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    Where Credit's Due Local country-blues rockers Sweet Virginia appeared to have hit the big time when ads in December issues of both Spin and Rolling Stone featured the band's name and a small logo. Problem is, the band had nothing to do with it. ...

    by Jeff Stark on December 18, 1996
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    Recordings

    Bush Razorblade Suitcase (Trauma) Instead of making the obvious invocation here -- namely, the indignant, sputtering apparition of Kurt Cobain -- let's find something else to chat about. Furthermore, let's not trouble ourselves with the p...

    by Sam Prestianni on December 11, 1996
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    Those Darn Accordions! There's something scary, stoopid, and just a little repulsive about a half-dozen accordionists who try to rock out on tunes about the dispossessed. Memorable odes on No Strings Attached, the latest disc by Those Darn Accord...

    by Sam Prestianni on December 11, 1996
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    Suspicious Minds

    Remember when organized religion meant stately elders, imposing architecture, and a penchant for heavy-handed dignity? You can sum up Christianity's final plunge into embarrassment in two words: guitar mass. The last quarter-century's attempt to inte...

    by Sarah Vowell on December 11, 1996
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    Divine Noise, Arty Dreck

    Godflesh, Coal Chamber, Fueled Trocadero Friday, Nov. 29 "Listen up, people," a troglodyte doorman bellowed. "Vision of Disorder canceled ... they will not be playing tonight." A series of responsive curses threatened to go on forever. "God...

    by Andrew Lentz on December 11, 1996
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    Samples

    Silence! Yeah, but weren't they asking for it? I mean, however noble the intentions of the many West Coast just-add-a-cause charity organizations like H.E.A.R. (Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers), a question remains: Does lack of common...

    by Michael Batty on December 11, 1996
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    Anti-depressants

    Heatmiser, Brendan Benson Bottom of the Hill Sunday, Dec. 1 When I saw Elliott Smith perform alone a year ago he seemed only a safety cap away from accidentally overdosing on antidepressants. Melancholy and irritated with a noisy crowd at a...

    by Jeff Stark on December 11, 1996
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    Night Crawler

    Early Sunday night finds the festive, star-strung environs of Cesar's Latin Palace thumping under the auspicious hand of DJ Josh. He winds through a savage set of hip hop with telling ease. The dance floor is packed. The tables are full. And, as the ...

    by Silke Tudor on December 11, 1996
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    The House of Tudor

    It's The Time, ladies and gentlemen. You remember them -- Prince's early pet project whose street-wise flash practically stole the show in the little man's wet rock effigy Purple Rain. By the early '80s, the Time had already proven themselves dance f...

    by Silke Tudor on December 11, 1996
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    Soundgarden Arguably the heaviest Seattle group to rise from Sub Pop cult status to major-label stardom, Soundgarden may be one of the few modern rockers on the airwaves with any real power left in their power chords. The reason is simple: At hea...

    by Sam Prestianni on December 4, 1996
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    Genuine Artlessness - NorCal transplant Jonathan Richman finds the words

    Rock 'n' roll's eternal adolescent, Jonathan Richman, is just a few birthdays shy of 50. The skinny teen who invented "geek rock" during the height of hippie chic, the excitable man-child who refused to let his youth go to waste in songs like "Ice Cr...

    by James Sullivan on December 4, 1996
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    Mediocre Sickness

    "Wesley Willis Art Joyride" ArtRock Friday, Nov. 22 Yes, there was "art," and there was "music" -- punctuation essential -- and plenty of jaded smirking. But all of that was predestined. How unfortunate that, as a reaction to so many deprav...

    by Michael Batty on December 4, 1996
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    Yatsura Despite the Scotland residency, the Japanese name, and the American indie rock sound, Yatsura makes no bold leaps toward internationalism. In fact, the bubble gum fuzz-pop outfit from Glasgow sounds about as world-wise as the members of P...

    by Jeff Stark on December 4, 1996
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    Night Crawler

    For a little over a year, the proprietors of the Werepad, a movie-theater-slash-art-slash-work-space, have been throwing open their doors each Wednesday night for cocktails, music, and proper movie viewing. For the numerous eccentrics, musicians, fil...

    by Silke Tudor on December 4, 1996
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    Recordings

    Stinky Puffs Songs and Advice for Kids Who Have Been Left Behind (Elemental) Making fun of a preteen's artistic efforts (or even his grief) certainly isn't going to win a music critic a humanitarian award -- or even a statuette for Most D...

    by Victor Haseman on December 4, 1996
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    Suspicious Minds

    Eddie Vedder is bad. I know that because I read it in Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone, which is good, says Eddie Vedder is bad so he must be bad. Eddie Vedder is a rock star. Rock stars are good because they're famous. Fame is good because people know w...

    by Sarah Vowell on December 4, 1996
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    The House of Tudor

    Not long ago, or so I am told, it was common for folks to plop themselves down in a circle and commence to singing through the tail end of the day. It was the perfect way to let a good meal settle or to commiserate about certain woes. Usually, one of...

    by Silke Tudor on December 4, 1996
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    Hear This

    Iris DeMent The electrifying pleasure that Iris DeMent can at her best deliver has something to do with the tension between her archaic yodel of a voice and the striking modernity of some of her subjects. Nothing Gen-X, you understand, just the h...

    by Bill Wyman on December 4, 1996
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    Suspicious Minds

    It was never only a test. Not to me, anyway. Is there a more quintessential postwar American sound than that jarring, interminable beep? Or that text: "This is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. This is only a test." The words are committed to...

    by Sarah Vowell on November 27, 1996
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    Recordings

    Star Pimp Docudrama (Kill Rock Stars) Many hipsters relish butt-ugly folk art of the sort that decorates the cover of Star Pimp's Docudrama, but only for its kitsch value. The awfulness of such product -- or, more accurately, the awfulnes...

    by Cath Carroll on November 27, 1996
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