The Fuzzlers – Gourd of Truth

The Fuzzlers- Gourd of Truth Athens, GA experimental punk oddities, The Fuzzlers are…are…well, their Facebook page biography puts it best: “The Fuzzlers are the worlds greatest Mutant Foamcore band! Created by the mysterious Professor Scientist, The Fuzzlers are the results of the infamous “Substance Experiments”. Considered another “failed attempt at the perfect hybrid” by theirContinue reading “The Fuzzlers – Gourd of Truth”

Missiles of October- Better Days

Missiles of October – Better Days Sludgy guitars, doomy growling vocals and an idiosyncratic sense of humor make Better Days by Missiles of October a truly must-hear record of 2017. These noisy, Belgian hardcore rockers really know how to make you want to headbang and scream along to their music. Every song on this albumContinue reading “Missiles of October- Better Days”

Festival Fridays: The 1968 Miami Pop Festivals

Well, this one’s a bit confusing. There were two Miami Pop Festivals in 1968 located at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida and they were run by completely different people and were somehow unrelated to each other. This confusion has understandably lead to some modern accounts reporting that they were all one event instead of two.Continue reading “Festival Fridays: The 1968 Miami Pop Festivals”

Ghost Funk Orchestra- Night Walker and Death Waltz

Ghost Funk Orchestra is the brainchild of the NJ/NYC native Seth Applebaum, a highly skilled craftsman of finely constructed, wholly unique music. Ghost Funk Orchestra’s compositions are nothing short of genre defying and impossible to pin down. As soon as you start to get a sense of where one of his albums might be going,Continue reading “Ghost Funk Orchestra- Night Walker and Death Waltz”

RCU Declared One Of The Top 50 Alternative Music Blogs by Feedspot!

The good people down at Feedspot informed me that Record Crates United is one of the top 50 alternative rock blogs and websites for alternative rock fans! How amazing is that??!! Well I’m dead gobsmacked to say the least! I never would have expected to be featured on anyone’s top list ever for anything, soContinue reading “RCU Declared One Of The Top 50 Alternative Music Blogs by Feedspot!”

Festival Fridays: The Powder Ridge Rock Festival

It’s finally summer once again here again at RCU Towers, so that means it’s officially music festival season. When it comes to rock festivals of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, everyone generally knows about Woodstock, Altamont and Monterey Pop. However, during this time period, while giant music festivals were still a fairly new thing,Continue reading “Festival Fridays: The Powder Ridge Rock Festival”

The Mad Doctors- No Waves, Just Sharks

The Mad Doctors -No Waves, Just Sharks Brooklyn’s The Mad Doctors refer to their sound in their Facebook bio as being: “two parts fuzz, one part reverb, and a jigger of formaldehyde.” After hearing the first 20 seconds or so of No Waves, Just Sharks’ opener, “The Ballad of Jort Dad,” you can see that theirContinue reading “The Mad Doctors- No Waves, Just Sharks”