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  • 17 years ago

    Public Enemy He Got Game Def Jam Gangstarr Moment of Truth Noo Trybe If there is any value to the '80s revival, it's that Public Enemy and Gangstarr have returned to revitalize the sense of substance in rap. Frankly, these two ghetto brigades from...

  • 17 years ago

    In local underground circles, Junior Varsity is as well known for its stage antics as for its music. The band incorporates cheerleader uniforms, kazoos, even a dancing mascot named Bippy the Beaver. Their sound leans toward the quirky, the all-too...

  • 17 years ago

    Tori Amos From the Choirgirl Hotel Atlantic There's no give or take with Tori Amos. Sure, you can tolerate her -- like one tolerates the poetry of Sylvia Plath or the music of Enya or the pain of a hot poker in the eye. You either feel Amos's pain...

  • 17 years ago

    Kristin Hersh Strange Angels Rykodisc When sung to children, lullabies are meant to induce sleep. When sung to adults by Kristin Hersh, they have the opposite effect. And it seems that no matter how sweet or hushed the sound of Strange Angels, Her...

  • 18 years ago

    Sublime Second Hand Smoke Gasoline Alley/MCA So what if Sublime's idea of a good time involved getting high, looting, driving drunk and -- in the case of deceased lead singer/songwriter Brad Nowell -- ultimately overdosing on heroin? Beneath the t...

  • 18 years ago

    H-Town Ladies Edition Relativity Back in 1993, three local boys with the handles G.I., Shazaam and Dino made good nationally with a smoldering little ditty called "Knockin' Da Boots." The song peaked at number two on the Billboard pop charts, and ...