Taken from the Third Man Records release, Tremble Under Boom Lights.
RIP Ric Ocasek.
Taken from the Vapor Records release, Dead Man.
Dan Loves Patti’, the sole album from Chicago musician Chris Holmes’ studio project Yum-Yum, is one of the truly lost gems of the 1990s, and this reissue is a wonderful reintroduction to a band you probably never heard the first time.
Taken from the Cyclic Law release, Dark Age Of Reason.
Taken from the Mental Experience release, Epitaph For Venus.
In 1996, Screaming Trees released what would be their final album: a superbly produced album that found them shaking off the “grunge” tag. This expanded edition reminds just how good it was, while expanding it with a second disc of period b-sides and compilation tracks.
We were saddened to learn of the passing of Edward Grimes, percussionist for the neoclassical/post rock band Rachel’s. While he wasn’t a constant member of the band, he did appear on the band’s magnum opus, 1996’s gorgeous The Sea And The Bells, and on the album’s standout track, “Lloyd’s Register.” He was 43. RIP.
Pantera’s fourth major-label album, 1996’s The Great Southern Trendkill, was the band’s most aggressive, most intense album; twenty years later, it has lost none of its potency. Yet in retrospect, it feels like it should have been the band’s final statement, the high note that should have been used to bring the increasingly unhappy and dysfunctional band to a close.
This live recording–the first in a series of live albums recorded at Seattle venue Club Moe–captures a potent-as-hell set from one of the finest and most underrated Seattle bands in 1996, shortly before their split.