"The Answers were an early incarnation of the Misunderstood…they never shoulda left California!" 
The one year anniversary of this Tim Warren by way of Kicks review posted at fuckinrecordreviews:

It’s Monday already? Aw, man. Let’s rip it and bum out at the same time. We’re all folk punks, ain’t we? 
KICKS #4 1985 (page 54), Billy Miller & Miriam Linna, Editors
The ANSWERS review by TIM WARREN
Yes, Tim Warren of Crypt Records.
The Answers’ "Fool Turn Around" (1965) turned up onTeenage Shutdown Vol. 5: Nobody To Love in 1998.
Mike Stax felt differently about Glenn Ross Campbell and the Misunderstood, exhaustively profiling him and the band in Ugly Things #22.

 
"The Answers were an early incarnation of the Misunderstood…they never shoulda left California!" 
The one year anniversary of this Tim Warren by way of Kicks review posted at fuckinrecordreviews:

It’s Monday already? Aw, man. Let’s rip it and bum out at the same time. We’re all folk punks, ain’t we? 
KICKS #4 1985 (page 54), Billy Miller & Miriam Linna, Editors
The ANSWERS review by TIM WARREN
Yes, Tim Warren of Crypt Records.
The Answers’ "Fool Turn Around" (1965) turned up onTeenage Shutdown Vol. 5: Nobody To Love in 1998.
Mike Stax felt differently about Glenn Ross Campbell and the Misunderstood, exhaustively profiling him and the band in Ugly Things #22.

 

"The Answers were an early incarnation of the Misunderstood…they never shoulda left California!" 

The one year anniversary of this Tim Warren by way of Kicks review posted at fuckinrecordreviews:

It’s Monday already? Aw, man. Let’s rip it and bum out at the same time. We’re all folk punks, ain’t we? 

KICKS #4 1985 (page 54), Billy Miller & Miriam Linna, Editors

The ANSWERS review by TIM WARREN

  • The Answers’ "Fool Turn Around" (1965) turned up onTeenage Shutdown Vol. 5: Nobody To Love in 1998.
  • Mike Stax felt differently about Glenn Ross Campbell and the Misunderstood, exhaustively profiling him and the band in Ugly Things #22.

 

BEST REASON TO WRITE A FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEW TODAY…

✩ RENÉ MARGRAFF phasen cd (Home Normal, JP - 2014)✩

It may be 90 degrees and as humid as a sock today, but we know the autumnal season is about to descend upon the northern hemisphere. So we prepare with Margraff’s wash of icy hollows and barren vistas: clicks, whirrs, silence and space. He weaves it together compellingly and there’s no voice, which is deeply satisfying when no voice is desired. 

"Often sounding as close to Aqualung era Tull doing “I Melt With You”… this is obviously a record that does not benefit from comparisons.”  
LOWLIFE 16 1989 (page 31)
HEADLESS CHICKENS review by GLEN THRASHER, Editor
Glen Thrasher at the blogspot
"Often sounding as close to Aqualung era Tull doing “I Melt With You”… this is obviously a record that does not benefit from comparisons.”  
LOWLIFE 16 1989 (page 31)
HEADLESS CHICKENS review by GLEN THRASHER, Editor
Glen Thrasher at the blogspot
"Often sounding as close to Aqualung era Tull doing “I Melt With You”… this is obviously a record that does not benefit from comparisons.”  
LOWLIFE 16 1989 (page 31)
HEADLESS CHICKENS review by GLEN THRASHER, Editor
Glen Thrasher at the blogspot

"Often sounding as close to Aqualung era Tull doing “I Melt With You”… this is obviously a record that does not benefit from comparisons.”  

LOWLIFE 16 1989 (page 31)

HEADLESS CHICKENS review by GLEN THRASHER, Editor

"…this trio is descended from David S. Ware’s current working unit…Shipp…can lash out w/ Taylor-ish single note breaks ending in clotted fist clusters, he can meander around angularly while flexing like a post-Coltrane version of Lennie Tristano…and he may well turn out to be of the ’90s bright lights."
FORCED EXPOSURE #18 1993 (page 95) JIMMY JOHNSON, Editor
MATTHEW SHIPP review by BYRON COLEY
Snap of Matthew Shipp from the flawless AUM FIDELITY, helmed with love by Steve Joerg
There are presently nine Matthew Shipp items listed at Forced Exposure; all but one is in stock.
Forced Exposure #18 is in stock at Forced Exposure for only $5!
Byron Coley’s Dating Tips For Touring Bands LP (Hot Cars Warp - 2013) is also in stock at Forced Exposure. It was our #1 Best Reason To Write A Fuckin’ Record Review in 2013!
To say that Matthew Shipp has been a bright light in the 21 years since the review above is an understatement.  HIs discography is vast. Shipp’s most recent release (9/9/14) under his name as leader is I’ve Been to Many Places on Relative Pitch Records.  
Matthew Shipp
"…this trio is descended from David S. Ware’s current working unit…Shipp…can lash out w/ Taylor-ish single note breaks ending in clotted fist clusters, he can meander around angularly while flexing like a post-Coltrane version of Lennie Tristano…and he may well turn out to be of the ’90s bright lights."
FORCED EXPOSURE #18 1993 (page 95) JIMMY JOHNSON, Editor
MATTHEW SHIPP review by BYRON COLEY
Snap of Matthew Shipp from the flawless AUM FIDELITY, helmed with love by Steve Joerg
There are presently nine Matthew Shipp items listed at Forced Exposure; all but one is in stock.
Forced Exposure #18 is in stock at Forced Exposure for only $5!
Byron Coley’s Dating Tips For Touring Bands LP (Hot Cars Warp - 2013) is also in stock at Forced Exposure. It was our #1 Best Reason To Write A Fuckin’ Record Review in 2013!
To say that Matthew Shipp has been a bright light in the 21 years since the review above is an understatement.  HIs discography is vast. Shipp’s most recent release (9/9/14) under his name as leader is I’ve Been to Many Places on Relative Pitch Records.  
Matthew Shipp

"…this trio is descended from David S. Ware’s current working unit…Shipp…can lash out w/ Taylor-ish single note breaks ending in clotted fist clusters, he can meander around angularly while flexing like a post-Coltrane version of Lennie Tristano…and he may well turn out to be of the ’90s bright lights."

FORCED EXPOSURE #18 1993 (page 95) JIMMY JOHNSON, Editor

MATTHEW SHIPP review by BYRON COLEY

  • Snap of Matthew Shipp from the flawless AUM FIDELITY, helmed with love by Steve Joerg
KRAYNICK VS. KRAMER from our defunct Letter to a Fanzine Friday feature that was all the rage in 2013…
fuckinrecordreviews:

LETTER TO A FANZINE FRIDAY!
DAMP #6 Winter 1991 (no page #), Kevin Kraynick, Editor
Kramer vs Kraynick
We wrote about Mark Kramer and the fate of Shimmy Disc on 8/27/13, via Tim Adams’ The Pope.
KRAYNICK VS. KRAMER from our defunct Letter to a Fanzine Friday feature that was all the rage in 2013…
fuckinrecordreviews:

LETTER TO A FANZINE FRIDAY!
DAMP #6 Winter 1991 (no page #), Kevin Kraynick, Editor
Kramer vs Kraynick
We wrote about Mark Kramer and the fate of Shimmy Disc on 8/27/13, via Tim Adams’ The Pope.

KRAYNICK VS. KRAMER from our defunct Letter to a Fanzine Friday feature that was all the rage in 2013…

fuckinrecordreviews:

LETTER TO A FANZINE FRIDAY!

DAMP #6 Winter 1991 (no page #), Kevin Kraynick, Editor

  • Kramer vs Kraynick

rockscissorsgun:

The Pontiac Brothers, “She Knows It”

Fiesta En La Biblioteca (Frontier, 1986)

Ward Dotson, post-Gun Club and pre-Liquor Giants (who’re fabulous)

"This is either the Pontiac Brothers’ second or third album or second and a half (depending upon how you count "Doll Hut"), but there’s no question that this is one of the best straight-up rock albums ever to come out of the 80’s, period. Actually, with most people it wasn’t all that easy a question, which was kinda too bad, so "Fiesta En La Biblioteca" sorta fell by the wayside; but by then Frontier was already making millions off Suicidal Tendencies, so what’s one more record that didn’t sell?" - One Base on an Overthrow, 11/24/08

"The mere idea of a 17-minute, ten person Gastr del Sol piece is enough to make my head hurt…I’ll admit that I’m kind of at a loss for analysis/reference points."  
TUBA FRENZY #2 Summer/Fall 1995 (page 12)
GASTR del SOL review by TIM ROSS, Editor
Tim Ross’ GdS review is part of a larger interview he conducted with David Grubbs in 1995, which we hope to be posting some time in the next 20-30 years.
Gastr del Sol was Grubbs and Jim O’Rourke, although there were many and varied members passing through from 1993-1998. 
Linking through to the activities of Grubbs and O’Rourke is time well spent, but time ain’t on our side and it is late.  You may want to start at the Drag City site and go from there.
Fuckin’ Record Reviews has featured the work of a young Dr. Grubbs via his teen spleen sheen in Hit The Trail. Google sez we have at least four posts from Hit The Trail, including Grubbs’ 1983/1984 reviews of Black Flag, Jerry’s Kids and Naked Raygun, and one from Robert Nedelkoff about Rocket From The Tombs! Holla to him at Brooklyn College.
Thanks to Rob G for the scan "The mere idea of a 17-minute, ten person Gastr del Sol piece is enough to make my head hurt…I’ll admit that I’m kind of at a loss for analysis/reference points."  
TUBA FRENZY #2 Summer/Fall 1995 (page 12)
GASTR del SOL review by TIM ROSS, Editor
Tim Ross’ GdS review is part of a larger interview he conducted with David Grubbs in 1995, which we hope to be posting some time in the next 20-30 years.
Gastr del Sol was Grubbs and Jim O’Rourke, although there were many and varied members passing through from 1993-1998. 
Linking through to the activities of Grubbs and O’Rourke is time well spent, but time ain’t on our side and it is late.  You may want to start at the Drag City site and go from there.
Fuckin’ Record Reviews has featured the work of a young Dr. Grubbs via his teen spleen sheen in Hit The Trail. Google sez we have at least four posts from Hit The Trail, including Grubbs’ 1983/1984 reviews of Black Flag, Jerry’s Kids and Naked Raygun, and one from Robert Nedelkoff about Rocket From The Tombs! Holla to him at Brooklyn College.
Thanks to Rob G for the scan

"The mere idea of a 17-minute, ten person Gastr del Sol piece is enough to make my head hurt…I’ll admit that I’m kind of at a loss for analysis/reference points."  

TUBA FRENZY #2 Summer/Fall 1995 (page 12)

GASTR del SOL review by TIM ROSS, Editor

  • Tim Ross’ GdS review is part of a larger interview he conducted with David Grubbs in 1995, which we hope to be posting some time in the next 20-30 years.
  • Gastr del Sol was Grubbs and Jim O’Rourke, although there were many and varied members passing through from 1993-1998. 

Thanks to Rob G for the scan

The BEST REASON TO WRITE A FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEW on 8/30/14!

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

We said: “…rusted horseshit viking earschplittenloudenboomers sliding down a punk psych slope during the last days of summer.”

belakoe said:

Ipps kicking ass.

"I’m way high & gettin’ gnarly on a punk rock vibe after watching Gaunt…" 
It’s been one whole year since we posted this 1993 GAUNT review by the man known to others as Jay Hinman. He’s probably exacto knife deep in edits for Dynamite Hemorrhage #2 right now, which looks like it’s gonna be a monster. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, there’s archival Hinman to wade through at…
fuckinrecordreviews:

SUPERDOPE Issue #6  November 1993 
Gaunt review by Jay Hinman
Looking for an awesome TODAY podcast by a guy talking into the mic on his home computer? Look no further than Jay Hinman at Dynamite Hemorrhage - most recent podcast 9/25/13! 
"I’m way high & gettin’ gnarly on a punk rock vibe after watching Gaunt…" 
It’s been one whole year since we posted this 1993 GAUNT review by the man known to others as Jay Hinman. He’s probably exacto knife deep in edits for Dynamite Hemorrhage #2 right now, which looks like it’s gonna be a monster. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, there’s archival Hinman to wade through at…
fuckinrecordreviews:

SUPERDOPE Issue #6  November 1993 
Gaunt review by Jay Hinman
Looking for an awesome TODAY podcast by a guy talking into the mic on his home computer? Look no further than Jay Hinman at Dynamite Hemorrhage - most recent podcast 9/25/13! 
"I’m way high & gettin’ gnarly on a punk rock vibe after watching Gaunt…" 
It’s been one whole year since we posted this 1993 GAUNT review by the man known to others as Jay Hinman. He’s probably exacto knife deep in edits for Dynamite Hemorrhage #2 right now, which looks like it’s gonna be a monster. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, there’s archival Hinman to wade through at…
fuckinrecordreviews:

SUPERDOPE Issue #6  November 1993 
Gaunt review by Jay Hinman
Looking for an awesome TODAY podcast by a guy talking into the mic on his home computer? Look no further than Jay Hinman at Dynamite Hemorrhage - most recent podcast 9/25/13! 
  • "I’m way high & gettin’ gnarly on a punk rock vibe after watching Gaunt…" 

SUPERDOPE Issue #6  November 1993 

Gaunt review by Jay Hinman