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1996 Stories by Philip Chrissopoulos

Archives: 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994
  • Out There

    published December 19, 1996

    The big bang Jesus Christ Superstars Laibach Mute Records Sinsational Pig Nothing/Interscope Records ... More >>

  • Roadshows

    published November 28, 1996

    Historia de la musica rock Now I Got Worry, the latest Blues Explosion album, kicks off with Jon Spencer letting out a primal scream that... More >>

  • Roadshows

    published November 21, 1996

    Blood, sweat, and tears Five years ago Social Distortion joined the Ramones at the old Bronco Bowl for one of rock's dream double... More >>

  • Out There

    published November 21, 1996

    Nothing's shocking Antichrist Superstar Marilyn Manson Nothing/Interscope Welcome to the "shocking" world of Marilyn... More >>

  • Out There

    published October 31, 1996

    Love's labor lost October Rust Type O Negative Roadrunner Records Two themes run through the fourth Type O Negative... More >>

  • Roadshows

    published October 31, 1996

    Oscillator to the moon Stylistic mutation has been the tonic for old, tired rock-'n'-roll horses since the Beatles fiddled with sitars and... More >>

  • Out Here

    published October 10, 1996

    Downfall Solitude Aeturnus Pavement Music Even as the members of Metallica cut their hair and Soundgarden peddles its... More >>

  • Out There

    published September 26, 1996

    Suckerpunch Suckerpunch 510 Records A cliche can only go so far: "Three chords is all it takes, broken strings, fuck the... More >>

  • Roadshows

    published September 12, 1996

    Low-down, dirty future techno blues Subliminal Sandwich, Meat Beat Manifesto's latest, is a magnum opus of post-rave electronica.... More >>

  • Twilight's last gleaming

    published September 12, 1996

    It is early on a Friday night and Club Clearview is almost full. A large crowd--dressed mostly in black--defies the unwritten rock rule: Thou... More >>

  • Out There

    published July 25, 1996

    Heart of the Congos The Congos Blood and Fire Given that most of what passes for rhythm and blues today has neither, the reissue... More >>

  • Back to the future

    published July 18, 1996

    Mazinga Phaser is nothing if not ambitious. Exhausted from a day of intense mixing, producer Matt Castille and four of the six band members are... More >>

  • Out Here

    published July 11, 1996

    Same as it ever was Stand By Tellus Tellurian Records With a surreal cover whose artistry would be right at home with any... More >>

  • In search of the perfect melody

    published June 20, 1996

    The five members of Transona Five sit comfortably in the living room of the Lower Greenville house that bass player Greg Morgan and drummer G.P.... More >>

  • Roadshows

    published June 20, 1996

    Echo of the past You have to give some credit to Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant: In the year when even the Sex Pistols reform to flog the... More >>

  • All punk cons

    published May 16, 1996

    This year marks British punk rock's 20th birthday, but the Sex Pistols reunion tour hangs in the air like the stench of death--or at least the... More >>

  • Roadshows

    published April 25, 1996

    Worshipping the Gods As a performer, Young Gods' frontman Franz Treichler is Jim Morrison reincarnate. He stands with his eyes closed,... More >>

  • The baddest seed

    published April 4, 1996

    Nick Cave has a hard time describing his music, and as he speaks over the phone from New York City, he does so slowly. He forms his words with... More >>

  • Out There

    published March 7, 1996

    Stop it, you're killing me! Murder Ballads Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Mute/Reprise When listening to Murder Ballads, you... More >>

  • Teen beat

    published February 29, 1996

    Great music should be described in terms of the mood in which it puts the listener. In the end, after the echoes have faded and the CDs are stored... More >>

  • Combat rock

    published February 8, 1996

    It's a chilly winter night at the half-abandoned Executive Inn near Love Field, and the frigid north wind is knocking the temperatures down even... More >>

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