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Combat rock
RancidŐs "Life WonŐt Wait" establishes the California punks' status as "One of the Bands That Matter." [07-06-98]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

The reel deal
The '90s have seen the movie soundtrack develop a commercial life of its own -- independent of the film with which it may happen to share a name. [06-29-98]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Continental kitsch
Something's not quite right with Sacrebleu, the full-length US debut by French DJ Dimitri from Paris. But what do you expect from a French guy pretending to be an American guy pretending to be French. [06-29-98]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Murder, He Filmed?
There's nothing here to persuade even the most zealous Marcia Clark disciple to open a case against Courtney, but plenty of fodder for the kind of fascinating films Broomfield likes to make. [06-15-98]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

G Forces
Musings on the price of Garth Brooks' success. [06-15-98]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Monkey Business
New releases from eccentric Japanese pop savant Cornelius and equally eccentric Beastie Boy Money Mark are all mixed up -- in a good way. [06-08-98]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Son Rising
If Sean Lennon's "Into the Sun" looks like a collection of silly little love songs, well, what's wrong with that? [05-18-98]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Shirley's Temple
Garbage's Shirley Manson is no blond, but she can play one on CD. [05-11-98]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Family Man
Chris Ballew, ex of the President of the United States of America, says "I was never comfortable with being a rock star." [05-11-98]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Moody Blues
Chris Whitley has never fit into any of the music biz's tidy little marketing packages. Now he really gets down and dirty with "Dirt Floor." [04-20-98]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Solo "Artist"
Troubled Stone Temple Pilot Scott Weiland's "12 Bar Blues" is a critical hit even before its release. [03-30-98]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Jesus Jones
To Boston music fans, Gary Cherone is a metal Christ figure. Now the screamer's teamed up with Van Halen, just in time to give the band a way to greet middle age with a modicum of dignity. [03-16-98]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Pop on the Rocks
No matter how much irony went into making the songs on the Presidents of the United States' farewell CD, they were quickly transformed into disposable pop product. [03-09-98]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Symphonic Spins
Tokyo-born composer Ryuichi Sakamoto's is spinning his symphony from the DJ booth. [02-23-98]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Both Sides Now
Boston band Come's new CD "Gently Down the Stream" will be hailed as the band's return to rock. [02-09-98]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

True Believers
On their fifth Epic album, Pearl Jam may be settling into the first comfortable space they've occupied since "Jeremy" entered the MTV Buzz Bin. [02-02-98]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Digital Drama
Goldie, put a face on England's drum 'n' bass subculture. Now he's out to define himself in the States. [02-02-98]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Turntabling
There's still a fair amount of confusion out there about what this DJ thing really means, but DJ Shadow is one name everyone knows. [01-12-98]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

The Year in Rock
In music, 1997 was the year of first-rate copycats versus second-rate copycats. [12-29-97]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Talking Heads
In the spirit of home-town unity, the Boston Phoenix has the Bosstones' Dicky Barrett interview Aerosmith's Steven Tyler. [12-22-97]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

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