- Music Reviews
- May 7, 2021
Mercy Rising (Crooked Crown Records). Review by Christopher Long.
No need to worry about offending delicate sensibilities with this playlist. We’re not talking about profanity, so just take the title at face value.
Larry “Wild Man” Fischer went from paranoid street performer to the “Godfather of Outsider Music.” Derailroaded captures the fine line between madness and art, but James Mann wonders — at what cost?
My Son the Folk Singer | My Son the Celebrity | My Son the Nut | For Swinging Livers Only! (Collector’s Choice Music). Review by Carl F Gauze.
The Essential “Weird Al” Yankovic (Legacy Recordings). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Bill Plympton offers a refreshing taste of intelligent animation to those who would be infinitely entertained by drooly dog antics.
S D Green peels back the tuxedo and gets an earful — about celebrities living in cardboard boxes, Carrot Top pooing into a trunk, and even a little bit about Hamburger‘s new album, Neil Hamburger Sings Country Winners.
Faster Than A Speeding Mullet (Flaming Mayo). Review by Lips Fresno.
Danger: Rock Science! (Hidden Agenda). Review by Ben Varkentine.
Don’t change that channel, don’t touch that dial — "Weird Al" Yankovic’s cult classic UHF has finally come to DVD! Julio Diaz picked up a copy on the way home from Spatula City…
Kudashudawuda (Plan Z). Review by Stein Haukland.
Stupid Video Game Music (Rydas). Review by Lips Fresno.
The Baroque Wind Sessions (A Simple Sense of Superiority). Review by Ian Koss.
Sapphic Delight (Smegma). Review by Bill Campbell.
Christopher R. Weingarten gets a few words with the punk rocker most hated by his own community, the "Atom" half of Atom and His Package, Adam Goren. The Package, alas, remains unavailable for comment.
A Hillbilly Tribute to AC/DC (Dualtone/Western Beat). Review by Julio Diaz.
When you’re the guitar prodigy son of a music legend, the pressure’s on before the first note is played. How does Dweezil Zappa handle the expectations of life in the shadow of musical genius Frank? By just having fun with it! Gail Worley shoots the breeze with the strangely named scion of the Zappa family.
You can’t accuse They Might Be Giants of being slackers. After more than 15 years together, the already-prolific band is releasing a boatload of music, including work on Malcolm in the Middle and their first children’s album. Julio Diaz cornered John Flansburgh during a rare moment off, and got the latest on this extremely talented — and busy! — band.
"Weird Al" Yankovic at the Bayfront Auditorium in Pensacola, FL, on October 5, 2000. Concert review and photos by Phil Bailey.