Sunday, January 1 1995
Although he's been a big hit with fans, at least regionally, Green's relationship with critics has been rather different -- indeed, 'Pat Bashing' seems to have evolved into a minor Olympic sport. [...] Most critics have also pointed to what they see as Green's limited subject matter when songwriting, confined primarily to Texas, tacos, beer, and road trips.
Grandmaster Flash invented hip-hop and DJ culture in America.
Jason Lytle is a bitter man. Good thing he's got this pop record to finish.
Astute musical chameleons or tragically faddish trend-hoppers? PopMatters music critic Jon Garrett deconstructs the Grandaddy mystique.
Are you an entertainer or are you a musician? Warren Haynes discusses the expanding rift between art and entertainment in a climate that champions celebrity over integrity.
It's a long way from squirrel-eaters to punk activism, but Ditto's taken it all in.
Ian Parton takes his rowdyism from basement tapes to main stage.
From the other side of the world, one of pop's best songwriting duos slowly gets their music heard.
'It's good clean fun, nothing more complicated than that,' says Cee-Lo. Who'd have thought that approach could make music history?
Githead is preened and primped at the finest hairdressers and stylists. (Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner).
One of hip-hop's top MCs won't run from anything, and while he might not want to punch you in the face anymore, he still wants to be the best.
'It's been a long time, I shouldn't have left you...' So, Gang of Four decided to come back with the original gang of four, rerecord some old tunes, do a tour, and change your world.
Charlotte Gainsbourg talks about the perils of having famous parents and the films that inspired her new album.
The Sebadoh founder talks about life after that band, home recording, self-promotion, and the worst roommate he ever had.
Bassist Jaff explains that things have calmed down, but between a new label and old tributes, he must be talking only about the music.
Fall in love at a gig? Maybe the Futureheads know something you don't.
A legendary musician who played on some of Motown's biggest hits of the '60s talks with PopMatters music critic Jordan Kessler about his early days and being on the road again.
After a long stretch of good songs and little reward, Fluid Ounces appear to be headed for some success. Maybe even some income.
Zaremba looks back on three decades of 'super rock' and finds the landscape littered with obscure Humphrey Bogart movies, Fleetwood Mac parties, early Tom Hanks comedies, and the evolution of the 'power stance'.
Preparing to tour in support of At War With the Mystics, The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne discusses politics, drugs and divine intervention.