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Out There

24 years ago by Philip Chrissopoulos
Forward into the past Golden Section System 7 Hypnotic Records Time Pie Yamo Hypnotic Records "Originality consists in returning to the origin" reads the inner sleeve of System 7's Golden Section. Its maker should know: Rewind almost a quarter of a century, and you will find System 7's mastermind Steve...
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Out Here

24 years ago by Philip Chrissopoulos
Sugar and salt Riot Squad Riot Squad Golden Energy The Tomorrowpeople Last Beat Records With a record industry at the zenith of its powers to control, exploit, and vulgarize any genuine ideals--or ideas--left in rock 'n' roll, it stands to reason that there should be a resurgence of underground punk...
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Out There

24 years ago by Philip Chrissopoulos
Great expectations Do It Yourself The Seahorses Geffen Records Dissent Linoleum DGC Records The sad demise of the Stone Roses last year--on the heels of the incredible Second Coming--left guitarist John Squire alone to prove that he was indeed the driving force behind that Manchester band. It was his songs...
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Out Here

24 years ago by Philip Chrissopoulos
Smells like Texas spirit Gospel Tunes form the Bowels of Texas Various Artists Sutra U Records Big Hits Iron Bong Lost Records As apathy rules the local airwaves, albums like Gospel Tunes from the Bowels of Texas are welcome, if only for stirring the stagnant mud of industry-friendly rock. Even...
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Roadshows

24 years ago by Philip Chrissopoulos
Misery as its own reward There is something about the allure of romantic despair. On her latest album, Excerpts from a Love Circus, Lisa Germano wallows in it, yet she seems reluctant to crawl to the shore. Listening to her songs makes you wonder how she can drag herself out...
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Out There

24 years ago by Philip Chrissopoulos
American Gothic Mirador Tarnation Reprise Records You can picture Tarnation singer Paula Frazer's living room: a tattered Patsy Cline biography on the coffee table next to a Faulkner novel, a Johnny Guitar movie poster on the wall, a video of For a Few Dollars More playing with the sound turned...
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Out There

25 years ago by Philip Chrissopoulos
Slacker's paradise subUrbia Original Soundtrack DGC Records Soundtracks are like Christmas albums: ephemeral, sloppy, overrated. A complete waste of time--plastic and nasty--whereon unknown bands play for unsuspecting moviegoers or established acts unload their leftovers for extra royalty checks. Soundtracks are for the zealous consumer who wants the complete shopping experience:...
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Out There

25 years ago by Philip Chrissopoulos
The big bang Jesus Christ Superstars Laibach Mute Records Sinsational Pig Nothing/Interscope Records If the world were about to end in a tremendous bang, Laibach would be the first in line to write the soundtrack--such is their scope and ambition. Some bands think big; this cryptic Slovenian quartet thinks colossal...
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Out There

25 years ago by Philip Chrissopoulos
Nothing's shocking Antichrist Superstar Marilyn Manson Nothing/Interscope Welcome to the "shocking" world of Marilyn Manson--a pop circus where the clowns combine the names of media icons and serial killers (Twiggy Ramirez, Madonna Wayne Gacy) and spew out humorless Four-And-A-Half Inch Nails tunes. Their live shows are supposedly raucous affairs where...
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Roadshows

25 years ago by Philip Chrissopoulos
Oscillator to the moon Stylistic mutation has been the tonic for old, tired rock-'n'-roll horses since the Beatles fiddled with sitars and Deep Purple jammed with a symphony orchestra. For the past six years the London-based collective Stereolab has embraced diverse influences and tinkered with musical paradoxes with the wide-eyed...

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