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1997 Stories by Joshua Green

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  • The Presidential Blues

    published November 13, 1997

    Of all the fan letters received by Cary Hudson, singer and guitarist for the Oxford, Mississippi, trio Blue Mountain, one towers above the... More >>

  • Learning From Scratch

    published November 6, 1997

    It's 3:30 a.m. in Paris, and Lee "Scratch" Perry is living up to his reputation as one of reggae's most colorful--and least stable--characters.... More >>

  • Justin's Times

    published October 9, 1997

    Although numerous reggae lovers feel that 55-year-old Justin Hinds is one of the best vocalists in the music's history, only a handful of... More >>

  • Town Without Pity

    published September 18, 1997

    At 22, Ryan Adams, frontman for the Raleigh, North Carolina-based band Whiskeytown, has already penned more songs than most tunesmiths do in a... More >>

  • Converting the Preacherman

    published September 11, 1997

    Boulder's Preacherman and the Congregation got its biggest break yet when it was chosen to open last month's Reggae on the Rocks concert. But... More >>

  • Playlist

    published August 28, 1997

    Slaughter Revolution (CMC/BMG) Warrant Belly to Belly (CMC/BMG) Dokken Shadowlife ... More >>

  • Tooting His Own Horn

    published August 21, 1997

    There has been one constant in Jamaican music from the early days of ska through the mid-Sixties rock steady period to the development of reggae... More >>

  • Playlist

    published August 14, 1997

    Blues Traveler Straight On Till Morning (A&M) Since the birth of rock and roll, the rise of teen idols has been a surefire... More >>

  • Playlist

    published July 24, 1997

    Foo Fighters The Colour and the Shape (Capitol) Like most of you out there, I figured that the self-titled debut by the Foo... More >>

  • Playlist

    published July 17, 1997

    Sleater-Kinney Dig Me Out (Kill Rock Stars) When a band has been hyped as relentlessly as this one has, there's always a risk... More >>

  • Love That Dave

    published July 10, 1997

    Whether you love him or loathe him, you can't deny that South Africa-born Dave Matthews has become one of the most popular performers in... More >>

  • Dave Matthews Band vs. Rolling Stone: Who Sucks Harder?

    published July 10, 1997

    When Under the Table and Dreaming first appeared in 1994, it garnered mostly positive reviews: People hailed it as sporting "a beguiling sound all... More >>

  • Playlist

    published May 29, 1997

    The Holmes Brothers Promised Land (Rounder) Most of the CD stores that stock material by the New York-based Brothers Holmes--and... More >>

  • Road Skalars

    published April 17, 1997

    Most acts that are part of the so-called third wave of ska promote themselves using a simple formula for success: touring, touring, touring. But... More >>

  • Playlist

    published April 17, 1997

    Veruca Salt Eight Arms to Hold You (Outpost/Minty Fresh) In my review of Veruca Salt's much-ballyhooed debut, 1994's American... More >>

  • Playlist

    published April 3, 1997

    Big Head Todd & the Monsters Beautiful World (Revolution) A new Big Head Todd album? Well, sort of. These are certainly new... More >>

  • Hail to the Chief

    published March 27, 1997

    Putnam Murdock, guitarist and vocalist for Boulder's Chief Broom, is not an especially earnest student, but he has learned something important... More >>

  • Meditating Again

    published March 6, 1997

    The career of the Meditations has mirrored the rise and fall (and rise again) of the roots-reggae style this vocal trio so passionately espouses.... More >>

  • World Without End

    published February 13, 1997

    While reggae historically has been political music, few specialists in the style have been as actively or as visibly involved in debating the... More >>

  • Playlist

    published January 2, 1997

    Curtis Mayfield New World Order (Warner Bros.) Mayfield, who was paralyzed from the neck down in an onstage accident,... More >>

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