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1996 Stories by Sarah Vowell

Archives: 1996
  • Recordings

    published August 7, 1996

    Various Artists Working Man (Magna Carta) Over a holiday family dinner, my older brother -- a computer engineer specializing... More >>

  • Suspicious Minds

    published July 31, 1996

    Sisters and brothers, brothers and sisters, let us pray. Dear Lord, there walks among us a danger. A danger to all we believe, a force so dark and... More >>

  • Recordings

    published July 31, 1996

    Orbital In Sides (Internal/ffrr) Critics of rock music and rock writing have observed that newer forms like ambient and... More >>

  • Needles and Pins

    published July 24, 1996

    Legs McNeil was a founder of Punk magazine; Gillian McCain is the program coordinator of the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church in New York City.... More >>

  • Suspicious Minds

    published July 24, 1996

    In the recent Tiananmen Square documentary The Gate of Heavenly Peace, student leader Chai Ling repeatedly -- without embarrassment or, for that... More >>

  • Recordings

    published July 24, 1996

    Metallica Load (Elektra) Sheer incompetence, thus far, has been the most generous muse for rock musicians. Black Sabbath, for... More >>

  • Suspicious Minds

    published July 17, 1996

    If I was a Mekon I'd drink pints of beer And talk about Adorno And have a lot of friends -- Too Much Joy, "If I Was a... More >>

  • Recordings

    published July 17, 1996

    Neil Young with Crazy Horse Broken Arrow (Reprise) A Pink Pages writer recently extolled the latest release by Neil Young and... More >>

  • Recordings

    published July 10, 1996

    When Lou Reed's friends started dying, of course we heard about it. If he grew up in public, he may as well grow old there, too. He called his... More >>

  • Bad Girl

    published July 10, 1996

    "They've outlawed Halloween and they've outlawed music in Buddy Holly Park," complains Jo Carol Pierce of her hometown Lubbock, Texas. "It was... More >>

  • Suspicious Minds

    published July 10, 1996

    "I was born with a peanut for a brain/ 'Cause I'm a dumb head/ I'm a stupid little girl." So sang Ginny Arnell, badly, in 1963. A few songs later,... More >>

  • Recordings

    published July 3, 1996

    Beck Odelay (Geffen) Head and Leg In Your Dreams (Seeland) Collage, that most 20th-century of art forms,... More >>

  • Suspicious Minds

    published July 3, 1996

    Is that a needle in your pocket or are you just glad to see me? Welcome to the bad old days. Richard Hell, still New York punk's reigning... More >>

  • It Came From Lubbock

    published June 19, 1996

    Columbus was wrong. When you come from the Texas Panhandle, the world is flat, flat, flat -- a blank expanse of nothing but dust and the wind that... More >>

  • Recordings

    published June 19, 1996

    The Jackson 5 Pre-History: The Lost Steeltown Recordings (Inverted/Brunswick) Alex Chilton 1970 (Ardent) "I... More >>

  • Suspicious Minds

    published June 19, 1996

    "Wanna" is the most rock 'n' roll word in the world. Wanna is what America is supposed to be, present tense (but lacking pretense), immediate and... More >>

  • Suspicious Minds

    published June 12, 1996

    There isn't an American alive who hasn't bought into some myth or another. We're stuck with dreaming, with archetypes and various forms of... More >>

  • Recordings

    published June 12, 1996

    Editor's note: Chicago Sun-Times Pop Music Editor Jim DeRogatis was hired as a senior editor at Rolling Stone last fall as part of a team brought... More >>

  • Recordings

    published June 5, 1996

    Les Thugs Strike (Sub Pop) Just because a culture's good at throwing rocks doesn't mean it will necessarily excel at playing... More >>

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