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1998 Stories by Gilbert Garcia

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  • Ladies First

    published June 25, 1998

    Exactly 10 years ago, the mass media was abuzz with a new phenomenon in the music biz: the sudden rise of women in rock. The startling success of... More >>

  • Recordings

    published June 25, 1998

    Tricky Angels With Dirty Faces (Island Records) Anyone can build a majestic structure if you give him unlimited materials and... More >>

  • Mambo King

    published June 18, 1998

    There's a scene in the 1981 Bill Murray Army comedy Stripes that's always stood out for me. It comes after a depressed Murray admits to his... More >>

  • River of No Return

    published June 18, 1998

    River Jones fancies himself as something of a young music-industry renaissance man. His big heroes are the Beastie Boys, who've managed to be... More >>

  • Recordings

    published June 18, 1998

    The Pastry Heros Horn Rim Fury E.P. (Submersible Recordings) Pure, unabashed pop bands are a rare commodity locally; the few... More >>

  • Stormy Monday

    published June 11, 1998

    The Valley may not be hyped as one of the great jazz meccas on the planet, but it has long had something that more ballyhooed areas don't have: a... More >>

  • Recordings

    published June 11, 1998

    The Prissteens Scandal, Controversy & Romance (Almo Sounds) If you ever wondered what the great girl groups of the early '60s... More >>

  • Recordings

    published June 4, 1998

    Jeff Buckley Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk (Columbia Records) When singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley drowned in the... More >>

  • Forever Man

    published June 4, 1998

    For most of the night, America West Arena was merely the picture of reverent adoration. But there were moments during Eric Clapton's May 25... More >>

  • Recordings

    published May 28, 1998

    Tori Amos From the Choirgirl Hotel (Atlantic Records) It's easy enough to understand the cult of Tori Amos. In an era dominated... More >>

  • Closing Time

    published May 28, 1998

    Talk about your double-edged compliments. For six years now, the Piersons have patiently nodded while fans tell them how much their... More >>

  • End of a Record Run

    published May 21, 1998

    On Saturday, April 18, Brad Singer was in Tucson. The owner of the Zia Record Exchange chain had driven down for the annual Tucson music awards... More >>

  • Recordings

    published May 21, 1998

    Garbage Version 2.0 (Almo Sounds) If a mad scientist tried to build the ultimate alt-rock band for the late '90s, it would... More >>

  • Head Jams

    published May 21, 1998

    Everyone knows that progressive rock died in the late '70s, right? The only question is when the patient actually expired. Was it the... More >>

  • Recordings

    published May 14, 1998

    Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves (DGC Records) Like Karl Stockhausen or John Cage, Sonic Youth has always exerted more power as an... More >>

  • Chamber Mates

    published May 14, 1998

    Corky Siegel tends to choose his words carefully. For instance, when asked for his opinion of other artists, like himself, who've made the... More >>

  • Old Testament

    published May 7, 1998

    Eddie Kelly likes to say that he reacts with extreme emotion to everything. Half an hour into an interview at Chez Nous--where his snaky hair... More >>

  • Headphone Revelations

    published May 7, 1998

    Twenty years ago, Elvis Costello gleefully sang that he wanted to "bite the hand that feeds me." Costello's attack on timid radio programmers was... More >>

  • Well Respected Man

    published April 30, 1998

    Of all the contributions that the '60s British Invasion made to rock, maybe the most important was that it shifted the emphasis to bands. Up until... More >>

  • Running of the Mill

    published April 30, 1998

    I've got a campaign slogan for next year's New Times Music Showcase. Ready? Here it goes: A Volkswagen in every garage, and a chicken in every... More >>

  • Recordings

    published April 30, 1998

    Fugazi End Hits (Dischord Records) Being punk rock's king of rhetoric and idealism, it's often forgotten that Fugazi is also an... More >>

  • Bring the Noise

    published April 23, 1998

    About a year ago, Julia Roberts was a guest on Bravo's Inside the Actors Studio. Near the end of the show, craggy host James Lipton put her... More >>

  • Music Award Nominees

    published April 23, 1998

    Modern Rock: 1. The Sport Model This four-piece Tempe band evokes all the mid-'60s hyperactivity of British power-pop with enough '90s... More >>

  • High Wattage

    published April 23, 1998

    Mike Watt says he never had a first name until he played in a punk band. As a child, this son of a Navy enlisted man moved with such frequency... More >>

  • Winding Down

    published April 16, 1998

    A few months ago, Pollen had a dilemma on its hands. The local pop-punk quintet was being actively courted by some heavyweight labels, most... More >>

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