Weekly Wire

Volume I, Issue 47
April 27 - May 4, 1998

Music

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Artist Profiles
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Search for Meaning
Patty Loveless turns to music for comfort in the wake of tragedy. [2]
Michael McCall

Who Do That Ol' Voodoo?
Black metal is currently the hardest and heaviest music on earth. And King Diamond is one of this genre's raging hounds of hell. [3]
Jon Roig

Black Country
As a black blues performer makes his last ride, record labels release Af-Am country collections. [4]
James Porter

The Real Sound
The legendary cowboy yodeler Don Walser and his new album, "Down at the Sky-Vue Drive-In." [5]
Jim Caligiuri


Live Report
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Well Spoken
Good evening, ladies and germs -- it's Henry Rollins, stand-up guy. [6]
Alex Sniderman and Michael McCall

Live Shots
Reviews of recent shows around Austin: Monsters of Folk, Ginger MacKenzie, Stanford Prison Experiment, Hill Country Hoedown, and the Nicholas Payton Quintet. [7]


Album Reviews
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Down at the Sky-Vue Drive-In
A review of Don Walser's new album, "Down at the Sky-Vue Drive-In." [8]


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. [13]


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A lright, we've got a country and non-country 7-10 split again. This happens all the time, because some of the papers who contribute to Weekly Wire are in Texas and Tennessee, and some are from states that are, sadly, less traditional.

So let's divide yu'up. First, why don't y'all country fans read this sincere profile of Patty Loveless, the heartfelt singer whose name can't possibly be real. Then check out this story about Don Walser, a cowboy yodeler who makes Slim Whitman curl up in a fetal position in shame. Finally, sink your spurs into a rasslin' roundup of African-American country singers.

Now for you non-country-lovin' commie bastards. You despicable heathens will love this damn-fool article about death-metal guru King Diamond. That Satanic slop is right up your refuse-lined alley, ain't it? Or, you cultural Benedict Arnolds could read these ratty ol' retrospectives about rhythm-and-blues -- a genre based on evoking senseless, pain-filled lives. Just like country does. Hot damn.

Or you could anemically feast your beady, city-slicker eyes on this here Henry Rollins concert review. Rollins used to be some kind of punker pinko; now he does spoken-word performance art like one of them drug-pushing bohemians. Seems to me what this boy really needs is a pair of knee-high snakeskin boots and a good whuppin'. Ain't that right y'all cowpoke brethren?


Mini Reviews
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Return Visits

  • Arzel "Z.Z." Hill and Bobby Womack
  • Freddie Scott
  • Buddy Guy
  • Junior Wells
  • Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry
  • The Dells
  • John Lee Hooker
  • Two Decades of Killer Fretwork

Rhythm & Views

  • Mary Lou Lord
  • The Gourds
  • Bessie Griffin & The Gospel Pearls

Rotations

  • Pete Droge
  • Gerald Collier
  • Chris Whitley
  • Rubberneck
  • Pulp
  • Mary Lou Lord
  • Iron Maiden
  • Gov't Mule
  • Propellerheads
  • Lost in Space
  • Blues Brothers 2000

Weekly Alibi

  • Coax
  • Chris Von Snierdern




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