gullbuy music review

February 5, 2002

  • Buff Medways

    The Buff Medways

    7' / 'Til It Is Over' & 'Archive From 1959' b-w 'Medway Sadness' & 'Just Explain' / Smartguy Records

    Billy Childish has slowed down the deluge of records he used to release under various monikers to a well mannered trickle. Three of the four songs on this new EP have me excited.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • British Psychedelic Music

    Love, Peace, & Poetry: British Psychedelic Music

    CD / various / Q.D.K. Media

    Will the label be able to find any tracks we haven't heard on other comps? I can't answer that authoritatively, but I can say that I have never heard any of these tracks, and many are really strong.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Japanese Psychedelic Music

    Love, Peace, & Poetry: Japanese Psychedelic Music

    CD / various / Q.D.K. Media

    One of the things I love about Japanese music is the way it distills and concentrates Western culture into its purest form. As it does today with J-pop, so it has done in previous generations for the music of the day, in this case psychedelia.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Sonny & Cher

    Sonny & Cher

    2XCD / The Singles + / BR Music (Holland)

    Sonny & Cher were caught in the jaws of time and became square when rock and roll became extreme. On this collection you will hear many cuts that are pretty darn great.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • The Teardrops Explodes

    The Teardrop Explodes

    CD / Piano / Griffin Music

    You really can't go wrong with Teardrop Explodes. Both their LPs were great and their singles were more of the same.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Toy Dolls

    The Toy Dolls

    CD / We're Mad! The anthology / Castle Music

    In the same way that Sparks have hyper tempos, strange vocals and clever lyrics, Toy Dolls challenged the confines of skinhead punk with three punky haired players fronted by a lad named Olga who liked to write about odd situations and people he knew.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Crossover


    CD / Fantasmo / International DeeJay Gigolo Records

    Crossover are a duo from NYC that are graced with the chance to greet the world from a debut record on DJ Hell's International DeeJay Gigolo Records.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Smash TV

    Smash TV

    12' / 'I Love You Now' & 'Taste' b-w 'Flashdance' & 'Crashdown' / Bpitch Control

    About the band I know nothing, except that they are named after an old video game. About the songs - I know that they are striking.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Second Smash TV

    Smash TV

    12' / 'Rock On Boy' & 'Electronic Boy' b-w 'Errorlove' & 'Machine Entertainment' / Bpitch Control

    Smash TV tweak robotic sounds about as far as they can go while still holding form. I love Smash TV and believe that this band could be huge if more people heard them.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Solenoid


    12' / Narcissistic / Hiao Hiao Hiao Records

    Solenoid is Portland's IDM/electro maestro David Chandler (a.k.a. Office Products, Space Shrimp, and Negativland).
    [read more] ---Teresa Concepcion

  • This Heat

    This Heat

    CD / Deceit / These Records

    This record is the one I had never explored by This Heat. I remember dismissing it because it was so different from their earlier stuff.
    [read more] ---Carl

  • Tuxedomoon


    LP / Half-Mute / International DeeJay Gigolo Records

    Re-release of the first Tuxedomoon LP from 1980, which originally came out on Ralph Records (The Resident's label) in the US.
    [read more] ---Carl