Weekly Wire

Volume II, Issue 28
January 4 - January 11, 1999  
 
Music

Sit And Spin [2]
Our jaded and disabused music critics pick the best albums of '98.
— Tucson Weekly Critics, TUCSON WEEKLY
 


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Shooting Star [3]
Curt Kirkwood, of the influential rock band the Meat Puppets and recent Austinite, talks about his brother and fellow band member Cris Kirkwood's heroin addiction.
— David Holthouse, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Truth Will Set You Free [4]
Holthouse disabuses readers of the notion that there could ever exist such a thing as "heroin chic."
— Raoul Hernandez, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Artist Profiles
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Neu Noise [5]
Tune the strings; tune the Alfa Romeo -- it's all music to German techno-industrialists Einsturzende Neubauten.
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Frankly Brilliant! [6]
Burque has got the blues.
— Michael Henningsen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Album Reviews
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Rhymes's Schemes [7]
On his new "Extinction Level Event" CD, Busta's Rhymes is less a prophet of doom than a candidate for post-apocalyptic Funky President.
— Alex Pappademas, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Pretty Scary in Pink [8]
Power-grrrls Cadallaca present a vision of late '50s America reinvented with girls as the protagonists.
— Stephanie Zacharek, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Now What? [12]
If you go gaga over the sultry smoothness of a symphonic glissando, just wait till you experience our transitions to cool and useful music links on the Web.
WEEKLY WIRE
 


LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

I n addition to this week's reviews, profiles and interviews (don't miss the Meat Puppets interview or the Best Albums of 1998), we've dug through the Weekly Wire archives for a look back at the most popular stories from 1998. If you missed any of these when they first appeared, here's your second chance to view them in their original unabridged format.

TOP MUSIC STORIES OF 1998:

SEPTEMBER 14, 1998:
Lyle Lovett
What you see and hear is truly what you get with Lovett -- and then some.

FEBRUARY 16, 1998:
The Beauty of Bacharach
Burt Bacharach's back, and he rawks; if you don't believe that, check out the three tribute albums released in the past year.

FEBRUARY 23, 1998:
Street Scenes
"Sesame Street" turns 30 and everyone from the Fugees to Steven Tyler are celebrating.

JANUARY 26, 1998:
Road Warriors
The mainstream is ready for a little nasty fun, and Nashville Pussy are primed to pounce.

JANUARY 12, 1998:
Kings of Rock
Run-D.M.C. changed everything.



Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix [9]

  • Nick Heyward
  • Homer Lounge
  • The Neon Judgement
  • Nothing Painted Blue
  • Pete Rock
  • Various - N.W.A. tribute

Austin Chronicle [10]

  • Kinky Friedman
  • Lowell George
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Janis Joplin
  • Jim Morrison
  • Bob Wills
  • Kate Wolf
  • Tammy Wynette
  • Various: Jewish Music

Weekly Alibi [11]

  • Natural Calamity
  • Snowpony
  • John Southworth


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