Andrew Marcus

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  • 10 years ago

    If we're all caught under the penny loafer of Christian fascism sometime soon, the Thermals' vision of a hectic dash for the Canadian border, pursued by evangelical thought police, will be vindicated. As it is, The Body, The Blood, The Machine com...

  • 10 years ago

    If our culture survives long enough for Devo to get its due, the HBO biopic will open with a hectic re-creation of the May 4, 1970, Kent State University shootings, in which the Ohio National Guard killed four anti-war protesters. Then: Cut to an ...

  • 10 years ago

    Faux spookiness of the Count Floyd/Count Chocula variety is everywhere; just turn on MTV2, or head to your local counterculture shlock shop for a dose of unintentionally hilarious "goth" aesthetics. But for 25 years, the London-via-Amsterdam band ...

  • 10 years ago

    Melody, heart and--for lack of a term as concise--balls; together, these qualities mark the best Midwestern bands, from Rockford's Cheap Trick, to Minneapolis' Replacements and Hüsker Dü, to Milwaukee's Modern Machines. Say who? Modern M...

  • 10 years ago

    On their eponymous debut, the Futureheads played like there was no future. Everything they had they threw into that recording studio and, as a result, the album is proof of the dangers of indie-mod excess, artsy punks with a clever sense of humor ...

  • 11 years ago

    As a producer, Jim Dickinson has worked with such monuments--the Stones, Aretha, Big Star and, hell, probably Mozart--that you can't blame him for choosing a humble setting for his own work. But while this spacious set of Southern soul, front-porc...


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