Record Reviews

trance mission

kevin: uh, i dunno. i like it. but, like, i bought it. it's like, whatsername plays the oboe and stuff. it's billed as dance music, but i dunno if it is...
derek: not this one.
kevin: the back looks like the cover to..uh..chuck d - what band is he in?
derek: heh heh heh. oh - fear of a black planet?
kevin: yeh, it looks like the back of fear of a black planet. hey, miss whacky, you haven't said JACK
kevin: they're playing all these wierd instruments. they've got animal horns.
kevin: blah blah blah didgerdu blah blah HEY SHUDDUP...
kevin: this is an amazingly long song.
derek: what?
derek: er.....
kevin: should we move on?

In Utero

derek: the people who live below me play this really loud. just the one song...
kevin: there's this guy, there's this guy, no, there's this woman who says this her boyfriend.
derek: my neighbour's like "rape me"
kevin: it's not, like, an endorsement of rape.
kevin: (whinnies like a horse)
derek: rolling stone gave it, like four stars. they said kurt cobain is the next john lennon
kevin: shee-yah!
derek: saw them at the warfield. they were pretty good, i didn't pay much attention to them.
jane: ...
kevin: (something about sonic youth)
derek: ...early 1983...
kevin: i like that line "i wish i could eat your cancer"
kevin: hey listen...
derek: he he hee
kevin: I thought they were saying "hey, wayne, i've got a bill to pay"
kevin: it's cool, because he's like, wearing a flipper shirt.
derek: lemme see
kevin and derek: beep beep
kevin: who's frances farmer? they thank mudhoney. and r.e.m. courtney love is now courtney love-cobain
jane:...i'm going to bed.

Cowgirls and Western Stars 7"

kevin: So this is the cowgirl side, I guess.
derek: What should I know about this band
kevin: It's got Carrie From Ed's Redeeming Qualities, I think there are two people from ERQ in this band
derek: They thank them on the back
yary: It definitely has a country western influence
kevin: They're part of the whole country western, umm... thing
derek: I hear that is really big nowadays. This is Indie-country, that whole underground country thing
kevin: They're trying to be funny
yary: I miss the humor
kevin: I think the other side is funnier Hey! they live near me.
yary: Makes me wanna line dance
derek: This one sounds even more country
kevin: I thought it was supposed to sound country. That was the point.
(kevin fixes the speaker, so now it's in stereo)
yary: In addition to the usual guitars they've got the fiddle and the banjo-ukejele.
derek: This one is funnier, I guess. I didn't really listen to the words on the first one.

Dieselhed 7"

kevin: They're so cool.
yary: They play all the time. This doesn't sound like the Dieselhed I'm used to. It used to be more appalachian. They're usually more faux-appalacian, which is good but still faux.
kevin: Hey they live near me too! (Kevin flips record)
yary: They have a new disc.
kevin: Really?!? I'll get it.
derek: I like this better than the buckets.
kevin: Have you heard them before? They remind me of Wimp Factor 14.
yary: I think they have different sensibilities
kevin: They're like Wimp Factor 14 with the attitude of The Feral Family.
yary: WF14 has broken up.
kevin: oh, that sucks.

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