John Popper – Zygote – CD

John Popper – Zygote – CD

John Popper – Zygote – CD (A&M Records) What’s so funky about this release is that upon first listen during the MRZ staff meeting (you call it a staff meeting? – Ed.), I made the comment that it sounded like Freddy Fender. Wouldn’t...
The Paladins – Slippin’ In – CD

The Paladins – Slippin’ In – CD

The Paladins – Slippin’ In – CD (Ruf Records / Platnium Distribution) The Paladines are a three piece rock-a-billy outfit that will take you back in time to a place where greased backed hair, leopard skin apparel, and motor cycle jackets were king....
Pennywise – Straight Ahead – CD

Pennywise – Straight Ahead – CD

Pennywise – Straight Ahead – CD (Epitaph Records) Pennywise is back with their second release since the death of their bassist. This one finds PW heading back to their older sound, after their last which was more or less a memorial to their old bass...
Piz – The Zid – Cassette

Piz – The Zid – Cassette

Piz – The Zid – Cassette A Cornucopia of noises, samples, dubs, blurbs, vague movie references, clamor, hubbub, and pure pandemonium. In simple terms, a hootenanny that will make you feel like your doctor slipped Ritalin into your Pez dispenser and that...
Rose Polenzani – Anybody – CD

Rose Polenzani – Anybody – CD

Rose Polenzani – Anybody – CD (Daemon Records) The thing that kills this release is the sameness of all the songs. At first, I thought that the first tune was overly long, however when I looked at my c.d. player I saw that I had listened to the first four...
Dan Potthast – Eyeballs – CD

Dan Potthast – Eyeballs – CD

Dan Potthast – Eyeballs – CD I’m sorry but this c.d. just got on my nerves. I don’t know if it is his voice, the sameness of the songs. I think that it’s more of a combination of the two. What you basically have here is vocals and an...
Potshot – Rock’n'Roll – CD

Potshot – Rock’n'Roll – CD

Potshot – Rock’n'Roll – CD (Asian Man Records) This is a Japanese ska-punk band who sound similar to Catch 22 (who happen to be one of my favorite ska-punk bands) in style, ability and sound. However, the vocals just throw me. I just can’t get...