gullbuy music review

June 10, 2003

  • Beachbuggy

    title:: Killer-B
    label:: Poptones

    More of the Fall-meets-Pixies sort of rock that one expects from these guys. While there's no big stylistic leap on this, their third full-length, I think their material has gotten tighter and more focused. The impeccable production is once again courtesy of Steve Albini.

    Apparently they've already garnered some mainstream airplay in their native England with Killer Bee. Could 2003 *finally* be Beachbuggy's year?

  • How to Kill the DJ (sampler)

    various artists
    label:: Tigersushi

    I was somewhat skeptical and mighty curious at the same time when I saw the 12 inch single sampler from the How To Kill The DJ compilation on Tigersushi Records. I knew that Tigersushi Records was a great label but the fact the sample had two versions of a Ministry song from 1983 and a version of a Soft Cell song from 1982, sort of left me skeptical.

    All skepticism disappeared as soon as I put this vinyl sampler on the turntable. Any and all of these tracks would sound great in a mix.

  • Pussycat Trash

    title:: The Brat Years: 1992 - 1995
    label:: Troubleman Unlimited

    The Brat Years compiles every thing released by Pussycat Trash between 1992 and 1995 including single sides, compilation tracks and their sole album. Thanks to Troubleman Unlimited, those who weren't there for the first go round, can now get it all in one fell swoop on one 70 plus minute cd.

    Pussycat Trash got it right by putting out a few singles and an album and moving onto other projects.