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Saturday, December 31 1994

    The Zincs: Moth and Marriage

First off, I have to say that when I first received The Zincs’ Moth and Marriage, I was struck by the title and how it


ZZ Top: XXX

Criticize ZZ Top all you want for shamelessly throwing around their hits “Legs” and “Sharp Dressed Man,” but don’t just put them off as


Zohar: Keter

Lead by chameleon pianist Uri Caine (this guy does it all: jazz, Mahler, Tin Pan Alley, you name it), and featuring the diverse talents of


Zoot Suit Revue: Bold, Borrowed and New

The entire story of the swing revival can be heard on Louis Prima’s Capitol Collectors Series collection. Every nonsense vocal phrasing, every punchy horn


Denny Zeitlin and David Friesen: Live at the Jazz Bakery

Denny Zeitlin and David Friesen are giants of jazz. Never heard of ‘em, you say? If you need convincing, just take a peak at some


    Vinnie Zummo: A Retro Cool Bossa Nova Christmas with . . .

Vinnie Zummo is an extremely able guitarist. He works regularly as a session musician in New York and has released previous CDs including a collection


Kevin Yost: KY Funk and Stuff

If anyone ever asks you for a definition of Deep House, particularly in its more jazzy variant, you could do a lot worse than say “


Yve Adam: Fiction

Yve Adam is the talented acoustic duo that trades off vocals and instrument playing on their debut. The two musicians have a lot of experience


The Yo-Yo’s: Uppers and Downers

Aside from the truly great “Home from Home,” the Yo-Yo’s Uppers and Downers is a cliched bore of cheesiness greased up in tired pompadours


    Pete Yorn: musicforthemorningafter

“Life on a Chain”, the opening track and lead single from singer-songwriter Pete Yorn’s debut album, musicforthemorningafter, begins with a crackly, grainy, Victrola effect,


    Young Fresh Fellows: This One’s For the Ladies

Ten years ago I graduated from high school. Things were different then. The most notable difference was the fact that we still had that thing


Neil Young: Everybody’s Rockin’ / Old Ways

Long lauded for the twisted paths of his storied career, these two new reissues from Neil Young’s Geffen period illustrate the far-flung and sometimes


You Am I, #4 Record

When this promo arrived in the mail, I did a double take. Back in the spring of 1998, I read a review of this album in


Neil Young: Landing on Water

Even at the album’s worst moments, though, you have to give Young credit for trying new things, for not being afraid to shake up his act a bit.


Young Dubliners: Red

Get ready to go a rollicking, whirlwind, 80 miles-per-hour-with- the-top-down-then-park-and- enjoy-the-view escapade with Red, newest release from the Young Dubliners. The group’s second full-length studio


Yo La Tengo: And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out

Yo La Tengo can rave-up with the best of them. The band can pass—as it has over the past fifteen years—as an art/


Trisha Yearwood: Real Live Woman

At first blush it’s tough to swallow lines like “I work nine to five and I can’t relate / To millionaires who somehow fate /


Dwight Yoakam: dwightyoakamacoustic.net

When Dwight Yoakam returned to the stage for an encore last summer in Seattle he came by himself, carrying an acoustic guitar. He’d done


    Dave Young Trio: Tale of the Fingers

This is a subtle album of quiet strength, easy to wrongly dismiss as “cocktail music” for the perhaps uneducated listener. Noted bassist Young has recruited


    Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Life

Year of the Horse, Jim Jarmusch’s 1999 filmic snapshot of Neil Young and Crazy Horse, depicts the four musicians as a long-lasting force of energy


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