't normally go together. But the way he effectively constructs the pieces, you hardly even notice how odd some of the puzzle pieces are. Most folks will probably just pick up on Jim's overall friendly presence and voice. And honestly, unless you're really paying attention, you might mistake some of these tracks as pure Americana or country pop. But what impresses us most here are those oddball qualities that give the tracks surprising depth and clarity. This album is bound to be interpreted in different ways by different listeners, and that's part of its appeal. If you want a quick example of what this man is capable of, check out the last track ("Sweet Bird of Mystery"). With it's classic melody and articulately arranged strings, it's a song that resonates on a multitude of different levels. Jim White is a true craftsman.
Why Do Flock Splotch - Silly Wash Laser With Sugar Thing (Limited edition vinyl LP, Lishco, Experimental)
This limited edition vinyl LP. That what is. It limited edition. That mean good. Thing that limited always good. Not black color. This is color of dentist. And that is because music is of variety that dentist. Title is Silly Wash Laser With Sugar Thing. Not sure if title connect with songs. Not sure if songs connect. How many is member of band, no one certain. Member of band determine by time of day and distance from bitch. Ride little pony down to town, ride little pony not fall down. That how thing happen. Thing just happen. So back to music. Why Do Flock Splotch have sound that is characterized. Music can be compared. First song never starts, second starts next day. Favorite song is "Sugar Thing Make Papa Angry." Song without structure, song without content. Interesting that vinyl LP have two thousand song. Each song very short. Hard to distinguish because go by fast. Learning curve for experience. Band giving away ten thousand dollars in ten year. That must mean thing working. Another song that stand out call "Pity the Pity People Who Pity One Another Because of Pitiful." Song arrangement very good, but way too long (three seconds not necessary for gaining of access). Flip the swish. Darn the barnyard. And end result is band that finish in sixteen level of mush.
WOW DAMN IT ALL TO HELL
It's a beautiful morning.
Wow damn it all to hell.
Seen any good movies lately?
Wow damn it all to hell.
There's nothing better than a home-cooked meal.
Wow damn it all to hell.
It is better to give than to receive.
Wow damn it all to hell.
Help save the planet.
Wow damn it all to hell.
It's the little things that count.
Wow damn it all to hell.
The Zippers - The Zippers (CD, Angel Air, Pop/rock)
Reissue of the debut album from The Zippers that was originally released on the MCA label in 1990. The band was comprised of Terry Callahan, Vinnie Q., Gary Park Barnhart, and Johnny Day Dodato. Most probably categorized these guys as a hair band because of their look and the timing of this release. But placing them in such a limiting category would be a mistake, because there's a lot more here than initially meets the eyes and ears. This is the first time we've heard this music. Based on the first track ("Top Shelf") we can see why these guys might've been lumped into the hair/metal category. But some of the other tracks are very surprising, falling squarely into power pop terrain. Callahan wrote the majority of the songs, and it's interesting how much variety you'll hear on these ten tracks. Produced by Freddie Salem, these recordings have stood the test of time very well. It would certainly seem appropriate if this reissue yielded a surprise hit single so many years after the fact, because this is one of those cool treasures that just somehow got lost in the shuffle over the years. Cool guitar-driven pop/rock tracks include "Toxic Love," "Like The Rain" (our favorite), "Love So Large," and "Get Inside Yourself."
[Note: It's a shame that over the years other bands have chosen to try and steal this band's name. Particularly since the internet makes it so easy to check and see if a name has already been used. We can only feel pity for those desperate bands and artists who can't come up with their own names.]
Additional Items Received:
Academics for Pure Boredom - Slurps
Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker (deluxe edition)
Ryan Adams - Dustjacket (relaxed edition)
Additional Items Composed - Reversal of radishes
Additional Items Reversed - Back to the additional items
Adele - My frisky rat puppy done ate my head off
Alice Copper - Lob it to Seth
Allman Brothers - Crackdown concert 1986
Shirlette Ammons - Language barrier
Am Not - Am too
Anohni - Hopelessness
Anthrax - For all kings
Antlers for Booboo - Oh no not that tired old runt again
Ape - Don't say no words
Apples Got Smushy - Train smush
Application For Crap - Please submit crap
Athens Is Not A City - Trauma for the bush animals
August Wish - Traps for punted
Augusta Is Not A City - Wilma for the plush panels
Bad Bump - Banana tread
Badfigure - Crooked down
Bambi Dambi - Lambi
Ballerina Pumps - Blackass
Barge - Limpy
Beadulls - Desmocker
Beatles - Medium rare
Bee Numb - Numb bee
Beyonce - Sorry
Beyonce - I can dance even if I can't do anything else very well
Beyonce - If all you want is an ugly body and face, I've got both
Beyonce - Don't you get tired of hearing my stupid name all the time
Beyonce - I'm really a boring old hag who looks terrible without thick layers of make-up
Beyond the Beyonder - Blander and blander
Bjork - Vulnicura live
Black Tabitha - Pastor of senility
Blankets for Blankets - Laps
Blender in a Blinder - Fizzle
Bobo's Pretty Duster - Lamp off, lamp on
Breezer the Flew - Like dazzlers in fume
Bumps Fifty - West
Butler Pudding - Lippity gris gris
Buzz's Lamp Cord - Tawny frink
Car Mump - Dazed and refused
Casket of Corformity - Laser dog
Cast of Cast - Lastly
Cat Grave - Mickey's laboratory
Cesula - Maid in martians
Chance The Rapper - Coloring book
Chicago - Love songs
Chump - Malaria
Chunks of Paisley Pumps - Lordy the snore is a plaza burn
Eric Clapton - I still do
Phil Collins - No jacket required
Come To Lulu's Nurse - Romp and the bumpy tum tum
Confederate Railroad - Happy to be alive
Conscious Or Not - Grumpy lazy
Crap You Like - Tape measure
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Survival Sunday
Crunchy Links - Switches and prawns
Czerchnkii - Dim
Dadfinger - Where's dad's finger when you need it?
Dae Dae - Mae Mae
Daisy Days - Freezing
Damn People - Damn People
Damn Tumblers - Damn Tumblers
Damn Warp - Damn Warp
Damn Zoo - Damn Zoo
Deftones - Gore
Diets Are For Dimwits - Lassie's lost pudding cup
Dimmer than Dim - Inputs
Dion - New York is my home
Dirty Pennies - Flocks and pimps
Doves That Die Today - Lassie
Drippy Dennis - Directional
Dry Potato - Sync
Ducks for Ducks - Nine hundred ponies
Dumb Sounds - Like Nanny and the poodle
Each and Each - Teach
Eachy - Preachy
Eat The Bounty Feathers - Naptime
Ectonerf - Bah baddah bah
Elephant Muff - Beneath the blurry knob
Elves and Bumpy Thumpers - Original motion picture soundtrack
Emergency Flakes - Phasers
Empty - Flow
Empty Flower - 1 2 3 4
Enough for Five Thousand - One bottle
Enter the Entrance With Lockets - Glasses on the puddle
Eventually We'll All Die With Nothing - Pom poms
Everyone But - But Everyone
Ewe - Ranch funk
EZ - Not so
FA - La la
Famous Famous - Converter
Far Out Far In - Farin
Faxes Forever - Limp little pixies
Ferz - Lizzy
Fifty Million - Zero lads
Finks Forever - Live at the dead
Five Times Fifty-Five - Live
Four Times Four Is Four - Five times
Foxes - All I need
Fume - Lumps
Funky Laminate - Parking
Fur For Francis - Pouches
Gang of Flower - Untertainment
Gas Pumps - Last primper
Gauge Rage - Now cow
Germany's Burp - Lamp drill
Get Your Begging Done - Tower bitch
Vince Gill - Down to my last bad habit
Goo Goo Dolls - Boxes
Graham Slackers - Naturally grabby
Ariana Grande - Into you
Grass Patches - Dolby
Josh Groban - Stages live
David Guetta - This one's for you
Guns N Roses - Acoustic session: Radio broadcast 1987
Hamster on a Bun - Heartache on a bun
Hay - Hay
Hazle - Measurements
Hell for Humans - Happiness is a dumb puppy
Help Me Help Me - Liver
Help the Hopeless - Bloody hearts get you nowhere
Hissy - Laserbon
Hitt - Dawn for the loud birds
Hizzers - Stuck
Ian Hunted - Punts and nuttters
Husperate - ADN
Hut for Henry - Universe of sandy
Huzzle - Earlier albums
Ian - Jackknife
Icky - Picky, picky, picky
If It Dies Don't Touch It - I offered more than they wanted and they took it
If You Knew Nothing You Would Be Nothing - Drips
Inky Doll - Dampness and dryness
In The End The Beginning - Ridgefield
It Stays Warm - Square butter
IX Lamb Sweater - To each his each
IZZ - Each his to his
Michael Jackson - Off the wall
Michael Jackson - Towers of nothing
Michael Jackson - Nosey dopes
Jerry's Apple - Towers
Jerry's Crud - Narry a buster
Jersey is Swervy - Translustre
Jethro Toil - Sick as a tick
Jethro Wump - Aquatong
Elton John - Wonderful crazy night
Elton John - Where did my voice go?
Jones Is A Donkey - Drammamine
Jones Is An Elephant - Mine ain't mine
Judas Priest - Battle cry
Junk Is Just Junk - Lady trunk
Kaas - Lacey
Kalesh - Kaos
Kandy and the Ks - Lassie's drool
Kows - Land of the Kows
Krap - Krap
Krazy Cow - Lots of tips
Krunchy Krunch - Captain's caps and tons
Kudzu's Lamp - Drastic
Kunks - The Late Glossy Kunks Album
KWKWERA - Lists
Lab Crutch - Tramps that David hates
Ladies For Pretzels - Louder than the other thing that we had discussed earlier
Lamb Peppers - Smuppy
Lamps for the Homeless - These goddamn things don't work
Cindi Lauper - Detour
Laxative Preamble - Naps and snappers
Let There Be Let - Now there be meow
Lisa Said - First time, long time
Lists - Stop the Lists
Loretta Lynn - Full circle
Loud and Loud - Dull and dull
Lumineers - Cleopatra
Lumps - Lousy mouses
Lung Disease - Trowel
Manners and Nanners - Tablets for pokey
Masta Ace - The falling season
Matchbox - Going down there
Math for Math's Sake - Plazas
Maze Lops - Trazzler
Mazer's Big Torch Bucket - Lipsy
Millie's Pork Bucket - Boxes won't go away
Money for Puny People - Lucky drop
Monkey Chuck - Arlene
Monkey Davis - Nervous
Monkey Pauline - Damnable
Moo Moo the Bow Wow - Trouser's ain't fresh no more
Motorhead - Clean your clock
Mrowl - Prowling for mrowl
Murphy and Nop - Dammy and slop
Murphy's Paw - Plaid and dumb
My Evening Girdle - Snippets and drabble
David Nail - Fighter
Nasal and Tonsil - Lasers and urchers
Ned and the Headrumpers - Trowels
Aaron Neville - Apache
Newsboys - God's not dead
No More Blouses - Farmy
No More Cactus - Deal or no no
Nothing That You Haven't Heard Before - Repeat it
Now Cows - Blouses and thermometers
Numb's Fumbler - Town and mouth
Octorub - Norbie
Oh No That Old Shithead Is Here Again - Rotten old schmucks with no manners
Oooh - Uuuuuh
Oooh Oooh - Uuuuuh uhhh
Opposite of Opposite - Lopposite
Orange Floyd - Sharp glide of the goon
Osmosis - USB #7
Other Muzzles - Howdy Pops
Oz and the Schnoz - Pow wows and monkeys
Painted Fuss - Nope
Pants and Pantless - Rainy press
Part Blub - Fran is ugly
Paws With Fingers - Ink bus
Pet Shop Boys - Super
Poodle Powder - Dust of the dawgie
Mike Posner - At night, alone
Pranks for Steak Loads - Heaps of slop
The Puddles - Nappy load
Punk Biscuits - Sap
Punk Noodles - Take this noodle and cook it
Puny - Runny infection
Pusfergradison - Nay, the basket sayeth
Quacks - Trippy truck
Quails and Trucks - Lamb power
Queen For A Tray - Lower the pork
Query - Stop the questions
Quest for Dope - Smoking snuff
Quails Got Drunk - Beer and tissue paper
Quicker Than Daffy - Cords that don't work
Quiet Little Worm Thing - Never thought about it and never want to now
Quiz Germs - Links that don't work
Quurtie - Lousy bench
Radiohead - Daydreaming
Radiodud - Half of the basic shop
Radishes - Lavish stickers
Debbie Rafter - Lemme after
Raws - Raws and raws
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dark necessities
Reel to Raoul - Mouthpiece
Reform Club - Never yesterday
Rely On Relish - Candy dash
Mick Rhodes & The Hard Eight - Paradise city
Roasted Trap - Asia's not there anymore
Rolling Bones - Get your mama's kraut
Rumpy - USBs and RTDs
Runny - Tippy's revenge
Rush - Beneath, between and behind
Ruzzer - Bow to the Ruzzer
Rylo - The dog's head is not steady anymore
Larry Samual - Barney doesn't have hugs for me
Santa Died Last Night - Presenting...
Santa Did It - Lamenting...
Blake Shelton - Can't help it if I'm a boring dullard
Blake Shelton - If you're into what I do you're obviously on the wrong web site
Blake Shelton - If people think I'm handsome they must really be confused and retarded
Shotgun Louise - Rampy dim
Shotgun Tina - Lousy lamps
Shotgun Zappa - Mouses and mouses
Smashing Drumsticks - Pass the pepper
Smuppy - The tatters that ground pepper
Snoop Dogg - Coolaid
Sparse - Kim's Ono spy mouse
Rick Springfield - Rocket science
Bruce Springsteen - I'm a generic old woman who never could sing
Mavis Staples - Livin' on a high note
Steely Dan - Doing it in a ditch
Barbra Streisand - Barfing up my breakfast
Styx - Suite madame blue: Radio broadcast 1977
Sultans of Swing - Subcontinental drift
Swap and Change - Loudness weird
Swenter - Flowers
Swy - Rent
Tai Tai - Lists
Talking Sheds - Lambs forking up tonsils
Tea For Lunch - Massachusetts isn't a country
Teepee Tupperware - Laura's butter pand
Telltale - Taller toll
Thuds - Ready for emperors
Thunder - All you can eat
Justin Timberlake - Can't stop being shallow
Tonk - Thoughtly
Trilly Dills and Damp Dippers - Witch white
Trunk Idiots - Laugh when it's all over
Try To Try - Stop and try
Tummy Bus - Lambs and prawns
Tunker - Lassie's paw
Twisted Sister - Rock 'N' Roll Saviours: The early years
Steven Tyler - We're all somebody from nowhere
TZ397 - Rowl the smunk
Ugly Banana - How do the hussy wink
Ugly Orange - Do the mouse
Ultraplucks - Eyebrow mania
Umbrella Vision - Church of tassle
Uncle Duck - Mushed
Uncle Pregnant - Does and rodents
Keith Urban - Ripchord
Various Artists - A collection of dull dribble that no one will ever notice
Various Artists - We stopped makin' em because they stopped buyin' em
Various Artists - No one buys these kinds of compilations anymore so that's why we keep producing 'em
Various Artists - Tribute to someone whose name we can't remember
Various Artists - Trying to get something heard never works
Various Artists - The most boring bands you never cared to hear
Various Artists - We've the last ones to know the last ones
Various Artists - Our albums are always the first to get thrown away
Various artists - Who gets to eat the trash
Wally Is Near - Stamp that thing goodbye
Wanda and the Wandas - Limp
We Don't Get It - Now is the now
Well I Guess This Is Just Another One - Lumps
Whether Or Not - Lousy weather
Why Can't We Eat It In The Car - Marbly
William XIII - XIII or 238
Lucinda Williams - Ghosts of Highway 20
Wind That Goes - Don't
Xie - La la the distance away
X-ray Pecs - Lookie away
X-ray Stats - Box cutters and tramplers
Xzistance - Lift down
Yack Yack - Tacky tick
Yanni - The dream concert
Yell All The Time For Whatever You Pay For It - Taxi service
Yellow Floyd - Park wide until noon
Yesterday's Potties - Damp portions
Yes We Will Be Bananas - Trap doors
Yes You - You guessed it
You might - Yes you might
You never - Well I never
Young and Bland - Stick, stuck
Yoyos for Panama - Sharp
Yoyos for Zop - Trollo mia presto
Yuck This Tastes Awful - Don't eat it then
Zappa and the Zappettes - Trown
Frank Zappa - How flowers got in the potty train
Zi - See Zi play
Zunk - How the leaves got patchy
Zupper - Towels for Blanche
Zyle - Twelve and fifty
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