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2001 Stories by Eric Waggoner

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  • The Album Leaf

    published December 6, 2001

    Were there any justice inherent in the world -- and there is not -- to every 10' x 15' poster of the latest Current Flavor in every chain music... More >>

  • Gilberto Gil and Milton Nascimento

    published November 8, 2001

    For those unfamiliar with the history of world jazz, to say nothing of Brazilian music in toto -- that is, to most of your workaday music... More >>

  • Hosty Takeover

    published October 11, 2001

    Between Texola (in the west) and Roland (in the east) run 330 miles of the worst road anywhere in the United States, and they run straight through... More >>

  • Boilermaker

    published September 27, 2001

    A name like "Boilermaker" prods the mad cows of journalistic comparison (he said, inscrutably); as soon as you've registered it, you start... More >>

  • Secrete Admirer

    published September 13, 2001

    To begin with scurrilous rumor: The Glands' first album, 1997's Double Thriller, was so titled (the story goes) because the console upon... More >>

  • Peace Be Still

    published September 13, 2001

    The summer rock-festival season is almost over, Yahweh be praised. We made it through again. So you might be reasonably forgiven for getting that... More >>

  • Burning, Man

    published September 6, 2001

    Alex Chilton did it, and so did Henry Rollins. Todd Rundgren was able to do it for a little while. John Cale did it early on, then stopped. Brian... More >>

  • Who's That Girl?

    published August 30, 2001

    Sometimes it's less dangerous to be an honest-to-God revolutionary than to quietly redraw boundaries. Eve, a.k.a. Eve of Destruction, has had to... More >>

  • Laugh, Riot

    published August 2, 2001

    When you were a kid, and you went to see a magic show, which kind of viewer were you: The one who got utterly swept away and believed that... More >>

  • Wu-Chronicles

    published July 26, 2001

    At its mercenary heart, the idea behind the Wu-Tang Clan came as much from The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People as it did from Sun... More >>

  • Into the Black

    published July 19, 2001

    Charles Thompson is on his way to see a man about an ax."I'm on my way to see Toru," he intones in a stylized, Peter Lorre-esque... More >>

  • Fantômas and Various Artists

    published July 19, 2001

    This week we venture into the outdoor produce market of contemporary music, there to compare apples and oranges: two collections of... More >>

  • Mom and Pop Rocks

    published July 12, 2001

    Clay and Jency Rogers bought their East Mesa house when the market was good for young families. It's a clean, well-lighted place in the middle of... More >>

  • Guitar Man

    published July 5, 2001

    California-born, Phoenix-bred Al Casey is part of the vast secret history of rock and roll, one of a legion of "session men" -- though the term is... More >>

  • Deliver the Goods

    published July 5, 2001

    Country music history boasts many fruitful collaborations among family members: The Louvin Brothers, the Carter Family, the Stanley Brothers, Bill... More >>

  • Pleasure Forever

    published July 5, 2001

    Albums like Pleasure Forever's eponymous release make me think of that great Charlie Parker quote, the one about how there are only two kinds of... More >>

  • Big in Japan

    published July 5, 2001

    Big in Japan is either a name you own, or one that comes back to bite you in the ass later -- particularly if your band's a power-punk trio in an... More >>

  • Bare Jr.

    published July 5, 2001

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  • Avalon Sunrise

    published June 28, 2001

    On contemporary maps, Teoc, Mississippi, rests as far off the path as it did in the twilight years of the 19th century. Located almost exactly... More >>

  • My Morning Jacket

    published June 28, 2001

    My Morning Jacket is sort of like a Louisville Ween: Playful but heartfelt, artsy but unpretentious, and capable of shelving bizarro freak-tunes... More >>

  • Hot Stuff

    published June 21, 2001

    "Oh, man, don't ask me. I don't know where the fuck we're headed next. We had plans to go off someplace else on the next part of the actual... More >>

  • Little Fish, Big Pond

    published June 14, 2001

    It's a late Friday night at Modified, the tiny art/performance space on Roosevelt Street in downtown Phoenix, and everything is going to... More >>

  • Let's See Action

    published June 7, 2001

    Mogwai had barely made it to Detroit before drummer Martin Bulloch's heart started skipping. He felt the off-rhythms in his chest that told him... More >>

  • Ascension

    published May 31, 2001

    As the plane broke cloud cover over Uruguay, 13-year-old Alex Han tightened his grip on the armrests.Sitting in his home two months later, Alex... More >>

  • David Byrne

    published May 31, 2001

    David Byrne's post-Talking Heads career, like that of his fellow Heads, has been uneven, and decidedly low-profile if not strictly uneventful. But... More >>

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