Saturday, December 31 1994
You may ask yourself, “What kind of thought processes go on when reviewing a new CD?” Well I’m glad you asked. In this review,
Hank Williams may well have been the first rock and roll star.
Weller has written an entire catalog of memorable songs—remember The Jam.
As one of Austin’s finest singer-songwriters, it’s regrettable that Kelly Willis spent the earlier part of her career as a minor cog in
As Jimmy Webb says in his quintessential book on songwriting, Tunesmith, “...it all goes back to Stephen Foster.” Of course, Mr. Foster is credited by
Groupo Afro Boricua Bombazo(Blue Jackel) by Sarah ZupkoPopMatters Editor & Publisher williamcepeda-groupoafro.jpg My mouth dropped when I heard these releases. Sporting a
A single guitar chord, then the words, “We are traveling in the footsteps / Of those who’ve gone before” and you can only respond with, “
I hate to say it, but the most interesting thing about The Witches might be group leader Troy Gregory’s history compared to his current
It would not be an exaggeration to claim that I spent the winter of 1990 obsessed with How Did You Find Me Here, David Wilcox’s
Neither as evil as Ozzy’s 1988 opus, No Rest for the Wicked, nor as funny as the film career of comedy giant Chris Farley, the
I could probably have you believe that, given the recent winter weather watch-storm-event-tracker mania of the Eastern half of the country, I’m huddled over
Immediately this album starts hypnotizing.
This band is almost impossible to categorize—and, for the record, that’s a good thing. With its members possessing perfect pop and indie rock
The postmodernists Walter Abish and Mojo Nixon found themselves seated next to one another on a plane. To pass the time, they invented a game
Wellwater Conspiracy sounds like a good name for a goth band, but thankfully they’re not that. This Michigan band is one of the few
It takes more than music for a country artist in the ‘90s to earn Rolling Stone-style cred. It takes a gimmick, a hook. You can
In May 2000, following a successful string of dates across the US, an English band played a sold-out show at Irving Plaza, one of New York’
For those of you not in the know and who have a taste for all things that pop melodically, let me turn your attentions to
After Detroit, after Memphis, after Philadelphia, black music temporarily found its capital in California as the Seventies stumbled into the Eighties, for the first time
The World Saxophone Quartet’s Requiem for Julius is a tribute to the late Julius Hemphill who was both one of the quartet’s founding