United States of Poetry – Review

April 1, 1996

With a generous 37 tracks , this disc is like a table laden with swollen delicious fruits, steaming main dishes, whole grains, and rough proteins.

Rogue – Review

April 1, 1996

This is playfully mischievous, deafening arena rock; heavier-than-a-hammer metal. It froths more venom than a rabid dog. Ballsy production, too.

Twisted Willie – Review

April 1, 1996

Presidents of the United States of America, Supersuckers, Jello Biafra, L7, and Reverend Horton Heat do renditions of their favorite Willie Nelson tunes.

Richard Bone – X Considers Y – Review

April 1, 1996

Hey, this guy’s voice sounds just like David J. from Bauhaus/Tones on Tail/Love and Rockets! Wow, this guy is just as pretentious as David J. from Bauhaus/Tones on Tail/Love and Rockets!

The Wasted Years – Review

April 1, 1996

This remarkable collection from Boston-based Ace of Hearts Records contains some terrific, previously unreleased recordings from now-defunct hometown heroes.

Planet Dub – Review

April 1, 1996

New facets of chill and relaxed intelligence are touched upon and explored by layering otherworldly washes of sound atop the primitive, tropical beat.

Peechees – Do The Math – Review

April 1, 1996

The hard-fast-but-not-too-fast pogo rings with the dragstrip simplicity of an emission-sputterin’ rock jalopy. The singer has his Darby Crash mewl down cold.

Orgy of the Dead (Soundtrack) – Review

April 1, 1996

Orgy of the Dead, written by Ed Wood, based on his novel. Thanks to Shimmy-Disc’s Kramer, we now have a soundtrack album to commemorate this work of high art.

Mason Dixon Mayhem – Review

April 1, 1996

It’s good we have hardcore, because it’s the perfect release for youngsters who, otherwise, would be robbing 7-11s and driving their cars into telephone poles.

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