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1998 Stories by John Floyd

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  • Rotations

    published November 19, 1998

    Derek Trucks Band Out of the Madness (House of Blues Records) In the mid-Eighties, a handsome Texan named Charlie Sexton... More >>

  • Rotations

    published October 29, 1998

    Marilyn Manson Mechanical Animals (Interscope) Some South Florida clubgoers will remember the days when Marilyn Manson was still... More >>

  • Garage Sale

    published October 8, 1998

    For a while back in the mid-Sixties, it seemed like every city in the United States had one: a group of four or five guys so enamored of the... More >>

  • Ruminations from the Royal Court

    published September 17, 1998

    Riley "B.B." King presides so dominantly over the past and present of modern blues that his influence, innovations, and massive talents are easily... More >>

  • Rotations

    published September 3, 1998

    Tommy Shaw 7 Deadly Zens (CMC International) Night Ranger Seven (CMC International) Former Styx... More >>

  • Exile in Adultville

    published August 27, 1998

    On her great but not-quite-brilliant 1993 debut Exile in Guyville, Liz Phair sang in "Fuck and Run" of the longing for "the kind of guy who makes... More >>

  • Seven Inches to Salvation

    published August 20, 1998

    The 1992 pairing of "Jim Motherfucker" and "Spine," the third release by the Columbus, Ohio, punk quartet Gaunt, is one of the best arguments I... More >>

  • Rotations

    published August 20, 1998

    The Jesus and Mary Chain Munki (Sub Pop) After the listless, largely acoustic misfire Stoned and Dethroned, the Jesus and Mary... More >>

  • Rotations

    published August 13, 1998

    Counting Crows Across a Wire: Live in New York (Geffen) Since the initial release of their wildly successful debut August and... More >>

  • After the Breakup

    published August 13, 1998

    You almost could have added the debut album by Miami-cum-Gainesville's Fay Wray to the ever-growing list of legendary longplayers that have never... More >>

  • Rotations

    published July 30, 1998

    Brian Wilson Imagination (Giant) After the 1966 release of the Beach Boys' seminal Pet Sounds, anxiety and substance abuse... More >>

  • Rotations

    published July 23, 1998

    Lenny Kravitz 5 (Virgin) Poor, poor, pitiful Lenny Kravitz. He has spent the better part of the past ten years -- and five... More >>

  • Crazy, Kreamy, and Blue

    published July 23, 1998

    Kreamy 'Lectric Santa was the first band I saw after moving to Miami in the fall of 1995 to work for New Times as music editor. Fittingly, they... More >>

  • Rotations

    published July 16, 1998

    Jeff Buckley Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk (Columbia) Late singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley was a rarity in this cynical... More >>

  • Rotations

    published July 2, 1998

    Ritchie Valens Come On, Let's Go! (Del-Fi) Whether or not listeners understand the Spanish lyrics that follow, the five-second... More >>

  • Rotations

    published June 25, 1998

    Garbage Version 2.0 (Almo Sounds) Almost three years have passed since Garbage's self-titled debut blew a hole through the... More >>

  • Rotations

    published June 18, 1998

    Jerry Cantrell Boggy Depot (Columbia) After five platinum-selling records with hard rock gladiators Alice in Chains,... More >>

  • Rotations

    published June 11, 1998

    Public Enemy He Got Game Soundtrack (DefJam/Polygram) Various Artists Bulworth Soundtrack (Interscope/Fox) Rap... More >>

  • Rotations

    published June 4, 1998

    Tori Amos From the Choirgirl Hotel (Atlantic) Tori Amos has followed her muse to the end of some pretty thin branches,... More >>

  • Rotations

    published May 28, 1998

    The Specials Guilty 'Til Proved Innocent! (MCA) Go figure: After returning to the revivalist ska scene in 1996 with the listless... More >>

  • Country Discomforts

    published May 28, 1998

    If, as the dear departed Frank Sinatra once claimed, L.A. is a lady, then Nashville must be her sleazy sister -- a fickle, powerful, vampiric... More >>

  • Rotations

    published May 21, 1998

    Gary Numan Exile (Cleopatra) Gary Numan The Mix (Cleopatra) Synth-crazed robot and occasional musical... More >>

  • Rotations

    published May 14, 1998

    Miles Davis/Bill Laswell Panthalassa: The Music of Miles Davis 1969-1974 (Columbia) Listening to Bill Laswell remix,... More >>

  • Rotations

    published April 30, 1998

    Scott Weiland 12 Bar Blues (Atlantic) During Stone Temple Pilots' short but amazing three-album run, frontman Scott Weiland... More >>

  • Rotations

    published April 23, 1998

    Bob Marley The Complete Wailers 1967-1972 Part 1 (JAD/Koch International) Although it's neither as comprehensive as Island's... More >>

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