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1997 Stories by Philip Chrissopoulos

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  • Out There

    published October 16, 1997

    Forward into the past Golden Section System 7 Hypnotic Records Time Pie Yamo Hypnotic Records "Originality... More >>

  • Just meat and potatoes, ma'am

    published October 2, 1997

    In a music industry laden with cynicism and false claims, it is refreshing to bump into Nate Fowler, Kinley Wolfe, and Clint Phillips. The three... More >>

  • Out There

    published October 2, 1997

    Big mouth strikes again Be Here Now Oasis Epic Records Now that the hype has settled, it is easier to see how this band of... More >>

  • Out Here

    published October 2, 1997

    Boob tube TOOMuch Is Not Enough TOOMuchTV Carpe Diem Records Most of the best art is personal. Great artists only listen to... More >>

  • Let it bleed

    published September 11, 1997

    "If you like your roots rock as gnarly as it gets, you won't miss with Fireworks' new album, Lit Up." You would expect this quote is culled from... More >>

  • Out Here

    published August 28, 1997

    The Nixons The Nixons MCA Records Imagine an Orwellian world where any use of your imagination is banned and music has been... More >>

  • Out Here

    published August 14, 1997

    Sugar and salt Riot Squad Riot Squad Golden Energy The Tomorrowpeople Last Beat Records With a record industry at... More >>

  • The rise of Auntie Christ

    published August 14, 1997

    Nobody ever said that punk rock and subtlety made good bedfellows, and Exene Cervenkova, the erstwhile singer of Los Angeles' legendary X, doesn't... More >>

  • Out There

    published August 14, 1997

    Great expectations Do It Yourself The Seahorses Geffen Records Dissent Linoleum DGC Records The sad demise... More >>

  • Roadshows

    published August 7, 1997

    Rotten no more Exactly a year ago, John Lydon donned his punk costume and Rotten persona and toured with the rest of the beer-bellied Sex... More >>

  • Warm guns and weathered souls

    published July 10, 1997

    Fourteen years is a mighty long time, a lifetime in rock years--enough to put out a few albums, a greatest hits package, break up a couple of... More >>

  • Out Here

    published May 29, 1997

    Smells like Texas spirit Gospel Tunes form the Bowels of Texas Various Artists Sutra U Records Big Hits Iron... More >>

  • Roadshows

    published May 22, 1997

    Pop smart Unlike U2--currently flogging their tuneless pop as a vague multimedia concept, forced by megalomania to put it in quotation... More >>

  • The 1997 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    published May 1, 1997

    I wandered around the Dallas music scene lonely as a freelance cloud, the Dallas Observer Music Awards were about as interesting to me as a... More >>

  • Roadshows

    published April 24, 1997

    Misery as its own reward There is something about the allure of romantic despair. On her latest album, Excerpts from a Love Circus, Lisa... More >>

  • Out There

    published April 17, 1997

    Thinking man's headbangers Aftertaste Helmet Interscope Records Helmet has long been promising to inject hard rock with new... More >>

  • Bassx comes correct

    published April 17, 1997

    Even if the competition is not exactly fierce, to be nominated in the Dallas Observer's "Best Rap/Hip-Hop" category two years in a row is no small... More >>

  • Music to watch cave paintings by

    published April 10, 1997

    "Dedicated to all people who feel obliged to space," reads the note on the original sleeve of Tangerine Dream's Alpha Centauri, made in 1971. A... More >>

  • Out There

    published April 10, 1997

    American Gothic Mirador Tarnation Reprise Records You can picture Tarnation singer Paula Frazer's living room: a tattered... More >>

  • Out There

    published March 20, 1997

    Charon's song The Boatman's Call Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Mute Records When Nick Cave spoke to the Dallas Observer a... More >>

  • Out Here

    published March 6, 1997

    Attack of the killer indies They come in all colors: purple, yellow, blue, orange, even black vinyl. An assortment of moods and aspirations,... More >>

  • Out There

    published February 27, 1997

    Slacker's paradise subUrbia Original Soundtrack DGC Records Soundtracks are like Christmas albums: ephemeral, sloppy,... More >>

  • Fish and microchips

    published February 20, 1997

    "Classical music for the next millennium," said The New York Times upon the release of Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II in the spring... More >>

  • Out Here

    published February 20, 1997

    Shed your skin For Those With Contempt Strap Medina Records Word on the street has it that the bright and talented Lone... More >>

  • Out Here

    published January 16, 1997

    101 punks Pretty Ugly Mess Last Beat Records Cris Mess sings like a young, pissed-off Billy Idol (circa Generation X),... More >>

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