jon sieruga

Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (12 of 14)
Location: Redlands, CA USA
In My Own Words:
I was born in the age of swizzel sticks and Sage's Department Store, Disney's Magic Mirror record albums and Ann-Margret TV specials. I live near the suburban town I was born in, and have watched it deteriorate and wither, which gives me a melancholia I might not have otherwise had (but, then again, maybe not).

movies, classic TV, Hope Sandoval, Morrissey, Disneyland, Pauline Kael...anything that doesn't involve washing dishes or taking food orders via a clown's mouth.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 436,431 - Total Helpful Votes: 12 of 14
Irish Blood English Heart ~ Morrissey
"Irish Blood" is an odd first choice for the single off Morrissey's "You Are the Quarry". It's the shortest song on the CD, and that's about all you can say for it. "Walk Tall" is a nice, if lazy and somewhat monotone, prosyletizing number(with strange allusions to either Ringo Starr or Ringo the Kid); "Munich Air Disaster" is just as slow, but is much catchier; "The Never Played Symphonies" however is just blissful. In fact it's out-and-out beautiful, and should've made the album. 'B'
Americas Sweetheart ~ Courtney Love
Americas Sweetheart ~ Courtney Love
Music dug deep and bleeding from Courtney Love's scattered psyche--and yet it's a fantastically raw musical experience. The song sequencing is disappointing(the best songs are right up front, with some dreck in the middle)but there are many amazing, high-wire-teetering moments here from a rockin' lady who knows EVERYTHING about hard-pop melodies and lyrics that are both darkly humorous and cathartic.
Mono Pt.1 ~ Courtney Love
Mono Pt.1 ~ Courtney Love
5.0 out of 5 stars RIP-ROARING ROCK 'N ROLL, April 11 2004
"Fly" is a great outtake from the "America's Sweetheart" sessions and "Mono" is the lead-off track that kicks in with a fury I would think UNDENIABLE to anyone who loves hard rock. Courtney really IS the queen of noise, and her instincts with melody, chord changes, and lyrics is remarkable.