Alcohol Induced Realities

(Originally appeared in Mutant Renegade Zine #12, Fall 1999) For several years of my life, I drank and went clubbing three to four times a week. I had tons and tons of friends who loved to get drunk with me, dance until dawn, and get up in just enough time to report...
Bugatti Type 35 – Ride – 7″

Bugatti Type 35 – Ride – 7″

Bugatti Type 35 – Ride – 7″ (Speakeasy Records) This is a live recording of two of their songs taken from a studio appearance at WORT (great Madison, WI radio station). This is more of Bugatti Type 35′s slow, enthralling, emotionally charged...
Diesel Boy – Sofa King Cool – CD

Diesel Boy – Sofa King Cool – CD

Diesel Boy – Sofa King Cool – CD (Honest Don’s) This sounds like frat boy punk-pop. The thing that saves them in my eyes is the clever lyrics. From the Used Bin rips on many popular alt-rock bands and Literary Love Song is extremely clever with its...
Grade – Under the Radar – CD

Grade – Under the Radar – CD

Grade – Under the Radar – CD (Victory Records) This is a fairly hard and heavy band with an overall hardcore / emo feel to their music. The vocals hit into the hardcore scream mode at times, but primarily there is an overall gruff sound that fits the...
V/A – Essential Blues – 3CD

V/A – Essential Blues – 3CD

V/A – Essential Blues – 3CD (House of Blues) Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, Bobby Bland, Little Walter, Junior Wells, Robert Cray, Robert Ward, Jimmy Reed, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Taj Mahal, they are all on this killer blues c.d. put out by the fine folks at...