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Jul
21

Conan Neutron & The Secret Friends – The Art of Murder – Music Review

Conan Neutron & The Secret Friends – The Art of Murder – Music Review Conan Neutron & The Secret Friends The art of murder neutronfriends.bandcamp.com Mixing parts The Cramps, Elvis Costello & the Attractions with good old get down and rock Diamond Spirit Company (a local 80’s rock band that could really get it up on stage). Conan Neutron and the Secret Friends reminds me of the party at the cool girls house. Oh it’s going to get busted, but man are we going to have a good time until the cops show up. What you just read was my first impression of this release, and what I thought I would do is take a couple weeks in between listens and then see how I felt about this album then. So, here we go. Coming on like Queens of the Stone Age’s little brother with “Avid Fan”, cause even the break down sounds a little like the band has been hanging out in QOTSA’s neighborhood. Is the singer yelling “You woke me up” in this song? For some reason, possibly my advancing age, in the song “Eat the Rude” it sounds like he’s saying “I eat the Root” but like I said I chalk that up to the fact that my ears are probably clogged from listening to music with my earbuds jammed in my ears and my status as an old fucking idiot. “We don’t invent our natures” could be a lost track from a Sons of Freedom album. Either from GUMP or their S/T release. I like SOF, got into them in college, and while I’m not so sold on their TEX album, I do enjoy their first two. So something that calls to mind a band I liked in College many years ago, will always have a extra push up the likability ladder with me. There is no breathing room in these songs, every cranny is filled. Not sure I like the mix, everything is the same volume, vocals are hard to hear and muddied in the mix. I would like the vocals to be up a little bit, no they don’t have to dominate the sound, but I would like to be able to hear them better, then again what with my previously mentioned shitting ear holes, Conan Neutron could be standing next to me singing and I probably would still wonder what he was talking about. Dear lord in hell, I need to get my ears checked. ***Brad Bugos brad@fatrobotradio.com wrote this review. He found out recently that...
Jul
20

Summer Shenanigans Episode Three

Summer Shenanigans with Steve Jiff Episode 3 Music: Geryon Inanimate Existence Summer Shenanigans Episode 3 [ 15:17 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...
Jul
12

Summer Shenanigans Episode 2

“Steve Jiff might be the most important figure in morning radio since the invention of the device. Funny, witty, and all together out there. he’s hilarious” – Akron Ohio Daily News (1997) Music On Summer Shenanigans Episode 2 Cough Wang Wen Summer Shenanigans Episode 2 [ 22:49 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...
Jul
5

SLTM Mini Episode 272.1 with Steve Jiff

Brad is gone for the summer. So instead of letting some decent music and a crummy web site go to waste, Steve Jiff decided to take the controls for some mini episodes. These will be weekly or more often, depending on Jiff’s mood, and will last between twenty and twenty two minutes. It’s two songs, a bit and Jiff acting like a moron, kind of like his morning show in Racine, but in a smaller easier to digest morsel. ALL HAIL THE JIFFSTER! Music: Castle– Welcome to the graveyard– heavycastle.com Cobalt– Slow Forever – Facebook.com/COBALT SLTM (the Podcast) Mini Episode 272.1 [ 19:55 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...

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