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Volume III, Issue 40
March 28 - April 3, 2000  
 
Music

Artist Profiles
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All Americana [2]
The David Nelson Band taps the roots of American music.
— Scott Cooper, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Album Reviews
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Weightlifter [3]
Patti Smith's new "Gung Ho," by far her best since 1979's "Wave," balances the elements that first made her popular: poetry, polemics, and rock's gut punch.
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Turn Up That Noise [4]
Columbia's latest journey into the Byrds archives unearths two fine discs.
— Gene Hyde, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Live to Tell [5]
Neko Case's shockingly honest, artfully expressed country music.
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Happy Returns [6]
With their slickly produced "Return of Saturn," No Doubt are re-emerging from a two-year hiatus with the material of a great pop band.
— Linda Laban, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Old and New Dreams [7]
Soprano-saxophonist Steve Lacy and trombonist Roswell Rudd's new recording, "Monk's Dream," is an rare example of one of the most appealing chemistries in modern jazz.
— Ed Hazell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Over the Top [8]
Paranoia runs rampant through Jay-Z's dazzling hip-hop.
— Ron Wynn, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

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.
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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

D avid Nelson is no all-American boy. Nelson's fashion sense has more in common with the ruffled style of Jerry Garcia. And that's not all he has in common with the late Grateful Dead guitarist. The two played together in various bands dating back to the early '60s.

The bedrock of Patti Smith's new album, "Gung Ho," is her scope -- the understanding that we're all made of pieces of the past and the present, plus hope for the future. And that to lose our sense of any of those is to sacrifice ourselves to less important distractions.

Two new albums of material from the heyday of The Byrds offer some live recordings and some previously unreleased work.

Plus, new music from Neko Case, No Doubt, Jay-Z, and more.


Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix CD Reviews [9]

  • Alex Chilton
  • PJ Olsson
  • Gov't Mule
  • Russell Mills/Undark
  • Luke Vibert and BJ Cole
  • Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca
  • Julius Papp
  • Mindless Self Indulgence
Tiny Tunes [10]
  • The Holy Modal Rounders
  • The Aquamen
Rhythm and Views [11]
  • June Tabor

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