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  • Rotation

    published December 18, 1997

    Tab Benoit Live: Swampland Jam Justice Some sage or another once said that music matures within oneself as one grows older.... More >>

  • Rotation

    published December 11, 1997

    Spice Girls Spiceworld Virgin So what do you want to hear? That the Spice Girls suck? That they're nothing but shills pandering... More >>

  • Career Girls

    published December 11, 1997

    You'd think that because they have the same come-hither pose, the same brashly aggressive appeal and -- when it comes right down to it -- the same... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Rotation

    published November 20, 1997

    L.L. Cool J Phenomenon Def Jam If you haven't heard, James Todd Smith -- better known to the world as L.L. Cool J -- is a... More >>

  • Widespread Tactics

    published November 20, 1997

    Early in their career, Widespread Panic were tagged as a poor-man's Allman Brothers Band, dismissed as a group with an obvious talent for jamming... More >>

  • Young and Hungry

    published November 20, 1997

    It's dusk on a Wednesday night, and Lil' KeKe and his entourage have sequestered themselves in the Jam Down Entertainment studios on Telephone... More >>

  • Rotation

    published November 6, 1997

    Steve Earle El Corazon Warner Bros. When the country music establishment turned its back on Steve Earle, a reformed junkie and... More >>

  • Unchecked Egos

    published October 23, 1997

    Love Spit Love's Richard Butler has to be one of the vainest frontmen in rock -- not in the sillier sense of the term (a la, say, David Lee Roth),... More >>

  • Rotation

    published October 16, 1997

    Everclear So Much for the Afterglow Capitol Art Alexakis is a walking tangle of contradictions, an extremely driven (some say... More >>

  • Rotation

    published October 9, 1997

    Lisa Stansfield Lisa Stansfield Arista The rock and R&B traditions have long made a fetish of privileging the new. Typically,... 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 >>

  • Rhythm Kings

    published September 25, 1997

    It's a late June Tuesday night at the Ensemble Theatre's former home on Holman and Main, and it's hotter than Salma Hayek in a Norma Kamali... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Bully Boys

    published September 25, 1997

    Comedian Chris Rock has certainly become comedy's stand-up flavor of the month, but what you might not know is that Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is at... 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 >>

  • Rotation

    published September 4, 1997

    Oasis Be Here Now Epic It's tempting to write off Oasis's third CD as a vague facsimile of the two that preceded it; Definitely... More >>

  • Out of the Swamp

    published September 4, 1997

    Blue Moon Swamp may be John Fogerty's first CD in ten years, but you only have to go to a baseball game to know that he's never really been out of... More >>

  • Rotation

    published August 14, 1997

    Slobberbone Barrel Chested Doolittle Whiskeytown Strangers Almanac Outpost It's long past the point where... More >>

  • Talking the Talk

    published August 14, 1997

    It takes the cojones of a seasoned matador to emerge from near obscurity and proclaim right off that you're the man. Reputation, after all, is... More >>

  • Funk Flashback

    published July 31, 1997

    Getting to the heart of that dirty and devilish genre known as funk can be somewhat akin to searching out nude pictures of Martha Stewart on the... More >>

  • Sound Check

    published July 31, 1997

    What is it about summer that makes people go out and have, as one person once put it, "hot, lovely relations?" Is it the skimpy clothing? The... More >>

  • Can't Touch This

    published July 24, 1997

    Scarface -- a.k.a. Brad Jordan -- strikes a defiant victory pose in the face of gangsta rap's recent carnage on his fourth solo release, The... More >>

  • Bite This!

    published July 10, 1997

    It wasn't by accident that youth figured so prominently in this year's Houston Press Music Awards. An overhaul of the nominating committee to... More >>

  • Classic Touch

    published July 3, 1997

    A connoisseur of classic rock might argue that, in his prime, Steve Miller was about as innovative an artist as, oh, the Guess Who or Peter... More >>

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