Bastille – Bad Blood – CD

Bastille – Bad Blood – CD

Bastille – Bad Blood – CD (Virgin Records) Like many others I became aware of Bastille due to their infectious hit “Pompeii” with its great driving rhythm, haunting vocal lines and unique instrumentation structure. As I dug deeper into this indie electronic...
Bela – ‘Til Summer Ends – CD

Bela – ‘Til Summer Ends – CD

Bela – ‘Til Summer Ends – CD (Mother West) I’ve been listening to this CD for hours on end trying to figure out who they remind me of and it just hit me. They are a way mellower The Dream Academy. Remember the band that did that song Life in a...
Blue Spark – Transmitter – CD

Blue Spark – Transmitter – CD

Blue Spark – Transmitter – CD (Goodink Records) Another great cow punk release for me to review for this issue of MR. This band has a more rockin’ sound as compared to the other cow punk releases we’ve received. I also loved the use of the...
Beefcake – My Dominatrix – 7″

Beefcake – My Dominatrix – 7″

Beefcake – My Dominatrix – 7″ (GFY Records) Beefcake. BEEFCAKE!!! The four great songs by this snot punk quartet spank you around like a red headed stepchild. The songs are about things that make the world such a great place to live; getting laid...
Blondie – Blondie Live – CD

Blondie – Blondie Live – CD

Blondie – Blondie Live – CD (Beyond Records / BMG) Blondie’s “Live” was recorded during several dates on their 98/99 tour and features 17 tracks that span Blondie’s history from X-Offender to Maria . During the 70’s and 80’s, Blondie...
Big Bubba – Big Bubba – CD

Big Bubba – Big Bubba – CD

Big Bubba – Big Bubba – CD (Smart Ass Records) The only way to truly enjoy Big Bubba is with a Billy Beer, pork grinds, and an old issue of “Mad” magazine. Big Bubba’s music is loud, fast and sloppy. Lots of cussing kiddies for the extra...
Blue Man Group – Audio – CD

Blue Man Group – Audio – CD

Blue Man Group – Audio – CD (Virgin Records) I remember seeing the Blue Man Group on television in the early ‘90s. From what I remember, three bald and blue characters entered a stage with metal oil barrels strapped to their feet and did a percussive...
Blue Taxi – Ridin’ Shotgun – CD

Blue Taxi – Ridin’ Shotgun – CD

Blue Taxi – Ridin’ Shotgun – CD (Mudpuppie Records) I gotta admit that I have a weakness for good blues. The kind you’d hear in a little, out-of-the-way club on a cross-country trip. The kind that nameless bands play for nameless audiences....