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    Tim Berne Saxophonist Tim Berne's first exposure to jazz came in the early '70s with Julius Hemphill's classic Dogon A.D. The "wildness" of the music impelled him to drop out of school and venture to New York City, where he wound up studying with...

    by Sam Prestianni on October 23, 1996
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    Recordings

    Donovan Sutras (American) Couldn't we develop some sort of mandatory euthanasia program for aging rock stars? OK, maybe we wouldn't kill them. But how 'bout a device to discourage continued recording? The same folks who pass out gold reco...

    by Ira Steingroot on October 23, 1996
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    Suspicious Minds

    Listening to history can be as cheap and easy as handing over 50 cents on a Saturday afternoon. One of the scratchy old records I bought on the street is called "I Can Hear It Now ..." -- "The history of an era spoken by the men who made it and narra...

    by Sarah Vowell on October 23, 1996
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    The House of Tudor

    For those who deserted the rolling tie-dyed hills of Berkeley for the funkier shores of San Francisco, or those who have never been East Bay way but want a taste of Visa-carrying idealism, or those acid casualties with a weekend pass from the ward, i...

    by Silke Tudor on October 23, 1996
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    Night Crawler

    A snow-white marquee beckons from several blocks away. "Gospel Night," it reads -- a strangely pleasant contrast to the topless bars on the fringes of the Tenderloin. Underneath the glowing sign, a young, stylish couple stand wrapped in a loose embra...

    by Silke Tudor on October 23, 1996
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    The House of Tudor

    J.G. Thirlwell is timeless. Or at least no one seems to know how old he actually is. One of his agents -- and there have been many -- took a halfhearted stab at it: "Oh, I'd guess somewhere in his mid- to late 30s. Maybe." A gent at one of his record...

    by Silke Tudor on October 16, 1996
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    Tool You'll notice among many metal acts a bent for the scatological. Though more pronounced in the lyrics of eternal sophomores like Abscess, who sing of cannibal autopsies and pornographic freak shows, this tendency is also readily observed in ...

    by Michael Batty on October 16, 1996
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    Recordings

    ZZ Top Rhythmeen (RCA) Nasty is the word on the streets. Old-style is the buzz. Gone back to the Rio Grande mud, they say. Down and dirty delta blues. It's finally happened. People clad in buckskin rags and bunged-up boots scamper up...

    by Sam Prestianni on October 16, 1996
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    Suspicious Minds

    Sometimes I think that my ongoing obsession with pop songs has less to do with a feel for sound and more to do with the way that I cannot sustain happiness for longer than three minutes at a time. Which is why sitting Indian style before a turntable ...

    by Sarah Vowell on October 16, 1996
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    Inane Asylum - The fans hit the shit at Tim McQuaid's Fan Asylum

    The year was 1984. Bay Area rockers Journey were riding out the success of the multiplatinum Frontiers. Adoring fans pelted the band with 500 letters per day -- a deluge of mail so great that no one at Nightmare Inc., Journey's management company, kn...

    by Jeff Stark on October 16, 1996
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    Samples

    Glug, Glug, Glug Yes, a corporation that regularly unleashes foaming tsunami waves of cheap, skunky, alcohol-poor, gut-mutating domestic beer upon the tasteless legions of Middle America seems a natural patron for all those waifish, unheard-of ba...

    by Silke Tudor on October 16, 1996
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    Flat Duo Jets Whether he's outdiddling Bo Diddley on "Pretty Thing" or manhandling a dainty little chestnut like the Duprees' "You Belong to Me" ("See the pyramids along the Nile ..."), the Flat Duo Jets' Dexter Romweber knows how to make an anci...

    by James Sullivan on October 16, 1996
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    Recordings

    Galaxie 500 (Rykodisc) Between 1988 and 1990, Galaxie 500 made three beautiful albums awash in spacey, psychedelic pop. Then, for five years, after singer/guitarist Dean Wareham ditched the rhythm section (for Luna) and Galaxie's label, Rough...

    by Bill Wyman on October 9, 1996
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    Night Crawler

    Friday, as the sun slips into the tranquil sea, the plush, velvety darkness of the tropics enfolds the Presidio. There are no street lights, no stop lights, no headlights in the area to dilute its blackness; the air is warm, almost corporeal, with on...

    by Silke Tudor on October 9, 1996
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    Suspicious Minds

    There comes a time in the middle of any half-way decent liberal arts major's college career when she no longer has any idea what she believes. She flies violently through air polluted by conflicting notions and theories, never stopping at one system ...

    by Sarah Vowell on October 9, 1996
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    No Hillbilly Yngwie - Jim Campilongo and the 10 Gallon Cats

    One way to tell that Jim Campilongo isn't your typical country-music bumpkin is by his indefatigable, neurotic energy. "I played in straight country bands for a while. It takes some of those guys a full minute to say an eight-word sentence," he laugh...

    by James Sullivan on October 9, 1996
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    Beck/Sukia If you paged through any glossy music magazine this summer, you don't need to be reminded that Beck Hansen is the single greatest pop force since Al Jolson, or at least Paleface. Suffice to say, the sideburned surrealist is worth the d...

    by James Sullivan on October 9, 1996
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    The House of Tudor

    The House of Tudor "Bunnyman! Bunnyman! Bunnyman!" shouts Tom Stenquist of Lars Vegas, assuming the role of a bunny-obsessed recluse. Such a bizarre vision of the world, so reminiscent of The Billy Nayer Show (see "Bunny King"), is immediately en...

    by Silke Tudor on October 9, 1996
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    The Gun & Doll Show Consider that most baneful (yet dishwater-common) of the curses invoked by feisty pop critics to gulag objects of their disaffection: "pretentious." God forbid an artist, or for that matter some retarded-ass rock band, should ...

    by Michael Batty on October 9, 1996
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    Phillip Greenlief/Scott Amendola duo Attempting sax-traps duets in the improv/jazz arena puts reedist Phillip Greenlief and drummer Scott Amendola (Charlie Hunter Quartet, T.J. Kirk) up against formidable tag-team partners like Anthony Braxton an...

    by Sam Prestianni on October 9, 1996
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