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Review Revue: Velvet Monkeys - Rotting Corpse Au-Go-Go

I've probably said this before, but this is kind of the perfect Review Revue album. Released on RR favorites Shimmy Disc (see also here and here and here and here and oh yes, over here), featuring members of Half Japanese, partially recorded at Inner Ear studios (okay, that's more of a me thing),...


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Review Revue: That Petrol Emotion - End of the Millennium Psychosis Blues

It's been a couple years, but we have here another release from That Petrol Emotion, this time the band's third LP - which, being a third LP, is mostly compared negatively to the second. (And I'd have to check, but I bet that was compared negatively to the first. This is college radio, after all....


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Review Revue: Sparks - In Outer Space

Sometimes I think I'm not remotely qualified to be doing this blog series. (Perhaps you've thought the same.) Take Sparks, for example. I don't think I'd ever heard of Sparks before pulling this album off the KEXP shelves, but they've been a band for over 45 years and released a couple dozen albu...


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Review Revue: Tom Verlaine - Cover

Yet again, I come to you on this Thursday somewhat surprised. I've covered the first two Television albums, plus Richard Lloyd's Field of Fire, but this is my first time bringing you one of Television guitar genius Tom Verlaine's own solo albums. Cover was certainly well-loved in the halls of KCM...


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Review Revue: Animal Liberation

It's somewhat shocking that I haven't covered this collection in the first ten years of this series. Not only is it perhaps the most Review Revue-friendly album ever (if you count Ministry, whose Al Jourgensen produced the album and its interstitial material, Animal Liberation features five diffe...


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Review Revue: Utopia - Deface the Music

Okay, buckle up you guys. This is where I usually write a few words to introduce the album at hand, but our friends at KCMU had a lot to say on this particular album, so I don't want to take up too much space - and by "on this album" I don't mean in any way relevant to the album, I mean they wrot...


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Review Revue: Thatcher on Acid - Curdled

The Internet doesn't seem to know a whole lot about Somerset anarcho-punks Thatcher on Acid. (Can you think of a band name that more specifically places a band in time, place, and genre? I sure can't.) One thing I appreciate about this gig is that these posts often serve as a way to add to the kn...


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KEXP Q&A: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Review Revue

People have strong opinions about things they love, and college radio DJs are no exception. Just ask KEXP blogger Levi Fuller. For the last ten years, Fuller has transcribed comments and conversations hashed out by DJs at KCMU -- KEXP's old call letters -- on the covers of LPs from the station's ...


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Review Revue: 10,000 Maniacs - In My Tribe

I figured it might be nice to have a post featuring a band that needed no introduction for a change, so today I bring you In My Tribe, the album that properly launched 10,000 Maniacs into the spotlight thirty years ago (give or take a couple months), where they remained for several years until Na...


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Review Revue: Sacred Miracle Cave - s/t

If I thought there wasn't much info online about Saqqara Dogs, they're practically overexposed compared to the likes of Sacred Miracle Cave. I could just publish the 1990 KCMU DJs' thoughts on this album without any of my own nonsense, and I'm pretty sure it would encompass the vast majority of a...


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Review Revue: Saqqara Dogs - World Crunch

Saqqara Dogs seems to be yet another band that absolutely delighted a certain subset of nerdy college radio DJs (and soon-to-be-incredibly-influential New York Times music critics - you've got to love any band that forces the Times to refer to someone as "Mr. 66"), but didn't seem to make much of...


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Review Revue: Spacemen 3 - Recurring

Recurring is the final album by Spacemen 3 -- released after their parting of ways -- and the third album of theirs I've covered in this space (see also here and here). I could talk about the band's acrimonious split and the genesis of Spiritualized, or the fascinating details behind Spacemen 3's...


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