Archive for category: Classics: Music

Flush the Fashion • Alice Cooper

Released April 28, 1980
With Flush the Fashion, Alice Cooper reinvented himself and his music, embracing a punk and electronic edge.

“The use of electronic sounds is being used to explore the themes of duplicating people, the dangers of emerging technology for society. This hidden dark edge is pure Alice and while the public may have been thrown off by the slick sound of this single, the blackness was still there.”

The Trinity Session • Cowboy Junkies

Released November 15, 1988
The Trinity Session, the Cowboy Junkies’ second album, launched the band into the mainstream and ushered in the alternative country movement.

“The sound was raw, according to the band, no mixing, no editing, no overdubbing was used, what you hear is what you get. In single takes and in a few short days, they created one of the iconic albums of a new alt sound.”

The “Chirping” Crickets • Buddy Holly & The Crickets

Released November 27, 1957
A classic from the first wave of rock ‘n’ roll, The “Chirping” Crickets by Buddy Holly & The Crickets defines an era.

“Outside a couple of weaker ballads, this album stands strong on every track. Rock ‘n’ roll was in its infancy when the band cut this record and even by 1957, Holly and the band had abandoned their country roots completely and fully embraced this new sound.”

What’s Up With the Kids • Limp Wrist

Released 2001
The debut 7″ from Limp Wrist, What’s Up With the Kids, remains the hardest, meanest, most revolutionary five minutes in American queercore.

“This quartet of hardcore punks raises the Rainbow flag in a battle cry, a call to arms for all the brothers who reject the pretty boys and the fashion for which they stand.”

For Those About To Suck Cock … We Salute You EP • Pansy Division

Released August, 1996
A fitting tribute to the metal gods of old, and a powerful cry against laws that criminalized gay sex.

“Pansy Division have delivered a fitting tribute to the metal gods of old and the long-haired ten percenters who love their heavy sound.”

Is This Desire? • PJ Harvey

Released September 28, 1998
PJ Harvey’s fourth studio album stands as a peak in a remarkable career.

“The album that emerged marked a conscious effort to focus on story in her work and also marked the first time Polly was confident enough to publish her lyrics in the album’s booklet.”

Teenage Jesus And The Jerks • Teenage Jesus And The Jerks

Released 1979
Teenage Jesus and the Jerks’ self titled 1979 EP broke new ground on what was and wasn’t music.

“This was violent, abrasive, a primal scream in the face of the dying original punk scene and a fuck you to the artsy arrogant post-punk movement that was beginning to spawn. “

Dookie • Green Day

Released February 1, 1994.
Green Day. Dookie. A loud, rock ‘n’ roll pop record that flew in the face of the seriousness of grunge & alternative & was just fun.

“When this album came out in 1994, grunge was still king and this album tore it down and left it to stagger along with a noticeable limp.”

That’s What The Obituary Said/Ten Suicides • Mike IX & the Southern Nihilism Front

Released October 6, 2009
That’s What The Obituary Said, Mike IX. This is a voice from the fringes of American society, & a vision of the outsider experience.

“Featuring Mike IX’s haunting vocals backed with ambient and harsh noise, this limited edition seven-inch record offers a savage glimpse into the mind of this New Orleans native..”

Nothing Sacred • David Allan Coe

Released January 8, 1978
Nothing Sacred is base and extremely vulgar, but if you like the films of John Waters or the literature of William S. Burroughs, give it a try.

“Singing freely about slutty women, mountains of cocaine, and sticking a middle finger to moral crusaders everywhere, this is the perfect album to spin when you feel the squeeze of the religious right and political correctness on your nuts.”