AmRep Story

While no longer as prolific as they it once was, Amphetamine Reptile (AmRep, for short), was a powerhouse of all things odd and noisy in rock music. Their roster included the likes of Today is the Day, Helios Creed (Chrome), Hammerhead, Melvins, Helmet and many others. It was founded in 1986 by Tom Hazelmeyer (Halo […]

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Giddy Motors – Biography + Discography + Videos

Official Site MySpace page FatCat Records Page “At a time when indie bands all jostle for airplay with pretty guitar tones and pleasant disco beats, these Londoners dare to be ugly” (Prefixmag.com) Giddy Motors were formed in South London in 1999 and within a couple of years they produced a number of singles, as well […]

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Brainiac – Biography + Discography + Videos

Touch and Go Records Page Dayton, Ohio based Brainiac were described in a thousand different ways – some called them Pixies of their day. Musically there’s little in common between those bands, but, indeed, there was the same creative spirit/impulse, at least in my opinion. Musically, Brainiac combined 70s Bowie with the sound of Moog […]

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An Introduction (To A Theory of Beautiful Noise)

If throwing the music playbook out the window was (and largely, still is) a near-guarantee that your music won’t be heard by masses, then its still puzzling how so many bands that achieved relatively little success were still able to record/produce and do all kinds of things through (often) unpleasant circumstances/conditions. From Velvet Underground to […]

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