Weekly Wire

Volume III, Issue 45
May 1 - May 8, 2000  
 
Music

Featured Articles
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A Long Kiss Good-bye [2]
The most famous tongue in rock-and-roll has a little more wagging to do.
— Frank Murtaugh, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Dub Party [3]
The London-based Blood and Fire reggae label is spreading dub -- a reggae-based experiment from Jamaican dance halls.
— Michael Endelman, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
A New World Record [4]
Off 12th Records is the record store Nashville has been waiting for.
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Artist Profiles
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Just Mary-y-y-y [5]
Q&A with Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power.
— Christopher Hess, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Ego Has Landed [6]
Love Supreme frontman Noah Lit shares his interests and disinterests - and talks about his band occasionally.
— Mindy LaBernz, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Ween's World [7]
Dean and Gene from Ween talk shop and about "White Pepper" with rapper MC Paul Barman.
— Paul Barman, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Now What? [11]
If you go gaga over the sultry smoothness of a symphonic glissando, just wait till you experience our transitions to cool and useful music links on the Web.
WEEKLY WIRE
 


LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

T aking a break between tongue lashing and breathing fire, Gene Simmons of KISS talks about the band's farewell tour, musicianship, celebrity, drugs and alcohol, and much more.

Steve Barrow has been documenting and archiving Jamaican music for more than 20 years, as a journalist and as A&R director of Blood and Fire, a label known for its beautifully packaged and meticulously annotated reissues of classic and overlooked '70s reggae.

What's most impressive about Nashville's Off 12th -- an independently-owned record store of a size that barely accommodates one long rack of vinyl and several small crates of CDs -- is that the store knows what's worth carrying.

Also, chatting with Cat Power, off the record with Love Supreme, interviewing Ween, and more.


Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix CD Reviews [8]

  • The Apples in Stereo
  • John Brown's Body
  • The Flys
  • Adrian Belew
  • She Mob
  • Peter Case
  • Dave Stuckey and the Rhythm Gang
  • Khaled

Rhythm and Views [9]
  • Mudhoney
  • The Dirty Three

Turn Up That Noise [10]
  • BR5-49
  • Transatlantic

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