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1998 Stories by Serene Dominic

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  • Repackaged Goods

    published December 31, 1998

    At the record company meeting On their hands--at last--a dead star! Best of! Most of! Satiate the need Slip them into... More >>

  • Critical Mass

    published December 24, 1998

    Checking the vital signs for guitar-based rock has long been an ongoing preoccupation for critics. Still, you knew something was a bit different... More >>

  • Recordings

    published December 10, 1998

    Beck Mutations (DGC Records) When did the release of a new record start to be treated like an election campaign? Consider that... More >>

  • Kiss the Culprit

    published November 26, 1998

    When the Rolling Stones staged the first genuine rock 'n' roll circus in 1968, they distributed gold-embossed metallic tickets to their fan-club... More >>

  • Recordings

    published November 19, 1998

    Candyskins Death of a Minor TV Celebrity (Velvel Records) Born of the same Oxford, England, pop scene that produced Radiohead... More >>

  • The Look of Love Lost

    published November 5, 1998

    Lately the words "resurgence" and "Burt Bacharach" are finding their way into a lot of the same sentences. There's been an avalanche of press... More >>

  • Honky-Tonk Angels

    published September 17, 1998

    As yet another scalp-searing summer draws to a close, the local gentry at Casey Moore's seem suitably pacified with drink and the promise of... More >>

  • Garbage In, Garbage Out

    published August 6, 1998

    Sure, who wouldn't like a sign from above that he or she is on the right track? For months, Sipping Soma's Mark Matson had been woodshedding his... More >>

  • Pepper Spray

    published July 23, 1998

    In 1978, RSO Records was the most successful record label on planet Earth. From Christmas of 1977 to May 20 the following year, the Robert... More >>

  • Mike Douglas Held Hostage!

    published July 9, 1998

    Rock stars are so self-regulating and image-conscious nowadays it's hard to imagine even dreaming about one without being forced to pay for use of... More >>

  • 9 Volt Leads the Charge

    published June 25, 1998

    In most professions, a deficiency of smarts would seem a serious liability. After all, don't we insist on seeing every last medical diploma a... More >>

  • Windigo's Strange Ways

    published June 11, 1998

    Poughkeepsie, New York, your time is gonna come. It almost came in 1988 when Poughkeepsie resident Rosy Carnemolla amassed 850 pounds of... More >>

  • Frankie With the Snarling Face

    published May 28, 1998

    You're flying high in April--shot down in May! Ah well, at least Frank squeezed an extra nine months past the Sinatra Death Watch. For 10 months,... More >>

  • Revering the Raiders

    published April 30, 1998

    "We accidentally had some hit records along the way, accidentally got lucky and had some television shows along the way and in the meantime my... More >>

  • Chain Saw of Fools

    published April 16, 1998

    No question about it. Years from now, people will grill each other about it. "Where were you when you first heard the news?" And the response will... More >>

  • Trunk Stop

    published March 19, 1998

    Nothing's more frustrating than interviewing a rock band en masse. Everyone clusters around your tape recorder and blurts out stuff all at... More >>

  • Glam Slam

    published February 19, 1998

    Most people, especially those of you who just gawked at the photo on the right, wouldn't disagree with the assessment that glam rock is dead. Few,... More >>

  • Payne Relief

    published January 29, 1998

    What separates truly gifted entertainers from (insert yawn) merely competent ones? It's the ability to wrench liabilities into assets, turn... More >>

  • Eclipse of the Sonny

    published January 22, 1998

    I never thought I'd cut a record by myself. But I've got something to say, I wanna say it for Cher and I hope I say it for a lot of you. ... More >>

  • Critics' Choice

    published January 1, 1998

    Some people can maintain their composure in a burning skyscraper. But the average record-company exec, faced with a few months of flagging album... More >>

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