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	The Red Eyed Legends: The High I Feel When I’m Low

“So… was he cute?” “Well… he’s got a great personality.” “A great personality?” “Well yeah, I mean he’s got this really fiery spirit.

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3 May 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Peplab: Drive

Remember not so long ago just as the ‘80s were closing into the ‘90s and the alternarock explosion was just about to hit? When Madchester

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	Gold Cash Gold: Paradise Pawned, Volume 1

Gold Cash Gold changed their lineup recently. While the core of the group—Eric Hoegemeyer and Steve Zuccaro—stayed the same, bass player Rose Mazzola

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	The Wildhearts: The Wildhearts Must Be Destroyed

Earlier this year, and for a different publication, I made the bold prediction that 2004 would be the Year of the Wildhearts. After years of band

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3 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen’s (1997)

The real stars of Off the Menu are not the stars. They are the 'United Nations' of Chasen's staff, most of whom worked there for over 30 years.

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3 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

The viewer is left feeling that the Manhattan Project would have been a fantastic topic for a miniseries, but is an awful one for a 120-minute studio flick.

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3 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

Casa de los Babys (2003)

The movie, which focuses on a group of U.S. women arrived in an unidentified Latin American country to adopt children, is as much about cultural imperialism and racism as it is about women and babies.

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	Various Artists: Soul Comes Home: A Celebration of Stax Records and Memphis Soul Music [CD and DVD]

If you really care, you have a favorite. A die-hard fan of the Boston Red Sox is so consumed with his passion that there is

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	The Rooftop Singers: The Best of the Vanguard Years

Old Saw—er, Song—with New Teeth” This album is a pleasant surprise. Take as a given their one big hit (“Walk Right In”), add

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2 May 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Ray Paul: Performance Reel, Volumes 1 & 2 [DVD]

Outside of the Boston area, Ray Paul’s greatest musical accomplishment was the founding of Permanent Press Records. Toward the end of the ‘90s, the

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2 May 2004 // 11:00 PM

	The Naomi Star: self-titled

The eponymous debut album from the Naomi Star apparently will be their only release. According to their website (where an image of a tombstone haunts

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2 May 2004 // 11:00 PM

	The Magnetic Fields: i

Have you worshiped at the altar of the Magnetic Fields’ previous release, 1999’s three-part 69 Love Songs? Memorized every word to relentlessly clever country-pop tunes like “

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2 May 2004 // 11:00 PM

	George Harrison: The Dark Horse Years 1976 - 1992

For many casual music fans, the solo career of George Harrison is anchored by two distinct memories. The release of his post-Beatles solo album All

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2 May 2004 // 11:00 PM

	The Fall: The Real New Fall LP

If the Fall, or rather Curmudgeon Mark E. Smith’s Band of UK Football Fans, Beer Drinkers, and Female Keyboardists, Version 35.1, have not just released

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	Driver of the Year: Some Girls Would Say . . .

Driver of the Year has apparently spent too much time traveling down I-95. The group’s debut album Some Girls Would Say…, like the interstate,

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2 May 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Cex: Maryland Mansions

Whatever anyone might think about Rjyan Kidwell (aka Cex) and his tortuous path through music’s tangled sub-gardens, it’s quite clear that this passing-strange

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	The Cramps: Live at the Napa State Mental Hospital [DVD]

The Cramps are undeniably one of the most important bands to come out the US during the 1970s. They all but single-handedly invented the so-called “

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	Nat King Cole: Soundies and Telescriptions [DVD]

Existing for less than a decade during the 1940s, soundies were a precursor to MTV and a rival to jukeboxes. These three-minute, black and white

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	Various Artists: Amandla! A Revolution In Four-Part Harmony

Here in the U.S. (and in many other Western countries), the notion that popular music can actually effect social change is considered incredibly naive.

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	Various Artists: The Hip Hop Box

According to accepted folk wisdom, the song generally credited as hip-hop’s point of insertion into pop culture, Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight”, is

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