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MacColl wades through ‘Titantic Days’

Published on October 8th, 1993 | by Gerry Galipault

Kirsty MacColl, arguably England’s best-kept musical secret, has a welcome warning. “Look out, America, I’m coming to a town near you.” The acclaimed singer-songwriter is in a jovial state of mind, anxious for American listeners to [&hellip... Read More


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Slash relives the punk era with Germs anthology

Published on September 30th, 1993 | by Gerry Galipault

Where have all the punk-rock children gone? Don Bolles, the former drummer of Los Angeles’ first and foremost punk band, The Germs, knows where they are. “Most of them are dead or in mental hospitals or [&hellip... Read More


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The taste is oh-so-Matthew-Sweet

Published on September 30th, 1993 | by Gerry Galipault

Matthew Sweet can’t tell a lie. He would love a Top-40 hit. Who wouldn’t? After garnering critical acclaim but bouncing from one record label to another, the alternative-pop singer-songwriter finally found a permanent home two years [&hellip... Read More


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Barkmarket takes a Bite out of Rock ‘N’ Roll

Published on September 16th, 1993 | by Gerry Galipault

To this day, Dave Sardy can’t figure out what producer/American Recordings president Rick Rubin sees in Barkmarket. The Brooklyn-based trio, with its blistering, uncompromising and in-your-face swagger, crashes the gates of conventional rock and leaves victims [&hellip... Read More


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Putting the Squeeze on Glenn Tilbrook

Published on September 2nd, 1993 | by Gerry Galipault

Together or apart, Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford know a good song when they write one. As the creative forces behind England’s successful Squeeze, the writing partners took a different approach with their new album “Some [&hellip... Read More


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In the mood for the Fabulon sound

Published on August 28th, 1993 | by Gerry Galipault

Keith Macbeth wants to be remembered. He wants to be heard. The 6-foot-3 singer-songwriter-musician didn’t ask his record company to give him a freebie disc of his debut album. With his wire-rimmed shades and far-out garb, [&hellip... Read More


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Odds let the ‘Bedbugs’ bite

Published on August 12th, 1993 | by Gerry Galipault

It’s okay for men, even the “Heterosexual Man,” to show emotions and a vulnerable side. The Vancouver power-pop quartet, the Odds, see to it on its second Zoo Entertainment album, “Bedbugs,” one of the year’s best [&hellip... Read More


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Success blooms for Gin Blossoms

Published on February 20th, 1993 | by Gerry Galipault

They’re calling it “the record that just won’t die.” It’s more like, “The little record that could.” A full year since the release of their A&M debut album, “New Miserable Experience,” the Gin Blossoms are hotter [&hellip... Read More

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