CD, DVD, LP, 7" etc..

I only review Music and DVDs that I actually thought were good, which explains why you won't find any really bad reviews here.

My credentials include publishing FOE zine since 1984 (>40 issues, with an average of 200 reviews in each issue - do the math), freelance writing for the newspaper The Morning Call (>300 articles/reviews), have been a member of at least 7 bands that played shows or recorded, DJed at 3 different radio stations since 1982, mastered > 40 recordings, ran a record label with more than a dozen releases, recorded and engineered 3 projects, play drums, guitar, bass, keys and trumpet and started buying records in 1971 as a5 year old, purchasing 45s (with my allowance) from Two Guys (or was that Almarts) department store. In other words I love music.

SUBMIT IT: You want my opinion, send your cds, dvds, vinyl to:

FOE PO Box 4 Bethlehem PA 18016


````` The release has to give ya chills, or motivate an emotional response, or demonstrate an unusual sound, or a profound lyrical statement or a level of playing that makes you say wow or demonstrate a level of originality above what I’ve been exposed to... Basically it has to leave a lasting effect on some level, something that has a good chance of standing the test of time.

```` Definitely worthy of putting in the collection. Better than average for the genre.

``` Good, will stir the hearts of fans of the specific style or band.

Anything less is not worth my time.

Format: Band, Title, Format, Label, Approximate Release Date

Antiseen / Texas Terri "Beat on the Brat/Dirty Action", Split 7" (pink vinyl, limited to 1,000), TKO Records, 2003


Confederacy of Scum legends Antiseen make the Ramones "Beat on the Brat" their own with their trademark guitar sound. Beautiful. This is my first introduction to Texas Terri, who puts forth some fiery lo-fi rock'n'roll. Punk with that attitude and sound from NY about 25 years ago (even though she is from Austin TX) ! This is a great 7".