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1998 Stories by Dave Clifford

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  • Reviews

    published December 30, 1998

    Various Artists Cue's Hip Hop Shop Volume One (Dogday) Frank "DJ Cue" Cuevas didn't have a difficult time recruiting qualified... More >>

  • Reviews

    published December 16, 1998

    EinstYrzende Neubauten The Warfield Wednesday, Dec. 9 For all bodies in flux, there are moments of motion and moments of... More >>

  • Reviews

    published December 9, 1998

    Cecil Taylor Quartet Qu'a: Live at the Iridium Vol. 1 (Cadence Jazz) Veteran pianist Cecil Taylor has a reputation for playing... More >>

  • Reviews

    published November 25, 1998

    Smile Girl Crushes Boy (Headhunter/Cargo) Like the Beach Boys before them, Smile sings of the prosaic and the traumatic with... More >>

  • Reviews

    published November 18, 1998

    Jets to Brazil Orange Rhyming Dictionary (Jade Tree) Blake Schwarzenbach carries a heavy weight on his shoulders. With Orange... More >>

  • Reviews

    published October 21, 1998

    The Murder City Devils Empty Bottles, Broken Hearts (Sub Pop) Sunny Day Real Estate How It Feels to Be Something On ... More >>

  • Reviews

    published October 7, 1998

    Amy Rigby Middlescence (Koch International) On 1996's Diary of a Mod Housewife, Amy Rigby was pushing 40 and running for her... More >>

  • Live

    published September 23, 1998

    Tori Amos Oakland Arena Tuesday, Sept. 15 Tori Amos does sad better than most anyone. Survivor of religion, rape, marriage, and... More >>

  • Reviews

    published September 23, 1998

    Lambchop What Another Man Spills (Merge) Despite a Nashville home and album cover pleas to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame... More >>

  • Hear This

    published September 9, 1998

    Black Heart Procession Somewhere between Hank Williams and Twin Peaks marches the Black Heart Procession. Filled with morose and odd blues... More >>

  • Reviews

    published September 2, 1998

    Willie Nelson Teatro (Island) Hounded by the IRS, beset by personal tragedy, and plain worn-out by the ever-diminishing success... More >>

  • Reviews

    published August 26, 1998

    Jarboe Anhedoniac (Self-Released) In the short time since the cathartic obliteration of Swans at the beginning of this year,... More >>

  • Reviews

    published July 22, 1998

    The Monorchid Who Put Out the Fire? (Touch and Go) The existential angst of ineffectual white males is well past new or... More >>

  • Reviews

    published July 8, 1998

    Lucinda Williams (Koch International) Lucinda Williams Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (Mercury) There's a 10-year gap... More >>

  • Reviews

    published July 1, 1998

    Robert Pollard Waved Out (Matador) After a few dozen albums, EPs, singles, and lineup changes, this much has become clear about... More >>

  • Hear This

    published May 6, 1998

    Donkey Amsterdam's workhorse art-funksters Donkey bring to town nearly tuned gurgling guitars, pliant cello, tight blacksploitation drums,... More >>

  • Reviews

    published April 29, 1998

    Dar Williams, Ron Sexsmith Palace of Fine Arts Saturday, April 18 In a recent online poll of folk music fans' favorite record of... More >>

  • Reviews

    published April 22, 1998

    Ali Crucial (Island Black Music) As the American art-soul movement continues to gain momentum with acts like the Fugees' Lauryn... More >>

  • Reviews

    published April 1, 1998

    Hole Deeper (DGC) Hole's long-awaited follow-up to their breakthrough 1994 album Live Through This is a triumphant return... More >>

  • Reviews

    published March 25, 1998

    Madonna Ray of Light (Maverick) "I traded fame for love," are the first words out of Madonna's mouth on Ray of Light. Like hell... More >>

  • Reviews

    published March 11, 1998

    ... And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead (Trance Syndicate) ... as well as the trail leading back to their Sonic Youth... More >>

  • Reviews

    published February 25, 1998

    Mark Elf Trickynometry (Jen Bay Jazz) Mark Elf is one of those people who seem to think in music. Hiply articulate, the jazz... More >>

  • Hear This

    published February 4, 1998

    Sunshine Prague's Sunshine captivate with a swirl of Joy Division's frigid desolation, Jimi Hendrix's acid rock, the obscurant hardcore... More >>

  • Reviews

    published January 28, 1998

    Sixteen Horsepower Low Estate (A&M) Nostalgic music need not be ironic. Or so declare Denver's Sixteen Horsepower with the... More >>

  • Reviews

    published January 21, 1998

    Lesbian Favorites: Women Like Us (Rhino) "Womyn's music" pioneers Alix Dobkin and Cris Williamson strummed their way into Sapphic... More >>

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