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Legendary Jim Ruiz Group

"Mij Amsterdam" b/w "Minneapolis," "Jody" (Minty Fresh)

I still can't figure out if this is a joke or not. Is someone fucking with me, or did five semi-normal looking college students actually write and record this music with the intention of making money? It sounds like sixties theme music with a heavy dose of lounge style polka thrown in as well. Oh, I get it, it's the "we'll be cool be being wacky and different 'cause after all, we're college students" mentality. Somebody throw these kids into the pit at the Down By Law show. (Note: "How to Run a Fanzine" by Tom Parker. 1. Collect all of the cool albums by cool bands that you really dig. 2. Keep them and enjoy. 3. Give everything else to some knucklehead who is willing to work for free. 4. While you're rocking out to Dave Smalley and Co., sneak over to your contributor's house with a twelve pack and spy through his window. 5. Enjoy your beer and laugh your ass off as he sits at his desk listening to The Legendary Jim Ruiz Group and sobbing hysterically. 6. Repeat next quarter.) (TOM)

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