The Stepford Five – Mesh – CD

The Stepford Five – Mesh – CD

The Stepford Five – Mesh – CD The production is sparse – not lo-fi, but not exactly Backstreet Boys, either. The songs are rock-pop-punky, with distorted guitars, crunchy bass lines and steady beats. Occassionally, a tasty guitar solo creeps through,...
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....
Fu Manchu – King of the Road – CD

Fu Manchu – King of the Road – CD

Fu Manchu – King of the Road – CD (Mammoth Records) Two words: desert metal. Good stuff for in the car. Fu Manchu create hard rock California skater style. The album reminds me a little bit of Monster Magnet’s “Powertrip.” - Fibi Mutant...