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Bits and pieces.

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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:

Billy Nichols - "Girl From New York"

Billy Nichols - "Portobello Road" 

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!

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