- Music Reviews
- February 23, 2018
The Asylum Years (Omnivore Recordings). Review by James Mann.
Sid is dead and Nancy’s not much better in this low-res doc on the Sex Pistols and their disastrous 1978 US tour.
Recordings. (Sonic Surgery). Review by Scott Adams.
A look at the East Bay punk scene, narrated by Iggy Pop.
Beautifully designed coffee table book featuring never before seen photos, collections, and stories from the seminal post-punk band Bauhaus, curated by drummer Kevin Haskins.
Tell Me I’m Pretty (RCA Records). Review by Jen Cray.
Motobunny (Rusty Knuckles). Review by Jen Cray.
Was Led Zeppelin’s 1969 show at the Wheaton Youth Center in rural Maryland an urban legend, or just the smallest and worst prompted show of their career? Carl F Gauze discovers the truth is not that easy.
Heels Over Head ( Amulet Records). Review by James Mann.
Warrior (RCA). Review by Laura Pontillo.
The Blanco Sessions (Cow Island Music). Review by James Mann.
The Wolf You Feed (Volcom). Review by Jen Cray.
Brett Callwood’s comprehensive book on the criminally overlooked Stooges doesn’t, this time, focus completely on Iggy Pop.
Raw Power Live: In the Hands of the Fans (MVD Visual). Review by James Mann.
A fascinating look at the melding of three seemingly disparate artists during a brief period of time that resulted in some of the most influential music to come out of the Seventies.
Many have called them the first punk band. Others insist they were the first “grunge” act. Regardless of their place in rock’s family tree, The Sonics’ influence has reached as far as Nirvana and The White Stripes. Recently reunited after 40 years apart, New Year’s Eve found The Sonics playing a homecoming show. Steve Stav was there to capture all their furious glory.
Bruno MacDonald aims for a paper wiki of rock history, showing the connections that casual fans might miss, in this interesting take on the history of rock ‘n’ roll.
GG Allin, bad boy of punk rock, terrorized audiences in Boston and Seattle. You’re going to want to clean your tongue after this one.
Slash [Deluxe Edition] (EMI). Review by Joe Frietze.
The Fallen resembles Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon, trying to get at the story of The Fall by letting everyone tell their conflicting versions of the band’s true story. And by everyone, Matthew Moyer means EVERYONE.