by Casey Rea
I reviewed the new Slayer over at Dusted.
Me and Buzzo from the Melvins are hooked up to chat within the next few weeks. Yay!
In non-heavy news, I picked up the 1968 Billy Nichols album, Would You Believe, at Pure Pop yesterday. It sounds like a cross between Pet Sounds and the Zombies' Odessey & Oracle with some guitar-driven freakouts thrown in for good measure. Fun stuff, especially if you like vintage psych-pop. Here are a couple of choice cuts:
Entering the record shop, I was surprised to see rawker and longtime PP shopper Jason Cooley behind the counter. Hey, it only took 15 years, right? I guess persistence pays off. Lookin' good, X-12.
It also happened to be my man Tanner's last day. Best of luck, scruffy buddy!