It's hard to believe, but we've been slogging through You Asked For It submissions for a year, as of today, May 21. My predecessor, Niki D'Andrea, started YAFI as a way of catering to local bands that bitched about her coverage and it still fills that function today though, as I learned, and as Niki has confirmed, we've been impressed by a handful of submissions we've gotten from bands brave enough to toss their CDs in the mail to us, knowing we'll write whatever we think about it without holding back.
In the meantime, with Niki's help, I've compiled a list of the best and worst records that've come to us this way. Without further ado, that list. A big "Thank You!" to the great bands who've participated and a big "Ugh, why did you waste my fucking time" to the bands that sent us complete crap. Oh, and keep 'em coming. The address is at the bottom of this post.
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If you're a musician from the Phoenix metro area and would like to submit a CD for review, please send it in an envelope marked "YAFI" to:
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