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CD Brings Sweet Memories of ’80s Funk PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 09 July 2002 18:00
• With Eminem’s heavy nick of the Malcolm McLaren scratch-and-street classic “Buffalo Gals” on his smash “Without Me” pumping the hot air of summer, my old-school heart is yearning for those crazy house-friendly hip-hop days of the 1980s.

 
A Rare Insight PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 09 July 2002 18:00
The photograph on the cover of Retrospective 1982-2002, the new overview CD by Cedar Rapids’ Gayla Drake Paul, might at first seem to be a concession to modern marketing. The photo, dating from 1988, shows Paul in a tank top and unzipped jeans, her hand reaching under her shirt, exposing part of a breast.

 
Death by Chocolate Offers Fresh, Sweet Confections PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 02 July 2002 18:00
• Delightfully British in the campy flavor of go-go boots and paisley house dresses, my pick of the week is Zap the World by Death by Chocolate, released this coming Tuesday on the Jetset label. This fresh and sassy sophomore effort is fronted by Angela Faye Tillett, a time-traveling London pop girl channeling a splendidly droll vibe whether she’s musing on the perfect scrumptiousness of Cinnamon Grahams cereal or her favorite “lime-green fitted blouse with rounded collar and puce cuffs.

 
Songwriters Look to the Bookshelf for Inspiration PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 25 June 2002 18:00
• A bookish group of singer-songwriters has contributed 16 tracks of work directly inspired by a favorite tome or written-word piece, ranging from poems and plays to comic books and Homer’s The Odyssey. Due next month on the Red Ink/United Musicians label, this highbrow project was conceived and created to help fund The SIBL Project – a San Francisco adult literacy program that promotes reading through music – and national literacy campaigns.

 
Sonic Youth Releases Record Interrupted by Attacks PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 18 June 2002 18:00
• This Tuesday brings the new Sonic Youth album, Murray Street, influenced by the recording’s interruption last fall by the September 11 terrorist attacks. Named for the band’s lower Manhattan studio address, which was hastily abandoned after only one month of recording, the album features dual saxophonists Jim Sauter and Don Dietrich of Borbetomagus.

 
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