Justin McLean

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  • 20 years ago | Music News

    Foetus, Wednesday, July 26, at the Mercury Cafe, makes music far more dangerous than your parents could imagine: It's morbid, electric, ungodly. Jim Foetus has been pumping out material of this description since 1980, and his dense collections of ...

  • 20 years ago | Music News

    The image that's long defined Peter Murphy simply does not exist anymore--if it ever did. The former frontman for England's Bauhaus (the standard-bearer for the early Eighties gothic movement), Murphy has a reputation as a pretentious vampire wann...

  • 21 years ago | Music News

    Elastica Elastica (DGC) All right, I give up. Rather than whining about the fact that half the allegedly new music being released right now sounds like it was recorded in 1982, I guess I'll just have to get used to it. Hell, I liked a lot of the m...

  • 21 years ago | Music News

    Jazz Lee Alston Jazz Lee Alston (Rhyme Cartel/American) The attention-getter here is "Love...Never That," based on a poem Alston wrote in honor of her cousin Jacqueline Alexander, who was shot to death two days after Christmas 1992, while Alston w...

  • 21 years ago | Music News

    Various Artists Woodstock '94 (A&M) Didn't I read about this on a Pepsi twelve-pack?--Michael Roberts Sade The Best of Sade (Epic) The lukewarm smooch tracks from this babe probably couldn't even get a rise from the inmates at Denver County Jail.-...

  • 21 years ago | Music News

    The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Orange (Matador) Those of you who pick this up expecting an actual blues album likely will have a heart attack and die before the end of the first song. The blues idiom does make appearances here--almost every song ...

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