Ghost Wave: Radio Norfolk [Album Review]
Oct13

Ghost Wave: Radio Norfolk [Album Review]

Ghost Wave Radio Norfolk Flying Nun Records [2016] Fire Drill Album Review: Ghost Wave hails from New Zealand and is on Flying Nun Records, home of The Clean, The Bats, The Verlaines, and the Chills to name only a few. Flying Nun is a legendary label is what I’m trying to say, they are a label you can trust, if they put it out, it’s going to be good. So is Ghost Wave worthy of being on the label? OH ABSOLUTELY THEY ARE! Radio Norfolk,...

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The Brotherhood Of Lizards: Lizardland – The Complete Works [Album Review]
Oct04

The Brotherhood Of Lizards: Lizardland – The Complete Works [Album Review]

The Brotherhood Of Lizards Lizardland: The Complete Works Captured Tracks [2016] Fire Note Says: Captured Tracks unearths another gem from Martin Newell of Cleaners from Venus. Album Review: I have to confess, I had no idea that The Brotherhood of Lizards was even a band, let alone a short-lived project featuring Martin Newell of Cleaners From Venus fame! Recently reissued by Captured Tracks (who also did the immaculate Cleaners From...

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Dinosaur Jr.: Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not [Album Review]
Aug09

Dinosaur Jr.: Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not [Album Review]

Dinosaur Jr. Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not Jagjaguwar [2016] Fire Note Says: Dino returns with an album full of face-melters and kickass blasters! Album Review: J Mascis, Lou Barlow, and Murph, collectively known as Dinosaur Jr (you knew that already, and if you didn’t what the hell is wrong with you), are back with a great new album (this shouldn’t surprise you), their first in four years, Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not. Give A...

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Steve Gunn: Eyes On The Lines [Album Review]
Jun22

Steve Gunn: Eyes On The Lines [Album Review]

Steve Gunn Eyes On The Lines Matador Records [2016] Fire Note Says: Gunn’s Matador debut is full of masterful psychedelic guitar groovers. Album Review: Sometimes an album catches me off guard, or maybe it’s just that it catches me at just the right moment, and that album then dominates my listening for a month or so. Steve Gunn’s new album, Eyes On The Lines, is that album. Now truth be told, I own a few other Steve Gunn records,...

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His Name is Prince and He is Funky!
Apr22

His Name is Prince and He is Funky!

We at the Fire Note were absolutely devastated to learn of the passing of Prince at the age of 57. His impact is undeniable, his creativity, artistry and vision rank up there with the all-time greats. Not only was he for a time arguably the most popular artist in the world, he was also the best. He was the rare pop artist who wasn’t churning out product, he was creating art, not product. His records, self-produced and often with just...

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