Entries from February 2001

Zuexeus, S/T (The Proto)

February 26th, 2001 · Comments Off on Zuexeus, S/T (The Proto)

Zuexeus S/T The Proto By: Eric Greenwood I practically pissed myself with glee about one minute into "Red Giant Sunrise" when I was ambushed by one of the most glorious hardcore riffs I've ever heard in my life. Chris Murray (ex-Cornelius) is Zuexeus, and he plays all the instruments on this self-titled debut himself (vocals, […]

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Quintron, Unmasked Organ Light-year Of Infinity Man (Bulb)

February 22nd, 2001 · Comments Off on Quintron, Unmasked Organ Light-year Of Infinity Man (Bulb)

Quintron Unmasked Organ Light-year Of Infinity Man Bulb By: Eric Greenwood So, this guy Quintron invented an oscillating drum machine (the Drum Buddy) that is light activated, patented, and has its own instructional video/infomercial. He's married to an eccentric puppeteer named Miss Pussycat, who opens all of his concerts with, of course, a puppet show. […]

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Spiv, Everybody's A Rock Star Tonight (Pop Sweatshop)

February 22nd, 2001 · Comments Off on Spiv, Everybody's A Rock Star Tonight (Pop Sweatshop)

Spiv Everybody's A Rock Star Tonight Pop Sweatshop By: Eric Greenwood Despite a few mildly catchy melodies, Chris Barber's wordy, nerdy pop songs don't really leave you wanting for more. His band, Spiv, sounds like an ill-advised amalgam of Squeeze, Cheap Trick, and the Barenaked Ladies, and if you think that looks bad on paper […]

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Hannibal, Directed By Ridley Scott (MGM)

February 20th, 2001 · Comments Off on Hannibal, Directed By Ridley Scott (MGM)

Hannibal Directed By Ridley Scott MGM By: Eric Greenwood Ridley Scott's Hannibal is a boring waste of time. The first sign that this film was going to be a failure was when Jodie Foster read the script and said "no thanks"- not that Jodie Foster has impeccable taste (Anna And The King is even more […]

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Face To Face, Standards And Practices (Vagrant)

February 13th, 2001 · Comments Off on Face To Face, Standards And Practices (Vagrant)

Face To Face Standards And Practices Vagrant By: Eric G. Worse than the ubiquitous ska cover is the campy pop punk cover. We've all turned on our local college radio stations only to hear some silly punk band covering "Eye Of The Tiger" or "Turning Japanese" out of tune and three times too fast. It's […]

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Low, Things We Lost In The Fire (Kranky)

February 13th, 2001 · Comments Off on Low, Things We Lost In The Fire (Kranky)

Low Things We Lost In The Fire Kranky By: Eric G. Low is one of those bands that I never really want to listen to, but I'm always glad when I do. I just never seem to be in the mood for music so deliberately laborious. When I'm packing CD's for a road trip, for […]

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For Stars, Airline People (Acuarela)

February 10th, 2001 · Comments Off on For Stars, Airline People (Acuarela)

For Stars Airline People Acuarela By: Eric G. I must admit when I first listened to this I laughed out loud. I thought it sounded like something you'd sing while holding hands around a campfire. On the surface it does have a very Kumbaya/cheesy/folk quality to it. Something made me listen to it again, though. […]

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The And/Ors, Will Self-destruct (Better Looking Records)

February 10th, 2001 · Comments Off on The And/Ors, Will Self-destruct (Better Looking Records)

The And/Ors Will Self-destruct Better Looking Records By: Eric G. Why get off on the wrong foot with a bad band name? Is it that hard to come up with something memorable these days? Who's going to want to tattoo "The And/Ors" on his arm? Nobody. Thankfully, the music rises above the bad name, but […]

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The Obscure, The Politics Of Person (A.D. Records)

February 2nd, 2001 · Comments Off on The Obscure, The Politics Of Person (A.D. Records)

The Obscure The Politics Of Person A.D. Records By: Eric G. If The Obscure could somehow incorporate a visual image into its artwork that represents its carefree, ball-breaking big rock sound I imagine it might help procure more reviews more quickly. This CD sat on my desk for months simply because it looked awful. I […]

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Le Tigre, From The Desk Of Mr. Lady (Mr. Lady)

February 1st, 2001 · 1 Comment

Le Tigre From The Desk Of Mr. Lady Mr. Lady By: Eric G. I should have known the party wouldn't last long- the temptation to sacrifice good songs for political abrasiveness must be overwhelming for Kathleen Hanna. I guess you can't teach an old riot grrrl new tricks. But Le Tigre's debut last year was […]

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Silo The Huskie, S/T (Cargo / Headhunter)

February 1st, 2001 · Comments Off on Silo The Huskie, S/T (Cargo / Headhunter)

Silo The Huskie S/T Cargo / Headhunter By: Eric G. The ghost of grunge looms large around Silo The Huskie. This Columbus, Ohio quartet churns through its twang-tinged rock songs with robust guitars and thick, heady percussion, sounding like an inbred mix of Neil Young, Built To Spill and Modest Mouse. The band deserves the […]

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