Various Artists – Burn Rubber City, Burn! Punk And The Decline Of The Mid-West 1975-80

Whatever way you look at it, 1978 was a very long time ago. And if three years is just a long time, then consider exactly what amount of musical ferment was taking place in and around the Ohio city of Akron, between the first live shows of some of the bands featured on this compilation from Soul Jazz records - The Bizarros, Chi Pig, Tin Huey and … [Read more...]

Gazer – Fake Bulbs EP

Don't let the rough finish on this EP deceive you. Fake Bulbs is a finely constructed piece of noisy rock n' roll. Gazer, a prickly, nimble rock band out of Cincinnati, Ohio, sounds like a more aggressive version of Devo crossed with a developing Young Widows or The Jesus Lizard. With flashes of punk and a hefty dose of art noise, many of these … [Read more...]