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Volume II, Issue 13
September 21 - September 28, 1998  
 
Music

Album Reviews
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Hole In the Head [4]
Courtney Love unveils her "Celebrity Skin", rock critics and Love-haters line up for the kill, film at 10.
— Bill Frost, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
 
Blues Chaos Theory [5]
R.L. Burnside takes chaos in stride, so being the star of the world's first remix blues album doesn't bother him.
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Dispatches from America's Underbelly [6]
Randall Roberts re-introduces Tom Waits to the music scene.
— Randall Roberts, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Space Oddity [7]
Marilyn Manson has largely abandoned Christian-baiting Satanism in favor of an equally entertaining kind of sci-fi atheism.
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Black Lightning [8]
The Blacks release their first CD of punk-inflected cowboy blues.
— Dave Chamberlain, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Time Lines [9]
The new Astralwerks release from British drum'n'bass auteur Photek offers chilled-out music you can dance to, with a rapid beat that creates a deceptively slow groove.
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Los Super Seven Review [10]
Los Super Seven Review.
— Raoul Hernandez, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Pop Merchants [11]
Belle and Sebastian's songs are sharply etched miniatures of small-town life, remembrances of the people you knew and hated there.
— Stephanie Zacharek, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Artist Profiles
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West Coast Meets South of Texas [12]
Celebrity math: Tex-Mex legends Freddy Fender and Flaco Jimenez + Los Lobos' David Hidalgo and Cesar Rojas + Austin heroes Rick Trevino, Ruben Ramos, and Joe Ely = Los Super Seven.
— Jim Caligiuri, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
High Strung [13]
The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Bend Classical Music to Their Own Worldly Wills.
— Michael Henningsen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Dirty Dozens [14]
Korn and their fellow travelers have embraced hip-hop and created something you might as well call blackface metal.
— Carly Carioli, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
The Folken Word [15]
Chris Chandler rails against society with a funky backbeat.
— Mark Jordan, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Culture Shock [16]
African singer Angelique Kidjo obliterates musical boundaries.
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Global Warming [17]
The Chamber Players of the American Russian Youth Orchestra.
— Marcel Smith, NASHVILLE SCENE
 


LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

T his week's Music section leads off with "All-inclusive," a look at who is bringing truly original ideas to the jazz world. The String Trio of New York is heading the pack of young and old who are looking to extend the language of jazz by combining styles and artists in their own unique manner.

While jazz is considered one of the few original American art forms, the Smithsonian has sponsored work documenting the music of the Mississippi River. Providing a look at other American originals, the documentary "The Mississippi: River of Song" looks a the culture that goes along with the music and vice-versa.

We have reviews of Hole's latest, a listen to R.L. Burnside's remix album, Tom Waits' Beautiful Maladies, and ponderings on Marilyn Manson's new release. Profiles include artists Korn, Chris Chandler, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Chamber Players of the American Russian Youth Orchestra, and Angelique Kidjo.

More profiles and a cornucopia of quick looks at new albums on the shelf round out the week in music.


Featured Articles
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All-inclusive [2]
Ron Wynn takes note of jazz's most restless talents.
— Ron Wynn, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Rolling on the River [3]
Filmmakers follow the Mississippi in search of American music.
— Susan Ellis, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Mini Reviews
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Rhythm & Views [18]

  • Various Motor City Artists
  • Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos
  • Nakai Eaton & Clipman
  • Magic Slim
  • John Forte

Boston Phoenix CD Reviews [19]
  • For the Masses
  • Snowpony
  • Tripping Daisy
  • Tiny Town
  • Waylon Jennings
  • The Timewriter
  • Sex Mob
  • Joe Fonda
  • Paul Hillier and the Theatre of Voices

Tiny Tunes [20]
  • Iggy Pop and the Stooges
  • Joan of Arc
  • Possum Dixon

Turn Up That Noise! [21]
  • Wilie Nelson
  • Lauryn Hill

Now What? [22]
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
 

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