K7J - Official June 23, 1990ev, Patapsco Park, McKeldin Area, Paul & Cindy's Wedding Trio
- $6.00 - (90 minutes)
[I don't 'know' what's more pathetic here: this excuse for a review or my bothering to reprint it!]
From: "Retrofuturism" 314 - January '91 - us@
The Official, July 21st, 1990ev, Displace, 1220 Curtain Ave, Sextet [whew! Actually it's called the "Official June 23, 1990ev, Patapsco Park, McKeldin Area, Paul & Cindy's Wedding Trio"] Improvisational music with conventional instruments using unconventional structuring devices called CAMUs.
[yep, everybody & her brother were playing "recombinant electronics keyboard", "former &/or bendy guitar(s)", "goofy grape", "bottles", "shovel", "pakistani autoharp", etc those days - Why we stole ours off of Nirvana! I would tell the reviewer here to go back to sleep if I had any evidence that he was ever awake in the 1st place..]
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