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Bar scene always groovy.
That is the question. And if so, who answers?

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there should be a more efficient way of introducing legal toxins into the system

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Damn, that was quick. What a left hook.

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It's hard to believe THE GOD MACHINE's "Scenes From The Second Storey" (yup, they spell it like the Colour Gray) has been out for almost 20 years now. Original release date Feb. 1993, right on the crest of the "grunge" movement of the time. I picked my well-worn copy up from The Sound Factory at The Agana Shopping Center in The Islan Guahan when I was The Teenager. It was previously used and sold for 10 bucks, a bargain back in the day when CDs went for $21.99 and came in the cardboard longbox coffin. It summed up what I loved (chunky dirty guitars, ambiguous, shoegazing lyrics, self-righteous anger!) about the musical climate of the time. Locally, BIG RED ORANGE and ACID JAZZ (featuring MUD's Alan Kao and Ralph Blas) were stirring up Tahiti Rama pit dirt and making waves in homegrown mixtape-trading circles. Everyone and their grandma had "Man In The Box," "Smells Like Teen Spirit," and "Evenflow" in their setlists.

Why this classic went under the radar for so long is beyond me. Sitting neatly between the stadium-ready Big Riffs of THE CULT, the moodier, downtempo churn of THE CURE, and the evil maelstrom of NEUROSIS, the band's unique sound definitely benefited from "classic" (pre-file sharing compression) production values.

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Siberian Summer Camp totally kicked my tits in tonight at the Universal Bar&Grill in Hollywould. Got footage of the entire set, so that's coming up shortly. I also caught world music chanteuse Anjelique Kidjo at USC last Thursday...all I need is a good Slayer show and my genre-bending weekend is complete.

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baDass tHE fIRsT wEeK, tHEN sTARteD tO rANDoMLy rEmIND mE ThAt I'vE In fAcT PlaYed ThIs BeFore Lots.
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My initial introduction to the inspirational and extremely prolific Ms. DiFranco....it also happens to be one intensely personal live document of the transition between punk-folkie Ani and the experimental/minimalist mindset that infiltrated her later "So Much Shouting" concert release.

If I can relate to the power of lines such as "My cunt is built like a wound that won't heal," you too will be moved.
5 out of 5 stars
Good old MA. Everytime I jam "Angel" everything I do suddenly goes slo-mo and badass, with wraparound shades and machine guns. And that's okay by me!
5 out of 5 stars

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