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1996 Stories by Matt Golosinski

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  • Remembering Billy

    published December 5, 1996

    In February of 1989, Billy Corgan gave me a copy of a self-titled, eight-track mini-release Smashing Pumpkins had just put out in Chicago. I was... More >>

  • Soul Kitschin'

    published July 25, 1996

    Soul Coughing Irresistible Bliss (Slash/Warner Bros.) An East Coast slang term for vomiting, Soul Coughing serves well as a... More >>

  • Anal Dementive

    published June 27, 1996

    Paul Leary, 39-year-old guitarist for Butthole Surfers, isn't exactly an artiste dedicated to pulling eternal verities from his soul. In fact, the... More >>

  • Killing Us Loudly

    published June 13, 1996

    Killing Joke Democracy (Zoo) Killing Joke's antisocial diatribe might seem adolescent if the band weren't so smart and... More >>

  • Weather Report

    published May 23, 1996

    Hootie and the Blowfish Fairweather Johnson (Atlantic) A central tenet of my belief system can be summed up in three words:... More >>

  • Recordings

    published May 16, 1996

    DJ Krush Meiso (Axiom) Various artists Axiom Altered Beats: Assassin Knowledges of the Remanipulated ... More >>

  • Hog Butcher for the World

    published May 9, 1996

    "Stormy, husky, brawling/Fierce as a dog with tongue lapping for action/Building, breaking, rebuilding." The words which poet Carl Sandburg used... More >>

  • Leapin' Lizard

    published April 25, 1996

    The Jesus Lizard Shot (Capitol) With Shot, the Jesus Lizard has made quite a leap--not only jumping ship from longtime indie... More >>

  • 1996 New Times Music Awards Showcase

    published April 18, 1996

    Best Alternative Rock Beat Angels They may look and play like it, but the Beat Angels aren't really under the illusion that it's... More >>

  • Blues Arizona

    published April 4, 1996

    Various artists Desert Blues Volume 1 (Phoenix Blues Society/CDGBs) There's nothing like listening to 17 unknown blues acts in... More >>

  • Rocketmen

    published March 21, 1996

    Last April, members of the British pop-ambient trio Love and Rockets came perilously close to testing Neil Young's contention that "it's better to... More >>

  • Recordings

    published March 21, 1996

    Silly Rabbit Dust (Orphan Boy) The experimental rockers in Silly Rabbit make it one of the most danceable groups to emerge... More >>

  • Recordings

    published March 14, 1996

    The Mermen Songs of the Cows (Mesa/Bluemoon) San Francisco's Mermen take the concept of instrumental surf music so far from... More >>

  • Recordings

    published February 29, 1996

    The Refreshments Fizzy, Fuzzy, Big & Buzzy (Mercury) There's nothing like success to bring out the muttering bastards. Instead... More >>

  • Creep Show

    published February 29, 1996

    White Zombie bassist Sean Yseult speaks in the whiskey-and-cigarettes drawl of a heavy-metal road warrior, a title she's earned after nearly four... More >>

  • Recordings

    published February 15, 1996

    Ministry Filth Pig (Warner Bros.) Like a piece of heavy machinery commandeered by a speed freak, the Ministry juggernaut rolls... More >>

  • Recordings

    published January 25, 1996

    Mr. Mirainga Mr. Mirainga (Way Cool Records) Mamba-punk? Samba-core? That's how the PR folks at Way Cool describe their... More >>

  • Rastas on the Res

    published January 18, 1996

    Peach Springs, Arizona, can be found where old Route 66 swings through the southern tip of the 993,000-acre Hualapai Indian reservation. The burg... More >>

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