Spacemen 3 – Performance – Review

February 1, 1996

The extended version of their ’88 live opus, recorded in Amsterdam in front of what sounds like an audience of three. Swallow this. It’ll make you fly.

Squirtgun – Review

February 1, 1996

Bassist Mass Giorgini comments, “We wanted something that had an energetic sound, something that captured the brattiness of a little kid.”

Sicko – Chef Boy R U Dumb – Review

February 1, 1996

Infectious, bubblegum, “pep-rally” punk with goofy lyrics that should prompt many giggles. A cross between Green Day and the 1910 Fruitgum Company.

Sibera – Damage – Review

February 1, 1996

Spacy liquid pop with enough rough edges and hooks for your ear to get a toehold, textured and ambient but with enough complexity to keep your attention.

Shoveljerk – Swarm – Review

February 1, 1996

Shoveljerk has powerful melodies, well-developed song structures, a solid drummer and bass player, and interesting guitar interplay.

Sharp Nine – Untimed – Review

February 1, 1996

Pensive and esoteric lyrics coalesce with blaring guitars. The music is melodic, haunting, and heavy, but it tends to get redundant after the first few songs.

The Torture Never Stops – Fiction

February 1, 1996

The fat child stuck her tongue out at Henry. The father made a waving, dismissive motion with his hand. Henry stacked the plates and carried them to the kitchen.

White Man’s Burden – Review

February 1, 1996

Steal every copy of this dung-disc that you can find and ritually burn them until no more exist. There’s no reason we have to put up with this shit.

Scorn – Gyral – Review

February 1, 1996

As would be expected, the beats are emphasized, and the bass EQ is brought down, down, into the subdued maelstrom of minimized audio loops and samples.

The Culture Bunker – Fiction

February 1, 1996

The Royal Shakespeare and Traveling Wet-Nurse Repertory Theatre has mounted a series of the Bard’s greatest works, subtly rewritten for the adult market.

Sacred Reich – Heal – Review

February 1, 1996

On Heal, Sacred Reich performs as expected: Slow, heavy chugging guitars offset by bursts of triplets on the kick drum and searing guitar solos strewn lavishly about.

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