Not Lame Records' Jellyfish Story Is a Fitting Tribute

Not Lame Records' Jellyfish Story Is a Fitting Tribute

By Eric Rovie

This is the story of two talented Bay Area songwriters who create a pair of brilliant power pop records and then fade into obscurity. 19 Jan 2017 // 1:15 AM

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//Recent Reviews

1 Aug 2006 // 3:00 PM

Tom Waits

We're all as mad as hatters here...

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1 Aug 2006 // 3:00 PM

Billy Idol

There's still something to be said for the juvenile glee of screaming 'Hey! Get laid!' along with 1,200 strangers.

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Basement Boys: The Basement Boys Presents Mudfoot Jones

The music of the mythical Mudfoot Jones swings, boogies, rocks, and sways like a congregation ought to when it’s calling up the Spirit. 

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Various Artists: This Is Crucial Reggae: Funk Party

Listening to these reggae artists covering American soul hits gives you insight into the evolution of Jamaican music. After all, many reggae pioneers were raised

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Various Artists: Sur La Mer Samp-Le-Mer

Noise label 5 Rue Christine’s first sampler initially looks like a rarities collection, but the “exclusive tracks” come off more like a compilation of also-rans

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Andre Williams and the Diplomats of Solid Sound: Aphrodisiac

Andre Williams always talked through his tunes more than sang ‘em, and he does the same here. The difference between this disc and the 70-year-old’

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DragonForce: Inhuman Rampage

Are these guys serious?! Oh, screw it. "Cry for eee-TERNITYYYY!"

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31 Jul 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Ruins by Scott Smith

The set-up is a tour-de-force, but unfortunately, once you've been lured in, you start to feel like the victim of a bait-and-switch.

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The Great Yokai War (Yôkai daisensô) (2005)

The Great Yokai War is only ostensibly about war, displayed here as a failure of imagination.

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31 Jul 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Time Tunnel Volume 2

Watching The Time Tunnel raises interesting questions about TV entertainment from generation to generation; namely, might our slow-motion bullet dodging kung-fu action and Philip K. Dickian rotoscoping innovations look as silly to audiences of the future as the face-painted aliens of 1967 do today?

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"Ever wondered what the difference between cinnamon and cassia is? The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs will teach you.

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