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1997 Stories by Carrie Bell

Archives: 1997
  • Rotation

    published December 4, 1997

    G. Love and Special Sauce Yeah, It's That Easy OKeh/Epic Ever since the Hooters blew their major-label wad in one commercialized... More >>

  • Off the Wagon

    published November 13, 1997

    Sometimes, the best reason for a reunion is no reason at all. What else can explain the recent reconvening of alt-rock progenitors Jane's... More >>

  • Same Old Crue

    published November 6, 1997

    On the surface, it would be hard to say that Motley Crue gained anything from breaking ties with lead singer Vince Neil five years ago. At the... More >>

  • Rotation

    published October 2, 1997

    The Rolling Stones Bridges to Babylon Virgin In 1994, I listened with a straight face as Mick Jagger and Keith Richards told me... More >>

  • Groove United

    published October 2, 1997

    It's a place where the boundaries of race, culture and genre are ignored daily, hourly, within the span of minutes -- even seconds. Here, dance... More >>

  • Rotation

    published July 3, 1997

    World Party Egyptology The Enclave World Party's Karl Wallinger has his drawbacks. First off, he's not much of a singer. True,... More >>

  • Ever Earnest

    published June 19, 1997

    At times, it's hard to believe that it's been over a decade since Emily Saliers and Amy Ray came out of Atlanta's Emory University as the Indigo... 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 >>

  • No Frills Allowed

    published June 12, 1997

    It's fitting that Tom Russell's new retrospective CD says nothing about greatest hits, instead going with the oblique title The Long Way Around.... More >>

  • Scare Tactics

    published May 22, 1997

    Depending on which side of the Atlantic you hail from, the Boo Radleys' short creative attention span could be seen as either an asset or an... More >>

  • Rotation

    published May 22, 1997

    Guy Clark Keepers: A Live Recording Sugar Hill "Keepers" is exactly right. The title of Guy Clark's latest disc suggests that... More >>

  • Bass Boss

    published May 15, 1997

    There have been plenty of bass-playing stars in pop music history -- all you have to do is think of Paul McCartney and his upside-down Hofner,... More >>

  • Rotation

    published May 15, 1997

    Nanci Griffith Blue Roses from the Moons Elektra In many ways, this is the finest album that Nanci Griffith has ever released.... More >>

  • Greed is Good

    published May 8, 1997

    Years ago, children's novelist Roald Dahl created a spoiled girl who wanted it all -- especially a tour of the psychedelic chocolate factory... 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 >>

  • Rotation

    published May 1, 1997

    Son Volt Straightaways Warner Bros. Jay Farrar certainly picked an odd time to play it safe. Now that the hubbub over his former... More >>

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