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Wednesday, October 23, 2002

We Love Life

Posted By on Wed, Oct 23, 2002 at 12:00 AM

First of all, it’s odd that Pulp exists at all in 2002. This is, after all, the band that essentially committed hara-kiri in 1999 with its epic, hung-over and gorgeous album This Is Hardcore, rather than face another minute in the brutal hothouse of British pop. Stateside, of course,...

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Moanin’

Posted By on Wed, Oct 23, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Say what you will about all the Rolling Stone–touted rock-is-back blather. At least bands on labels such as Estrus, Fall of Rome, Get Hip, In The Red, Bomp, Dionysus, Norton and Sympathy can now view a fleeting glimmer of gainful employment hopes. One of the hippest up-and-comers currently treading...

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Wednesday, October 16, 2002

The Teaches of Peaches

Posted By on Wed, Oct 16, 2002 at 12:00 AM

When Peaches last brought her burlesque electro-strip show to Detroit, Marilyn Manson showed up to take notes. Black-clad and statue-still, Mr. Man Boobies didn’t exactly fit in with the throng of dancing, half-dressed bodies at the Magic Stick that night, but otherwise he wasn’t that outta place. In fact,...

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(pronounced eat-shit)

Posted By on Wed, Oct 16, 2002 at 12:00 AM

It was real generous of Ted Nugent, upon hearing that Lance Bass had gotten his space-flight buzz unceremoniously shaved, to offer the ’NSyncer a primer in bow-hunting, critter-skinning and flesh-gnawing. At a mere $1 million, it’s a bargain compared to the $20 million Bass needed to ante up for...

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Folklore

Posted By on Wed, Oct 16, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Sixteen Horsepower’s palette of sparse, windswept murder ballads and desolate, dread-”full” dirges follows an aesthetic as frightening and convicted as Robert Mitchum’s character from The Night of the Hunter. Like Mitchum’s phony priest, his fingers tattooed with “love” and “hate,” Sixteen Horsepower singer David Eugene Edwards pursues a wild-eyed...

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Wednesday, October 9, 2002

Let it Bleed

Posted By on Wed, Oct 9, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Beggar’s Banquet Between the Buttons December’s Children Through the Past Darkly Metamorphosis ABKCO Sure, anyone who’s made a party-mix CD-R with ABKCO’s low eq’d Stones CDs from the late ’80s would want to hear the original London albums sonically overhauled. But who wants to fork over $18.99 22 times to...

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Situationist Comedy

Posted By on Wed, Oct 9, 2002 at 12:00 AM

There was a time when punk was smart. Not some rote, four-on-the-floor exercise with its own herd of tattooed, steroidal malcontents, but a clever, informal bull session able to accommodate styles as diverse as Wire, Blondie and the Ramones. The boundless energy, machine-gun beat, blasting vocals and generous guitar...

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Jennie Bomb

Posted By on Wed, Oct 9, 2002 at 12:00 AM

How ironic that it takes bands from such a far-away land as Sweden to remind us Yanks what a national treasure we have in our very own stateside styled rock ’n’ roll. The Sahara Hotnights are four Swedish rock chix in Suzy Quatro zipper jackets and Runaways-era Joan Jett...

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Wednesday, October 2, 2002

Live

Posted By on Wed, Oct 2, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Since they burst onto the MTV scene in 1990 with a robust remake of Otis Redding’s “Hard to Handle” and an electrifying debut (Shake Your Money Maker), the Black Crowes have mastered the art of insta-classic rock, churning out album after album of old-school boogie inspired by the Stones...

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Kill the Moonlight

Posted By on Wed, Oct 2, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Having been pink-slipped by Elektra just months after releasing the would-be 1998 breakthrough, A Series of Sneaks, Spoon’s Britt Daniel has reason to feel duped by the industry. He’s no Aimee Mann, though, and instead of using the experience to write albums full of thinly veiled critiques of corporate...

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