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Zombie Builds His Own “Brick House” PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Sunday, 09 March 2003 18:00
• One of the strangest pairings in music comes this Tuesday when Geffen Records releases the soundtrack to House of 1,000 Corpses, the new Rob Zombie-directed horror film. Among odd tracks from the Ramones, Buck Owens, and Slim Whitman are six new sick tracks by Zombie, one of which is his “Brick House 2003,” a twisted re-make featuring original Commodore Lionel Richie.

 
Hail the Mullet with New CD PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 04 March 2003 18:00
• Dude! This Tuesday brings an excellent twin-cam sonic salute to the musical culture of the proud but coiffure-challenged bearers of the shameless American mullet. Or as the Epic Legacy Records label has succinctly put it: Mullets Rock! Almost an anthropological study, this 35-track, two-CD set is a killer collection of hard-rockin’ classics guaranteed a righteous “thumbs up” from any soul brushing his Michigan mudflap – all business up-front, and all party in the back.

 
Symphony Goes to Extremes PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 04 March 2003 18:00
After a one-month absence to allow for a guest conductor, Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) Music Director Donald Schleicher returned to the podium to conduct a concert of extremes on March 2: silly juxtaposed with the serious, German romanticism alongside “contemporary” American music, and program music leading into pure music.

 
Western Pop Through Alien Eyes PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 25 February 2003 18:00
The Japanese band Elekibass produces a type of music that both loses and gains something in translation, almost as if aliens visited Earth and tried to combine several types of sugar-sweet pop as a way of explaining Western music.

 
Storyteller Creates a Wonderlure PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 18 February 2003 18:00
• Fans of National Public Radio’s All Things Considered should seek out Wonderlure, the new spoken-word CD from Kevin Kling. The Minneapolis storyteller, playwright, and actor is a frequent contributor to the program, with eight of these recent radio pieces collected on one budget-priced CD.

 
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