Saturday, December 31 1994
By a long shot, one of the best pure pop bands of the mid-to-late 90’s is Sweden’s The Merrymakers. I know you’re probably
There are times these days where I absolutely hate Stephin Merritt, where I’m overwhelmingly infuriated by his latest work with the Magnetic Fields, the meandering yet singularly-purposed three-disc master opus.
Gerald Levert returns with his second offering since a brief liaison with the R&B supergroup LSG (Johnny Gill & Keith Sweat).
The story of Lynyrd Skynyrd is one full of its share of triumphs and tragedies. The roots of this seminal Southern rock act can be
In the late ‘80s critics suggested that Minneapolis’ Replacements were the saviors of rock and roll. Equal parts punk rebellion, sugar-pop and alcohol, the mighty ‘
The members of Hesperus are outstanding musicians. They excel at bringing older music into the next century with their deft expressions upon early musical instruments.
If you take the time to listen to Michael Hutchence with an open ear, you might remember that he was a singer with a sexy, cocky, rock star charm who was indeed truly talented.
Lucky To Be Alive sounds so much like a live performance it is almost difficult to review it like an album as opposed to a live concert.
Let’s start with the easy part. Rock Out HIV is available at stores in the Midwest or for $10:00 per copy, shipping costs included, to:
Throughout the New World, African-descent communities applied their own cultural aesthetics in adapting the popular European revels preceding the Christian observance of Lent. From Rio
I have commented on the strange space that tribute albums occupy in the past (see Ministry tribute reviews). Caught between being true to the artist
Rolling Stone gave this puppy three and a half stars and Entertainment Weekly dolled out a B+, which just goes to show how weak the
Despite having only emerged onto the scene three years ago the Ruff Ryders collective have had a significant impact upon the world of hip-hop. And
This 20-track tribute clocks in at a hefty 73 minutes plus, although a few of the selections are actually from Brian Ferry’s solo albums (and
Proving that the DIY aesthetic didn’t begin in the 1970s with punk, Nuggets convincing makes the case for 60s garage rock as the roots
Hawaiian music was first recorded in 1890, about the same time as record cylinders were invented by the Victrola company and during the same decade the
Get ready for some sweet romance with your sweetheart for this collection of Power Ballads. The project is part of the Hot Rod Magazine series
It is near impossible to imagine American history without railroads, as brute fact and enduring romance. So too is it hard to imagine American popular
The greatest event of the year for pop fans is the annual International Pop Overthrow Festival in L.A. Each August bands of every pop
I admit it: I’m a Monkees fan. I have been ever since I was a little kid and first got to see the reruns