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1994 Stories by Brad Jones

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  • MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE

    published December 21, 1994

    Eric Richter, guitarist and lead vocalist for Denver-based Christie Front Drive, boasts an extensive--not to mention goofy--range of... More >>

  • DOGGIE STYLE

    published December 7, 1994

    Decked out in his weathered cowboy hat, Wrangler jeans and cherry-red shit-kickers, guitarist Gary England doesn't look like your archetypical... More >>

  • PLAYLISTIN BRIEF

    published November 30, 1994

    Various Artists Woodstock '94 (A&M) Didn't I read about this on a Pepsi twelve-pack?--Michael Roberts Sade The Best of... More >>

  • CRITIC'S CHOICE

    published November 9, 1994

    Ani DiFranco, Wednesday, November 9, at the Mercury Cafe, and Thursday, November 10, at the Fox Theatre, can do more with three chords and a... More >>

  • STATE OF GRACE

    published November 9, 1994

    When singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley talks about his music, he doesn't mess around. "I'd say my songs fall into [the category] of... More >>

  • SUCK ON THIS

    published October 19, 1994

    "We all grew up on bad heavy metal," says Ron Heathman, guitarist for the hardcore pranksters the Supersuckers. "Then we discovered `cool' music... More >>

  • PLAYLIST

    published October 12, 1994

    R.E.M. Monster (Warner Bros.) Anyone who assumed, after perusing the ink already spilled over this, that Monster would sound like a... More >>

  • UNSANE IN THE BRAIN

    published October 12, 1994

    These days, heavy guitars and macabre imagery seem as closely associated as chocolate and peanut butter. The horror-obsessed riff-slingers in... More >>

  • PLAYLIST

    published September 28, 1994

    Liz Phair Whip-Smart (Matador) Rock-critic types have treated the release of Whip-Smart with reverence suggestive of the second... More >>

  • X MARKS THE STUPID

    published September 28, 1994

    Musician/publisher/writer/mother-to-be Lisa Crystal Carver is tired of Generation X and its dysfunctional rantings. In fact, this Denver immigrant... More >>

  • PAVEMENT HITS THE ROAD

    published September 21, 1994

    Let's face it: Most rock-and-roll musicians aren't exactly nuclear physicists. So on those rare occasions when a band of savvy rock musicians... More >>

  • DADDIES KNOW BEST

    published September 14, 1994

    "When most people think of psychedelic, they think of the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix," says Steve Perry, the singer-songwriter for Eugene,... More >>

  • A LIGHTER SHADE OF BROWN

    published September 7, 1994

    Singer/guitarist Junior Brown doesn't like to be pigeonholed, musically or otherwise. "Whenever [people] think they've got me pegged, I pull... More >>

  • VANDALS WITH CARE

    published August 24, 1994

    Joe Escalante, bassist and founder of the Vandals, knows something about real punk rockers, in part because he and his bandmates (guitarist Warren... More >>

  • BIG SMACK ATTACK

    published August 17, 1994

    Things are not always what they seem--especially when it comes to Smackjacket's John Bogovich. On the surface, this 26-year-old vocalist/... More >>

  • THROTTLE UP

    published August 10, 1994

    "Most rockabilly bands don't really like us," says Rex Moser, guitarist and lead warbler for the Denver-based punkabilly trio known as the... More >>

  • HARVEST TIME

    published July 20, 1994

    "It's strange to think that a year from now I might be doing what the people that I think of as rock stars are doing." So says Rob... More >>

  • CRITIC'S CHOICE

    published July 13, 1994

    Jeff Buckley, Thursday, July 14, at the Bug, is the son of Sixties contemporary-folk stalwart Tim Buckley, but you'd never know it by listening to... More >>

  • BORE NONE

    published July 6, 1994

    "We fit in everywhere but nowhere," says Eye Yamatsuka, the mad scientist behind the avant-garde pop vivisectionists known as the Boredoms. What... More >>

  • HELL ON WHEELS

    published June 15, 1994

    The rock press can be both a boon and a bane for emerging rock bands that fall into the all-encompassing phylum now known as alternative music. No... More >>

  • PLAYLIST

    published May 25, 1994

    Kokane Funk Upon a Rhyme (Ruthless/Relativity) I admit it: When I saw the cover of this album, I figured that the disc would bite. The... More >>

  • LIPS SERVICE

    published May 25, 1994

    If Oklahoma City doesn't go down in pop-rock history as the next (yawn) Seattle, Flaming Lips guitarist/vocalist Wayne Coyne won't mind. He likes... More >>

  • PLAYLIST

    published May 18, 1994

    Maggie Estep No More Mister Nice Girl (NuYo/Imago) Calling Ms. Estep a spoken-word artist is tantamount to describing Richard Nixon as... More >>

  • THE PEANUTS GALLERY

    published May 18, 1994

    Jeb Bows, the seventeen-year-old guitarist in the Longmont-based band called Linus, doesn't care for the term "Generation X"--and with good... More >>

  • BOVINE INTERVENTION

    published May 4, 1994

    Rock historian Lester Bangs once observed that "rock and roll is the most democratic and all-American of art forms." What the late, great critic... More >>

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