Just say no, kids
dadoodoflow | 10/26/1998
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Everyone knows that politicians waxing ignorant about the evil drug menace is utterly futile. Most of them don't know sh*t about drugs, or if they do they're not gonna admit it. So, I propose that a copy of this mid-priced sampler CD should be presented to four-year-olds on their first day of junior school. Any kid with the power of hearing will be so utterly horrified by the synaptically-challenged nature of the 33 tracks here that they'll never so much as touch a candy cigarette again in their lives. Best/worst tracks: Yona-Kit (sound like a very pissed Shellac); UFO Or Die (what you'd hear in your head if you inserted a metal plate into it, killed your family and stood under a very big generator); Flossie and the Unicorns (I hate to say this, but... 'Teletubbies' on acid. That really is the size of it); Zzzzz (the sound of a shortwave radio being inserted into a small child) and, as they probably don't say because it sounds too cheesy, many more. I'm not a young child any longer, and I don't consider myself easily impressionable, but this record could almost convince me to give up drugs."
Super-fun comp, many great bands
M. P. Lockwood | Brooklyn, NYC | 01/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you like some of these bands, listen to the Amazon sound samples for all of them and you will surely find more favorites!
I am so glad I bought this way back when. Just looking at the photos in the enclosed booklet, I knew I had found kindred musical spirits! There are photos of shows with audience and band members dressed as Santa Claus, mummies, Kermit the Frog, and fighting cardboard robots!
Many of my favorite bands are represented here, including U.S.Maple, Melt-Banana, 2 Boredoms side projects, Ruins, Scissor Girls, Lake of Dracula, Quintron. Also comes with a "Now-Wave" sticker so you can support the scene.
If you're anything like me, that "just say no, kids" review below (which I think is supposed to be a negative review?) will convince you that you need to own this album."
Wales says it
dadoodoflow | 09/22/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"of course i think the sound of inserting a short wave radio into a small child is a good description and makes me want to listen-i'm a chicagoan so maybe i wasn't as surprised by skin graft's output-having enjoyed the label for quite some time-also check the neo-nietzschean rambling of chuck falzone telepath on this one -"