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Volume I, Issue 51
May 26 - June 1, 1998  
 
Music

Frank Sinatra: 1915-1998 [2]
For younger listeners, the songs Frank Sinatra sang are an acquired taste.
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Album Reviews
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5 Style [6]
On his new CD, 5, Lenny Kravitz sounds like a honky -- and seems to want it that way.
— Michael Freedberg, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Bring the Noise [7]
Michael McCall digs Massive Attack.
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Coal Comfort [8]
Bill Friskics-Warren on Dock Boggs and Jim Ford.
— Bill Friskics-Warren, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Artist Profiles
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Pussy Galore [3]
You're in for a riotous rock-and-roll sex romp when Nashville Pussy hits town.
— Ron Bally, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Breaking the Banjo Barrier [4]
Béla Fleck's working to break the banjo barrier.
— Dave Irwin, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
First Tango in Windy [5]
A conversation with the band.
— James Porter, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Now What? [13]
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:

S o Frank Sinatra's gone -- let's toast cocktails in his honor, eh? Rest in peace, Frankie! Here's a snazzy, jazzy piece of writing all about you, baby.

With Frankie passes the end of an era. Music for adults has given way to teeny bopper paradise. Kids today! Just look at this Nashville Pussy...just look at 'em. Nothing but sex, sex, sex. In Frankie's day, sure they had sex -- boy, and how! -- but they kept it off the stage, you dig?

Béla Fleck, Massive Attack...who are they kidding? Sure Béla can play banjo, and Massive Attack can, well, attack. But can they croon like the Frankster? And then there's this Lenny Kravitz puss. Get a load of the washboard abs on that card. Hey Lenny, can I borrow you for a while after the show, my momma needs to launder my skivvies. You know?

Lenny with the abs. Sheesh. Frankie, he didn't need no abs. He had heart, baby.


Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix CD Reviews [9]

  • Hub Moore
  • Arto Lindsay
  • Solex
  • Mario Lanza
  • Coax
  • Spoon
  • Addict
  • the Bogmen

Austin Chronicle [10]
  • Garbage
  • Damon & Naomi
  • Diana Jones
  • Bluiett Baritone Saxophone Group
  • James Carter
  • Santiago Jimenez Jr.
  • Massive Attack
  • Glorium

Turn Up That Noise! [11]
  • Mike Ireland & Holler
  • Negativland

Tiny Tunes [12]
  • Cornelius
  • The Creation

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