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From The Big Takeover #79: The Queen Annes - Released! (Green Monkey) The Queen Annes were an utterly unheralded pop/rock talent in their native Seattle circa the ‘80s and ‘90s, who not only failed to sound like they were representative of their pigeonholed locale, but of their era altogether. Perhaps they weren’t as deliberate as I perceive, but the Annes were plugged into a retro-fitted, paisley-smacked, Brit Invasion motif that [...]
Doing some catch-up this morning and ran into this: "Hailing from Seattle, the town that kicked off the whole garage rock thing back in the 60s with the Sonics, the Wailers and – RIP Jack Ely – the Kingsmen, Liquid Generation takes direct inspiration from its forebears on Quarter to Zen (Green Monkey). Recorded in 1983 and unreleased until now, scrappy snarls like “Hang Up” (a gem from the Wailers’ [...]
"Seattle’s Navins apply similar energy to power poppy tunes that boast melodies by the jangleful on debut LP Not Yourself Today (Green Monkey). Named after Steve Martin’s character in The Jerk, the band (which includes ex-TAD man Gary Thortensen) certainly exhibits a sense of humor, but is no joke, showing serious craft and heart on the winsome “Oceans,” the jamming “Wallet Full of Signs” and the crunchy “Never Wanted Nothing.” Michael [...]
"This is Liquid Generations long lost recordings from 1982 in Seattle recorded in the bands youthful prime before they disappeared in a haze of liquid acid and other such things. Yes it's the bands one legendary impossible to find single and 15 bonus tracks!! ... this album is well worth finding for lovers of obscure Garage Psych rock" - simonovitch - whisperinandhollerin
"For those who know the Pajamas and their music, the new album will be another step forward. For those who don’t, the music above will give you an idea of why many of us hold the band in such high regard. I steal this from the one-sheet which came with the CD to give you an idea of what the album entails. The album tells the story of a lighthouse [...]
Just in case you need a reminder, we are gonna have a bunch of noisy fun this Saturday. Seven bands in quick succession, all starting at 8:00 sharp. The line up: 8:00 Burnseer 8:35 The Navins 9:15 The Green Pajamas 10:10 King County Queens 10:40 Tom Dyer’s New Pagan Gods 11:05 The Fuzz 11:55 The Queens Annes Plenty of CDs will be available at the show, including the yet to [...]
Our Rating: 8 STARS! This is The Fuzz's third album in 12 years, or it was when it came out last year so at this point it's more like 13 years. It's also the first recorded in a real studio and it finds these West Seattle rockers ready for a bit of a break out. OK, scratch that - if not a break out, then at least making sure they [...]
Sweet QA Review. A few years ago this obscure Seattle band released some old recordings entitled Something Quick 1980-1986 (on Green Monkey) that was terrific. Well, a decade after those recordings the band released their sophomore effort, The Mire, on Vagrant Records (not the label out of L.A., this Vagrant Records is out of Seattle). After The Mire the band recorded another record, #3, that was going to be titled [...]
Review: THE GREEN PAJAMAS/If You Knew What I Dreamed….. I don’t want to say I saved the best for last, but The Pajamas are one of my all-time favorite bands of all-time. Yes, I meant to write all-time twice. They deserve it. One thing I have always liked about the band is that their members really care about their fans. Really. They have gone out of their way the past [...]
‘”Quarter To Zen” by Liquid Generation contains 16 great songs, which the band has carried me back to the 60s, I can every fan of 60s music and garage rock, this CD also heartily recommend. ” Carrie Munter – New Underground Music Liquid Generation, which consisted of Jeremy Meyer – vocals, John Branin – solo guitar, Bob Blackburn – rhythm guitar, John Conrard – bass and Randy Nash – drums, [...]
‘”Quarter To Zen” by Liquid Generation contains 16 great songs, which the band has carried me back to the 60s, I can every fan of 60s music and garage rock, this CD also heartily recommend. ” Carrie Munter – New Underground Music Translation: Liquid Generation, which consisted of Jeremy Meyer - vocals, John Branin - solo guitar, Bob Blackburn - rhythm guitar, John Conrard - bass and Randy Nash - drums, [...]
In 1997 these young lads recorded THE QUEEN ANNES - RELEASED! It is finally being released. Tonight. At Slim's Last Chance in Georgetown. The older and possibly wiser QA's will present this masterpiece in toto. It will be without doubt a raucous affair. Please plan on attending!
Holy mother of Mary! Suffering succotash! Those Navins are gonna lay it down for you the buying public June 11 at the venerable Blue Moon Tavern in ye olde U District. This will no doubt be both noisy and fun. You may attend for a mere 5 bucks. If you only have 4, you should still come and just stand on the sidewalk and look wistful.