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Band Creates a Soulful Last Night PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 19 November 2002 18:00
• My favorite chill-down record of the moment is the just released Last Night, a soulful, sweet funky breeze from the eclectic entity known as His Name Is Alive. Initially a somber, dark sound experiment by Warren Defever, the outfit has re-invented itself with each album on the 4AD label, this time taking a left into funky café jazz and soft acoustic soul.

 
Getting Off the Bull PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 November 2002 18:00
Dave Deibler pretty much gave up the rock lifestyle about five years ago. After “riding the bull” for 10 years with the Iowa-based power trio House of Large Sizes, he needed a break. “You have to get off that damned animal and lead it around a bit,” said Deibler, guitarist, singer, and songwriter for the band.

 
Gorilla (Not Gorillaz) Releases Album PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 12 November 2002 18:00
• Prepare yourself for “gorilla-rap” or maybe “gorilla-scat” as lowland superstar Koko has announced the debut of her Fine Animal Gorilla album, the first ever release by, well, a gorilla. The 31-year-old is best known as one of a select group of lowland gorillas raised to communicate in American Sign Language by San Francisco’s Gorilla Foundation.

 
John Mellencamp PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 12 November 2002 18:00
There are certain words that I promised myself that I would not use in this review. “Anthemic,” for example. Or “rural rock.” Or “heartland,” or “heartfelt,” or “heart”-anything for that matter. Why? Because these are terms that have been attached to John Mellencamp ever since those early days of MTV, back when Johnny Cougar boogied down with bar bikers in the original “Hurts So Good” video.

 
More Than Alt Country PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 12 November 2002 18:00
Being a Wilco virgin, I was under the tutelage of a handful of veteran listeners who explained that Wilco was more then just alt country. The band’s latest album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot has garnered much critical acclaim and was even being compared to the Beatles’ White Album, stated one of my new mentors.

 
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