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1998 Stories by Kelly Lemieux

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  • Music by the Pound

    published December 3, 1998

    "There are times in a DJ's career where you can see that they've just lost it; they're all about the money," says Greg Diehl, better known as DJ... More >>

  • In a Depeche Mode

    published November 26, 1998

    Like Burt Reynolds, Depeche Mode tends to be viewed as either comically irrelevant or deserving of more praise than it usually receives. But no... More >>

  • Something Wild

    published October 1, 1998

    Dan Wanush is best known as King Scratchie, the twisted, hard-rapping frontman for the sadly defunct Warlock Pinchers. But although Wanush still... More >>

  • Leading the Attack

    published September 17, 1998

    Massive Attack's sound, which integrates street life, DJing, music, art and angst, has played a major role in shaping the pop music of the... More >>

  • Playlist

    published September 10, 1998

    Aceyalone A Book of Human Language (Project Blowed) Why do so many artists choose to take the path of least resistance? The... More >>

  • Playlist

    published September 3, 1998

    Hole Celebrity Skin (Geffen) When a colleague of mine who'd heard an advance copy of this disc told me that it was essentially a... More >>

  • Sentimentally Yours

    published August 27, 1998

    Most local gay nightlife languishes in self-imposed mediocrity that couldn't be further removed from the exciting club milieu invented by queers... More >>

  • Playlist

    published August 6, 1998

    Public Enemy He Got Game (Def Jam) Like Michael Jordan when he gave up shagging baseballs in the hot Alabama sun in favor of... More >>

  • The ABCs of PKU

    published July 9, 1998

    The goth movement of the Eighties introduced or incorporated some now-familiar fashion touches: body piercing, tattoos, and the teased hair and... More >>

  • Playlist

    published June 18, 1998

    Garbage Version 2.0 (Almo Sounds) Given how many copies of Garbage's first disc flew off the shelves, you know that critics are... More >>

  • Playlist

    published June 11, 1998

    The Smashing Pumpkins Adore (Virgin) This is the best Pumpkins album to date by a very great distance, in large part because it... More >>

  • Keeping the Pressure On

    published June 11, 1998

    Many American DJs leave the sophistication that's part of the European electronic mileu begging at the door of bland musical purism. But not Peter... More >>

  • Playlist

    published May 28, 1998

    Propellerheads Desksanddrumsandrockandroll (DreamWorks/'Heads Spin) Alex Gifford and Will White, a once-underground U.K. pair... More >>

  • The Shock of the New

    published May 21, 1998

    Scott Scholz is to musical ambition what Boris Yeltsin is to vodka consumption. Rather than taking the predictable course and putting together a... More >>

  • Swinging in the Big Time

    published April 2, 1998

    Colorado has produced more nationally known dance-music figures than many observers inside or outside the state realize. An example is David... More >>

  • The Other Superstar DJ

    published March 12, 1998

    When New York's Superstar DJ Keoki first entered the Denver dance community two years ago, everyone knew about it: Keoki--whose latest doings are... More >>

  • Playlist

    published March 5, 1998

    The Halo Benders The Rebels Not In (K Records) The Halo Benders are generally referred to in print as an indie-rock supergroup,... More >>

  • Playlist

    published February 19, 1998

    Pearl Jam Yield (Epic) The amount of ink spilled over Yield by our friends at daily newspapers across the country suggests that... More >>

  • The Baroness Rules

    published February 5, 1998

    San Francisco's Charlotte Kaufman, whose nom de plume is the Baroness, is an exemplar of a rare species: the female DJ. But even though she's the... More >>

  • Supreme Beings

    published January 22, 1998

    Virtuosic guitarist/singer-songwriter Adrian Romero grew up as a classical-music prodigy. So why has he placed this style on the back burner in... More >>

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