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1995 Stories by Joe Hon

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  • Play till You Drop

    published December 21, 1995

    Making a living off of other people's music has a way of snuffing out ambition. After all, regardless of how flashy, funny and technically adept... More >>

  • Digital Bloating

    published December 7, 1995

    Okay, I'll admit it: I'm a slave to technology. When laser discs resurfaced in the late '80s, I couldn't pass up owning one of the magical... More >>

  • Rotation

    published August 17, 1995

    Bjsrk Post Elektra The eccentric voice of Bjsrk, with its range and variety of accents and enunciations, could make a reading of... More >>

  • 1995 Houston Press Music Awards

    published August 10, 1995

    best new act The Jinkies If you didn't see this one coming, you forgot to look both ways. This past year has seen The Jinkies win every... More >>

  • Rotations

    published July 13, 1995

    Michael Jackson HI Past, Present and Future, Book 1 Epic Records A bluish gray statue of Michael Jackson stands defiantly on the... More >>

  • Third Time, Semi-Lucky

    published May 25, 1995

    When an action movie proves to be a success, there's almost inevitably a sequel. And hey, if it works twice, why not try for three? Unfortunately,... More >>

  • War Games

    published May 18, 1995

    With their latest offering, the post-Cold War thriller Crimson Tide, the creative team of director Tony Scott and producers Don Simpson and Jerry... More >>

  • Royal and Righteous

    published May 11, 1995

    One evening this March, Killian Sweeney and Noah SkYess were discussing future projects for Willis, the glam rock band they were then both part... More >>

  • Hot Love

    published May 4, 1995

    There's a happy ending to A Pyromaniac's Love Story; this film is a fairy tale after all, albeit a modernized, live action version of Fractured... More >>

  • Belly, Going Up

    published May 4, 1995

    Back in 1991, Gail Greenwood was among the capacity audience that had packed a small club in Newport, Rhode Island, to see the much-hyped debut... More >>

  • Rotation

    published May 4, 1995

    Various Artists Till the Night Is Gone: A Tribute to Doc Pomus Forward/Rhino It says a lot about the dubiousness of the form... More >>

  • Simply Beastie

    published May 4, 1995

    When the Beastie Boys came through Houston almost ten years ago, we sure did give 'em a good ol' Texas welcome. Their first album, Licensed to... More >>

  • Chopped to Death

    published April 27, 1995

    The casting of Nicolas Cage as Little Junior in the thriller Kiss of Death might seem at first to be foolhardy. Cage as a bad guy? More... More >>

  • Rotations

    published April 20, 1995

    Juliana Hatfield Only Everything Atlantic It's appropriate that performances by Juliana Hatfield appear on the soundtracks for... More >>

  • Action by the Book

    published April 13, 1995

    There's no denying that Bad Boys follows Hollywood's action comedy formula by the book. But where most films only end up bombing in the process,... More >>

  • Into the Tank

    published April 6, 1995

    Based on the cult-fave comic series by Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett, Tank Girl is more a psychedelic fusion of comic and film than a movie... More >>

  • Mom Muse

    published March 30, 1995

    In the mid-'80s, both the Pixies and the Throwing Muses emerged from the Boston music scene as forerunners of what would eventually become... More >>

  • Rotation

    published March 23, 1995

    D-Knowledge All That and a Bag of Words Quest/Warner Bros. MTV told us poetry is making a comeback, but where then are all the... More >>

  • Rotation

    published March 16, 1995

    James Carr The Essential James Carr Razor & Tie Records James Carr is one of the few '60s soul men who actually deserved the... More >>

  • The Road from College

    published March 9, 1995

    You never know when that phone call's going to come that'll change your life. Even if the call isn't to you. That's what Jack O'Neill and... More >>

  • Audience Reaction

    published February 23, 1995

    It's time for "Punitive Damages," everyone's favorite segment of the game show Payback Time, where scumbags get what's coming to them. Today's... More >>

  • The Preacher Returns

    published February 2, 1995

    For the (still) far-too-many people unfamiliar with the work of Gil Scott-Heron, the seminal black musician and poet was repackaged last year --... More >>

  • Baseball's Rough Beast

    published January 19, 1995

    While Tyrus Raymond Cobb may or may not have been the greatest baseball player of all time, there's no question that he was the meanest player in... More >>

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