Funky Uncle – Review

April 1, 1995

This collection of funk rock lives up to its name. Weird and energetic, this 4-song demo smokes with guitar noodling and funky break-it-downs.

Eskimo – Der Shrimpkin – Review

April 1, 1995

Eskimo noodles on a marimba, trombone, and vibes while tossing in everything from circus music clips to nursery rhymes and their own oddball lyrics.

Come – String 10″ – Review

April 1, 1995

String would make a cool instrumental EP even without Thalia Zedek’s strong, disillusioned vocals, which are the icing on the cake.

Big Hair – Pickle Farm – Review

April 1, 1995

Big Hair hits you like a whirling punk Turkish dervish. A wild frenzy of bass, fiddle, and nasal, screaming vocals a la Primus that maintains a frenetic energy.

Web – Review

April 1, 1995

Lots of interesting stuff ruined by a crappy mix. Lousy packaging, too. The band is energetic and cheerful, but about five years too late.

Wax – 13 Unlucky Numbers – Review

April 1, 1995

The best songs have Ramones simplicity. The unlucky of the 13 are the indie pop ignorables. Mid-temp and so Bostonian, you know it was recorded here.

Timco – Friction Tape – Review

April 1, 1995

Very good lyrics and a certain rhythmic sincerity are what shine through the somewhat humdrum format and make Timco’s brand of “sadcore” especially addictive.

The Dentists – Deep Six – Review

April 1, 1995

A dumb name doesn’t necessarily belie a bad band. Deep Six is a sharp, jagged pop album, laden with hooks and clever wordplay. A killer album.

T.I.C. – Review

April 1, 1995

Distorted, danceable, and catchy guitars, samples, and electro pop make this 10-song release worthy of more than a lick.

Squirrel Nut Zippers – Review

April 1, 1995

harp-dressed, flirty, polite and finger-snapping fine, the inevitable Squirrel Nut Zippers will turn you on to authentic “old school” swing.

Slewfoot – Review

April 1, 1995

Catchy, solid rock that draws from Zeppelin, Aerosmith, and Alice in Chains.

Señor Happy – Review

April 1, 1995

Power pop songs with big guitar sound. Much of it is standard Bostonian fare, but it’s got zesty pop rhythms that make it distinctive.

Rootlock – Sunday 1639 – Review

April 1, 1995

Chris Mascara seems to be notorious for maniacal guitar and weird production sounds. This is demented experimental noise, cerebral and indescribable.

Our Lady Peace – Naveed – Review

April 1, 1995

An ambitious young band. Tackling questions of the human spirit and the dark seduction of losing yourself in the crowd, Raine Maida’s voice strips bare.

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