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1995 Stories by Sam Prestianni

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  • Recordings

    published December 6, 1995

    NoMeansNo The Worldhood of the World (As Such) (Alternative Tentacles) Victoria, British Columbia, residents NoMeansNo are... More >>

  • Recordings

    published November 29, 1995

    Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks Orange Crate Art (Warner Bros.) In his recent Beach Boys biography, The Nearest Faraway Place,... More >>

  • The Sound of Silents

    published November 1, 1995

    Mainstream American culture has a long history of greeting innovation in the arts with disdain. Given the growing conservatism currently... More >>

  • Recordings

    published October 25, 1995

    Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 Wormed by Leonard (Thwart) Taking titular inspiration from Warmed by Love -- a book of poetry... More >>

  • Jazzmatazz

    published October 11, 1995

    What do Splatter Trio, Sheila E., and J.S. Bach have in common? How about the Modern Jazz Quartet, the Gospel Hummingbirds, and New Dealers? Still... More >>

  • Recordings

    published September 27, 1995

    Peter Grudzien The Unicorn (Parallel World) Originally released in 1974, The Unicorn is one of those obscure enigmas fringe... More >>

  • Recordings

    published September 13, 1995

    Merzbow Hole (Heel Stone) The next time you curse that horrible racket your roommate considers music, thank your lucky stars... More >>

  • Recordings

    published August 23, 1995

    John Coltrane The Heavyweight Champion: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (Rhino/Atlantic) I'm a bit amazed at my own reaction... More >>

  • Recordings

    published August 9, 1995

    Tindersticks 2nd Album (This Way Up/London) This has to be the apotheosis of sadcore: In the Tindersticks' "My Sister," a girl... More >>

  • Recordings

    published June 28, 1995

    Anton Szandor LaVey Satan Takes a Holiday (Amarillo Records) Longtime San Franciscan Anton LaVey is probably best-known as the... More >>

  • Recordings

    published June 7, 1995

    Aphex Twin I Care Because You Do (Sire) That disconcerting visage gracing the cover of I Care Because You Do is a self-portrait... More >>

  • Recordings

    published May 31, 1995

    Sleeper Smart (Arista) Listen to the spark of the bite-size guitar implosions, the reconstituted Wire drum kicks, the cheeky... More >>

  • Recordings

    published May 24, 1995

    Isaac Hayes Raw & Refined Branded (Pointblank/Virgin) Back in the late '60s and early '70s when James Brown was lugging... More >>

  • Jazz Assassins

    published May 3, 1995

    Jazz isn't dead, despite the whining of some traditionalists. Just ask John Zorn, the "thrash-jazz assassin" and one of the music's most socially... More >>

  • White-boy blues

    published March 1, 1995

    Preacher Boy wants to make the blues fresh again. Which isn't to say he doesn't respect tradition, a noble enough aspiration for a musician right... More >>

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