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Exploring Empire Records // Stomach Pump

Exploring Empire Records // Stomach Pump

I’ve always wondered why Empire Records, a film that both impliedly embodied the climate of underground rock music in the 1990s and appeared during one of the lower morale points in modern music, found most of its charm in flighty humor and outright silliness. Though the ”Grunge Explosion” of the decade’s first half had already begun to […]

Exploring “Empire Records” // XTC

Exploring “Empire Records” // XTC

For a split second in Empire Records, a philosophical Lucas can be seen contemplating his perverse victories of the day: he’s lost $9,000 of the…

Exploring “Empire Records” // Band of Susans

Exploring “Empire Records” // Band of Susans

One of the most interesting, if not funniest, elements of Empire Records is the array of esoteric – even absurd – in-jokes and references that its makers…

Exploring “Empire Records” // The Shaggs

Exploring “Empire Records” // The Shaggs

It’s still early in the day when Eddie stops by the store to bring some pizza to a downtrodden Lucas, who has just gotten chewed…

Exploring “Empire Records” // The Chainsaw Kittens

Exploring “Empire Records” // The Chainsaw Kittens

I was watching “Empire Records” one day recently when, for the first time, I started taking notice of the innumerable stickers, posters, CD’s, and cardboard…