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Reviews of releases for 1997

Il Segno del Comando - Il Segno del Comando

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Late last year Black Widow Records reissued Il Segno del Comando’s debut self-titled album. The reissue contains the entire album plus the bonus track “Magia Postuma.” I guess...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2020-07-21)

Rascal Reporters - We're God

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Listening to the 1980 album of Rascal Reporters after such a long time is a fascinating glimpse into the beginnings of a weird and (usually) wonderful musical world populated by exactly one band....

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-06-20)

Lucifer Was - Underground and Beyond

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Lucifer Was is a cult proto-metal band from Norway that formed in 1970 in Oslo. They lasted until 1975, gigging at local venues and some festivals, but never got a recording contract. They were on...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2020-05-28)

My Favorite Martian - Martian Chronicles, Los Angeles 1990's

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In the annals of American garage rock, My Favorite Martian is an interesting footnote, and this archival release serves to illuminate a little-known corner that deserves to be remembered. Al Bloch...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-04-20)

Quad - Quad

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Quad was the solo project by Gary Ramon of Sun Dial. He recorded this self-titled album in 1997. Now 20 years later Sulatron Records has reissued this disc. Quad contains three long...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2019-01-27)

Discipline - Unfolded Like Staircase

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The last time I played this CD wasn't too long ago, around the time the band's long awaited (and fantastic) To Shatter All Accord came out. Unfolded Like Staircase is...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-08-03)

Miles Davis - Live-Evil

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McLatchey's Second Tier

Sporting another brilliant Mati Klarwein gatefold, this is another of the great electric Miles albums and the one where Hermeto Pascoal's short...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-11-10)

Mormos - Great Wall of China & The Magic Spell of Mother's Wrath

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In some ways, Mormos can be seen as an American equivalent to the Incredible String Band. They have a similarly free-wheeling take on folk music, infusing it with flower-power enthusiasm and...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2016-07-11)

Legendary Pink Dots - Ancient Daze

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Since forming in the early 80s, The Legendary Pink Dots have been quite prolific in their recorded output of 60+ releases. Initially they were part of the cassette culture releasing quite a few...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-05-05)
 

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