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1997 Stories by Roni Sarig

Archives: 2007 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995
  • Watt's Engine

    published November 13, 1997

    Just like James Joyce had his Dublin, Mike Watt has his San Pedro. The port town on the Los Angeles harbor has been the bass player's stomping... 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 >>

  • Rotation

    published August 14, 1997

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

  • Beyond the Stars

    published July 24, 1997

    Rock history generally suggests that talented lesser-knowns can benefit from the coddling of a proven commodity, if only for the most obvious... More >>

  • Rotation

    published July 24, 1997

    Radiohead OK Computer Capitol Radiohead's OK Computer isn't easy to cozy up to. It's a marathon listen, a muddled,... More >>

  • Rotation

    published July 17, 1997

    Brave Combo Group Dance Epidemic Rounder What Pavement said about Smashing Pumpkins was mean but true: Too much popular music is... 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 >>

  • Rotation

    published June 5, 1997

    John Fogerty Blue Moon Swamp Warner Bros. John Fogerty hasn't been heard from much in more than a decade, since 1986's Eye of... More >>

  • Young Gun

    published May 29, 1997

    You don't have to be an authority on zydeco music to appreciate where Li'l Brian Terry is coming from. Neophytes to the genre should have little... More >>

  • Grrrls No More

    published May 22, 1997

    Though the term "riot grrrl" may go down in history alongside "grunge" and "slacker" and "Gen X" as little more than buzzwords of the early '90s,... 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Talking Revolution

    published May 8, 1997

    A quarter of a century ago, proto-rapper Gil Scott-Heron informed us that "the revolution will not be televised." This year, with a soulful... 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 >>

  • Sound Check

    published April 24, 1997

    There's something about us rock geeks that makes us need to organize and categorize and rank every damn piece of music we own -- and certainly no... More >>

  • Rotation

    published April 17, 1997

    Townes Van Zandt The Highway Kind Sugar Hill The late Townes Van Zandt has been heralded as one of the finest songwriters of our... More >>

  • Jungle Beat

    published April 10, 1997

    Ask hip-hop fans about the Jungle Brothers, and they'll likely refer you to the better known groups De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest. For folks... More >>

  • Shiny Happy People?

    published February 13, 1997

    On the surface, Sweden is a land of crystal lakes, rolling rivers and snowcapped mountains, with lots of happy blond people enjoying the country's... More >>

  • Rotation

    published February 13, 1997

    Chris Whitley Terra Incognita Work Chris Whitley's 1991 debut, Living with the Law, is some of the finest driving music ever... More >>

  • Rotation

    published February 6, 1997

    Bloodhound Gang One Fierce Beer Coaster Geffen "Know thyself," goes one of the commandments of the ancient Greeks. "I'm more... More >>

  • Rotation

    published January 23, 1997

    Walter Hyatt King Tears MCA A musician's death, it's sad to note, often sparks considerable interest in his music. You want... More >>

  • Rotation

    published January 9, 1997

    The Red Krayola Hazel Drag City Avant-garde rockers have to be the most patient people in the world. They make a release, then... More >>

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