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2002 Stories by Fred Mills

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  • Townes Van Zandt

    published May 9, 2002

    Dead of a heart attack at age 52 on January 1, 1997, Texas troubadour Townes Van Zandt can't enjoy his recent resurrection. He'd surely get a kick... More >>

  • Lisa Loeb

    published May 2, 2002

    Top 10 Things to Like About the New Lisa Loeb Album: (10) It's 100 times better than the new Alanis. And dig: The best track (the... More >>

  • Unlikely Hero

    published April 25, 2002

    During its seven-year tenure as one of indiedom's leading lights, Seattle's 764-Hero has reaped a massive harvest of glowing reviews --... More >>

  • Savage Republic

    published April 18, 2002

    . . . and then God created the Savage Republic. Circa early '81, in the transverse utility tunnels beneath the UCLA campus to be precise,... More >>

  • The B-52's

    published March 7, 2002

    For a long time, the book on the B-52's was that the Athens, Georgia, pop combo purveyed harmless, at times sophomoric, dance fluff. And if all... More >>

  • In Their Own Write: Adventures in the Music Press

    published February 7, 2002

    Mounting a history of that dysfunctional beast known as rock 'n' roll journalism is probably impossible. The field is plagued by self-aggrandizing... More >>

  • Blonde Faith

    published January 17, 2002

    Second acts in rock 'n' roll: Are they misplaced sentimental journeys, uneasily handled unfinished business, or cynical cash-ins?L.A.'s... More >>

  • Southern Knights

    published January 10, 2002

    The dB's defined the Southern power-pop/jangle pop movement of the early-to-mid-'80s . . . a quirky blend of smart pop and psychedelia crossed... More >>

  • Pretty Vacant

    published January 3, 2002

    If 2001 was a maddening, schizophrenic year for America, that goes double for the music that bubbled to the surface in the last 12 months.For... More >>

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