Jesus’ Son – Review

February 1, 1994

Fuckhead pulls you through a slalom course of heroin-induced reveries, car crashes, murder, abortion, fraud, overdose, insanity, love, and finally, detox.

Linus Welch – Review

February 1, 1994

One day, Linus sets out on a very Holdenesque trip to nowhere particular and eventually winds up finding himself, sort of.

Nightmares and Dreamscapes – Review

February 1, 1994

As usual with King, Nightmares and Dreamscapes is predictable, with a few curves thrown in. It’s good, easy reading, perfect for killing a couple hours.

Kalifornia – Review

February 1, 1994

The brutally violent story of how psychotic killer, Early (Brad Pitt), and his dim-witted, child-like girlfriend Adele (Juliette Lewis), terrorize an unsuspecting couple.

Pantera – Vulgar Video – Review

February 1, 1994

One of the most over-the-top rock videos ever. Even if I wasn’t a mega-colossal Pantera fan, I’d still be absolutely consumed by the home video tour footage.

Birdbrain – Princess – Review

February 1, 1994

The sound is catchy pop rock with the mean grungy guitar trodding heavily along. They harmonize many of the choruses. The three piece can pull it off live.

Chainsuck – Review

February 1, 1994

Mary Dee Reynolds’ lovely, calming voice soars over all of the infused techno pop. Imagine Kate Bush fronting Gene Loves Jezebel.

Ex-Idols – Pill Popper – Review

February 1, 1994

Frantic beats and sneering vocals, mix in acoustic strumming, howls, screeches, mellow-man crooning, megaphoned schmaltz, and standard group shout choruses.

True Romance – Review

February 1, 1994

True Romance is an uproarious, gory, rollercoaster ride. It’s a heart warming, sexy, romantic comedy trapped in the body of an action movie.

454 Big Block – Review

February 1, 1994

With ex-members from notable bands as Wrecking Crew, Slaughter Shack, Eye for and Eye, and Mother of God, 454 Big Block possess big-bore, torquey attitude.

Barkmarket – Gimmick – Review

February 1, 1994

With mournful wailing amongst the singing, off kilter guitar riffage, head splattering drumming, and schizo lyrics, Barkmarket create cool ‘n queasy tuneage.

Piss Factory – Review

February 1, 1994

Lizzie Avondet’s vocals have that gritty, early Joan Jett feel. Some choruses have haunting, Valium angel sweetness layered like a Twix, with a cookie crunch.

Prong – Cleansing – Review

February 1, 1994

With all the subtly of a chainsaw, “Another Worldly Device” rips into your head as Prong prove once again that they are masters of modern thrash.

The Breeders – Last Splash – Review

February 1, 1994

15 songs, no two sounding alike. Each song has Deal’s ethereal vocals and a bassy bottom. Thick on the bottom, dissipating into airy, trance-like waves on top.

This Is Not Here – Review

February 1, 1994

Many of the songs have a lapping ocean feel, a swaying groove saturated by wild guitar effects, reverbed and/or mechanized, and thundering bass and drums.

Soliloquy – Fiction

February 1, 1994

You could walk like a ballerina, love like a Roman, steal like a cat, and philosophize like a guru.

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