Review: Swingin’ Utters

Swingin' Utters "Dead Flowers, Bottles, Bluegrass and Bones" (Fat Wreck Chords) The real question is, should I swap the "s" in "Utters" and "Swingin'" with dollar signs? The CD cover says "$wingin'...

Review: Skinless

Skinless "From Sacrifice to Survival" (Relapse Records) The band is called Skinless; would you accept it if they played anything other than death metal?  Well, they do play death metal and the closest...

Review: Audio Research Presents

Audio Research Presents "Rugged Radio Saturday: Mixed by DJ Craze" (Audio Research) Theres only one way to describe Rugged Radio Saturday mixed by DJ Craze. That is as a horribly good hip hop album....

Review: Simply Saucer

Simply Saucer "Cyborgs Revisited" (Sonic Unyon) A seriously bizarre, early psych, mod, garage band.  Think Os Mutantes, Syd Barret era Pink Floyd, the Velvet Underground, the Modern Lovers, early Red...

Review: Sir Hedgehog

Sir Hedgehog "Self-Titled" (Lunasound Recording) Sir Hedgehog gets a 90's metal feel with high-pitched vocals and angry post-punk guitars ala early Guns 'n' Roses. This is the band in their fast parts....

Review: Smoking Popes

Smoking Popes "“The Party’s Over”" (Double Zero Records) Man, this was a great band.  I think the Popes were an instrumental part of making me who I am today and having the chance to review their lost...

Review: Shai Hulud

Shai Hulud "“That Within Blood Ill-Tempered”" (Revelation) Shai Hulud has been a band that I’ve grown to respect; historically, all of their songs ring true with an incredibly diverse approach to...

Review: Snuff

Snuff "Disposable Income" (Union 2112 Records) I lost track of Snuff a few years ago, after they released "Nick Northern" on that old Fat Wreck sampler.  Remember that thing?  What the hell happened to...

Review: The Special Goodness

The Special Goodness "Land Air Sea”" (N.O.S. Recording) I believe the Spanish word is asi asi.  This record is not bad, but not great.  I wouldn'’t be surprised to find it in the used section at Music...

Review: The Starvations

The Starvations "Get Well Soon" (Gold Standard Labs) In the undisputed heavy weight bout for the title of Rock and Roll, The Starvations are the underdog band that will shock everyone by claiming a first...