BY JEF WITH ONE F AND CHRIS GRAY
20. Marilyn Manson
Antichrist Superstar (Interscope, 1996)
So squalid and deeply unpleasant it's mesmerizing, Antichrist Superstar is such an intricate dissection of how to become a "rock star" it could have come from a biology lab. Then 24 or 25, Manson gets so fa ... More >>
BY CHRIS GRAY AND JEF WITH ONE F
Even at this late stage of the game, "goth" is a loaded word. Years and years of bad emo bands in too much eyeliner and corsets on sale at Hot Topics coast to coast will do that.
Some even doubt the existence of goth as its own genre anymore, which seems strange co ... More >>
Thomas Steinbeck, a writer who is the son of seminal American novelist John Steinbeck, has entered the fray over Texas' plan to execute a man with an IQ of 61.
It's taken him a while -- he's pissed over a 2004 opinion issued by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals -- but he comes by his outrage hone ... More >>
Unless you're a professional Trivial Pursuit player, chances are high you've never heard of Larry Hosford. But there was a time when Hosford was hailed as the next Bob Dylan and was hanging around Shelter Records with the likes of George Harrison, Leon Russell and J.J. Cale.
Lonesome, Onry and Me ... More >>
My California compadre Charlie McGovern, who produces records by interesting people like Tony Gilkyson (Goodbye Guitar), Victoria Williams (Sings Some Ol' Songs), and Mike Stinson (Last Fool At the Bar), is also Salinas, California's biggest booster and amateur historian. It's all in a day's work f ... More >>