Deep Reduction – Deep Reduction – CD

Deep Reduction – Deep Reduction – CD

Deep Reduction – Deep Reduction – CD (Get Hip Recordings) On first listen I thought of the Stooges fronted by a sedate Iggy, butmid-periodd R.E.M. keeps spring to mind as well due to the instrumentalizations. It has its moments, but overall has too much of...
Murder 1 – American Junkie – CD

Murder 1 – American Junkie – CD

Murder 1 – American Junkie – CD (Pavement Music) Yuk! There’s enough testosterone here to kill a butch buffalo. Not my cup of tea. I think they’re into Pantera and Rage Against The Machine, but I don’t think they quite achieve anything close to that...
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...
Slaves – Slaves – CD

Slaves – Slaves – CD

Slaves – Slaves – CD (Troubleman Unlimited) When I first listened to this release the first bands I thought of in order were Bauhaus, Swans and Birthday Party. It wasn’t until later that I looked at their promo sheet and saw that others have made the...