My So-Called Life – Review

March 1, 1995

“Alternative” music to a sensitive fifteen year old. Sonic Youth and Archer of Loaf saved me from hating the whole thing, but that’s just me.

Life Support – Review

March 1, 1995

With a total running time of 90 minutes, the “This is Boston, Not Yugoslavia” side is a pretty accurate sampling of Boston’s energetic underground.

Pure Noise – Review

February 1, 1995

Six are known in the US.: The Obsessed, Kreator, Coroner, Celtic Frost, Voivod, and Helloween. The other 11 will debut in America on Noise.

Beyond the Beach – Review

February 1, 1995

A nineteen song compilation of instrumental surf music ranging from peppy rockers to sci-fi psychedelia soaked in reverb and salt spray atmosphere.

Hotel Massachusetts – Review

December 1, 1994

From the Western Mass-based Chunk Records. It has twenty-two tracks (plus an intro) of indie rock from some great local bands.

We Don’t Skare – Review

November 1, 1994

Carrying on the tradition, today’s ska bands are keeping the original feel while expanding the form slightly enough to maintain its freshness.

S.F.W. – Review

November 1, 1994

A fine comp of grunge, punk, and assorted music for the angry. There’s Soundgarden, Hole, Radiohead, Cop Shoot Cop, and Suicidal Tendencies, to name a few.

Cardboard and Chords – Review

November 1, 1994

Each 7″ in the series came in honest cardboard with pretty-colored lettering screen-printed on it. The colors coordinated with the clear vinyl on the inside.

Skarmageddon – Review

September 1, 1994

All based loosely on the “ump-ah, ump-ah” guitar, has horns and often reeds, and bass lines are bouncy, but the deviations here are numerous.

Rarities Vol. 1 – Review

September 1, 1994

DGC has helped bring attention to some bands that have gone on to become well known. This sampling shows just how impressive some of their early prospects were.

Airheads – Review

September 1, 1994

It just oozes with fun and wackiness. From hardened metallic veterans to hard ‘n fresh newcomers, there’s a flavor for every rockin’ connoisseur.

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