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1997 Stories by Curtis Bonney

Archives: 1997 | 1996
  • Pew's Anatomy

    published June 18, 1997

    The Birthday Party reissues (Thirsty Ear/2-13-61) Tracy Pew, the leather-clad cowpoke bassist of the Birthday Party, once said: "Rock... More >>

  • Recordings

    published June 11, 1997

    Guided by Voices Mag Earwhig! (Matador) For 15 albums or so, Robert Pollard has been the honcho behind the thirtysomething,... More >>

  • Recordings

    published June 4, 1997

    Verbena Souls for Sale (Merge) Here's some advice for a record exec working at an entertainment conglomerate (and worrying a... More >>

  • Heavy on the Lite

    published May 28, 1997

    Ultra Lounge: The Lexicon of Easy Listening By Dylan Jones Universe Publishing 144 pages, $19.95 "Easycore" is what he... More >>

  • Recordings

    published May 28, 1997

    Cheap Trick (Cheap Trick/Red Ant Entertainment) Before we bog ourselves down in the bubble gum, let's get the disclaimer out of the... More >>

  • Recordings

    published May 14, 1997

    Radar Bros. (Restless) Whether or not you'll want to pick up the Radar Bros. self-titled debut depends on how you feel about those... More >>

  • Dust to Dust

    published May 14, 1997

    In the inaugural issue of No Depression -- a fanzine out of Seattle that has somehow grown to embody the genre of "insurgent country" -- the... More >>

  • Recordings

    published May 7, 1997

    Karp Self Titled LP (K) There are those who would say this country is in dire need of a presidential address on the State of... More >>

  • Recordings

    published April 30, 1997

    Skeleton Key Fantastic Spikes Through Balloon (Capitol) Back in my college days of yore (the late '80s, at New York University),... More >>

  • Recordings

    published April 16, 1997

    Frank Zappa Have I Offended Someone? (Rykodisc) Have I Offended Someone? probably won't offend anyone. In fact, it is hard to... More >>

  • Recordings

    published April 9, 1997

    Tarnation Mirador (Reprise) Local western crooner (and archaeologist) Paula Frazer has taken her pet "project" Tarnation to some... More >>

  • Recordings

    published April 2, 1997

    Lutefisk Burn in Hell Fuckers! (Bong Load Custom) Imagine yourself in a homemade rocket. Reaching down to the spacestereo... More >>

  • Recordings

    published March 26, 1997

    Ednaswap Wacko Magneto (Island) Here're some Ednaswap "factoids" to help you come to a purchase decision: 1) The name comes... More >>

  • Recordings

    published March 19, 1997

    Serge Gainsbourg Comic Strip Couleur Cafe Du Jazz Dans Le Ravin (Mercury) The music industry's cartoon... More >>

  • Take the Bait

    published March 19, 1997

    The cliffs rise bleak and black in thick fog and the Atlantic roars in from the Arctic and smashes skyward in periodic explosions of foam. It's a... More >>

  • Recordings

    published March 12, 1997

    Starfish Frustrated (Trance Syndicate) Frustrated, by Austin hardcore/post-punk/ditty-pop range finders Starfish, offers a... More >>

  • Recordings

    published February 26, 1997

    Various Artists Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Suburbia (DGC) First Romeo & Juliet, then Beavis and Butt-head, and now... More >>

  • "Dealing Real"

    published February 26, 1997

    The Mansion on the Hill: Dylan, Young, Geffen, Springsteen, and the Head-on Collision of Rock and Commerce By Fred Goodman Times... More >>

  • Recordings

    published February 19, 1997

    Dirty Three Horse Stories (Touch and Go) Why Australian instrumentalists Dirty Three should have piqued the interest of... More >>

  • Recordings

    published February 12, 1997

    Sneaker Pimps Becoming X (Virgin) Nostradamus' Centuries predicts a second wave to the British Invasion. Many sages mistakenly... More >>

  • Recordings

    published February 5, 1997

    Built to Spill Perfect From Now On (Warner Bros.) Built to Spill, who are good at many things, seem to be better at nothing... More >>

  • Recordings

    published January 29, 1997

    John Williams Star Wars: A New Hope (RCA Victor) It occurs to me that if Ronald McDonald and his vast empire of cow grinders... More >>

  • Recordings

    published January 22, 1997

    10 cents Everybody Wins (Angel Dust Records) Remember grammar school recess when you were a kid and they were picking teams... More >>

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