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Volume I, Issue 52
June 1 - June 8, 1998  
 
Music

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Letters at 3AM [2]
On the (actual) death of Frank Sinatra.
— Michael Ventura, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Moviegoers [3]
Why country music is popping up in so many current movies.
— Beverly Keel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Austin Electro
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Two Turntables and a Microphone [4]
Austin's electronica scene and DJ culture.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Rollers Redefined [5]
Rollers Redefined.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Claude 9 [6]
Claude 9 -- from outer space?
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Quaquaversal [7]
Quaquaversal's strapping big beat manifesto.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Artist Profiles
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À Bien-Tôt [8]
The Amor-Belhôm Duo has plans to tour Europe this summer.
— Lisa Weeks, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Swimming Lessons [9]
The Floating Men continue to rise.
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Meatless [10]
A conversation with the band that was known as Red Red Meat before they got grilled.
— Dave Chamberlain, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Live Report
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Live Shots [11]
Reviews of recent shows around town by Modest Mouse, Yanni, Hair of the Dog, Eric Clapton, and Satellites of Rhythm.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Now What? [17]
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:

W e've got a sort of mini-movie section going in this week's Music page. An article about movie soundtracks studies the economic successes and drawbacks of compilation soundtracks, especially regarding country music. (By the way, has anybody got a copy of the "Rhinestone" LP they'd like to donate to Weekly Wire? Once you've heard Sylvester Stallone sing, you're ruined for anyone else.)

There's also a fine piece from Michael Ventura about Sinatra's movies. In most of the eulogies I've read, the golden throat's fine acting accomplishments are conspicuously missing. Ever see "Manchurian Candidate"? It's a classic. You'll never look at the Queen of Diamonds the same.

Movies aside, we've got a substantial section devoted to Austin's electronica and DJ scene. Whether or not you're turned on by "turntablists" in Austin, it's always fascinating to know what's going on in that realm of the music world (a realm categorically ignored by purists). My biggest concern: When there's so much style and technology and production involved, how can such artists get any soul or real feeling into their music? Or am I just missing the point?


Album Reviews
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Sketch of a Ghost [12]
The late Jeff Buckley's lastest release reveals an artist in his final transition.
— Mark Jordan, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Mini Reviews
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Celebrity Rate-a-Record [13]
Salt Lake City nightlife columnists Jessica Christiansen and Lucy Campbell pick the hits.
— Bill Frost, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
 
Tiny Tunes [14]

  • Godzilla soundtrack
  • Talkin' Verve
  • Astrud Gilberto

Rhythm & Views [15]
  • Lou Reed
  • To Rococo Rot
  • Iva Bittova

Turn Up That Noise! [16]
  • Victor Mecyssne
  • Mea Culpa

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