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1998 Stories by Gilbert Garcia

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  • Logan's Run

    published October 1, 1998

    Not too long ago, one of Jack Logan's friends paid him a strange compliment. In assessing the 39-year-old Georgia singer-songwriter's... More >>

  • No Guts, No Glory

    published October 1, 1998

    Mike Coatney is smiling, but it's a smile that betrays frustration. He's temporarily fulfilling the drum-kit duties for local rock quartet Haggis... More >>

  • Trash Compactors

    published October 1, 1998

    In times of desperation, people always look for a savior. That tends to explain the music press' recent compulsion to ordain so-called electronica... More >>

  • Recordings

    published September 17, 1998

    Hole Celebrity Skin (DGC Records) Courtney Love is nothing if not self-aware. So it makes sense that she titled her first... More >>

  • Party Favors

    published September 17, 1998

    Big Mama was fuming. The notorious nighttime DJ for KPTY-Party 103.9 FM had come into the station's office on September 8 to find that... More >>

  • Recordings

    published September 10, 1998

    Frank Black and the Catholics Frank Black and the Catholics (spinART Records) Frank Black's fourth CD begins with a brief guitar... More >>

  • Bombs Away

    published September 10, 1998

    Tom Anderson has seen a lot of DJs over the years. Many of them have spun for him over the past 16 years at his Scottsdale dance club, Anderson's... More >>

  • Happy Trails

    published September 3, 1998

    Snuff Garrett leans forward. He pulls a smoke out of his bronze, sombrero-shaped cigarette holder, takes a puff and dumps the ashes in one of his... More >>

  • More Perfect Union

    published September 3, 1998

    How do you build a record store in six days? That was the tough question Steve Wiley and his partners, Lloyd Hummel and Kristian Luce,... More >>

  • Fascinating Rhythms

    published September 3, 1998

    Legend has it that the day George Gershwin's parents brought a piano into the house, the untutored 12-year-old plopped himself down in front of... More >>

  • Eat the Document

    published August 27, 1998

    About halfway through the after-the-fact Seattle music-scene documentary Hype, there's a piece of footage that has the authentic feel of... More >>

  • Close Encounters

    published August 27, 1998

    The Spice Girls don't do a lot of talking onstage, but about 20 minutes into the second half of their August 22 show at Desert Sky Pavilion, Emma... More >>

  • Armistice Day

    published August 20, 1998

    Was it Debora Iyall of Romeo Void who once crooned "never say never"? Well, apparently, the chunky songbird knew what she was singing about,... More >>

  • Recordings

    published August 13, 1998

    Liz Phair whitechocolatespaceegg (Matador Records) In a way, it shouldn't matter that Liz Phair took four years to put together... More >>

  • Children of the Revolution

    published August 13, 1998

    Whenever rock is in the doldrums, it usually revives itself by looking to foreign sources for a fresh infusion of energy. These days, with... More >>

  • Cook of the House

    published August 6, 1998

    Local jazz drummer Dave Cook has three bands, and he plays a variety of different venues around the Valley. But for most of his fans, this 39-year... More >>

  • Wayne's World

    published July 30, 1998

    When Zia Record Exchange's founder Brad Singer died in May, the official word from his family was that "business as usual" would be the order of... More >>

  • Recordings

    published July 30, 1998

    Haggis What's Up Haircut? (Epixuti) In a live setting, Haggis is a source of pure astonishment. The group's hard-driving... More >>

  • Family Values

    published July 23, 1998

    Keith Richards once made the point that all good rock music should basically aim for the crotch. According to his theory, rock is a primal,... More >>

  • Recordings

    published July 16, 1998

    Beastie Boys Hello Nasty (Grand Royal/Capitol Records) Along with Beck, the Beastie Boys have become the embodiment of... More >>

  • Going Mobile

    published July 16, 1998

    James Mather and Mike Heffington have two consuming passions: recording punk-rock bands and drinking as much Natural Light as they can get their... More >>

  • Dirty Mind

    published July 2, 1998

    Andre Williams doesn't mince words. He doesn't have time for that. He's seen a promising R&B career go up in smoke, he's fallen victim to drug... More >>

  • Recordings

    published July 2, 1998

    Brian Wilson Imagination (Giant Records) In the months leading up to the release of Brian Wilson's second solo album of new... More >>

  • Heat Treatment

    published July 2, 1998

    For the past four months, word has been out that Nita's Hideaway was up for sale. During that time, it became a kind of parlor game to speculate... More >>

  • Defiant Ones

    published June 25, 1998

    Trevor Askew is a night person. The singer for industrial monolith N17 attributes these tendencies to the withering Arizona heat that... More >>

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