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Revisit is a series of reviews highlighting past releases that now deserve a second look.



Revisit: King Missile: Happy Hour

Revisit: King Missile: Happy Hour

Josh Goller September 16, 2013 0

John S. Hall, despite what one of his songs may assert, is not a sensitive artist. His earnest, almost childlike delivery about crass, iconoclastic or just plain absurdist subject matters led Hall’s commercial appeal

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Rediscover: Too Much Joy: Cereal Killers

Rediscover: Too Much Joy: Cereal Killers

Dan Seeger September 9, 2013 0

This is how I remember it: a March day, snowy and cold, because it is Wisconsin and it’s still winter in March (and April, and sometimes May). I’m in college, but I’ve missed classes

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The Lightning Seeds: Cloudcuckooland

The Lightning Seeds: Cloudcuckooland

Stacey Pavlick September 2, 2013 0

There’s probably a simple rights/ownership answer to the question of why certain albums aren’t available in the iTunes store, but when I couldn’t find the Lightning Seeds’ debut Cloudcuckooland (1990) there, it momentarily felt

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Revisit: Steely Dan: Gaucho

Revisit: Steely Dan: Gaucho

Nathan Kamal August 26, 2013 0

Steely Dan has never been easy to categorize, either musically or in their public image. Though ostensibly a rock band, the duo of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker have rarely indulged in the personae

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Revisit: The Jesus & Mary Chain: Darklands

Revisit: The Jesus & Mary Chain: Darklands

Darryl G. Wright August 19, 2013 0

For those excited by the raw, feedback-laden wall-of-sound of Psychocandy, the arrival of the Jesus and Mary Chain’s 1987 Janus-faced sophomore record Darklands might have come as quite a shock. The Scottish brothers William

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Revisit: Tom Waits: Heartattack and Vine

Revisit: Tom Waits: Heartattack and Vine

Cole Waterman July 29, 2013 0

The discography of Tom Waits can generally be divided into two, B.C. and A.D.-type eras — the jazz-folk barroom balladry of his first seven records on the Asylum label and the madman-making-a-carnival-out-of-a-junkyard that followed.

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Rediscover: Mr. Fingers: Introduction

Rediscover: Mr. Fingers: Introduction

Derek Staples July 22, 2013 0

As British acts like Disclosure and AlunaGeorge ignite a new collective appetite for the convergence of electropop and left-field R&B, it’s helpful to look back at the seminal work of Chicago’s Larry Heard (aka

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Rediscover: The Tamborines: Camera and Tremor

Rediscover: The Tamborines: Camera and Tremor

David Maine July 15, 2013 0

Fuzz, delay, reverb, phase shift, sustain—guitar effects, whether applied in the studio or via foot pedals, have been around for a long time now, and their number continues to grow. Most musicians use one

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Rediscover: VAST: April

Rediscover: VAST: April

Michael Merline July 8, 2013 0

VAST is Bay Area musician Jon Crosby’s project. Live performances have featured a fairly steady cast since VAST’s 1998 debut, Visual Audio Sensory Theater, but the band’s music continues to follow Crosby’s muse wherever

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Revisit: UGK: Super Tight

Revisit: UGK: Super Tight

Chaz Kangas July 1, 2013 0

The legacy of Port Author, Texas’ favorite sons UGK is one of triumph and tragedy. Marred by jail time, extensive record label red tape and the untimely death of member Pimp C in 2007,

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