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Volume I, Issue 39
March 2 - March 9, 1998

Music

Artist Profiles
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A Summers Place
Andy Summers, former Police guitarist, doesn't ache for arenas. [2]
Rich Collins

Raw Material
Mixing with brother Casey Rice. [3]
Dave Chamberlain

Voices Raised
The Fairfield Four has weathered nearly a century of changes; Bill Friskics-Warren finds out how. [4]
Bill Friskics-Warren

Teenage Kicks
The Donna -- young, female, rude, and real -- deserve a high place in the girl-group pantheon. [5]
Carly Carioli

Pat, I'll Buy a "G" for $7,000
G. Love & Special Sauce bring hip-hop blues wherever they go. [6]
Kevin Klein

Masked Man
Singer/songwriter Momus is coming out of obscurity and touring the US. [7]
Douglas Wolk

Playing Possum
Blues pretenders beware -- Fat Possum Records is the real nitty-gritty. [8]
Dave McElfresh

Dream Teams
BMX Bandits' "Theme Park," and Cheeky Monkey's "Four Arms To Hold You" are delectable sweet-and-sour treats. [9]
Jonathan Perry

A Good Year
The Black Country Music Association has made Music Row stand up and take notice. [10]
Bill Friskics-Warren and Rob Wynn


Album Reviews
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Mono Tones
There's no excuse for the British duo Mono's "Formica Blues" except the pleasure it gives. [11]
Charles Taylor

Victory Celebration
June Victory and the Bayou Renegades hit a home run on their first CD. [12]
Geraldine Wyckoff


Now What?
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. [18]


T he answers that you seek:

(1) Andy Summers

(2) The Fairfield Four

(3) Casey Rice

(4) The Donnas

(5) G. Love of G. Love & Special Sauce

(6) Momus

I told you they were obscure!

Here's the scoring scale:

1-2 correct answers: You're a smooth operator. You make Sade look like Gerald Ford.

3-4 correct answers: Neither fact nor fiction, you're a walking contradiction.

5-6 correct answers: You're tall and tan and lean and lovely. And you never, ever, leave a cake out in the rain.


Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix CD Reviews

  • The Radio Kings
  • Mike Ireland & Holler
  • Beausoleil
  • Tommy Keene
  • GodheadSilo
  • Fatal Mambo
  • Chris Mills
  • Fred Hersch

Turn Up That Noise!

  • Bedhead
  • Kristin Hersh
  • Fred Hersch

Rhythm & Views

  • Hum
  • The Dirtys
  • Rex

Tiny Tunes

  • This Perfect Day
  • The Beatifics


Artist Profiles
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Live Shots
Reviews of recent shows: The Crystal Method, Merl Saunders & the Rainforest Band, Goudie, the Damned, and the David Murray Quartet. [13]


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