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Volume II, Issue 20
November 9 - November 16, 1998  
 
Music

Album Reviews
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Onward and Upward [4]
Diminished by one, R.E.M. takes a cerebral and soulful new direction.
— Debbie Gilbert, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Fire Starter [5]
As the Afghan Whigs have gotten further from their Sub Pop roots, they've moved closer and closer to the spirit of the Let It Bleed/Exile-era Stones.
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Passages to India [6]
Asian Dub Foundation are part of an Asian Underground spreading Brit-pop borne from the imperial margins and come home to roost in the empire's concrete jungles.
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Sand Man [7]
Howe Gelb, comes up with a dark and delightful winner in "Hisser."
— Fred Mills, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Revisit the Beach [8]
The Beach Boys' Endless Harmony Soundtrack.
— Michael Henningsen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Artist Profiles
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Young Man With A Horn [9]
The genius of jazz artist Wynton Marsalis remains ineffable.
— Mark Jordan, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Jazz Messenger [10]
Marcus Printup makes up for some lost jazz-playing time.
— Ron Wynn, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Sophisticated Primitive [11]
Although he was one of the first artists signed to the Windam Hill label back in the '70s, acoustic guitarist Alex De Grassi doesn't consider himself a New Age musician.
— Dave Irwin, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
All That Jazz [12]
Andy Statman combines many disciplines for a unique twist on jazz.
— Michael Henningsen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Northern Souls [13]
England's Gomez were surprised to win this year's Mercury Music Prize -- now they're learning to be a live band.
— Mark Woodlief, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Career Goals [14]
He may have topped the charts with his country songs, but he's always dreamed of being a sideman in a rock 'n' roll band.
— Beverly Keel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Now What? [20]
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:

M emphis Flyer's Matt Hanks explores the relationship between the civil rights movement and soul music of the 60's in "Can I Get a Witness?" We also take a look at the radio personalities that come out of the Columbia School of Broadcasting in "In the Air."

Reviews this week include R.E.M., Afghan Whigs, Asian Dub Foundation, Howe Gelb, and The Beach Boys. Profiles feature Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Printup, Alex De Grassi, Andy Statman, Gomez, and Gary Burr...plus more in Mini Reviews.



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Can I Get a Witness? [2]
"Just My Soul Responding" challenges the accepted relationship between the civil rights movement and '60s soul.
— Matt Hanks, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
In the Air [3]
Thirty years in the studios of the Columbia School of Broadcasting.
— Matt Hanks, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Live Report
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Dynamic Duo [15]
Meat Beat Manifesto's Jack Dangers and Philly dj Josh Wink enter a brave new world where lovely cyborgs gently rush about at the speed of sound.
— Franklin Soults, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Half-Baked [16]
How art-rockers- turned-alterna- radio-darlings play to their split audience.
— Frank Sennett, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix CD Reviews [17]

  • Offspring
  • Jennifer Paige
  • Jim Carroll
  • Faithless
  • moe.
  • His Name Is Alive
  • The Saw Doctors
  • Reeltime

Rhythm and Views [18]
  • The Resonars
  • Marshall Crenshaw
  • Charles Brown

Turn Up That Noise! [19]
  • Del Amitri
  • Maddy Prior

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