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    Spit and Polish

    Slobberbone has never quite fit into any of the usual country-rock categories, and there has always been a suspicion that the songs of leader Brent Best simply encompassed too much for that kind of easy treatment. Barrel Chested, the Denton outfit's ...

    by Bob Ruggiero on October 30, 1997
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    Rap Gets Puffy - Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs fathers a return to hip-hop pop

    Puff Daddy & the Family's No Way Out is as stunningly slack a piece of work as has ever been issued by a major rap act. Puff Daddy, born Sean Combs, has one of the weakest verbal flows of all time: He mouths wan rhymes in a pinched, charisma-free mon...

    by Michael Roberts on October 23, 1997
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    Static

    Rock's on the rocks... In a meeting last Thursday, Rockefeller's brass advised its staff that the club would be pulling up stakes permanently at the end of the year. That sobering revelation shouldn't come as much of a shock to anyone who's been freq...

    by Hobart Rowland on October 23, 1997
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    Cajun Pride

    Not so fondly, BeauSoleil founder Michael Doucet reflects on what it was like to be a fiddle-wielding ambassador of Cajun music and culture two decades ago. "I'll tell you something ... it was a bad scene," Doucet says. "I mean, it was just not ...

    by Alan Sculley on October 23, 1997
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    Survival Instinct - Sisters Morales emerge from hard luck's abyss wiser, if not richer

    "It's the same old story," says Lisa Morales curtly, cringing as she shrugs off the tattered flier that's just been thrust in front of her face for comment. The sheet of paper -- almost two years old -- announces in a flourish of fancy type and ...

    by Hobart Rowland on October 23, 1997
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    Unchecked Egos

    Love Spit Love's Richard Butler has to be one of the vainest frontmen in rock -- not in the sillier sense of the term (a la, say, David Lee Roth), but in a far more tasteful and stern way. That makes him a particularly intriguing study in engorged eg...

    by Craig D. Lindsey on October 23, 1997
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    Rotation

    The Hollisters The Land of Rhythm and Pleasure Freedom Nationally, many consider Austin to be the hub of alternative country. But The Land of Rhythm and Pleasure, the long-awaited debut CD from the Hollisters, just might be the release Hous...

    by Keven McAlester on October 23, 1997
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    Utmost Blue

    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 half-...

    by Hobart Rowland on October 16, 1997
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    Rude Boys - Houston's Los Skarnales push past the language barrier

    The advisory stamp that graces Vatos Rudos, the latest CD from Houston's Los Skarnales, is issued as a warning, though not in the way you might think. Virtually identical in style to Tipper Gore's indelible contribution to music industry censorship, ...

    by Hobart Rowland on October 16, 1997
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    Static

    Grabbing a trend by the cojones... A little more than an hour and a half into Sugar Hill Recording Studios' painstakingly planned rock en Espanol booster event, the rain was coming down in sheets. Studio staffers hurriedly disassembled the PA system...

    by Hobart Rowland on October 16, 1997
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    Rotation

    Everclear So Much for the Afterglow Capitol Art Alexakis is a walking tangle of contradictions, an extremely driven (some say overdriven) ex-drug addict prone to getting snared by life's extremes -- the black and the white, the good and the...

    by Stephen Gershon on October 16, 1997
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    Charles in Charge - A new collection confirms Ray Charles's position as the architect of soul

    Ray Charles tells people that there are three things he never wanted to own: a dog, a cane and a guitar. To the blind music legend, they symbolize helplessness, the down-in-the-mouth stereotypes that surround a backwoods blues singer. Charles may be ...

    by Salvatore Caputo on October 16, 1997
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    Earthbound

    Man or Astro-Man? are from outer space -- or so it seems. The way they tell it, their ship crashed, leaving them stranded. So they must roam Earth recovering pieces of it, and when they finally have the thing reassembled, they'll destroy Earth and go...

    by David Simutis on October 9, 1997
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    Rotation

    Lisa Stansfield Lisa Stansfield Arista The rock and R&B traditions have long made a fetish of privileging the new. Typically, critics praise the sounds that no one appears to have made before while dismissing as irrelevant any music that to...

    by David Simutis on October 9, 1997
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    Static

    The Hatta with the patter... As an ambitious army brat growing up in a variety of locales, Benjamin Thompson -- better known as Da Madd Hatta -- spent a lot of time in his own head. And though life eventually settled into something resembling stabili...

    by Hobart Rowland on October 9, 1997
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    Dub and Dumber

    In their zeal to make sense of new and ever-evolving genres, rock critics are always quick to hold high a familiar sound from the past as the forerunner to and "seminal" influence on whatever is happening in the present. But Arkology (Island Jamaica/...

    by Jim DeRogatis on October 9, 1997
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    Steven's Lament

    Near the end of an interview in which he's spilled his guts over the problems that surrounded Aerosmith's new CD, Nine Lives, '70s cock-rock icon Steven Tyler issues a few words of caution. "You've got enough stuff to get me sued, buster," the s...

    by Alan Sculley on October 9, 1997
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    Getting a Grip

    The members of Clutch have been jammed into neutral since early summer, and you can't help but sympathize with their plight: The band's been waiting months for its third CD to surface in stores. Now, it looks like they'll wait some more. Atlantic has...

    by Hobart Rowland on October 9, 1997
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    Rotation

    The Rolling Stones Bridges to Babylon Virgin In 1994, I listened with a straight face as Mick Jagger and Keith Richards told me that in time, Voodoo Lounge would come to be viewed as one of their best releases ever, maybe even up there with...

    by Craig D. Lindsey on October 2, 1997
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    The Impotence of Being Earnest

    Despite himself, Phil Ochs just didn't like the cut of his gold lame suit. The liner notes to the excellent new Ochs retrospective, Farewells & Fantasies, tell us that the folk musician -- more usually decked out in the studied proletariat garb of ea...

    by Michael Batty on October 2, 1997
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