“Melodic with a touch of groove and an anemic, very white approach to the vocals, but still soulful.” Gail Worley talks to Johnny Marr, currently of The Healers and formerly of the Smiths, and manages to keep it together. Mostly.
Sings Bobby Troup (Rhombus Records). Review by James Mann.
East Bay Ray proves there is life after Jello for the Dead Kennedys. Vinnie Apicella gets it all.
The Night Before the Day the Earth Stood Still (Gearhead). Review by Stein Haukland.
The Snakes (Bomp). Review by Vinnie Apicella.
Behind The Music (Universal). Review by James Mann.
Phoenix EP (Birdman). Review by Jason Michelitch.
Reason To Believe: The Complete Mercury Studio Recordings (Universal). Review by James Mann.
Mama Says I’m Crazy (Fat Possum). Review by James Mann.
Whiskey Store (Telarc Blues). Review by James Mann.
Old & in the Gray (Acoustic Disc). Review by James Mann.
The Flaming Sideburns Save Rock’n’Roll (Jetset). Review by Stein Haukland.
James Mann has a few thoughts on the rumored Zep tour. Okay, one: stay home.
We’ve Got Blood on the Toes of our Shoes (Acetate). Review by Stein Haukland.
Tonight’s Lows (Pint Size). Review by Stein Haukland.
She Rocks and Rolls All Night & Day (One Horse). Review by Brian Kruger.
This is Rock ‘n’ Roll (Sanctuary). Review by Brian Kruger.
Long Shot Novena (Rough Trade). Review by Stein Haukland.
The Rolling Stones are asking for $350 a seat for their upcoming world tour. Features Editor James Mann has a few high-tech requirements before he’ll shell out the dough.
Guitar Town (MCA / Universal). Review by Hal Horowitz.
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