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2001 Stories by Fred Mills

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  • Tucson Confessions

    published December 13, 2001

    For a singer-songwriter with a decidedly traditional streak, Mark Insley seems remarkably attuned to contemporary necessities. At 44 -- and as a... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published December 13, 2001

    Bob Corritore, according to the booklet accompanying this live set recorded at the Valley's premier blues hut, the Rhythm Room, is "a native... More >>

  • Thad Cockrell

    published November 22, 2001

    A name like Thad Cockrell does not suggest, oh, a starchy New York City financier, a burly Texas oilfield roustabout or even a fey San Fran... More >>

  • Molly Hatchet

    published November 1, 2001

    Being of original Southern heritage sometimes leads one into misguided reactionary territory, especially when you're talking Southern Rock.... More >>

  • Tricky Woo

    published October 25, 2001

    Canadians with a badass rep for onstage professional and personal pyrotechnics, Tricky Woo recently slimmed down from a quartet to a trio. But... More >>

  • Rich Hopkins & Luminarios

    published October 25, 2001

    Sculpting one's masterpiece has got to be an awfully self-conscious process, but Tucson-based Valley fave Rich Hopkins strikes the perfect balance... More >>

  • Lazy Cowgirls

    published October 18, 2001

    By now L.A.'s kings of protopunk, wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am rock should need no introduction, although those who think they had the Cowgirls... More >>

  • Clash City Rocker

    published October 11, 2001

    Joe Strummer is having a good day. It's mid-September, and despite recent world events, the former Clash front man is focused exclusively on the... More >>

  • The Mockers, The B-Sides

    published October 11, 2001

    Power-pop fans are sore losers, which is why, facing the ascendancy of Nevermind clones and the fanzine media fixation on the lo-fi... More >>

  • The Have Nots

    published September 27, 2001

    "We paid attention to bringing rock 'n' roll back to rock 'n' roll, which is a three-minute song with not a bunch of extended guitar leads --... More >>

  • See How They Were

    published September 27, 2001

    Arizona has an X connection and his name is Michael Hyatt. Known around Tucson as a 14-year veteran deejay at KXCI-FM (he's also the station's... More >>

  • Skye Klad, Salamander

    published September 27, 2001

    The last time we checked in with the lusty psychedelic scene of the Twin Cities, there were such bands as . . . er, uhh . . . well, Prince, and... More >>

  • Murder City Devils

    published September 27, 2001

    Perhaps no Sub Pop signing in recent years has undergone a diamond-in-the-rough maturation process as memorable and rewarding as Seattle's Murder... More >>

  • Sugar, Sugar?

    published September 20, 2001

    Today's musical climate tends to lay the career blueprint right on the table: form band, release indie record, get signed, grab for the brass... More >>

  • A.C. Cotton

    published September 20, 2001

    Great songs: Every record should have one, the kind of anthem that makes you immediately want to roll down the car windows and sing along or jump... More >>

  • Dream On

    published September 13, 2001

    In the fall of '82, I was a schmucky music collector unlucky enough to be working in a record store about to be slammed by the Xmas season... More >>

  • Lift to Experience

    published September 13, 2001

    Only the most jaded music fans could've ignored the full-page review -- more like a white-knuckled hosanna -- that Britain's Uncut offered... More >>

  • Casal in the Air

    published September 6, 2001

    Neal Casal may be one of those scratch-your-head, yeah-I've-seen-his-name-somewhere artists. He turned up in the record bins briefly with 1995's... More >>

  • Noonday Underground

    published September 6, 2001

    The résumé: After leaving pop-psych outfit Adventures in Stereo, Simon Dine spent a couple of years in Europe scavenging records and... More >>

  • Stalk-Forrest Group, Blue Öyster Cult

    published August 30, 2001

    Fall, '76: Blue Öyster Cult is sitting pretty in the Top 20 with "(Don't Fear) the Reaper." The brainy Long Island quintet once pitched... More >>

  • The Golden Band

    published August 23, 2001

    After a detailed analysis of available documents and studies, New Times has arrived at the startling conclusion that in contemporary music,... More >>

  • Chris Lee

    published August 23, 2001

    With a sophomore album title worthy of Lee Hazelwood or John Fahey, a swooping, tenor-throated vocal style as invigorating as the late Jeff... More >>

  • Eddie Money

    published August 9, 2001

    It's embarrassingly easy to poke fun at journeyman belter Eddie Money. I mean, what's not to yuk about him? There's Ma Mahoney's kid Ed's... More >>

  • Eliza Gilkyson

    published August 2, 2001

    Texan (by way of New Mexico) Gilkyson has had many labels, been many things to many people: daughter (to Academy Award-winning folk singer Terry... More >>

  • Lonesome Brothers / Ribeye Brothers

    published August 2, 2001

    Pop quiz time: Name all the rock 'n' roll "brothers" that aren't technically made up of siblings. Lessee -- Righteous Brothers, Dust Brothers,... More >>

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