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    Positive Vibrations

    Stay Positive is more than just the title of reggae star Pato Banton's new album. It's become something of a life philosophy for the Birmingham, England, native--and that, he believes, has everything to do with his success as a performer. "For m...

    by Joshua Green on September 26, 1996
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    Not-So-Young Turks - The New Bomb Turks are hitting harder because they're hitting slower.

    During his interview with Westword, New Bomb Turks vocalist Eric Davidson interrupts his frenetic monologues only long enough to take quick slurps from what must be his twentieth cup of joe that day. But caffeine isn't the only explanation for the fr...

    by Amy Kiser on September 26, 1996
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    Minders Over Matter

    Keeping track of who plays what in the Minders is comparable to following the trysts in a typical episode of Melrose Place. In other words, everyone plays everything. The music made by this Denver-based band results from instrument-swapping and idea-...

    by Susan Dunlap on September 26, 1996
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    Soul Woman - Me'Shell Ndegeocello fights the powers that be.

    At a time when most music-industry powers view artistic ambition with suspicion, Me'Shell Ndegeocello is among the most mistrusted performers in show business. Her new album, Peace Beyond Passion, is a musically persuasive, lyrically devastating look...

    by Michael Roberts on September 26, 1996
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    Playlist

    R.E.M. New Adventures in Hi-Fi (Warner Bros.) Pearl Jam No Code (Epic) By most standards, these albums have been as highly anticipated as any released this season, and why not? After all, they come from two of the most critica...

    by James Mayo on September 26, 1996
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    Westword Music '96 Awards Showcase - 1 night, 5 bucks, 7 venues, 39 bands Sunday, September 22 6 P.M.-1A.M. in LoDo

    Last October, the first annual Westword Music Awards Showcase treated listeners to the most successful local-music festival in recent memory. Over thirty Colorado bands, specializing in music ranging from rockabilly and jazz to country and funk, ent...

    by Michael Roberts on September 19, 1996
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    Not-So-Mellow Yellowman

    Dancehall reggae champion Yellowman was first motivated to make music by a couple of admittedly unlikely heroes. "From my growing up, I loved Elvis," he reveals. "I grew up listening to him and Neil Diamond on the radio from when I was twelve years o...

    by Joshua Green on September 19, 1996
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    Feedback

    Many folks outside the music scene were startled last week when Al Laughlin, longtime keyboard player for the Samples, was arrested in connection with the burglary of a Boulder apartment building. But fans who closely follow the combo weren't surpris...

    by Michael Roberts on September 19, 1996
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    Take Them to Your Leaders - Man or Astro-man? announces plans for world domination.

    Somewhere in the heartland of this great nation of ours, Coco the Electronic Monkey Wizard, one of the masterminds behind the intergalactic surf-rock foursome called Man or Astro-man?, is doing what he does every night--plotting to take over the worl...

    by Brad Jones on September 19, 1996
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    Amazing Feet - Bassist Jeffrey Marshall hasn't found an obstacle yet that he couldn't overcome.

    "I play keyboards, guitar, harmonica and bass," mentions Jeffrey Marshall from the balcony of his downtown Denver apartment. This in itself is impressive but hardly unparalleled; many musicians can lay claim to multi-instrumental talents. But it's un...

    by Marty Jones on September 19, 1996
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    Material Grrrls - The women of Cub aren't as cuddly as you think.

    Early this decade, feminism birthed the riot grrrl, a bastard child whose foster home was the punk-rock stage. This new generation of women fought not only to reintegrate sugar-and-spice girlishness into music, but to give expression to the dirty sid...

    by Amy Kiser on September 19, 1996
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    Playlist

    Soul Coughing Irresistible Bliss (Slash/Warner Bros.) On Ruby Vroom, Soul Coughing's bow, bandleader M. Doughty and his compatriots (complemented immeasurably by genius producer Tchad Blake) seemed absolutely fearless, slamming together j...

    by John Jesitus on September 12, 1996
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    Getting Cosy

    "Recently," says singer Cosy Sheridan, "I've attempted to look at songwriting sort of as a public service." This comment doesn't mean that Sheridan's recordings lack an individual perspective; in fact, she's one of music's more distinctive tunes...

    by John Jesitus on September 12, 1996
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    Taylor Made

    'Eighteen years ago, bluesman Otis Taylor, a longtime fixture at the Denver Folklore Center, walked away from his career as a professional musician with hardly a second thought. "I just quit, because I decided I didn't need that lifestyle," Taylor re...

    by Linda Gruno on September 12, 1996
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    Feedback

    A rule governing participants in the second annual Westword Music Awards Showcase, set to take place September 22 at a variety of LoDo venues (see the ballot on page 94 for more details), states that nominated acts can't be signed to major labels; af...

    by Michael Roberts on September 12, 1996
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    Mystery Man - Who is Ralph Gean, and why is he the latest hero of Denver's musical underground?

    At the Lion's Lair during the waning hours of a Thursday in late August, the hipsters have gathered. Knots of musicians, fans and hangers-on cluster around the venue's bar, patting backs, exchanging gossip and otherwise epitomizing all that is fresh ...

    by Michael Roberts on September 12, 1996
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    Playlist

    Nearly God Nearly God (Durban Poison/Island) Obviously, Tricky isn't lacking in confidence; conceding that he's "nearly" God, as opposed to "better than" God, for instance, doesn't exactly constitute a gusher of modesty. However, Tricky e...

    by John Young on September 5, 1996
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    Feedback

    In the July 11 edition of this here column, I told you about Area 39, a new club (owned by Johnson frontman Haylar Garcia) that features an on-site recording facility. Obviously, the venue/studio notion is an idea whose time has come--and the Bluebir...

    by Michael Roberts on September 5, 1996
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    Strings Attached - Colorado Springs composer Stephen Scott on a different way to play piano.

    To most of his friends and neighbors in Colorado Springs, the notoriously conservative town where he's lived for the past thirty years, Stephen Scott is simply a professor of music at Colorado College. But to listeners interested in the development o...

    by Linda Gruno on September 5, 1996
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    KISS and Sell - Gene Simmons is offering the deal of the century on a slightly used rock band.

    Gene Simmons's famous tongue is wagging like Lassie's tail on breeding day. A publicity vampire, he's been starved of the press for a long, long while, at least in America. Although his albums sold respectably into the Nineties, even many onetime fan...

    by Michael Roberts on September 5, 1996
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