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  • 13 years ago

    When Mark Stuart name-drops the Man in Black twice on the opening track, "Monte Carlo," it makes the Bastards feel less like outlaws and more like a new-country galoot stressing that he always listens to Hank Williams but never sounds anything lik...

  • 15 years ago

    When Kurt Cobain's mother, Wendy O'Connor, cried to the Associated Press, "I told him not to join that stupid club," she wasn't talking about Columbia House. She was referring to the exclusive rock-stars-dead-at-27 fraternity. But membership has i...

  • 15 years ago

    Named after the nautical pleasure craft of Emilio Largo, Bond supervillain in Thunderball, Disco Volante sounds more like the kind of music Miss Moneypenny might be tempted to blast in the office when M wasn't around. On the surface, it's worldly-...

  • 15 years ago

    Most observers regard the onslaught of teenage pop sensations like Britney Spears, the Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, and Christina Aguilera as proof positive of the cyclical nature of rock music. And like the big teen-idol boom of the early '60s, all ...

  • 15 years ago

    You don't see the phrase "simultaneous two new album release" every day, and with good reason. For one thing, it's as tricky to pull off as it is to say. 1991: Nobody can convince Axl Rose to pare down a pair of new Guns N' Roses albums, each CD w...

  • 15 years ago

    When CDs get stuck and start skipping violently, it's a million times worse than the sound of an album locked in a groove ever was. It's more like hearing a Martian deathray obliterating a favorite record, one digital particle at a time. Next time...

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