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Gorilla (Not Gorillaz) Releases Album PDF Print E-mail
Music News
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
Feature Stories
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
Feature Stories
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.

 
An End-of-the-World Party PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 12 November 2002 18:00
Portland, Oregon, is creating some unique breeds these days. The Epoxies are the resurgence of an inescapably pleasurable combination of punk and new wave, and the result on the band’s self-titled debut is really short and upbeat songs, flashy hooks, very competent musicianship, and damn smart, simple lyrics.

 
Have Yourself a DVD Christmas PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 05 November 2002 18:00
Retailers are wishing for a DVD Christmas this year, and record labels large and small are releasing tides of great titles. The Cult has just released Live Cult, a 17-track concert CD filmed at Los Angeles’ Grand Olympic Auditorium.

 
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