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Experiemental Artists Highlight Laswell’s Material PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 19 June 2001 18:00
• This Tuesday the Fuel 2000 label issues a savory new retrospective of Bill Laswell’s Material collective, one of the 1980s’ most intriguing hybrids of avant-funk and jazz. The 13-track CD, simply titled The Best of Material, documents when participants such as Sonny Sharrock, drummer Fred Maher, Chic’s Nile Rodgers, Nona Hendryx, Michael Beinhorn, Fred Frith, and Henry Threadgill floated in and out of Laswell’s ever-changing electric goo, massaged by his soon-to-be-legendary dub-production wizardry.

 
Corgan Tries Career as a Sideman PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 12 June 2001 18:00
• Billy Corgan, founder of the Smashing Pumpkins, isn’t taking the summer off or resting on his laurels. Look for him to join UK electronic godfathers New Order as a touring guitarist on select dates of Moby’s current tour and in support of the upcoming album NEWORDERGETREADY.

 
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.

 
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