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New Reviews

JARV IS - Beyond The Pale

Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker is back with Jarv Is and the "alive album" Beyond The Pale, recorded at various live performances with studio vocals and overdubs …

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Bush - The Kingdom

Gavin Rossdale and Bush are back with their eighth studio album The Kingdom, their first without original drummer Robin Goodridge, the last original member besides Rossdale …

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New 90s Episode

Big Chief - Mack Avenue Skullgame

Instead of Red Hot Chili Peppers or Primus funk, Big Chief channeled 70s blaxploitation films on the 1993 album Mack Avenue Skullgame

Funk music might be most commonly associated with 1970s bands like Funkadelic, Parliament, Sly & The Family Stone, the Ohio Players and other more, but the 1990s saw their fair share of funk enthusiasts slip into the alternative mainstream. The Red Hot Chili Peppers had become an MTV staple, Primus and Faith No More explored the outer edges, while bands like the Beastie Boys, Living Colour, Infectious Grooves, and more put their own spin on the sound. In Ann Arbor, Michigan, the remnants of 80s hardcore bands the Necros, Laughing Hyenas and others formed Big Chief, whose 1991 skewed towards the alternative metal sound. That would not be the case on their 1993 follow-up, Mack Avenue Skullgame. Dubbed an "Original Soundtrack" for a movie that does not exist, the album is a faithful throwback to the 70s blaxploitation sounds of soundtracks like Shaft, Superfly, Cleopatra Jones and others. The band lays down authentic if updated funk sounds and adds the necessary vocals of Thornetta Davis to add melodic punch. But like all soundtracks, can the concept work without the imagery to go with it? Special guest: Phil Fleming - DMO Union

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New Releases

Primal Fear - Metal Commando

Thirteenth studio album by German heavy metal band

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Chris Frantz - Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina

Frantz writes about the beginnings of Talking Heads, never-before-seen photos and life on tour, down to the meals eaten and the clothes worn.

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Ben Folds - A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons

Memoir written by Ben Folds.

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Chris Cornell - Patience - Single

Unearthed cover of the Guns N' Roses ballad.

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Gone is Gone - Everything Is Wonderfall - Single

Featuring members of Mastodon, Queens Of The Stone Age and At The Drive-In.

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Hootie & The Blowfish - Imperfect Circle

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Econoline Crush - Get Out of the Way (Gold Heart) - Single

First new single in 10 years.

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VOTE: 90s Album Review - July 2020

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🎙 From the podcast archive

Alain Johannes of Eleven - Artist Interview - Part One

A discussion about the history of Eleven and his 30+ years in the music industry as a singer, guitarist and producer.

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Movie Soundtracks of the 90s - Roundtable

Where the 90s the ultimate decade for movie soundtracks? Can a great soundtrack redeem a mediocre movie?

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