gullbuy music review

Febraury 18, 2003

  • The 5, 6, 7, 8s

    title:: Teenage Mojo Workout
    label:: Timebomb Records

    The's are a Japanese all-girl trio who have only released a dozen or so singles and EPs and two full-length albums since they started out in 1986.

    The sound is ragged rock firmly rooted in the '50s and '60s. Leader Ronnie's voice has gotten rougher with time. This disc is a high-energy party album.

  • Human Instinct

    title:: Singles 1966-1971
    label:: Ascension

    The Human Instinct were a mid to late 1960s rock band from New Zealand.

    With a supreme love for all things British, in 1966 the Human Instinct went to the UK to try their hand at being the next big hitmakers with mixed results.

  • Mutamassik

    title:: War Booty
    label:: Soot

    Mutamassik (Arabic for "stronghold") is based out of Brooklyn, but is Egyptian in origin.

    This 12" is Mutamassik's first as far as I can tell; her only other appearances have been on compilations and in collaborations with the likes of Arto Lindsay.

  • The Outsiders

    title:: Strange Things are Happening - the complete singles 1965 - 1969
    label:: RPM

    The Outsiders were without a doubt the most prolific and exciting band from a non-English speaking country to come out of the 1960s.

    It's great to see that this Dutch band are finally getting their due with this much needed compilation which collects every single (A + B sides both) they recorded between 1965 and 1969.

  • Swimmingpool

    title:: Anything That Doesn't Move
    label:: Combination Records

    Swimmingpool is a collaboration between Michael Scheibenreiter (Phoneheads)and Stefan Schwander (Antonelli electr.).

    The sound is clean tech-house with imagination and a feeling of spaciousness.