Robert Wm. Gomez's

Robert's Record Reviews

I've accumulated a pretty big record/cd collection and, from time to time, I used to write reviews of the latest additions to my collection. Lately, I haven't bought much music. That whole "you turn 30 and buying CDs doesn't seem to be that important" thing hit me. Lately, I have been working my way back through my collection and trying to listen to everything again and put down my thoughts here.

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Album Title Artist Ratingsort descending
Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene Ennio Morricone 10/10 Another great soundtrack from the Maestro box set. This one is a split between easy listening bossa numbers and avante garde... more
Dig That Groove Baby Toy Dolls 10/10 Toy Dolls skirt the edge of punk rock and novelty music. As such there will be some people who will find them very annoying,... more
Made From Technetium Man or Astroman? 10/10 The band's second Touch 'n' Go release is one of their best. For the most part, they have abandoned their surf rock roots for a... more
More Gone Gassers From The Untamed Youth Untamed Youth, The 10/10 One of my favorite records from the early nineties. This is a great mix of vocal numbers and surf instrumentals featuring Derek... more
Las Vegas Grind Part 3 Various Artists 10/10 FINALLY!! Part 3 in the incredible Las Vegas Grind series. This disc, like its predecessors, is simply incredible and an... more
The Ideal Copy Wire 10/10 After 154, Colin Newman picked up where 154 left off with A–Z and Graham Lewis went the experimental... more
Walkin' with Link Link Wray 10/10 This CD compiles Link's early sixties recordings on Epic records. Half the tracks are unreleased versions of songs including... more
Let it Come Down Spiritualized 10/10 I was never much into this band when they were making waves in the late nineties. At some point I decided to give Ladies... more
Bomb the Twist's 10/10 Extremely cool Japanese all-girl garage rock. All six songs on this release are amazing this was one of my top ten favs of last... more
The Iron Giant Various Artists 10/10 Although it contains two selections from Michael Kamen's score, this is mostly a collection of songs featured in the animated... more
A Far Out Disc Toy Dolls 10/10 Toy Dolls second album has a little more polish than the first and even includes a radio spot for that first LP! While every... more
Marassa Duo Marassa Duo 10/10 Ever since the release of the movie Drum Line, percussion ensemble music has been all the rage. 50% of Marassa Duo is... more
Jungle Exotica Part 2 Various Artists 10/10 I have yet to wipe the tears of joy that flow down my cheeks since I bought this disc. Like its predecessor, Jungle Exotica 1,... more
A Bell Is a Cup Until it Is Struck Wire 10/10 Wire continues its slide towards mid-eighties dance music with this collection of songs. There's a dreamy, goth-y quality to... more
The Golden Band American Analog Set, The 10/10 Admittedly, I was originally drawn to this band because of the cover of their first album, The Fun of Watching Fireworks... more
Una Lucertola Con La Pelle Di Donna Ennio Morricone 10/10 This was perhaps one of the first non-Spaghetti Western Morricone soundtrack that I discovered and it remains one of my... more
Idle Gossip Toy Dolls 10/10 This is the last truly great Toy Dolls record. It could have been their best release, but it suffers from some odd production... more
Entertainment Program for Humans (Second Variety) Servotron 10/10 Where have all the good schtick bands gone? Servotron were an awesome concept and the music was equally great. Their second... more
Killington Lost Killington Lost 10/10 This was the last band my brother was in before he left college. Great walls of guitar sound mixed with quiet parts. I am... more
Goldfinger John Barry & Shirley Bassey 10/10 This is an essential item for your record collection. It contains the best Bond song from the best Bond movie. The incidental... more
The Number of Magic Richard H. Kirk 10/10 This record fits nicely along side Virtual State. This is atmospheric electronica that the laptop kids probably have a... more
The Best Of Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs 10/10 I found this used for $4! A 1967 collection of the best of this clever band from the 60's. It's got Wooly Bully, Li'l Red... more
The Planet Pimp Records Good Tyme Jahamboree Various Artists 10/10 Another winner from Sven-Erik and the gang. New David Nudelman song "Vegetabless" and also Deke Dickerson song and a Go... more
Ditch Diggin' Southern Culture on the Skids 10/10 Probably my favorite record by SCOTS. All of the checklist items are here: a little twangy country rock, a little reverby surf... more
Haunted Hill Bassholes 10/10 Drums, Guitar, and a howling blues freak. Need I say more? Well, I will anyway. These songs rock to the high heavens!!
This Side Up Supercollider 10/10 Supercollider is my favorite band from the nineties that no one seems to know about. I found about them after reading a short... more
Planet Pimp Records Presents...Thee Shatners Thee Shatners 10/10 One of the best releases from Planet Pimp Records is this Star Trek themed collection of surf music. A rare benefit of being... more
Edda Dell'Orso Performs Ennio Morricone Edda Dell'Orso 10/10 This is an absolutely perfect compilation of Ennio Morricone songs all of which feature the theremin-esque vocals of Edda Dell'... more
Virtual State Richard H. Kirk 10/10 After the end of Cabaret Voltaire, Kirk went on to record a zillion solo records under different names. This is trippy and... more
Pet Sounds Beach Boys, The 10/10 I finally bought this CD after hearing so many good things about it from various sources. I found this CD for cheap, and it... more
Dual Supercollider 10/10 This is the better of the two Supercollider CDs. The sound is much bigger and they had gotten much more skilled at crafting... more
Revolver Ennio Morricone 10/10 One of three discs included on the Crime box set of Poliziotteschi soundtracks. The highlight of the soundtrack is the... more
No Room for Humans Servotron 10/10 The first full-length outing by Servotron. More songs about the elimination of the human race. Includes songs... more
Silver Apples Silver Apples 10/10 Silver Apples are a wild sounding collection of Radio Shack grade electronic noises backed with some great drumming. It's... more
A-Z Colin Newman 10/10 After creating three of the greatest records of the early punk years, Wire fractured into various solo projects. As far as I am... more
Sin Alley Part One Various Artists 10/10 This is the first CD reissue of the classic Sin Alley rockabilly reissue series. Contains 30 Rockabilly and R&B "... more
Dirt Track Date Southern Culture on the Skids 10/10 The major label follow-up to Ditch Diggin' is every bit as good and the production sounds much better. Even thought it... more
Futuremuzik Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra 10/10 Peter Thomas' arrangements live somewhere between the wacky space-age pop of Esquivel and the brassy action movie scores of... more
Get in your Ear Budget Girls, The 10/10 This is a killer single from Planet Pimp. This group is headed by two screaming chicks that know how to rawk! The songs titles... more
The Prisoner Various Artists 10/10 An absolutely fantastic collection of themes and incidental music from the sixties cult T.V. show, The Prisoner. I use... more