Canned Heat – Boogie 2000 – CD

Canned Heat – Boogie 2000 – CD

Canned Heat – Boogie 2000 – CD (Ruf Records) This band has been around since 1966 and has a staple for those living the Dead, Phish, Widespread Panic circuit. The latest release contains muted blues-rock-country music with some good guitar work, good...
The Frogs – Bananimals – CD

The Frogs – Bananimals – CD

The Frogs – Bananimals – CD (4 Alarm Records) I saw this band at Canal Street a few years back. Not only did they suck, but the guys acted like assholes. Quirkiness in the lyrics and vocals that is fun for about two seconds, well maybe not even that long....
I.C.U. – Mad Truth – CD

I.C.U. – Mad Truth – CD

I.C.U. – Mad Truth – CD (Radical Records) The first track made me think of Live Skull slowed down a bit. They have a very “Homestead” sound to them, which I personally think was one of the best labels of the 80’s. On the cover they also have a...
Mutiny – Rum Rebellion – CD

Mutiny – Rum Rebellion – CD

Mutiny – Rum Rebellion – CD (Hells Ditch) “Rum Rebellion” by Mutiny is the debut album on Hellís Ditch Records. Mutiny is a very playful band. They dabble in everything from beer swigging Irish style music, to English sea-faring choruses, to Australian...
Pretty Things – Parachute – CD

Pretty Things – Parachute – CD

Pretty Things – Parachute – CD (Snapper Music) The Pretty Things were a garage band in the mid-sixties from England in the same league as the Kinks, Rolling Stones, and the Yardbirds. They never obtained the same prestige as the other garage bands, but in...
Solar Twins – Solar Twins – CD

Solar Twins – Solar Twins – CD

Solar Twins – Solar Twins – CD (Maverick Records) No sooner than I tell someone that Maverick Records puts out nothing but good releases, Grog hands me Solar Twins to review. To put it in a nutshell, this band sucks. It’s nothing more than...
Tej Leo – Rx / Pharmacists – CD

Tej Leo – Rx / Pharmacists – CD

Tej Leo – Rx / Pharmacists – CD (Gern Blandsten Records) This c.d. is weirder than the title. I know that this is supposed to be an experimental piece of artwork. However, it’s a horrible piece of artwork. When there is actually singing, it’s...