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1997 Stories by Andy Langer

Archives: 1998 | 1997
  • Rotation

    published September 25, 1997

    Bjork Homogenic Elektra Following the release of her wildly eclectic 1995 record Post, Bjork told me that "the album is sort of... More >>

  • Rotation

    published September 11, 1997

    Paul Weller Heavy Soul Island As the temperamental leader of the punk-tinged English power trio the Jam, Paul Weller began his... More >>

  • Strange Days

    published August 28, 1997

    Just before the May release of Strangest Places, Austin singer/songwriter Abra Moore's major label debut, the Arista Austin promotions department... More >>

  • Rotation

    published July 24, 1997

    Radiohead OK Computer Capitol Radiohead's OK Computer isn't easy to cozy up to. It's a marathon listen, a muddled,... More >>

  • Rotation

    published July 17, 1997

    Brave Combo Group Dance Epidemic Rounder What Pavement said about Smashing Pumpkins was mean but true: Too much popular music is... More >>

  • On the Right Track

    published July 3, 1997

    It's not unusual for the term "next big thing" to enter into discussion of the Derailers, an Austin-based collective of sharp-dressed men with... More >>

  • Rotation

    published June 19, 1997

    Abra Moore Strangest Places Arista Austin You might remember Abra Moore as the violin-toting co-founder of the airheaded... More >>

  • Rotation

    published June 12, 1997

    Paul McCartney Flaming Pie Capitol It's possible that undue stress has been heaped upon Paul McCartney's post-Abbey Road... More >>

  • Rotation

    published May 8, 1997

    Graham Parker and the Figgs The Last Rock 'n' Roll Tour Razor & Tie It was basically a one-off deal: The Figgs, a semi-obscure... More >>

  • Corrosive Talent

    published April 24, 1997

    Wondering why the multimillion-selling Metallica chose the relatively little-known Corrosion of Conformity as their touring partners? Maybe it's... More >>

  • Broadcast Power

    published April 17, 1997

    Radio is repetition. And since repetition breeds familiarity, and familiarity puts asses in seats, radio is also everything to an up-and-coming... More >>

  • Rotation

    published April 10, 1997

    Ben Folds Five Whatever and Ever Amen Sony/550 If there's a reason Morphine and the Presidents of the United States of America... More >>

Archives: 1998 | 1997