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1997 Stories by Richard Baimbridge

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  • The nutty professors

    published November 6, 1997

    Conducting interviews over the telephone is always a difficult task--especially when you're relying on a scratchy overseas connection--but when... More >>

  • Everything's just fine

    published October 2, 1997

    Peter Holmstrom is sitting cross-legged on top of a conference-room table, looking very much like the young Keith Richards he clearly aspires to... More >>

  • Beyond illusion

    published September 11, 1997

    Dallas has produced its share of groundbreaking artists in the field of hip-hop and R&B, including MC 900 Foot Jesus as well as the reigning queen... More >>

  • Out There

    published September 11, 1997

    A new attitude Walter T. Smith ambersunshower Gee Street Records God knows what's taken so long, but contemporary R&B is... More >>

  • Wizards of Wu

    published September 4, 1997

    The world of hip-hop is an immensely competitive battle for the spotlight, where artists have the life spans of a dealer on the streets--sometimes... More >>

  • Out There

    published August 28, 1997

    The Fat of the Land Prodigy Maverick Records There's been a lot of backlash against electronica lately, but that doesn't seem to... More >>

  • Reef's herbal remedy

    published August 21, 1997

    It would seem to say a lot about the strength of the British music renaissance led by Blur and Oasis that a band like Bush, monstrously huge in... More >>

  • Out There

    published August 7, 1997

    The trend a while ago AMP Various artists Caroline/MTV There's still one good reason to tune in to MTV: the late-night... More >>

  • Out There

    published July 24, 1997

    Soulful surprise Soul of the Bee Gees Various Artists The Right Stuff/Capitol Records Although it seems yet another pop... More >>

  • Creep show

    published July 24, 1997

    It's interesting that a British band like Radiohead chose to dedicate its second album, The Bends, to Bill Hicks, a dead comedian from Austin,... More >>

  • The next generation?

    published July 17, 1997

    It's stiflingly hot outside the airport in West Palm Beach, Florida, and a guy clad all in khaki has just pulled up in a minivan to take you to... More >>

  • School of fish

    published June 19, 1997

    After several nights on the road, the tour bus has finally come to a daylong rest in North Carolina, and the sun is shining for the first time in... More >>

  • Out There

    published June 12, 1997

    Formula one racers Lamb Lamb Mercury Records Something smells like a trend here. The basic formula seems to consist of a... More >>

  • Everything but the Pulitzer

    published June 12, 1997

    The comforting sounds of Walking Wounded are playing in the background at New York's Tower Records as a crowd gathers to meet Ben Watt of the... More >>

  • Whatchu talking 'bout, Willis?

    published May 29, 1997

    Only in a strange world would this happen: You settle down for a nice little afternoon nap and wake to the sound of the phone ringing. You answer,... More >>

  • Out There

    published May 15, 1997

    Ich bin ein Berliner Burn, Berlin, Burn! Atari Teenage Riot Grand Royal Records You know you're on the cutting edge of music... More >>

  • Roadshows

    published May 15, 1997

    In defense of space cowboys The first time you hear Jamiroquai, you might mistake it for an early Stevie Wonder single--something from back... More >>

  • Roadshows

    published May 8, 1997

    Oh l'amour In the mid-'80s, no artsy high school music collection was complete without the pop avant-garde album Upstairs at Eric's by... More >>

  • Out There

    published May 8, 1997

    Music for buildings and food Orblivion The Orb Island Records Trace the history of ambient music, and you'll touch on names... 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 May 1, 1997

    Don't believe the hype Critics have taken two sharply different tacks when it comes to reviewing the new U2 album, Pop. While most of the... More >>

  • Hasta manana

    published April 10, 1997

    Running around Deep Ellum frantically on this cold and drizzly morning, Gordo "Buzz" Gibson (aka Michael Gibson) is a poster child for all that is... More >>

  • Out There

    published March 27, 1997

    The way of rights Animal Rights Moby Elektra Records Some of the hype regarding techno guru Moby's new release Animal... More >>

  • Reign of toads

    published March 27, 1997

    A red warning light is glowing above the doorway at Last Beat studios, indicating that recording is under way. If you were to ease the door open,... More >>

  • Out Here

    published March 27, 1997

    Good for what ails ya UFOFU UFOFU The Medicine Label When UFOFU started out, lead singer Joe Butcher was living in his... More >>

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