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Iowa City Blinded by Galactic Supernova PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 23 April 2002 18:00
I must preface this by stating that I knew little of Galactic not long ago. I’d heard them recommended during innocent eavesdropping. I’d heard the ravings among the best of the ragtag new-wave wannabe hippies. I’d even heard some cuts off of one of the band’s albums (don’t ask me which), and I really liked them.

 
It’s a Cover-Crazy World PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 16 April 2002 18:00
• American Music Club founder Mark Eitzel is mad for covers this Tuesday as his new solo album, Courage & Confidence, is chock full of interesting interpretations by the somber bard. Ten oddly selected songs make up the New West Records release, including his pensive take on Curtis Mayfield’s “Move on Up,” The Flamingos’ “I Only Have Eyes for You,” Andrea True Connection’s “More, More, More,” Anne Murray’s “Snowbird,” Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine,” and – dig this – Culture Club’s “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?” • Both Robert Plant and Dolly Parton have announced that they too will be dipping into the strange cover waters, with Plant’s upcoming album featuring his take on the Jimi Hendrix classic “Hey Joe” (itself a cover), Tim Buckley’s “Song of the Siren,” and the track “Morning Due,” previously recorded by Tim Hardin and Jeff Beck.

 
Local Band Deals with Its Apt Name PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 16 April 2002 18:00
It’s something that happens to bands of all types, from fictional (Spinal Tap) to big (the unnamed band combining former Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell with the instrumental power of Rage Against the Machine): A major player (Nigel or Cornell) quits at an inopportune time (in the middle of a big tour or before the debut album is even released), leaving everybody in a lurch.

 
Symphony Warhorses Save “Sardine Sandwich” Finale PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 09 April 2002 18:00
Looking back at the 2001-2 season of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO), it is fair to say there were some good concerts but more mediocre-to-bad shows. April’s concert last weekend fell squarely into the latter category; like a sardine sandwich, the ends of the concert were adequate while the middle smelled and tasted funny.

 
The Scooters Shine with Sophomore Release PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 02 April 2002 18:00
• My favorite record of the moment is I Can See Your House from Here by The Scooters, a gorgeous sophomore release blending sweeping Brit-pop melodies and easy beat twang. From the open acoustic chords of “This Is How It Ends” and its Radiohead-esque lyrics – “So this is how it ends / Man against machine / It’s the finest fistfight / The world has ever seen” – the album stretches out and soars with shimmering three-part harmonies and hook-driven power pop.

 
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