These remixes were done in response to a the first issue of a new Fargo/Moorhead music magazine called FM Seen, and some of the problems that the Magnetic Jihad Remix Terror Crew perceived with it. Below is a copy of the text included with the original release of the cd:
“Thoughts on FM Seen Magazine;
I appreciate the effort put into publishing FM Seen, however, I would like to offer a bit of criticism and direction for your consideration. First, there is far too many non-FM bands on the CD and covered in the magazine. Surely in the first issue you should be able to find enough bands in town to write features on. Is it too much to ask from a magazine about the local music scene to first and foremost cover it’s own namesake?
Secondly, there should be far less editorializing about such broad topics. If this is going to be a monthly publication, everyone should be less afraid to talk about specific things. Don’t editorialize about “the scene” in general, write about all ages hardcore shows, or weekend shows at the aquarium. Bitch about open mic nights, cover bands, promoters, venues and sound guys who screw bands over consistently. Don’t be afraid to name names. (This Information is very useful to other bands.) Write about where to find a good practice space, to find a cheep drink and a quiet bar after a bad show, where to find a good deal on used gear, or about a guy you know with a nice recording rig who will record a demo for someone.
This magazine could be a great resource for improving the local music scene. If it contained essential information for all musicians on who to talk to about booking a show, a database of contact information for bands, DIY recording instructions, only local show and record reviews, a list and review of all area venues, and so on and so forth.
Finally the CD. Have you considered making the CD that comes with it more of a show case for a few similar artists instead of a hodge podge of everything and anyone? How about a monthly split where someone can actually get a broader sample of a few bands work? How about a 4 or 5 song EP from a band each month? You should make your CD something collectible and of a certain amount of value to local music fans.
You need to work on making your magazine something indispensable instead of a print version of Myspace full of bitching.”
The remixes were finished in less than a month, so that the cd could be released at the same time as the second issue of the magazine.
Bands Remixed [bands local to the "FM Scene" marked with *]:
Smilin Liar, Willie Waldman, Charlie Parr, Ded Walleye*, Throw the Fight, October Road*, Venus In Furs*, Blind Joe*, Screaming Mechanical Brain, Brother Big Bad, The Cedars*, The Transit War, Fallback*, Four Walls*, Necktie Suicide*, The Krims*, WBPN*
Listen to the Album
- Pussy is the New Metal
- I Used To Know Jane's Addiction
- Balding Bluesman Blues
- Go Away
- Hillbilly Falsetto
- If Noise is Unwanted Sound then Venus In Furs is Noise To Me
- Listen Bitch
- SMB Hearts MSI 4EVA
- Funnel of Funk
- Fear Of Rejection
- Alone in 1994 (With Candlebox)
- Gargantuan Sea of Molten Iron
- This is All the Time I'm Gonna Waste on The Krims
- Why Bother Picking a Name When You're Just Another Jam Band?