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    Dutch Treat

    When, in 1988, the musicians of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra voted to ask Italian Riccardo Chailly to become the first non-Dutch conductor in the Netherlands orchestra's then-100-year history, they thought they knew what they were getting. The C...

    by Bob Burtman on February 15, 1996
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    Loose Gravel - Pavement walks the tongue-in-cheek line between genius and junk

    "Do you have any wrap-it-up questions? Because we're at a short stop here." From a roadside pay phone in Oregon, Pavement drummer Steve West is offering his rendition of "Sorry, the interview is over," backed by the faint chatter of goading bandm...

    by Hobart Rowland on February 8, 1996
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    Interstellar Drama - After falling from grace, the Galactic Cowboys are back in the saddle again

    With a newly released CD in the stores, a European tour in the offing and a new label cooing pleasant tidings in their ears, the members of the Galactic Cowboys might be forgiven if they tried to forget that things were not always this sweet. But as ...

    by Sam Weller on February 8, 1996
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    Loud Cloud

    The early '90s grunge explosion pretty much sealed the stateside fate of England's noisy, atmospheric guitar invasion, relegating bands such as Swervedriver and My Bloody Valentine to America's CD cutout bins in near record time. It's an unfortunate ...

    by Bob Burtman on February 8, 1996
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    Rotation

    Ben Folds Five Ben Folds Five Passenger/Caroline In the true tradition of the guitar hero comes pianist Ben Folds, leader of the North Carolina trio Ben Folds Five. Just like the best fiery axmen, Folds commands and fuels his small, tigh...

    by Jim Sherman on February 8, 1996
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    Static

    Johnny angel... It never surprises Houston-bred Johnny Goudie when discussions of his music turn quickly to his vocals. Sure, the effervescent hooks and crunching guitars that drive his bittersweet paeans to various malfunctioning emotions deserve th...

    by Hobart Rowland on February 8, 1996
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    Bo Knows

    Seeing that adaptability is frequently the cornerstone to survival, it's easy to accept the notion that Bo Diddley is one highly adapted performer. Popular music has changed immeasurably in the years between Ellas McDaniel's (a.k.a. Diddley) first Ch...

    by Joe Hon on February 1, 1996
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    Battle Scars - Cypress Hill's B Real looks to the future, but can't forget his past

    There's no need to impress upon Cypress Hill's Louis Freese that the Devil loves to frolic in the City of Angels. More than once around Los Angeles, Freese has caught Satan's hellish gaze and lived to tell about it. Freese -- known to his fans as nas...

    by Greg Barr on February 1, 1996
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    Rotation

    Tori Amos Boys for Pele Atlantic "Musically, I always allow myself to jump off of cliffs," Tori Amos muses in the liner notes to her new CD. "To me, this album sounds like the biggest cliff yet." Maybe so. But the next time Amos decide...

    by Brad Tyer on February 1, 1996
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    Static

    Plugging in to Rod... Like Eric Clapton and a few other graying rockers, Rod Stewart has found occupational rejuvenation and renewed respect thanks, in part, to MTV's once-irrepressible "unplugged" phenomenon. Stewart's 1993 release, Unplugged ... an...

    by Hobart Rowland on February 1, 1996
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    Moon Men - Luna may be vague about what it wants to say, but it's memorable in how it says it

    Dean Wareham, reluctant leader of the band Luna, prefers to work in lyrical fragments instead of straightforward stories. It helps, then, that his pieces tend to be more interesting than whatever tale he's trying to tell at the time. Granted, lyrical...

    by Hobart Rowland on February 1, 1996
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    Ghetto Do-Gooders - The 5th Ward Boyz may not be saints, but they're not sinners either

    Around the Fifth Ward they call it the circle. It's not a gang or a posse. It's not some hoodoo religion, empowerment philosophy or activist movement. The circle is love -- tough love, at times. It's a refuge from the realities of the street, and yet...

    by Hobart Rowland on January 25, 1996
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    Static

    As some doors close, others open... Evidently, The Edge is calling it quits at the end of the month, following its younger acoustic cousin, The Edge Unplugged, up to nightclub heaven's pearly gates. Reason? Money, for the most part. It appears the pe...

    by Hobart Rowland on January 25, 1996
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    Sound Check

    For decades, America has been described as a melting pot; lately, some dissenters have begun describing it as more of a tossed salad. Ammunition for both sides of that argument can be found in our roots-music heritage. Sounds from around the world ha...

    by Jim Sherman on January 25, 1996
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    Old-Fashioned Lust Songs - After two decades, AC/DC still stands for down and dirty fun

    Time for all the hipsters to come clean. You're driving down the interstate, channel surfing the radio with one hand, balancing a beverage with the other, steering with your knees and searching for that one tune that will propel you to the next gas s...

    by Greg Barr on January 25, 1996
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    Harmonica Half-Pint

    Think of Brody Buster as the Macaulay Culkin of the blues. He's young and talented; he's an almost overnight sensation; he's aw-shucks cute; he's got an impressive work ethic and a mature outlook; and he has just as much fun as Culkin hamming it up w...

    by Hobart Rowland on January 25, 1996
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    Static

    Blues of a lifetime... Glen Alyn made a hefty sacrifice setting aside a chunk of his life for one man. But looking back, he figures it was well worth it, considering what that man -- Texas blues legend Mance Lipscomb -- did for him and countless othe...

    by Hobart Rowland on January 18, 1996
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    Cute Threat

    You might wonder whether we really need another dainty bleeding heart to join the already polluted pool of feeling females with pens and acoustic guitars -- especially one who delivers lines such as "You're my medicine" and "I don't understand if you...

    by Greg Barr on January 18, 1996
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    Rock & Roller Coaster - Funland's learned the art of getting up after falling down

    "We're not looking for a shot at the big time. We just want to make great music." Funland singer/guitarist Peter Schmidt says he likes to do interviews, if only because they force him to think about the things he's relegated to memory. As he sit...

    by Robert Wilonsky on January 18, 1996
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    Rotation

    UB40 The Best of UB40, Volumes 1 and 2 Virgin As Britain's largely white ambassadors of dub, UB40 have always been crippled, to an extent, by their color. At first, the band used it as a motivator -- a stumbling block that its leaders felt ...

    by Jim Simmon on January 18, 1996
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