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This Blinding Light – Mountain

Dutch Savage, contributor   I am guessing this band is from Seattle? Acclaimed grunge producer Jack Endino worked with This Blinding Light to create a riff-pop sludge grunge Rock and Roll EP and it does not disappoint.   Catchy riffs and college-radio vocals smash themselves together, creating a kind of heaviness — not quite “Melvins-heavy,” but definitely producing a thickness …

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Patsy’s Pizzeria and Bar

Somewhere in New York City Asking a New Yorker where you can find the best pizza in Manhattan is a loaded question. Last month I decided to fly to New York to do just that. The New Yorker I chose to ask that question took me to a place that they very specifically said was in the “top three” of …

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RedRumsey / Teach Me Equals

Dutch Savage, contributor This record opens with what appears to be a simple acoustic track featuring former Unwound bassist Vern Rumsey (RedRumsey). Immediately after, the album shifts toward a stranger wormhole of weird. At times moody and unpredictable, this split EP takes the listener in an unlikely direction with eclectic sounds and interesting recording techniques. By the middle, we hear …

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Pervert – Touched By An Angel

This sounds like all of the other bands that sound like this. Fuzzy and fast, pseudo-monster growling, shrieking vocals stirring an audible mess. It reminds me of Spazz, and all of the other bands that sound like Spazz. My favorite song is “God Has No Dick,” as it is the shortest at a mere 18 seconds, and consists mostly of …

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Album of the Month: John Carpenter – Lost Themes II

Director John Carpenter is known for his unique take on horror and science fiction with classic films such as Halloween, Escape from New York, Big Trouble in Little China, and They Live. What many people do not realize is that the soundscape music which perfectly complimented his movies were composed by none other than Mr. Carpenter himself. Now, with last …

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Poison Idea – Confuse & Conquer

The self-proclaimed “Kings of Punk” from Portland, Oregon’s blank, blacked-out vacancies have been making loud and fast-paced, pissed-off hardcore punk rock music for over 35 years. Confuse & Conquer is the latest chapter in the P.I. saga, and in it we see the triumphant return of their late ’80s War All The Time-era guitarist Eric “The Vegetable” Olson. Songs like …

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Kurt Cobain – Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings

Despite all of the truly horrible reviews that this obviously exploitive cash cow has received prior to it’s release, It still remains a document to one of the most important musicians of the past quarter century. If anyone expects anything else from the barren vaults of Nirvanadom, they are crazy. Two of the best tracks on the disc were two …

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21 Safe Bets

In today’s gambling world, you really have to watch where you lay your money down. In America there is a lot of money being made off of people accidentally screwing up. Chances are pretty good that you too have been taken advantage of by someone with the position and tools to do so. These days, I am very careful when …

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I Hope I Don’t Die

We were truck driving just west of the Rockies, on a coast to coast tour of junky junctions and obsolescence peppered with rumored ghost houses. We came to a crossroads. One direction was labelled “Ralph Macchio,” and the other “Britney Spears.” The scarecrow wasn’t any real help. The radio transmitted a rare broadcast of the fantastic paranormal podcast radio show …

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The Savage Henry Punk Quiz

Are you punk? How punk are you? Are you a goddamn poseur (posers spell it that way)? Are you too punk to care? Great! Take the quiz and find out how punk you really are! It’s the Savage Henry Magazine Punk Quiz! 1.) Judy is a: a. Punk b. Judge c. Woman d. Jetson 2.) Iggy Pop’s real name is: …

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