"When I was listening to it Sandra asked, ‘What the fuck are you listening to?’"
ALRIGHT! #5 1994 (page 17)
CHOKEBORE review by McKinley Richard, Editor
Alright! was edited and published by McKinley Richard aka Richard McKinley aka Richie Alvarez and Super Sandra aka Sandra Rizzardi of the band JACKKNIFE.
Cover of Alright! #2 is here.
Cover of Alright #5 is here.
"When I was listening to it Sandra asked, ‘What the fuck are you listening to?’"
ALRIGHT! #5 1994 (page 17)
CHOKEBORE review by McKinley Richard, Editor
Alright! was edited and published by McKinley Richard aka Richard McKinley aka Richie Alvarez and Super Sandra aka Sandra Rizzardi of the band JACKKNIFE.
Cover of Alright! #2 is here.
Cover of Alright #5 is here.

"When I was listening to it Sandra asked, ‘What the fuck are you listening to?’"

ALRIGHT! #5 1994 (page 17)

CHOKEBORE review by McKinley Richard, Editor

  • Alright! was edited and published by McKinley Richard aka Richard McKinley aka Richie Alvarez and Super Sandra aka Sandra Rizzardi of the band JACKKNIFE.
TOTAL DESTRUCTION:
AN EVENING OF FILMS/ ELECTRIC GUITARS/ AMPS/ PEDALS/ POETRY #66/100 (cover + excerpts from page 4)
THURSTON MOORE, Editor, Curator, Rouletter  (10/25/97)
Our very own personal copy of Total Destruction, signed, with rust stains. Stored in a New Jersey shed for sixteen years and retrieved this past weekend.
The roll call is connected. 
Alice Cooper 1974
TOTAL DESTRUCTION:
AN EVENING OF FILMS/ ELECTRIC GUITARS/ AMPS/ PEDALS/ POETRY #66/100 (cover + excerpts from page 4)
THURSTON MOORE, Editor, Curator, Rouletter  (10/25/97)
Our very own personal copy of Total Destruction, signed, with rust stains. Stored in a New Jersey shed for sixteen years and retrieved this past weekend.
The roll call is connected. 
Alice Cooper 1974
TOTAL DESTRUCTION:
AN EVENING OF FILMS/ ELECTRIC GUITARS/ AMPS/ PEDALS/ POETRY #66/100 (cover + excerpts from page 4)
THURSTON MOORE, Editor, Curator, Rouletter  (10/25/97)
Our very own personal copy of Total Destruction, signed, with rust stains. Stored in a New Jersey shed for sixteen years and retrieved this past weekend.
The roll call is connected. 
Alice Cooper 1974
TOTAL DESTRUCTION:
AN EVENING OF FILMS/ ELECTRIC GUITARS/ AMPS/ PEDALS/ POETRY #66/100 (cover + excerpts from page 4)
THURSTON MOORE, Editor, Curator, Rouletter  (10/25/97)
Our very own personal copy of Total Destruction, signed, with rust stains. Stored in a New Jersey shed for sixteen years and retrieved this past weekend.
The roll call is connected. 
Alice Cooper 1974

TOTAL DESTRUCTION:

AN EVENING OF FILMS/ ELECTRIC GUITARS/ AMPS/ PEDALS/ POETRY #66/100 (cover + excerpts from page 4)

THURSTON MOORE, Editor, Curator, Rouletter  (10/25/97)

  • Our very own personal copy of Total Destruction, signed, with rust stains. Stored in a New Jersey shed for sixteen years and retrieved this past weekend.
  • The roll call is connected. 

"Peter Gutteridge is a big deal Dunedin pop icon…[with] a knack for the grayer, more repetitive side of things that we haven’t heard previously…Marty rev counterpart, maybe, except there’s no phobia towards guitars or manually played percussion if need be…"
CONFLICT #50  Fall 1989 (page xpress)
PETER GUTTERIDGE review by Gerard Cosloy, Editor
On the occasion of Gutteridge’s first ever performance in the United States of America on 9/1/14, we reblog this archival moment from  fuckinrecordreviews via Conflict 50.
Brooklyn Vegan 8/27/14: “More news, though mainly just for folks in (or visiting) NYC. Peter Gutteridge happens to be in town and has been convinced to play a show while here — his first-ever American performance. Gutteridge spent time in original line-ups of both The Clean and The Chills before starting noise-rock band Snapper in the early ’90s. In 1989, he put out a solo album, Pure, which was reissued recently by 540 Records and which he’ll be performing in full at the show. You can stream that in full below.”
Review of Pure repurposed from one of our 12/24/13 birthday party posts for GC.
Pure was reissued in 2013 on deluxe double vinyl by the Chaos In Tejas people who also have something to do with the 540 Records label. Buy it here, along with the Impalers LP.

Ken Katkin review of SNAPPER's Shotgun Blossom from 18 Wheeler #4(1991), Tom Scharpling (Editor)

"Peter Gutteridge is a big deal Dunedin pop icon…[with] a knack for the grayer, more repetitive side of things that we haven’t heard previously…Marty rev counterpart, maybe, except there’s no phobia towards guitars or manually played percussion if need be…"
CONFLICT #50  Fall 1989 (page xpress)
PETER GUTTERIDGE review by Gerard Cosloy, Editor
On the occasion of Gutteridge’s first ever performance in the United States of America on 9/1/14, we reblog this archival moment from  fuckinrecordreviews via Conflict 50.
Brooklyn Vegan 8/27/14: “More news, though mainly just for folks in (or visiting) NYC. Peter Gutteridge happens to be in town and has been convinced to play a show while here — his first-ever American performance. Gutteridge spent time in original line-ups of both The Clean and The Chills before starting noise-rock band Snapper in the early ’90s. In 1989, he put out a solo album, Pure, which was reissued recently by 540 Records and which he’ll be performing in full at the show. You can stream that in full below.”
Review of Pure repurposed from one of our 12/24/13 birthday party posts for GC.
Pure was reissued in 2013 on deluxe double vinyl by the Chaos In Tejas people who also have something to do with the 540 Records label. Buy it here, along with the Impalers LP.

Ken Katkin review of SNAPPER's Shotgun Blossom from 18 Wheeler #4(1991), Tom Scharpling (Editor)

"Peter Gutteridge is a big deal Dunedin pop icon…[with] a knack for the grayer, more repetitive side of things that we haven’t heard previously…Marty rev counterpart, maybe, except there’s no phobia towards guitars or manually played percussion if need be…"

CONFLICT #50  Fall 1989 (page xpress)

  • PETER GUTTERIDGE review by Gerard Cosloy, Editor
  • On the occasion of Gutteridge’s first ever performance in the United States of America on 9/1/14, we reblog this archival moment from  fuckinrecordreviews via Conflict 50.
  • Pure was reissued in 2013 on deluxe double vinyl by the Chaos In Tejas people who also have something to do with the 540 Records label. Buy it here, along with the Impalers LP.
"I mean, this is so cool you’ll totally forgive…Glenn Phillips for being a sideman for Hootie and the Blowfish, I SWEAR!" 
August 31, 2014 reminds us of August 31, 2013, which is when we first posted this and gave a shout out to rockscissorsgun, even though grown men and women really shouldn’t use the phrase “shout out.” Then again, grown men and women probably shouldn’t be spending discretionary time posting old zine reviews either. 
…from the archive of fuckinrecordreviews…

The Two Hundred Pound Underground No. 1  November 1996 (no page #)
Tony Rettman, Editor
HAMPTON GREASE BAND reissue review by Tony Rettman
This post is dedicated to the Nutmeg State’s best loudmouth enthusiast of worthwhile rock music at One Base On An Overthrow (aka rockscissorsgun when visiting on tumblr).
When he’s not reading the fuck out of the zine library at the Flywheel, he’s chattin’ up yesteryear’s high water marks or, more importantly, documenting gut busting happenings in the now - and the Hartford/ Easthampton/ Willimantic triangle is a lot more explosive than you might think.  Here’s a random 2011 post about RATIONAL ANIMALS called “I’ve Got Something To Say When You’re Done Talking.”
If he doesn’t send us scans of his Brushback zine, we’re gonna be sore.
"I mean, this is so cool you’ll totally forgive…Glenn Phillips for being a sideman for Hootie and the Blowfish, I SWEAR!" 
August 31, 2014 reminds us of August 31, 2013, which is when we first posted this and gave a shout out to rockscissorsgun, even though grown men and women really shouldn’t use the phrase “shout out.” Then again, grown men and women probably shouldn’t be spending discretionary time posting old zine reviews either. 
…from the archive of fuckinrecordreviews…

The Two Hundred Pound Underground No. 1  November 1996 (no page #)
Tony Rettman, Editor
HAMPTON GREASE BAND reissue review by Tony Rettman
This post is dedicated to the Nutmeg State’s best loudmouth enthusiast of worthwhile rock music at One Base On An Overthrow (aka rockscissorsgun when visiting on tumblr).
When he’s not reading the fuck out of the zine library at the Flywheel, he’s chattin’ up yesteryear’s high water marks or, more importantly, documenting gut busting happenings in the now - and the Hartford/ Easthampton/ Willimantic triangle is a lot more explosive than you might think.  Here’s a random 2011 post about RATIONAL ANIMALS called “I’ve Got Something To Say When You’re Done Talking.”
If he doesn’t send us scans of his Brushback zine, we’re gonna be sore.

"I mean, this is so cool you’ll totally forgive…Glenn Phillips for being a sideman for Hootie and the Blowfish, I SWEAR!" 

  • August 31, 2014 reminds us of August 31, 2013, which is when we first posted this and gave a shout out to rockscissorsgun, even though grown men and women really shouldn’t use the phrase “shout out.” Then again, grown men and women probably shouldn’t be spending discretionary time posting old zine reviews either. 

The Two Hundred Pound Underground No. 1  November 1996 (no page #)

Tony Rettman, Editor

HAMPTON GREASE BAND reissue review by Tony Rettman

  • When he’s not reading the fuck out of the zine library at the Flywheel, he’s chattin’ up yesteryear’s high water marks or, more importantly, documenting gut busting happenings in the now - and the Hartford/ Easthampton/ Willimantic triangle is a lot more explosive than you might think.  Here’s a random 2011 post about RATIONAL ANIMALS called I’ve Got Something To Say When You’re Done Talking.”
  • If he doesn’t send us scans of his Brushback zine, we’re gonna be sore.
"…these guys radiate a not-exactly-literate drunko-destitute vision that has plenty of room for three-titted Wilman frogs and the like."
FORCED EXPOSURE #16 1990 (page 76)
COWS review by Jimmy Johnson, Editor
The Amphetamine Reptile documentary - in which we’re told COWS feature prominently - premiered 5/31/14. It’s called The Color of Noise and maybe it’s coming to a theatre near you.
"…these guys radiate a not-exactly-literate drunko-destitute vision that has plenty of room for three-titted Wilman frogs and the like."
FORCED EXPOSURE #16 1990 (page 76)
COWS review by Jimmy Johnson, Editor
The Amphetamine Reptile documentary - in which we’re told COWS feature prominently - premiered 5/31/14. It’s called The Color of Noise and maybe it’s coming to a theatre near you.
"…these guys radiate a not-exactly-literate drunko-destitute vision that has plenty of room for three-titted Wilman frogs and the like."
FORCED EXPOSURE #16 1990 (page 76)
COWS review by Jimmy Johnson, Editor
The Amphetamine Reptile documentary - in which we’re told COWS feature prominently - premiered 5/31/14. It’s called The Color of Noise and maybe it’s coming to a theatre near you.

"…these guys radiate a not-exactly-literate drunko-destitute vision that has plenty of room for three-titted Wilman frogs and the like."

FORCED EXPOSURE #16 1990 (page 76)

COWS review by Jimmy Johnson, Editor

Let’s revisit NUMB BATS tonight.
…from the very recent archive of fuckinrecordreviews…

BEST REASON TO WRITE A FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEW TODAY!
✩NUMB BATS Gentle Horror  (self-released DL - 2014)✩
Drums/gtr/bass trio of bad seed sin from the state of 2008 presidential loser John McCain, who some might recall landing a spot on our ✩BEST REASONS TO WRITE FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEWS 2013✩ list as one half of the split cassette with Petty Things: Numb Bats that is, not John McCain, silly. Their two songs on that Rubber Brother spinner – “Angry Woman” and “Dr. Five” – were deliriously crude mess arounds rendered in agava syrup lipstick. That’s to say, weirdly great cave harmonizing somewhere between Los Cripis and Girl Trouble. 
And this? It just fuckin’ rules. While a dark psych singe characterizes the numbbats template, every slice is delirious fodder for songster fools. The strength of their desert surf psalms is potent and so much tastier than much of what gets passed off as good burgers in 2014. Has no label stepped up to release Gentle Horror on vinyl? That’s just not right. 
We’ll have so much more to say about how great NUMB BATS are in Fuckin’ Record Reviews #1: The Print Edition, coming your way during…(say it in unison)…the North American autumnal season of 2014. 
Let’s revisit NUMB BATS tonight.
…from the very recent archive of fuckinrecordreviews…

BEST REASON TO WRITE A FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEW TODAY!
✩NUMB BATS Gentle Horror  (self-released DL - 2014)✩
Drums/gtr/bass trio of bad seed sin from the state of 2008 presidential loser John McCain, who some might recall landing a spot on our ✩BEST REASONS TO WRITE FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEWS 2013✩ list as one half of the split cassette with Petty Things: Numb Bats that is, not John McCain, silly. Their two songs on that Rubber Brother spinner – “Angry Woman” and “Dr. Five” – were deliriously crude mess arounds rendered in agava syrup lipstick. That’s to say, weirdly great cave harmonizing somewhere between Los Cripis and Girl Trouble. 
And this? It just fuckin’ rules. While a dark psych singe characterizes the numbbats template, every slice is delirious fodder for songster fools. The strength of their desert surf psalms is potent and so much tastier than much of what gets passed off as good burgers in 2014. Has no label stepped up to release Gentle Horror on vinyl? That’s just not right. 
We’ll have so much more to say about how great NUMB BATS are in Fuckin’ Record Reviews #1: The Print Edition, coming your way during…(say it in unison)…the North American autumnal season of 2014. 

Let’s revisit NUMB BATS tonight.

…from the very recent archive of fuckinrecordreviews

BEST REASON TO WRITE A FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEW TODAY!

NUMB BATS Gentle Horror  (self-released DL - 2014)✩

Drums/gtr/bass trio of bad seed sin from the state of 2008 presidential loser John McCain, who some might recall landing a spot on our ✩BEST REASONS TO WRITE FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEWS 2013✩ list as one half of the split cassette with Petty Things: Numb Bats that is, not John McCain, silly. Their two songs on that Rubber Brother spinner – “Angry Woman” and “Dr. Five” – were deliriously crude mess arounds rendered in agava syrup lipstick. That’s to say, weirdly great cave harmonizing somewhere between Los Cripis and Girl Trouble. 

And this? It just fuckin’ rules. While a dark psych singe characterizes the numbbats template, every slice is delirious fodder for songster fools. The strength of their desert surf psalms is potent and so much tastier than much of what gets passed off as good burgers in 2014. Has no label stepped up to release Gentle Horror on vinyl? That’s just not right. 

45labelwhore:

Colgems Records

The faux psych rock yearn on this 7” had as much impact on the trajectory of the young Fuckin’ Record Reviews (the person) as any other, particularly during the time crushing on a girl named Jennifer (two years my senior) at the local swimming hole in 1978 (sigh). Still burns a hole: “Falling in love with you girl is just like dying.”

BEST REASON TO WRITE A FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEW TODAY!
✩ipps  Fake Tape  (self-released DL - 2014)✩
Yet another fab detonation of Arch City paisley reich ballistix: six wuzzy and rusted horseshit viking earschplittenloudenboomers sliding down a punk psych slope during the last days of summer. And look above: it sez they’ve a vinyl long player due next month! Let’s try to get out of bed for that one, shall we?  Very nice trippy quadruple exposure pic by Danielle Petrosa too, which we lifted from ipps’ Facebook page without permission. Yr thick, I’m thick, we all scream for icepicks. Looking forward to more.
Superdreamer Records of Columbus, Ohio
The visual trips of Danielle Petrosa
BEST REASON TO WRITE A FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEW TODAY!
✩ipps  Fake Tape  (self-released DL - 2014)✩
Yet another fab detonation of Arch City paisley reich ballistix: six wuzzy and rusted horseshit viking earschplittenloudenboomers sliding down a punk psych slope during the last days of summer. And look above: it sez they’ve a vinyl long player due next month! Let’s try to get out of bed for that one, shall we?  Very nice trippy quadruple exposure pic by Danielle Petrosa too, which we lifted from ipps’ Facebook page without permission. Yr thick, I’m thick, we all scream for icepicks. Looking forward to more.
Superdreamer Records of Columbus, Ohio
The visual trips of Danielle Petrosa
BEST REASON TO WRITE A FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEW TODAY!
✩ipps  Fake Tape  (self-released DL - 2014)✩
Yet another fab detonation of Arch City paisley reich ballistix: six wuzzy and rusted horseshit viking earschplittenloudenboomers sliding down a punk psych slope during the last days of summer. And look above: it sez they’ve a vinyl long player due next month! Let’s try to get out of bed for that one, shall we?  Very nice trippy quadruple exposure pic by Danielle Petrosa too, which we lifted from ipps’ Facebook page without permission. Yr thick, I’m thick, we all scream for icepicks. Looking forward to more.
Superdreamer Records of Columbus, Ohio
The visual trips of Danielle Petrosa

BEST REASON TO WRITE A FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEW TODAY!

ipps  Fake Tape  (self-released DL - 2014)✩

One year ago, fuckinrecordreviews rediscovered Executive Vice President of Motion Pictures for Condé Nast Entertainment (CNÉ) Jeremy Steckler and his reviews for Tuba Frenzy. 
fuckinrecordreviews:

TUBA FRENZY Issue #3  August 1996 (page 67)
DIE LIKE A DOG • Peter Brötzmann, William Parker, Toshinori Kondo & Hamid Drake review byJEREMY STECKLER 
TIM ROSS maintains a TUBA FRENZY website that sez “Tuba Frenzy was a sporadically published music zine that existed from 1994 to 1998.  There were four issues, and the latest one is still available.” The zine was published from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
North Carolina politics suck in 2013, as the Republican led state government is leading the USA in restricting women’s reproductive rights and voting rights. Duke University sophomore Tom Vosburgh said in the 8/28/13 Duke Chronicle, “At this point it’s almost embarrassing for me to say I’m a North Carolinian. Governor McCrory and the general assembly have taken what was for years the most progressive Southern state and turned it into a punch line on late-night television. It’s ridiculous.”  Step up and check in with the NC ACLU.
Speaking of North Carolina, the internet tells us JEREMY STECKLER appears to have attended Duke University during his tenure as writer for Tuba Frenzy. This 4/11/12 article also tells us there’s a Jeremy Steckler who attended Duke University at the same time who went on to work for Imagine and Fox Searchlight as an executive and was poached by Condé Nast Entertainment Group President Dawn Ostroff to be “executive vice president of motion pictures.”  He married Emily Dora Rogath in 2010 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, as reported in their New York Times wedding announcement here.   Good work all around Jeremy!  That is, if it is indeed the same Jeremy Steckler (and even if it isn’t). 
It’s good to know, sorta, that there may be a guy in corporate who knows who Hamid Drake is, not to mention Paul Flaherty, David S. Ware (R.I.P), Borbetomagus and F/i, all capably referenced in the review above.
As everyone knows, Peter Brötzmann, William Parker, Toshinori Kondo & Hamid Drake are titans of art in multiple domains (we’re guessing Jeremy continues to spread the fire music gospel at Condé Nast). If we’re recalling correctly, Die Like A Dog: Fragments of Music, Life and Death of Albert Ayler was the first salvo in their lives together as Die Like A Dog. 
Die Like A Dog’s four FMP albums were reissued as a box set by Jazzwerkstatt in 2007. You can buy it here. 
Jazzwerkstatt’s kataloge is available.
Issue 345 of The Wire (November 2012) included a massive feature on Peter Brötzmann by David Keenan, plus a Primer.
William Parker’s vast website is here.
This is a nice, if short, write up on Hamid Drake at Drummerworld.
Toshinori Kondo’s YouTube vids are plentiful.

(Tuba Frenzy donation courtesy Egon Schiele III)
One year ago, fuckinrecordreviews rediscovered Executive Vice President of Motion Pictures for Condé Nast Entertainment (CNÉ) Jeremy Steckler and his reviews for Tuba Frenzy. 
fuckinrecordreviews:

TUBA FRENZY Issue #3  August 1996 (page 67)
DIE LIKE A DOG • Peter Brötzmann, William Parker, Toshinori Kondo & Hamid Drake review byJEREMY STECKLER 
TIM ROSS maintains a TUBA FRENZY website that sez “Tuba Frenzy was a sporadically published music zine that existed from 1994 to 1998.  There were four issues, and the latest one is still available.” The zine was published from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
North Carolina politics suck in 2013, as the Republican led state government is leading the USA in restricting women’s reproductive rights and voting rights. Duke University sophomore Tom Vosburgh said in the 8/28/13 Duke Chronicle, “At this point it’s almost embarrassing for me to say I’m a North Carolinian. Governor McCrory and the general assembly have taken what was for years the most progressive Southern state and turned it into a punch line on late-night television. It’s ridiculous.”  Step up and check in with the NC ACLU.
Speaking of North Carolina, the internet tells us JEREMY STECKLER appears to have attended Duke University during his tenure as writer for Tuba Frenzy. This 4/11/12 article also tells us there’s a Jeremy Steckler who attended Duke University at the same time who went on to work for Imagine and Fox Searchlight as an executive and was poached by Condé Nast Entertainment Group President Dawn Ostroff to be “executive vice president of motion pictures.”  He married Emily Dora Rogath in 2010 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, as reported in their New York Times wedding announcement here.   Good work all around Jeremy!  That is, if it is indeed the same Jeremy Steckler (and even if it isn’t). 
It’s good to know, sorta, that there may be a guy in corporate who knows who Hamid Drake is, not to mention Paul Flaherty, David S. Ware (R.I.P), Borbetomagus and F/i, all capably referenced in the review above.
As everyone knows, Peter Brötzmann, William Parker, Toshinori Kondo & Hamid Drake are titans of art in multiple domains (we’re guessing Jeremy continues to spread the fire music gospel at Condé Nast). If we’re recalling correctly, Die Like A Dog: Fragments of Music, Life and Death of Albert Ayler was the first salvo in their lives together as Die Like A Dog. 
Die Like A Dog’s four FMP albums were reissued as a box set by Jazzwerkstatt in 2007. You can buy it here. 
Jazzwerkstatt’s kataloge is available.
Issue 345 of The Wire (November 2012) included a massive feature on Peter Brötzmann by David Keenan, plus a Primer.
William Parker’s vast website is here.
This is a nice, if short, write up on Hamid Drake at Drummerworld.
Toshinori Kondo’s YouTube vids are plentiful.

(Tuba Frenzy donation courtesy Egon Schiele III)

One year ago, fuckinrecordreviews rediscovered Executive Vice President of Motion Pictures for Condé Nast Entertainment (CNÉ) Jeremy Steckler and his reviews for Tuba Frenzy

fuckinrecordreviews:

TUBA FRENZY Issue #3  August 1996 (page 67)

DIE LIKE A DOG • Peter Brötzmann, William Parker, Toshinori Kondo & Hamid Drake review byJEREMY STECKLER 

  • TIM ROSS maintains a TUBA FRENZY website that sez “Tuba Frenzy was a sporadically published music zine that existed from 1994 to 1998.  There were four issues, and the latest one is still available.” The zine was published from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  • North Carolina politics suck in 2013, as the Republican led state government is leading the USA in restricting women’s reproductive rights and voting rights. Duke University sophomore Tom Vosburgh said in the 8/28/13 Duke Chronicle, “At this point it’s almost embarrassing for me to say I’m a North Carolinian. Governor McCrory and the general assembly have taken what was for years the most progressive Southern state and turned it into a punch line on late-night television. It’s ridiculous.”  Step up and check in with the NC ACLU.
  • It’s good to know, sorta, that there may be a guy in corporate who knows who Hamid Drake is, not to mention Paul Flaherty, David S. Ware (R.I.P), Borbetomagus and F/i, all capably referenced in the review above.
  • As everyone knows, Peter Brötzmann, William Parker, Toshinori Kondo & Hamid Drake are titans of art in multiple domains (we’re guessing Jeremy continues to spread the fire music gospel at Condé Nast)If we’re recalling correctly, Die Like A Dog: Fragments of Music, Life and Death of Albert Ayler was the first salvo in their lives together as Die Like A Dog
  • Die Like A Dog’s four FMP albums were reissued as a box set by Jazzwerkstatt in 2007. You can buy it here

(Tuba Frenzy donation courtesy Egon Schiele III)

Bravo to themodernistwitch, who took on that dopey Pitchfork review of the YOUNG’s Chrome Cactus two weeks ago: "I read this review of the latest Young record…this morning and was annoyed/baffled by its central conceit: that there is something called ‘record collector rock’…All of us who love music have struggled at some point with the idea that what we love is what we are in totality (it is not…). It is a tempting mirage, but it is all vapor, and to try to seal its conceit in stone via criticism is a dangerous capitulation to the branding sickness of capital."

  • …Chrome Cactus went on sale 8/24/14. It’s available from matadorrecords and everyone else and it rules just as much today as it did two weeks ago, but…

I read this review of the latest Young record (http://m.pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/19512-the-young-chrome-cactus/) this morning and was annoyed/baffled by its central conceit: that there is something called ‘record collector rock.’ As defined by said review, ‘record collector rock’ is some…