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Can Monster Magnet Save Rock? PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Wednesday, 06 June 2001 18:00
Dismiss Monster Magnet at your peril. It’s certainly not difficult, but it’s unwise. The band might be all that rock and roll has left. The five-piece New Jersey outfit has taken the Black Sabbath/Led Zeppelin torch that Soundgarden carried in the early 1990s and stripped the 1970s-style heavy metal of its grungier self-loathing and self-importance of the past decade.

 
Marley gets new life on remasters PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Wednesday, 06 June 2001 18:00
• This Tuesday, Island Records re-issues five classic Bob Marley & The Wailers albums from the 1970s as part of its upgraded-CD-remastering program. All five albums – Catch a Fire, Burnin’, Live, Natty Dread, and Rastaman Vibration – feature bonus tracks, complete lyrics, original packaging restoration, and 24-bit digital technology.

 
Duo’s Album Will Make You Hear Voices PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 29 May 2001 18:00
• It’s been nine years since the band’s last full-length release, but advance word on the upcoming Utah Saints album sounds intriguing, with promises of a variety of guest vocalists – real, sampled, or digitally manipulated.

 
Classics Get a Tropical Makeover PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 22 May 2001 18:00
• Canada’s Madacy Group has just launched the new “Reggae Rocks” cover series with the release of The Tide Is High: A Tribute To Rock ‘n’ Roll. The disc is the first of a planned six-CD series that captures the world’s greatest reggae bands and artists tipping their hats to a wide range of pop-rock standards.

 
XTC Takes Listeners Inside the Music PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 15 May 2001 18:00
• Fans of the delightfully bright pop of XTC should start practicing their “sick day cough” and get ready to huddle up to the stereo for repeated listening of this Tuesday’s release of Homegrown, a 20-track collection of demos, song sketches, and alternative takes from last year’s Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2) sessions.

 
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