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  • PLAYLIST

    published August 31, 1994

    Neil Young and Crazy Horse Sleeps With Angels (Reprise) Why Young remains a vibrant, intriguing, forward-looking artist at a time when... More >>

  • THE MAVERICKS RIDE AGAIN

    published August 31, 1994

    "The Mavericks are pretty much anything but safe in this business," says Robert Reynolds, bassist for the hottest country band ever to come out of... More >>

  • PLAYLIST

    published August 24, 1994

    Julian Cope Autogeddon (American) Anyone who wants to know a little bit more about the fine line between insanity and genius would do... More >>

  • TODAY, BOULDER. TOMORROW, THE WORLD

    published August 24, 1994

    So you're an affluent young professional. You're smart, attractive--a doer, not a couch potato. You never forget to separate your recyclables, and... More >>

  • GO AHEAD, TOUCH THAT DIAL

    published August 17, 1994

    There's a Levi's commercial," notes Littleton political activist Donna Huffman, "where all of these young people are flipping through the air and... More >>

  • WOODSTOCK REDUX

    published August 17, 1994

    The news media seemingly has given as much coverage to last weekend's Woodstock II as was paid to the Normandy Invasion. Countless articles and... More >>

  • SHE AIN'T HEAVY

    published August 17, 1994

    The pop landscape isn't exactly crowded with divas. While the Sixties produced Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross and other flamboyant goddesses on... More >>

  • CRITIC'S CHOICE

    published August 17, 1994

    Manu DiBango, Friday, August 19, at the Ogden Theatre, has a lot of famous friends, many of whom appear on his latest Giant Records release,... More >>

  • PLAYLIST

    published August 10, 1994

    Various Artists The Lion King: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Walt Disney) On the heels of the relatively strong material... More >>

  • LET FREEDY RING

    published August 10, 1994

    Singer-songwriter Freedy Johnston owes much of his newfound prominence to the fledgling Adult Album Alternative (or Triple A) radio format birthed... More >>

  • PLAYLIST

    published August 3, 1994

    Marilyn Manson Portrait of an American Family (Interscope/nothing) If this is a legitimate effort to piss people off, it's a failure:... More >>

  • DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE

    published August 3, 1994

    To Rivers Cuomo, singer and guitarist for the L.A.-based guitar pop band called Weezer, the glass is half empty. "I'm a real pessimist,"... More >>

  • SAY IT LOUD

    published July 27, 1994

    James Brown knows what he wants to say and he's going to say it whether you like it or not. Ask him virtually any question and he's apt to answer... More >>

  • TED'S WORLD

    published July 27, 1994

    "In Ted's world, we want the death penalty to be imposed at the scene of the crime," says veteran guitar-slinger Ted Nugent in a voice somewhere... More >>

  • SOLD OUT

    published July 20, 1994

    Ticketmaster has been under fire of late--from two members of the rock group Pearl Jam, who charged at congressional hearings in late June that... More >>

  • PLAYLIST

    published July 20, 1994

    Vince Bell Phoenix (Watermelon) Bell's singing is quite ordinary: He delivers most of these eleven fascinating songs in a voice he... More >>

  • NUMBER ONE WITH A PUTTER

    published July 20, 1994

    "I've been playing golf for a little over a year," says Vinnie Paul, drummer and producer for the Texas thrash-metal band called Pantera, "and if... More >>

  • JOCKS OF ALL TIRADES

    published July 13, 1994

    Disc jockeys Rick Lewis and Michael Floorwax have become radio stars in part because of their apparent willingness to say practically anything... More >>

  • PLAYLIST

    published July 13, 1994

    Rolling Stones Voodoo Lounge (Virgin) Of course, no one expected that this band would sound all that different without Bill... More >>

  • BE TRUE TO YOUR SCHOOL

    published July 13, 1994

    Many of us who grew up in the Seventies are convinced that the pop music of that decade is universally wretched. Of course, this isn't entirely... More >>

  • ON THE ROAD AGAIN

    published July 13, 1994

    Slim Cessna, leader and namesake of the Denver-based combo Slim Cessna's Auto Club, is sitting in the cozy living room of his Englewood home,... More >>

  • ROCK AND POLE

    published July 6, 1994

    Some guys from Denver own the biggest record company in Poland. It sounds like a bad joke in search of a punchline, but it's not. Last... More >>

  • PLAYLIST

    published July 6, 1994

    Michael Hill's Blues Mob Bloodlines (Alligator) In blues circles, Michael Hill is being lauded as a musical revolutionary, and given... More >>

  • LOLLAPALOOZA JACKSON

    published July 6, 1994

    The songs recorded by the talented quartet called Luscious Jackson feature some of the freshest, least categorizable music heard during the past... More >>

  • PLAYLIST

    published June 22, 1994

    Various Artists What Is Bhangra? (I.R.S.) Bhangra, according to this disc's liner, is traditional music from the Punjab region of... More >>

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