David Koen

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  • 22 years ago | Music News

    You've waited four long weeks for this, I know you have. Yes, it's time again for more local reviews, kids. Get em while they're hot. By the way, I don't know if we're running out of bands that actually have tapes or folks just aren't sending anyt...

  • 22 years ago | Music News

    Consider the almost surreal hyperbole the Columbia Records biography spews about New Kids on the Block's latest album: The group's members, it reads, "have matured . . . with a razor-sharp musical direction--and a street-savvy edge to their still ...

  • 22 years ago | Music News

    Good things come in small packages, as the saying goes, but at Christmastime, big packages look a whole lot better under a tree than little ones do. Back in the old days, when Santa left a 12x12 LP, it was a mouth-watering sight the next morning. ...

  • 22 years ago | Music News

    The rules of music promotion force stars to help sell their products by declaring each new album to be a) a work of genius, or b) different from anything they've done before. Both are malarkey--but time-tested, effective malarkey--concocted to mak...

  • 22 years ago | Music News

    Without drugs, there'd be no such thing as popular music. Virtually every major form of tonal exploration in this country has gotten a good measure of spunk from a particular drug of choice--bluegrass and corn liquor, folk and caffeine, techno and...

  • 22 years ago | Music News

    If you could pick one symbol of the way hip-hop has infiltrated American society to its core, it might be Dave Bowers' car. Parked on a Scottsdale street lined with neat suburban houses, it's a wholly respectable Honda Accord, except for the two b...

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