Something Wicked This Way Comes
Maybe law enforcement's resistance to the idea of increased rave activity on the Front Range is due to a simple matter of taste (and a generation gap). After all, sheriffs are people, too, and they just might find the events less threatening if the music wasn't so strange. (Arapahoe County Sheriff Patrick Sullivan Jr. recently described it as "techno-rock music" with a mixture of bemusement and confusion that sounded about as natural as Peter Jennings's coverage of Rage Against the Machine's appearance outside the Democratic National Convention.) With this in mind, we asked some of our favorite Boys in Brown to name a few of their fave songs and artists. The wise would-be rave promoter might consider asking his DJ to spin a few of these picks alongside tracks from BT and Aphrodite. Who knows? It might end up as some some wicked science. -- Bond
Sheriff James A. Alderden, Larimer County
Favorite artist: Mostly country-Western artists, Roy Orbison
Sheriff John Anderson, El Paso County
Favorite artist: Enya
Current favorite CD: Shepherd's Moon
Twenty years ago, listening to: Simon and Garfunkel
Likes to dance to: Not a dancer
Favorite song of all time: Lee Greenwood's "Proud to Be an American"
Sheriff George Epp, Boulder County
Favorite artist: Buddy Holly
Sheriff Don Krueger,
Clear Creek County
Favorite artist: Willie Nelson
Current favorite song: Lewis Calvin DeWitt's "Flowers on the Wall"
Twenty years ago, listening to: Country
Likes to dance to: Latin, country
Favorite song of all time: Willie Nelson's "Always on My Mind"
Sheriff William T. Shearer,
Favorite artist: Mariachi Vasquez, Selena Quintanilla Perez
Current favorite CD: Como La Ves, Mariachi Vasquez
Twenty years ago, listening to: Country-Western
Likes to dance to: Latin, country-Western
Favorite song of all time: "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Ari Zavaras, Manager of Safety,
City and County of Denver
Favorite artist: Elvis
Current favorite CD: The Best From the Past, Elvis Presley
Twenty years ago, listening to: Elvis and rock and roll
Likes to dance to: Mood music
Favorite song of all time: Elvis Presley's "The American Trilogy"
Sheriff Steve Zotos, Doulgas County
Favorite artist: Tchaikovsky
Current favorite CD: Creedence Clearwater Revival, Creedence Clearwater Revival
Twenty years ago, listening to: Creedence Clearwater Revival
Likes to dance to: Rock and roll
Favorite song of all time: Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture
Doesn't like: Country-Western and rap
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Westword's biggest stories.