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1995 Stories by Steve Boland

Archives: 1996 | 1995
  • HERE COMES THE FUZZ

    published November 22, 1995

    Take heart, garage-rock fans: In this age of platinum-selling punks, Denver's Sissy Fuzz is keeping the do-it-yourself ethos alive. "When we... More >>

  • IN THE PINK

    published November 8, 1995

    For decades the USSR officially denied its citizens the small pleasures afforded by "decadent" Western rock and roll. But in recent years,... More >>

  • PLAYLIST

    published October 11, 1995

    Barry Black Barry Black (Alias) Even those of you familiar with the odd pop games played by the Archers of Loaf may be taken aback by... More >>

  • AND THE SEAWEED WILL TELL

    published October 4, 1995

    So your small-time rock-and-roll band has signed a big-money deal with a large record label. Does that mean you have to alter your personal... More >>

  • PLAYLIST

    published September 27, 1995

    Brian Wilson I Just Wasn't Made for These Times (MCA) In his liner notes, producer Don Was writes, "When we started to mess around in... More >>

  • PLAYLIST

    published September 6, 1995

    Henry Threadgill Makin' a Move (Columbia) That Threadgill--a jazz-based saxophonist whose work with the trio Air and a variety of... More >>

  • THE VSS ENTERPRISE

    published August 16, 1995

    Sonny Kay is as punk rock as anyone in Colorado. Ask him if he agrees, however, and he'll deny it. "No matter what, we're always going to be... More >>

  • THINK FOR YOURSELF

    published August 2, 1995

    In Craig Wedren's world, people really listen--not only for noises but for the spaces that separate the sounds. "Silence is the ultimate dynamic,"... More >>

  • FINGER LICKING GOOD

    published July 26, 1995

    J. Ryan, leader of Six Finger Satellite, from Providence, Rhode Island, has a message for Westword readers. "When we were in Denver, I saw a lot... More >>

  • PLAYLIST

    published July 19, 1995

    Soul Asylum Let Your Dim Light Shine (Columbia) Back in the days when Say What You Will... and Made to Be Broken (from 1984 and 1986,... More >>

  • A SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE

    published July 5, 1995

    Ask bassist/vocalist Myke Spy of Denver's Harriet the Spy to elaborate on his band's music and you won't get a single reply. Instead, you'll get a... More >>

  • ZOONER OR LATER

    published May 17, 1995

    Denver's Zoon Politikon has been playing catchy power pop in seedy area clubs and crowded living rooms since 1989, but its members still haven't... More >>

  • PLAYLIST

    published May 10, 1995

    Bill Nelson Practically Wired, or How I Became... Guitarboy! (Gyroscope) Hard to know exactly how Nelson avoided becoming the kind of... More >>

  • THE YOUNG AND THE CRESTFALLEN

    published May 3, 1995

    You don't have to be young to love Crestfallen--but it helps. In fact, most of this Denver band's biggest fans are barely able to drive, let alone... More >>

  • FACE THE MUSIC

    published February 22, 1995

    The stage antics that distinguish Denver's Meanface--vocalist Dan Berger, guitarist Jeff Leddy and drummer Rick Layton--are far from G-rated. But... More >>

Archives: 1996 | 1995
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