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Music Icons Wax Philosophic in New Book PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 24 April 2001 18:00
• For more than 20 years the good folks at San Francisco’s RE/Search Publications have documented all things freaky, sexual, and of intellectual interest to followers of alternative pop culture with their coffee-table tomes on body modification, independent fanzines, angry women, and incredibly strange music and film.

 
If It Pissed Off Agnew, It Must Be Good PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 17 April 2001 18:00
• It was banned by the Nixon administration, sampled by the Beastie Boys and A Tribe Called Quest, and recently pulled in more than $100 on the rare-record market. If this piques your interest, then look out for this Tuesday’s reissue of Eugene McDaniels’ Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse by the good eggs at Label M.

 
Label Readies Retrospective of Plundering Composer PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 10 April 2001 18:00
• The Canadian indie label Fony Records has just released a two-CD retrospective of one of alternative art-rock’s seminal architects, John Oswald, the original sampling poltergeist and plunderphonician. Oswald’s 25-year history as a composer, audio agitator, and media deconstructionist rose highest above the radar when he produced his legendary Plunderphonics experiment in the early 1980s.

 
Symphony Captures Pain, Horror, and Redemption PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 10 April 2001 18:00
Giuseppe Verdi originally wrote only a portion of his Messa da Requiem (conceived to honor Rossini) with the hope that other composers would join in him in completing it, but the project never materialized.

 
DJ Smash Finds the Recipe for Jazzy Hip Hop PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 03 April 2001 18:00
• This Tuesday the Blue Note label furthers its commitment to jazz-flavored hip hop with the new DJ Smash album Phonography: A Blue Note Mix. This fantastic new collaborative puts Smash Hunter in the chef’s seat, concocting a groovy streetwise cake in 14 intriguing slices.

 
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