John Pacenti

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  • 27 years ago | Music News

    For all its cross-cultural posturing, world-beat is still very much an American concept. The Bonedaddys, the current leading exponent of the genre, are ample proof. The eight-man band from Los Angeles does stew up some interesting blends of Caribb...

  • 27 years ago | Music News

    No one would accuse Billy Squier of being a ground-breaking artist, or even one who swam against the tide of radio excessiveness. But the guitarist who reopened the Top 40 door to pop rock in the early Eighties is not exactly in the limelight thes...

  • 27 years ago | Music News

    Timbuk 3's lead singer Pat MacDonald is unfazed that his band might have one of the most misunderstood hit singles of the decade. Although his 1985 hit "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" probably ranks right up there with R.E.M.'s "The ...

  • 27 years ago | Music News

    When Tucson's River Roses put out their EP Phoenix 99 in 1987, it seemed to be imminent that the group would make an impact in locales far beyond the Old Pueblo. After all, the title song took its name from the road-mileage sign marking the exit o...

  • 28 years ago | Music News

    Seeing as how heavy-metal in the Eighties has featured one Zeppelin-Aerosmith Xerox after another, it seems only a matter of time before hard rock chokes on its own redundant power chord philosophy. But right when you really think it's over, there...


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