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1997 Stories by Rick Koster

Archives: 1997
  • Utmost Blue

    published October 16, 1997

    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... 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 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 >>

  • 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 August 7, 1997

    Echo and the Bunnymen Evergreen London Even by the drastically reduced standards of your typical reunion release, Echo and the... More >>

  • Lilith Fair-ness

    published July 31, 1997

    Sarah McLachlan has only herself to blame. After all, in a country where Baywatch can pass as high drama, her idea to put together Lilith Fair, a... More >>

  • Color of the Blues

    published July 17, 1997

    Dallas guitarist Smokin' Joe Kubek was playing obscure, backroom blues circuit gigs before he could qualify for a driver's license. A few years... More >>

  • A Bug to Be Different

    published June 5, 1997

    Rodney Crowell is one of those guys who was probably never meant to be a Nashville high roller in the first place. Sure, he's penned huge hits for... More >>

  • Lip Service

    published May 22, 1997

    For much of the '90s, rock and roll scenesters -- from Trent Reznor and Marilyn Manson to Alex Chilton and Peter Buck -- have moved to New... More >>

Archives: 1997