More Than You Can Chew – Review

July 1, 1995

Most of the bands stay true to indie/powerpop/punk pop “guidelines,” and those that don’t are cool enough that you don’t really care anyway.

Mad Love – Review

July 1, 1995

The film is already out of the theaters and VHS-bound. Well, it’s still a good sampler of underground alternapop.

Love Handles Soundtrack – Review

July 1, 1995

I think it has something to do with a 500 lb. rockabilly guitarist’s life. High octane surf and indie-rock wanna be. The prize is in the dialogue excerpts.

Good Citizen – Review

July 1, 1995

The bands don’t fit neatly into categories like indie rock, punk, hardcore, noise, classic rock, or heavy metal. All are represented, but not in the usual way.

Batman Forever – Review

July 1, 1995

The Offspring “Smash It Up.” Michael Hutchence goes solo from INXS. Sunny Day Real Estate gain exposure. And Flaming Lips was hilarious when set to Jim Carrey.

100% Latin Ska – Review

July 1, 1995

All in Spanish, all ska. Cool, eh? Lots of horns, bongos, a bit of cocktail lounge, a bit of guitar rock.

Tyranny Off the Beat – Review

June 1, 1995

Compared to the rash of guitar-driven industrial infesting the scene, the ten bands on Tyranny tend to take a more synthesized approach.

Hideaway Soundtrack – Review

June 1, 1995

Ten bands ranging from the industrimetal of KMFDM and Fear Factory to the Gothic of Miranda Sex Garden and the orchestral stuff of composer Trevor Jones.

Gothik – Review

June 1, 1995

Taking Gothic sub-genres from 1983-1985, Cleopatra has put them in a two hour, two disc set. There’s enough for everyone; don’t be greedy around that vein…

Amrep Motors 1995 Models – Review

June 1, 1995

AmRep is rather (in)famous for putting out music for the noise-conscious. This sampler is more straight-ahead punk rock. But there’s some good shit on here.

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