Saturday, December 31 1994
Timing is everything, and that’s especially true with pop music. In 1956 Three Stanford grad students (Dave Guard, Nick Reynolds, Bob Shane) started a band
Ever since that point, KRS has struggled. On the final BDP album Sex and Violence and three subsequent solo albums, he was never quite sure
I’ve always been a pop freak, I’ll admit it; even as a heavy metal-listening kid, the stuff I liked the most had at
Kamal fills the void of any discernible talent by puffing out his chest and fabricating a P.I.M.P image. Even then, Suburbia is a fabrication and fails to impress.
Killah Priest is in the second tier of the Wu-Tang family, one of the many MCs affiliated with the Wu but not an actual Clan
What do you get when you mix a mandolin with a bass and some drums? Country meets the Chili Peppers? Down home funk? The short
Considered by some to be the world’s most dangerous band, the Jesus Lizard cut and thrashed, slashed and burned all buck-naked and sweaty.
We can probably blame the success of the Austin Powers movies for the existence of this CD. The first Austin Powers movie featured Jones’ “Soul
For some time now the R&B market-place has been dominated by cookie-cutter like male vocal groups. While none of these groups posses the
I don’t like to say bad things about Elton John. How can someone who gave us classic songs like “Daniel”, “Your Song”, and “Rocket
This retrospective is the most complete look at Joe Jackson’s songwriting currently available, but it is not, unfortunately, the one that I would recommend.
Juvenile is all over his new album, Tha G-Code. I mean, the record is bumpy-grindy and cartoony-horror-showy, and of course, it’s lively as you’
1. The writer speaks directly to his editor and thereby gains the reader’s interest and trust Sarah: This is it, the one review I am
Among Quincy Jones’ many awards is an Emmy for his theme to the opening episode of Roots. On the big-bandstand is where his own roots
Unpolished and sparse, Nick Jaina’s Snakes & Umbrellas excels at understatement. Recorded simply, his jazz influenced pop is eclectic but approachable, and his charged
New York-based Jet Set Six burst onto the swing/pop scene with the acclaimed debut CD Livin’ It Up in 1998, but John Ceparano promised more
“Something told me it was overWhen I saw you and her talking.Something deep down in my soul said cry girl,When I saw you
Back in 1993, while working for my college radio station, I received a promotional disc from Warner Brothers entitled Black Light Special subtitled a “developing artist
Please forgive any initial bias in this review, for last spring, my girlfriend had subletted her Lower East Side apartment to two members of this
Bassist Brad Jones cut his teeth in jazz monster The Jazz Passengers. With a reputation for insane chops and skillful cross-genre song writing (he’s