June 11, 2002
The Bad Examples
CD / Profis Like Us / Ata Tak
Deceptively simple and minimal, but certainly in line with dub culture, the Bad Examples give us a cd of mysterious power.
[read more] ---Patrick Randsl
The Buff Medways
CD / Steady The Buffs / Transcopic
While at first listen 'Steady the Buffs' seems a bit toned down compared to 'This is This,' be assured that the Buff Medways can still rock harder than most stuff masquerading as garage-influenced rock-n-roll these days.
[read more] ---Andrew Culler
CD / Expander / Bungalow
I'm no big Mina fan by a long shot, but when Carl asked me to review this cd, my curiosity was perked by the Mina remix concept. When I gave this disc a listen I was mighty happen to be the one writing the review.
[read more] ---Patrick Rands
CD / Pink Pistachio Candy / One plus Two Records
The band I knew as a fun yet somewhat sloppy '60s Beat-influenced Japanese girl group (quartet to be precise), has become a considerably more polished trio (with a male drummer, no less). The '60s pop influence is still there, but they don't really rock like they used to.
[read more] ---Peter Ledebur