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1998 Stories by Mark Athitakis

Archives: 2000 | 1999 | 1998
  • Roasting Chesnutt

    published December 17, 1998

    The Salesman and Bernadette, the sixth album Vic Chesnutt has put his name on, is as sexy as folk-pop gets. Far from the scratchy, aching,... More >>

  • Great men

    published December 10, 1998

    Gang of Four wrote protest music for people who didn't think they had anything to protest. On the surface, the characters in their songs were the... More >>

  • Country and Midwestern

    published October 22, 1998

    Uncle Tupelo's 1990 debut No Depression was a lousy way to start a musical revolution. Taking everything they'd learned from their beloved Gram... More >>

  • Brian Wilson, reconstructed

    published July 16, 1998

    Everybody's trying to get a smile out of Brian Wilson. He's nearing the end of a photo session, sitting on a stool in the spacious, cluttered... More >>

  • Love, Albini style

    published April 2, 1998

    Shellac's second album, the brand-new Terraform, is the sound of Steve Albini going soft. Relatively speaking, that is: Fifteen years after he... More >>

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