Rick Koster


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  • 20 years ago

    All sorts of hip musical movements have grown up around Toronto's Blue Rodeo, from the odd Canadian country of the Cowboy Junkies and pre-Ingenue k.d. lang to America's so-called No Depression bands, which are creeping across the continent like ha...

  • 21 years ago

    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 least peripherally responsible for his recent success. It is the mystic, Cleveland-based rap/hip-hop act...

  • 21 years ago

    Bjork Homogenic Elektra Following the release of her wildly eclectic 1995 record Post, Bjork told me that "the album is sort of a challenge. It's like saying, 'Okay, life, you can throw whatever you want at me -- an earthquake, a devaluation of al...

  • 21 years ago

    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 our consciousness. It was between innings at a recent Astros game that the familiar strains of Foger...

  • 21 years ago

    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 Maybe and (What's the Story) Morning Glory? still echo loudly in the pop consciousness, their hit singles as familiar a...

  • 21 years ago

    Just before the May release of Strangest Places, Austin singer/songwriter Abra Moore's major label debut, the Arista Austin promotions department launched a campaign that involved sending thousands of postcards inscribed with cheery greetings and ...


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