Faith No More's second coming

It's been assumed for some time that pop-cultural nostalgia runs on a 20-year clock. There was a tame 1950s revival in the '70s with…

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What What-ers?

From the damaged grind of 1987’s classic album Locust Abortion Technician to 1996’s Beck-like fluke single “Pepper,” Butthole Surfers have veered from snotty underdogs…

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Free-Jazz Punishment

Over the past decade, Italian power trio Zu has refined its brutal mix of slide-rule hardcore and noisy free-jazz skronk into a terrifying onslaught….

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Experiment in Terror

Mike Patton's schizophonic rock quartet Fantômas remains one of the most experimental of his wide-ranging projects. Featuring Melvins riff guru Buzz Osborne on guitar,…

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Subatomic Scratch

The public's waning interest in radical vinyl manipulation has caused many of the Bay Area's top turntable dragons to drop off the radar. Luckily…

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