By Steve Weinstein
By Bryan Bierman
By Lindsey Rhoades
By Chaz Kangas
By Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek
By Jena Ardell
By Jesse Sendejas Jr.
By Katherine Turman
Once you're past the pugnacious gay porn inside the cover of FFF, the New York-timely "Kill a Newspaper Editor" strikes hard; it's something the Poynter Institute's pollsters could not help but like. "Getting Stoned With Mary Timony" is the best Steve Howe (or is it Fred Frith?) rip ever, and the affection for Yes is continued in the thud and fuzz of "Grindcorethe Hits," a metal troll's rendition of "Owner of a Lonely Heart," among other things.
Skipping to Rejects and Bad Demos, "May I Have Your Hand Rachel Trachtenburg" is a stop-and-start classic rocker that apprised me of a mincingly cute drummer better heard about than heard. And "Ozzy Broke His Legs in a Skiing Accident" is an admirable fiction everyone could support.
Tapedeck Rejects and Bad Demos
While it may seem unbelievable, "Run Thru the Wind With Your Hands on My Timmy Tim Tim" also makes clear that the Tapedeck are masters of the pop vignette's vignettedo not think for an instant that they're Anal Cunt. Still, one can't even mention the name of the Liquid Tapedeck's most inflammatory number. Doing so would bring the wrath of the Secret Service upon the band.
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