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1996 Stories by Michael Roberts

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  • Feedback

    published May 2, 1996

    College radio has been responsible for the popularization of much of the best pop music over the past couple of decades--yet residents of Denver... More >>

  • Dulli Noted

    published May 2, 1996

    One smoggy day in West Hollywood circa 1985, I was standing behind the front counter at Tower Records' Sunset Strip branch when Greg Dulli, my... More >>

  • Playlist

    published May 2, 1996

    Manfred Hubler and Siegfried Schwab Vampyros Lesbos: Sexadelic Dance Party (Motel) If you haven't seen a film by director Jess... More >>

  • Feedback

    published April 25, 1996

    Over the past couple of years, a number of nationally distributed independent labels have taken root in Colorado, including W.A.R.?, Not Lame... More >>

  • Garbage In, Garbage Out

    published April 25, 1996

    "Because as a producer I've stayed behind the scenes for the most part, there's this certain sort of mysterious enigma built up around what I look... More >>

  • Playlist

    published April 25, 1996

    Los Lobos Colossal Head (Warner Bros.) David Hidalgo, Louie Perez and the rest of these East L.A. renegades made their first... More >>

  • Playlist

    published April 18, 1996

    The Godfathers Birth, School, Work, Death: The Best of the Godfathers Wire Train Last Perfect Thing...A Retrospective Men at... More >>

  • Feedback

    published April 18, 1996

    On December 17, 1987, Twice Wilted played its first show, in an art gallery space in Boulder. Over the course of the next several years, the... More >>

  • The Rebirth of Emmylou Harris

    published April 18, 1996

    "I think anytime you make a record, it's got to be a leap of faith," contends Emmylou Harris. "Because you never know how it's going to turn... More >>

  • No Regular Guy

    published April 18, 1996

    Veteran bluesman Buddy Guy's modesty is becoming, but sometimes he takes it too far. Take, for instance, the following statement: "I'm not a great... More >>

  • Feedback

    published April 11, 1996

    These are the discs of your lives. "Kitchen of rhythm/Pocket of dreams/ Falling these angels/How desperate it seems": These lyrics,... More >>

  • The Mouths That Roar

    published April 11, 1996

    On Tuesday, April 2, KBPI disc jockeys Dean Myers and Roger Beaty--better known as Dean and Rog--demonstrated how well they'd learned their... More >>

  • Playlist

    published April 11, 1996

    Aisha Kandisha's Jarring Effects Shabeesation (Rykodisc) Those of you who rail against cultural appropriation should start... More >>

  • Playlist

    published April 4, 1996

    Jack Logan Mood Elevator (Medium Cool/Restless) Logan's history (he's a mechanic turned songwriting savant) has so captivated... More >>

  • Feedback

    published April 4, 1996

    Although there are numerous venues in the Denver-Boulder area that spotlight jazz, all but a handful concentrate on the watered-down... More >>

  • Some Like It Hot

    published April 4, 1996

    It's an hour shy of midnight on a Saturday night in early March, and a case of the Andromeda Strain seems to have brought activity in Boulder's... More >>

  • Courting Disaster

    published April 4, 1996

    At the beginning of Primal Fear, an alleged courtroom thriller, defense attorney Martin Vail, portrayed by Richard Gere, is unctuous, facile. In... More >>

  • Feedback

    published March 28, 1996

    Among the winners at the 35th annual Downtown Denver Partnership awards presentation earlier this month was the Spot, at 2019 Stout Street--an... More >>

  • Playlist

    published March 28, 1996

    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Murder Ballads (Reprise) "It sounds like you're playing that at the wrong speed," a co-worker told... More >>

  • Happy Lou

    published March 28, 1996

    Luna was an appropriate opening act for a Lou Reed concert--perhaps too much so. As lead guitarist/vocalist Dean Wareham pulled angular,... More >>

  • Feedback

    published March 21, 1996

    South by Southwest '96--with bullets. *At a crowded seminar entitled "Why All the Clamor for Entertainment News?", Village Voice senior... More >>

  • Playlist

    published March 21, 1996

    Strange Cargo Hinterland (Discovery) Torch Song Toward the Unknown Region (Discovery) Caroline... More >>

  • Rhymes of Passion

    published March 21, 1996

    "It's kinda hectic, man," says Wyclef "Clef" Jean, rapper, songwriter and sonic engineer for the Fugees. "A lot of things are going on." ... More >>

  • Playlist

    published March 14, 1996

    Rudy Ray Moore Greatest Hits (The Right Stuff) Most white folks haven't heard of Moore and that's a shame, because he's... More >>

  • Feedback

    published March 14, 1996

    As demonstrated by a glance at this week's Feedback police blotter, the boys and girls in blue have been making their presence felt on the local... More >>

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