6422 Hwy 140 NW
Adairsville, GA 30103
From the Editor:
Happy New Year to all! While the dot-coms continue to fall
and fail, I take great pride in saying "I told you so". For
those who used their millions of dollars to advertise in
all the big name mags and on the biggest sites, now that
you're verified flops, the truth is you should have taken the
cut-rate killer deals Underground offered you. Oh well, like
who needs a job anyway, right? Suffer.
To those still in town, Underground is the cheapest way to
reach your audiences if you're after the new-music-arts
kinda person, after 19 long years I just might know a thing
or two about doing things without lotsa (or any) moola.
Rockfest 2001 in Georgia has a locale secured,
anyone with PA gear, rigging, lighting and portable power
...WE NEED YOU!
Get in touch...770-769-9126
This is just to let everyone in the Atlanta area
know about a special discount price on all of
my movies, at The PAPER CHASE,
3885 Buford Hwy (off of Clairmont, next door
to Book Nook)
They have multiple copies of every one of
my flicks for $6.95 each. That's less than half of
what they would normally cost, if ordered from my
web site or elsewhere!
Titles of mine that they're carrying are:
MY STRUGGLE (2000)
AMY STRANGLED A SMALL CHILD (1998)
SEX BLOOD & MUTILATION (1995)
ACID IS GROOVY KILL THE PIGS (1993)
SPEED FREAKS WITH GUNS (1991)
COMMUNION IN ROOM 410 (1988)
and the rare IS IT SNUFF? YOU DECIDE! (1997)
So, drop into The PAPER CHASE and pick up
some of my tapes!
Hi everyone --
MACHA is composed of 4 guys that blend indie music with an
eastern twist -- they are incredible. Do whatever you can to
get your hands on "See it Another Way" or the self titled
album. I turned Brian Eno on to these guys and he was blown
away. Truly the best band in Athens at the moment -- my
fiancee from Widespread Panic agrees. Macha is usually
played at every setbreak of every W.P. show.
Their instrumentation is some of the best I've heard.
Brian said he's never heard such an eclectic blending of
Check them out! You can download some of their songs from
certain MP3 sites.
Thanks for your time -- just trying to spread the word!
Cheers from Athens and London,
GET PSYCHED AND GET READY TO ROCK WITH THE ARTISTS OF CMT
PRODUCTIONS! OUR ARTISTS ARE GUARANTEED TO ROCK YOU HARD!
Management of Rock, Pop, Alternative, Metal, Punk, SKA and
R&B! Special management programs for independent artists and
COULD IT BE? ONE OF CMT'S ARTISTS TO BE PROFILED ON MTV??
FOLLOW OUR UPCOMING NEWSLETTERS FOR MORE DETAILS!!
Several of CMT Productions Artists will play the benefit
concert for Save The Planet in Atlanta, Georgia in April 2001!
For more information on this concert
contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org
OFF TO LOS ANGELES: Sindistry takes the west coast by storm!
On tour during the Spring/Summer of 2001! For more information
on this tour contact Sindistry@musician.org
NEW RELEASE: No Connection has just released "Deal With It."
To order your copy contact us at email@example.com
CHECK OUT STEELE FROM NO CONNECTION! Profiled amongst the
He's included in the "Artists" section!
CMT Productions accepts unsolicited material! If you are
interested in management and would like to submit your work to
us for the possibility of representation please read the
1. How many songs should you send? If it's a demo there
should be 3-4 songs. If
you have a finished product then send the product!
2. Should they be original or cover songs? They should be
original! If you are a solo singer who is showcasing your
voice, cover songs would be appropriate.
3. What format should they be in? CD, cassette or MP3.
4. Should you send a photo? Absolutely!
5. What other information should I send with my demo? A
biography, gig listing, any recent press (even if it is
negative. We have minds of our own let us decide!). Include
full contact information, including but not limited to, an
email address and website address, if you have them.
6. Will we return your materials? No. If we are
interested we will respond to you in 4-6 weeks. If we are not
interested, you may never hear from us. We do try to respond
to each submission but submission volume is very high and it
is sometimes impossible.
7. Can you submit online music? Yes BUT do not email us
music files. They will be deleted immediately! Send us your
URL. We can find it on our own. Submit online music to
8. Where should I mail materials? CMT Productions, Attn:
Management, P.O. Box 263, Denton, Maryland 21629.
Are you a venue/club/entertainment director looking for
entertainment? CMT Productions manages a wide array of
musicians that will "rock you hard!" For more information on
the artists that we manage call our office
at (410) 479-9692.
FOR A FULL LISING OF THE SERVICES THAT CMT PRODUCTIONS CAN
PROVIDE TO ARTISTS, VENUES, RECORDING STUDIOS, ETC PLEASE EMAIL
OUR OFFICE AT: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let us know what information you are requesting so that
we may process your request quickly.
CD UP THE GRRRL compil - pp062
compil 15 bands, 31 songs, discover the brazilian riot grrrl
scene, tonic, varied, colourful and feminist,
with Shes, Staples, Yolk, Kaos Klitoriano, Bulimia, Biggs,
T.P.M., Skirt, Lava, Hitch Lizard, R.T.L., Sandina, Surface,
Toxoplasmose, et Witchery.
booklet and infos on the site GameGrrrl: http://panx.net/upthegrrrl
EP DADDY'S DOLLS "Spoiled Punk" - pp063
"Spoiled Punk", punk girl italian way, they are 5, play since
96 and it's their first release, 5 songs recorded end of 99,
"energetic punk with a touch of femininity", next century will
be "riot grrrl", keep this in mind !
see the sleeve (a real nice sleeve) : http://panx.net/panx/pp063.html
Hey people -
I'd like to invite you to check out an AWESOME up and
coming band called VENT. 3/4 of the band may carry those
Incubus genes, but VENT definitely have their own sound and
style that leaves you craving for more! So do yourself a favor
and check 'em out...you won't be sorry!
matt borghi here, some of you might know me from my music, or
my work with The Organization of Sound. I've just joined on
with Ambient Visions, http://www.ambientvisions.com, to do
some writing and reviewing. We're looking for a couple of
writers/ reviewers to cover Techno, Trance, Electronica, et.
al. We're looking for serious, dedicated, and thoughtful
proponents of these genres and sub-genres. If you are not
dedicated please don't bother responding. We've been burned in
the past by people who claimed to be reviewers, or writers but
they never sent anything in after the they received the music.
If you think that you might be interested please email us here
Also as a side note if you're an independent artist working in
the Ambient/Space/Atmospheric genre, please send discs for
review to me at the address below. You can also contact me at
email@example.com. I really want to start working to
promote more indie artists. If you have a CD/CD-R or tape, but
preferably CD, of Ambient/Space/Atmospheric get it to me right
away and we'll get the great reviews coming.
p.o. box 181
new hudson, mi
ADHUR : Promo CD (Self released, 13'17', 3 tracks, original
black-metal) : I say the Adhur music is black-metal but I
think the words aren't really good 'cause the music and the
compositions of these 3 songs are very original. Adhur from
Spain and more precisely from Basque Country proposes a kind
of black / pagan-metal with a lot of atmospheres, with many
original instruments (flute, keyboards giving a deep music....)
but also very diversified vocals (black-metal vocals of course
but also vocals that are more death-metal, more dark-metal...).
About the influences, if we except the influences from their
country, it is impossible to identify a band like Adhur. The
band found its way, you must explore it 'cause you propose a
great music ! Continue like this ! (8,5/10) ;
e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
DEAD 50'S : Standing On The Edge Of Forever (Smorgasbord
Records, 53'00', 10 tracks, punk / metal) : New band signed by
USA's Smorgasbord Records, this pure punk / metal act releases
their second full CD. The 3 guys, forming Dead 50's, play in a
punk / metal musical way in which wee can feel some Therapy
(Ireland's band) touches. In fact, Dead 50's is more punk and
less commercial of course, but some approaches remember to me
the Irish band (“The One Thing”). Basically, when I saw the
cover, I waited a pure punk CD but finally, with more metal
roots, the Dead 50's music is not too punk, not too metal,
just between both. A great come back and a great second CD.
REGURGITATE : Carnivorous Erection (Relapse Records, 33'04',
38 tracks, grind /death-metal) : Are they human ? I don't know
'cause after the listening of this excellent new album, you
ask yourself how can they propose such music ! I was really
satisfied by the re-release of their cult debut CD “Effortless
Regurgitation...” by Relapse and finally, Regurgitate is back
with a killer CD. Imagine the brutality of old Carcass mixed
with the same sound than Exhumed and with some Repulsion
touches, aaaaaarrrrrrrgggggghhhhh, this new album is really
killer, I repeat. Songs like “Just Another Stillborn” show
that Regurgitate is now one of the best grind acts. Horror,
blood and cannibalism, Sweden's Regurgitate is for you !
SATARIAL : The Queen Of The Elves' Land (Beyond Productions,
38'39', 11 tracks, folk black-metal) : Formed in Russia 11
years ago (in 1989), Satarial plays an original black-metal
with folk and gothic influences. The black-metal music is a
traditional black-metal way but very great folk influences
diversified the music. With the uses of flute, violin and
soprano vocals giving a great impact to the music and it is
for this, the musical way played by Satarial is really
original. Folk, black-metal with gothic touches, here are
the words that I can give you to describe this good debut CD.
TALVISOTA : V / A (Woodcut Records, 73'46', 17 tracks, dark
and black-metal) : If you want to know more about the Finnish
black-metal scene, this CD is a due ! The reason is you find
all the best bands from Finland and you understand Finnish
bands only compose this compilation. ...And Oceans, Enochian
Crescent, Thy Serpent or Throes Of Dawn, you'll find all the
best bands with very excellent songs. The best is the price,
mid price CD. Not only released songs, some unreleased songs
are present in the CD (ex : unreleased songs from Horna,
Black Dawn...). Excellent compilation about one of the best
and one of the most original metal scenes. (8/10)
THUNDERBOLT : The Sons Of The Darkness (Apocalypse Production,
42'14', 7 tracks, black-metal) : I am really happy to listen
the debut album from the Polish band Thunderbolt. After their
good split CD with Kataxu (see the review below), this first
CD continues in the same musical way, a musical way
influenced by old Satyricon, Summoning (old ages) by
passages, Nocturnal Mortum but also with more Emperor touches
(“The Sons Of The Darkness”). If we back in the old roots of
the band, Thunderbolt knew some problems with old members but
finally these problems are now finished and they can propose
something with their full line-up (2 members). It is sure, the
musical vision of these 2 members are a strong, old
black-metal without any new influences as many new bands
(electro sounds....) but we can listen some keyboards giving a
deeper impact to the songs. Old and
traditional black-metal, like in the middle of the 90's, yes,
we like this black-metal music. (7,5/10)
That's right!! The Damned, featuring founding members Dave
Vanian and Captain Sensible along with Patricia Morrison
(Bags, Gun Club, Sisters of Mercy) on Bass, Monty Oxymoron on
Keyboards, and Pinch (English Dogs, Janus Stark) on Drums, are
currently deciding on a producer for their first release on
Nitro Records. The new album, untitled as of yet, is
tentatively scheduled for May of 2001!
Since the release of their debut album "Damned, Damned,
Damned" in 1977, The Damned have epitomized (some say even
created) British punk rock with their catalog of uncommonly
unique records and notorious live shows. They introduced
America to UK punk for the first time with their
groundbreaking US tour in 1977, instantly earning them a firm
spot on a short list of innovators.
Building upon an already extensive list of hits, The Damned
will continue to stretch the boundaries with their first album
on Nitro Records. This current line up promises to be yet
another chapter in an already brilliant story.
Now with The Damned joining the Nitro family along with Son of
Sam, T.S.O.L., and The Turbo A.C.'s, we guarantee some
extraordinary releases coming next year.
JAWAD is curently working on a cover song of the frenchcult
band SUP for a tribute album to be out in 2001. The song
covered is "Chronophobia"
GHOLES ' "Fleur de Soufre" is soon scheduled. The band plays
melodic / atmospheric Death metal. A mix between agression &
melody. The album wll be out in the beginning of 2001. All
medias can already contact me at email@example.com
to schedule phoners.
The great Russian black metal band, Tvangeste, has just signed
at Valgalder Records. We will release the first album titled
'Damnation of Regiomontum' 5th March 2001.
VALGALDER RECORDS proudly presents the first official
publication, the fair and ethereal state of black metal art;
TVANGESTE - DAMNATION OF REGIOMONTUM which
will be released on March 5th, 2001. 50 minutes of pure
enthralled beauty. TVANGESTE has signed with Valgalder Records
for the release of two albums. DAMNATION OF REGIOMONTUM brings
you on dark and overwhelming musical peregrinations
accompanied by woebegone female chants and harsh screams of
perdition. Artwork is done by the celebrated Travis Smith. The
music is unique in all ways, however, this album is highly
recommended for fans of Cradle of Filth, Bal-Sagoth, Beauty of
Enslavement, Old Man's Child, Dimmu Borgir and
Children of Bodom. Utter grand Russian black metal!
TVANGESTE stands for ever unyielding
beneath the banners of true Russian black metal ...
Miron - Vocals, Guitars
Nicholas - Guitars
Victoria - Keyboards
Vanoe - Basses
1. From Nameless Oracle
2. Angel's Retreat
3. Damnation of Regiomontum
4. Thinking ...
5. Born to be King of Innerself
TVANGESTE web site - http://tvangeste.da.ru. Nowadays
we're preparing the new material; a 60 minutes masterpiece of
black metal symphony where the Kaliningrad Symphonic Orchestra
and Church Choir will take part.
There will be a debut live appearance with :Of the wand and
the moon: for the Trio Noir : www.tursa.com (Tony
Wakeford/Matt Howden/Sally Doherty) concert in Copenhagen
February 10th. A limited 300 copies LP will also be released
at this event.........stay tuned
for further info on this, at the BragaGild website
A few samples from the limited 10" MIDNIGHT WILL is to be
found at www.eislicht.de/eislicht/ and a few pictures from the
":Emptiness:Emptiness:Emptiness:" and "Lucifer" sessions is
to be found at www.vow.dk/euphonious/
^^(NOTE: UNDERGROUND DOES NOT APPROVE OF ILLEGAL UPLOADS
AND DOWNLOADS OF MUSIC, WAREZ, OR PORNO - ESPECIALLY THE SICK
KIND INVOLVING PRETEENS - IF YOU'RE REALLY AN IDIOT AND USE
UNDERGROUND BRANDED DRIVES AND NETWORKS TO STORE ILLEGAL
FILES, PROGRAMS, OR OTHER CONSPIRACY CRAP, YOU WILL BE HUNTED
DOWN AND SHOT LIKE THE SORRY BLACK EYED DOG YOU ARE!)^^
Jodi Krangle of The Muse's Muse has submitted a very
informative article on "How to submit your music for review".
This is a perfect follow-up to last month's article by Lord
Litter on "How to submit your music to radio stations".
A new section makes its debut this month as well. Lynn Carey
Saylor gives her first in a series of recording tips. This
monthly section of the newsletter will be in a question-and-answer
type format, so please e-mail Lynn with any questions you may
have that deal that recording of your music. This month's question
addresses ways to keep the peace between musicians during recording
sessions. Lynn has some excellent suggestions that will help you to
avoid any major punch-outs.
Joycee Sydnee Dollinger was travelling during most of November.
Her series of articles on Music Royalites will continue in January's
issue of the newsletter.
As always, there are a sizable group of new contacts listed
that can help you to gain exposure for your music.
I have now posted an archive area on the Internet. If you haven't
had a chance to read the previous issues of the newsletter, you
can view them at http://www.bigmeteor.com/newsletter
"Positive Nature" is a brother who has been dedicated to his
musical calling and the Hip-Hop World better look out for him
in the 2G..." Kevy Kev (100.3fm The Beat St. Louis, MO)
The CD entitled 'Never Stop' is available now at CDNOW.com,
MP3.com, AMAZON.com, Tucows.com, Artistforum.com,
vintagevinyl.com & IUMA.com (which offers free Positive
Nature MP3 downloads, CDs, Bio Info & Tour Dates).
Justin Coll firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.liveclub.co.uk
British site for new & unsigned bands. Reviews, radio station,
live venues listing, live band listings, email & classified
Through These Eyes
Dustin email@example.com http://www.throughtheseeyes.net
A hardcore music site dedicated to showcasing new bands and
the public informed with news, reviews, etc.
Tracey Newman firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.geocities.com/theseboots66
Web & paper based bimonthly publication from Australia.
Genres: ska, punk, hardcore. We love DIY bands!!
Here and There
Michael Sullivan BOOKERMPS@aol.com http://members.aol.com/bookermps
We are reviewing anything and everything that comes our way, and
then posting it with information on how to find those "hard to find
cds, that Sam Goody doesn't seem to ever have in stock.
Bobby Roberts email@example.com http://totalentertain.com
We are starting up a NEW TALENT section. WE get 30,000 hits a day
and over 1.5 million a month. Please email me if you are interested.
Beanz Baxter Magazine
Bevan firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.beanzbaxter.com Australia's leading punk-rock music zine.
Printing bi-monthly with a print run of 1500+ copies we'll make sure
everyone in the 'scene' reads your review!
Michelle email@example.com http://www.dcska.com
ska site for the dc area and its citizens, reviews, showdates,
multimedia, online store.
There was a mistake in the last issue of the newsletter. The
BardsCrier.com subscription address was listed as
firstname.lastname@example.org. It should have been email@example.com
"How To Promote Your Music Successfully on the Internet" by
David Neuve, shows you powerful Internet marketing techniques
to help sell your music merchandise online!
Darker Than The Bat
Peter-Jan firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.proservcenter.be/darkerthanthebat
We try to be a help for young and new bands by doing CDreviews,
interviews and giving them airplay in the gothic/electro/EBM/
Student Radio Initiative
Music Director email@example.com http://sri.uwec.edu
Maintaining a quality student-owned, student-operated free format
radio station and serving as a cornerstone for cultural diversity,
communication, student involvement and student development.
One Step Beyond
Jay Wulff firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.SkaRadio.com
Ska-Punk-Indie Radio show on NYC commercial station and awesome
VersusMedia focuses on designing unique websites for artists,
record labels, venues, and any other form of media that
supports them. Don't just add your band to another music
database, have VersusMedia create your own web presence. We
also offer our extensive music industry knowledge for audience
targeting and promotion. Tired of fighting the industry alone?
Let VersusMedia fight the battle for you.
***note: The online vendors and labels listed below are
those that offer artists a NON-exclusive contract, meaning,
you can join up with as many of these services as you like.
DWM Music Comp
Don Madsen donmadsen@DWMmusic.com http://www.DWMmusic.com
DWM Music is devoted to bringing the work of independent musicians
focusing on American-styled, roots/early rock based music to audiences
Crazy Otto Music
Bryan Eagle email@example.com http://www.crazyotto.com
Crazy Otto Music is an new indie label specializing in Ragtime,
Dixieland, Blues and early American music.
Pharaoh Intl Records
Tom Woodard firstname.lastname@example.org http://members.tripod.com/~Pharaoh_Intl
Independent record label (non-exclusive agreements), BMI & ASCAP
publishers, & indie trade publication ("Country Note Connection").
Jeff Lawrence email@example.com http://www.buzzemporium.com
buzzemporium.com is an online distributor of indie music. We offer
a FREE monthly newsletter featuring our "buzz artist of the month".
A great way to get free promotion for your band!
Your Music Career
Don Reed firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.yourmusiccareer.com
Knowledge and understanding of the recording and music industry can
be the key factor that could lead you to a successful recording career.
A new site has been developed to educate talented individuals that
are serious about their music career. It has been composed by producers
actively involved in the recording industry.
MaraRecords - Brazilian Music Vinyl Record Store
World's Best Brazilian Music Seller Since 1998, we carry Brazilian Lps,
Groove, Bossa, Jazz, Soul, Funk, and Rare Records
Join the Indie revolution! "Booking, Promoting and Marketing
Your Music" by Nyree Belleville, provides the step-by-step tools
that you need to make a good living as a musician and performer.
1) Accepts MP3's in the following categories Light rock, pop,
country & western, modern jazz, orchestrations, and folk (willing
to expand categories to other types).
2) Will handle the sale of Independent CDs on a 30% commission basis.
Full details can be found at http://www.marcommusic.com/mp3_submission.html
3) Would like all indies interested in promoting their music to submit
at least one mp3 to the Central Database of Free MP3 Music (especially
if they desire to list and sell their CD from the Marcom Music on-line
Marc Gunn, Bard email@example.com http://www.CelticMp3s.com
A weekly ezine of free downloadable music from Celtic artists. Each
issue is short and too the point, designed to get you to the music you
want to hear as quickly as possible.
Adopt A Band
Alessandro Bologna firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.adoptaband.com
A new deal between musicians and their audience- independent bands give
their music for free in MP3 format in exchange of a voluntary
from their fans.
"The Expressive Guitarist" is a new, accelerated, unique,
and proven approach to developing your own style of guitar
playing and understanding how to achieve your guitar goals.
Michael Tremonti16@aol.com http://www.Renobands.com
Reno bands is a service that offers independent musical
artists with free places to post links to their site add
pictues tour dates and much much more.
Joe McGuire email@example.com http://music.tinfoil.net
A free service to allow bands, musicians and the musically
inclined to post information and mp3s and talk to fellow
The "Guerrilla Music Marketing Handbook" by Bob Baker
is your guide to independent music success secrets,
featuring over 175 ways to thrive and prosper with your
own band or record label. Goal setting, networking,
lists of distribution channels, offbeat promotional
ideas. It's all there!
Find it today at BEST MUSIC BOOKS! http://www.bestmusicbooks.com
UNCLE SAM WANTS YOUR CASH, YOUR ASS, AND YOUR SOUL!
Carnivore Can Read Everything; The FBI's controversial e-mail
surveillance tool, known as Carnivore, can retrieve all
communications that go through an Internet service, far more
than FBI officials have said it does. Read More click here!
Here is some updated information on Noise, Filth & Fury
The 7" Ep of Manifesto "Concrete Salvation" (NFF001) has been
sold out for a while so don't ask for it. I have a few copies
without covers (the test-press from the plant) which I can
sell if someone really wants it.
The Cassette edition of the self-titled Manifesto album (also
available on CDr) is almost sold out. about 5 copies left or
The compilation cassette "Audial Abuse" has been delayed. I
don't know when it will be released. A few acts have backed
out and so there are a few spots left here if any
industrial/noise projects are interested, just contact me.
Acts that WILL appear on it are: Manifesto, Leichenhalle,
Funeral Whore, Supremacy, Malitiosus Umbra and Dramaxz.
NFF site is updated, please check it out and sign the
MANIFESTO/LEICHENHALLE - "As far as the children go"
This will be a collaboration with Dead Rats Produktions,
Poland. It will feature new material from both bands and some
collaboration tracks from the two projects.
Hopefully this will be released by the end of the year.
Limited to 100 copies.
VINTERRIKET - "Det svake Lys" 7"EP
This will be released together with Neodawn productions,
Vinterriket is a german dark-ambient project. Dark,
melancholic and atmospheric synth soundscapes. Will be
limited to 500 copies.
Anyone interested in the operation or in any releases, get
in touch. Labels/Zines/Distributors interested in promotion
material, get in touch and give me something to verify your
existence and I will get in touch with you.
Bands interested in releasing something or getting some
distributed through NFF, send me some promotionmaterial and
wholesales and I will get in touch.
It is really good to hear the new CDs from the DSFA bands
(ex-bands) as Orphanage, Trail Of Tears and now Within
Temptation. Basically, I consider the Dutch band as one of
the best bands in the musical style called gothic music with
female vocals and with this new CD (second release of the band),
I confirm my point of view. This new one continues in the same
way than the previous materials but we feel some differences.
First of all, Within Temptation uses more melodies, more
atmospheres (“Ice Queen”) and some Celtic influences, a better
production giving another dimension and a better vision to the
music. The second difference is now, there are only female
vocals, those of Sharon, and any grunt male vocals as in the
past and I think this little evolution is really great 'cause
we feel a more melodic approach I find. Basically, a pure
masterpiece from Holland, I confirm Within Temptation is one!
of the best bands in the gothic scene. (9/10)
Although they were supposed to have been ready and out by
year's end, the two new webzines I am doing will have to
wait until the first week of 2001, they are
THE UNDERGROUND SOUND - the webzine companion to this ezine
(depending on where you read this, the ezine may be in html
also, but originally and still I send it via email in straight
text) will feature a look at how the music mafia works, how
it controls and corrupts the government, and what you can do
to give the laggers the boot. As the webzine enters it's
seventh year, I can honestly say it has been a helluva lot
of work, without regards, but at least it still retains
the original idea: new and indie rock with a hint of
ELECTROID - first issue originally supposed to have appeared
in late 1999, but so what it is almost finally ready. The
first issue is not fancy on the layout, yet will have ALOT
of info and linkings to the party scene. A not-to-miss
for dancin' fools 'n' freaks.
Some ask why I do more than one zine....the Underground
Sound webzine is a cross-genre publications, yet there is
so much out there the other six zines I do are more direct
in their subject matter. Yes it is too much for one man,
but it's rock n roll, and all that is too much for anyone,
so get over it. You losers with large staffs of web-
developers with fancy tools and nice computers may think
you are better, with big budgets and "industry" reputations..
Doesn't mean a rat's ass to me. You are pitiful, not
even being able to continually outdo one mad-dog with your
money and staffs. I take big crap on you and continue the
Underground Records - bearing toxic rock since 1982
Skunkative Records is getting ready to put out a new
compilation featuring the best in independent music! If
you're interested in taking part, please visit our Web site at
www.skunkative.com and contact us from there.
We will be paying royalties to all the artists and bands
featured on the compilation and we will be giving everyone
who takes part the right to buy copies from us at 50% off the
retail price! The CD will be receiving national and
international distribution through our Web site, CDBaby.COM,
and other major Internet retailers and national retailers.
On another note, Skunkative Records pays 100% of net revenues
on any merchandise that you sell through the Skunkative
Records Web site! There are no signup costs involved and we
pay every 1st of the month on balances of $20.00 or more!
There's no better way to get your music and merchandise to the
masses without giving up 35-50% of your hard earned cash!
You're missing some great stuff. Check it out at
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music fits, make suggestions at http://songs.allmusicarmy.com. I'm always looking for new
Listen to epos at www.mp3.com/epos
or Spectralux at www.mp3.com/Spectralux
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**ALBUM OF THE YEAR**
NOMEANSNO No One (Alternative Tentacles)
You simply just have to be impressed with a band whose three
members all look like they're older than most witnesses of
the big bang and still put out a brand of progressive punk
rock that is far more intense than nearly anything else
being released these days. Still Canada's best kept secret
and most underappreciated export, NoMeansNo is now twenty
years into their musical explorations and having had No Means
No One (or perhaps simply One) on constant repeat play since
receiving it in the mail, I can say with great conviction that
this album is easily one of the best - if not the best -
NoMeansNo albums to date.
As has been the tendency since 1993's Why Do They Call Me Mr.
Happy?, the band is hell bent on their epic songs with One.
With the exception of the cover of Ramones' "Beat on the
Brat", every single one of these songs clocks in near or well
above the six minute mark. Best yet, all of the songs are so
craftily structured and written that you will not tire of them
at all. By and large the epic songs should cement the fact
that although the band travels in and is embraced by punk
circles, they are well beyond the typical connotation of what
punk music should be. Best yet, the performances of the
members, particularly drummer John Wright, are very much their
strongest yet. I rather can picture musicians worldwide
throwing their instruments down in disgust, realizing how
much more practice they need, after listening to this album
in full. The production is definitely the best the band has
received, finally giving the studio output the sound that you
would hear in a live setting (which is where this band still
is at their best). So given all that, you have the all the
necessary elements to put together the strongest NoMeansNo
album of all.
"The Graveyard Shift" starts out One with one of the most
infectious and stirring bass lines and guitar harmony that
the band has ever written. The narrative of the song more
or less sets the stage for how the rest of the album follows.
Rob's vocals and lyrics are incredible throughout. "Our Town"
is a grinding and chilling look at urban reality that quite
possibly is the most blatantly real observation on city life
that I've heard. "A Little Too High" is one of the most manic
numbers NoMeansNo has come up with, offering an extremely
avant performance from the band and Rob giving one of his
more schizoid vocalizations yet. The lyrics here are bleak
and disturbing, as well as brimming with strong imagery that
is seldom found anywhere else. "The Phone Call" is another
disturbing song about a telephone stalker losing his marbles.
And quite possibly the most impressive song on the album is
the fifteen minute long cover of Miles Davis' "Bitch's Brew".
You never would have thunk that perhaps he wrote this song
with NoMeansNo in mind, but their take on it is extremely
wonderful. Any preconceptions on what a punk band is
supposedly able to perform should be tossed out the window.
Everyone can tell there is something very wrong with the
music industry, same bands, same songs, same labels every -
where. Sure, the fat cats in the industry say that's because
those bands are the best, and all of us "others" just aren't
good enough to be "signed" to a major label.
THAT IS COMPLETE BULLSHIT!
The Music Industry Mafia uses things such as compulsory
licensing, payola and other forms of racketeering to make
sure the media and music outlets have their stuff out front,
and in many cases, the ONLY stuff you'll hear or see...
It's true, and it is the biggest embarrassment of law
enforcement in the US, and a shame everyone is so spoofed
by this mafia.
Labels, PRs, Publicists, artists, and managers, send
us your records (to review), release dates, press releases,
calendar of events or anything newsworthy OR
go to these following links to submit
Happy New Year first of all. For all you Soul and Funky music
lovers out there,WHPK can
be heard on the net Jan. 2 or 3 . Go to www.nibblebox.com
Tune in to "The Dusties
Party" this Thursday Jan. 4 from 9PM-midnight. (EST)
Our website is http://whpk.uchicago.edu
Tune in and enjoy . :-)
I must find someone in any of the following bands, or labels.
If you know these people or know of how to get in touch with
them, please let me know ASAP. All of these bands or labels
have either abandoned product at Underground Records which
came back either unclaimed through the mail, or their payments
came back from addresses gone bad. I very much would like to
get them their stuff back. Anyone who's thinking they'll scam
and "claim" to be these people so I'll send them the stuff,
anything sent back will have to be signed for and the shipping
paid by the receiver (I have already spent tons trying to ship
this stuff back and lots more than it's worth on checks that
came back that could not be redeemed at full value). If goods
are not claimed by February 2001 they will be disposed of. I
can be contacted at 770-769-9126 or at the address listed in
the heading section of this zine.
Sonya Roberts - Sun And Moon, or Mel
Presents Of Mind (the one from NY with the women in the group)
Dreams Made Flesh
En Guard Records; includes Paul Gott, The Ripcordz, The Stand GT
* this stuff
has to go back to Paul only since it was on his label..
*Over 6 in-house webzines designed to promote new music and talent
The Underground Sound - Multi-genre (ezine version too)
Slam - Punkzine
Hellzine - Heavy Metal
Electroid - Electronic & Dance
Joint - Rap/Funk/Urban/R&B/Soul
Sermon - Christian Rock
JamBone - Blues
*Free Musician's Message Boards
*Tons of Linkage to culture, arts, music & media
*Rockfest - annual new music showcase
*Distribution - Traditional & Digital
Always looking for good new bands, cool literature & art, web site
content, media & more!