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1997 Stories by Rob O'Connor

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  • Rotations

    published October 9, 1997

    Resigned Michael Penn (57/Epic) Michael Penn is best remembered for two radio hits ("No Myth" and "This & That") that are now... More >>

  • Rotations

    published September 25, 1997

    Interiors Brad (Epic) Along with tribute albums, side projects have become prevalent to the point of cliche in the Nineties.... More >>

  • Rotations

    published August 14, 1997

    The Courier Cinnamon (Island/Soap) The Cardigans are the obvious frame of reference for this Swedish outfit's blend of indie and... More >>

  • HellFest

    published June 19, 1997

    Music festivals come straight from Satan. It's the only way to explain them. People have been complaining for years that rock is the devil's... More >>

  • Sweet Dreams of Success

    published June 12, 1997

    The attack is a bit "sweeter" this time around for Matthew Sweet. Instead of the usual jabbing guitars flexing up the straight-forward pop, the... More >>

  • Negative Creeps

    published May 22, 1997

    Oh, sure, nowadays everyone likes Black Sabbath. You know, there used to be rules for this sort of thing. Black Sabbath at one time was viewed as... More >>

  • Accidents Will Happen

    published May 8, 1997

    The most interesting thing about ZZ Top is that on the surface there doesn't seem to be anything at all interesting about them. They've sold... More >>

  • Rotations

    published April 24, 1997

    Rahsaan Patterson Rahsaan Patterson (MCA) At the 28th annual NAACP Image Awards on February 8 in Los Angeles, Prince was honored... More >>

  • Rotations

    published March 20, 1997

    Fluffy Black Eye (The Enclave) Call it a backlash against the Gallagher Brothers, trip hop, or all things Manchester. Whatever... More >>

  • Generation Beck

    published March 13, 1997

    The late great rock critic Lester Bangs used to imagine what his records would say to one another if they could talk. Butted up against each other... More >>

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