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iNTE^Bi Cmderella[ÂŁ] "The people
shelter or their
point their finger usually have the saying that everyone has their own
own vice whether if s drugs, alcohol
& roll. Everyone has theirovm escape in life, their
No one is
and no one has the
The Musician This
on "How to Make
as a Musician by entertainment industry publicist
month, the demo tape
songs, what type and order, and
present and shop your package.
meaning of "Shelter Me.
Note: The priests of the sonic temple ran out of wine andwerelastseenmutteringtherwrneMadDogasthey head for the closest Quickie Mart. They promise to
return next month with tion
more high-n-mighty informaof life from within the recording studio.
Bang TangoEl^ "We always
Part 4 in a continuing series
one of those
bands that's really good, but that people just don't pick
up on. Now we've made a better album so the unknown
As we speak, the forces of censorship are lobbying against your First Amendment rights. Eight states in
soon be behind us." Joe LeSte, lead singe- of Bang Tango
your freedom of expression. Take a stand now before it's
Southeast Music Report Thrust has expanded
Bleeding Hearts Get Signed
Tampa's Bleeding Hearts climb another rung up the rock & roll ladder.securingadevelopment deal with the
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resurgent Capricorn Records.
an easier to read
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Bay Boys," Inner Circle, Loketo, and Soukous. And, don't forget to make your reservations for Reggae Sunsplash World Peace Tour
WVE YOU pre-
'^/.Smokestack Lightning 19 There isacurefortheSummertimeBlues-Justpickup
mieres their release on Geffen Records; ALDO NOVA returns from being incognito with his best album to date (Polygram) and a "\ye're
a radical concept. Not only are
help from Jon
check in from down under with a on RCA; AGONY COLUMN share their particular style: we're not a black rock band, or a black combined weight of 666 lbs. and other useful facts funk band, we're a variation on many things and we about themselves and their release on Big Chief; and don't limit ourselves. What the hell is Fishbone?" KIK TRACEE, to borrow a phrase from Stranger, KendaHJones, co-founder of Fishbone debutpowder-keg, anthem rock & roll with A'o/Jl/fes on RCA. A June ^99^/THRUST
really just don't
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regional coverage to include
look at Reggaes
the latest Blues recordings from Gary BB Coleman, Bob
Margolin, Robert Cray, Gary Moore, and of course the Alligator Records 20th Anniversary Set.
The Great American
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You may not know it, 1|SA FBCHER. Billy
but you already know
Her solo debut. So
But he did.
a fantasy... or so they say!
magical luster and
in his blood.
With long time
Jon Bon Jovi co-writing and co-producing, Aldo Nova ends a five year absence with Blood On The Bricks.
ALDO NOVA walked away intending to never look back.
Ocean and Melba Moore, she later toured with Chaka Khan and was featiued on the Rolling Stones' Steel Wheeh tour where she traded vocal licks with Mick Jagger on
But the music business lost
Begining her career as a session vocalist with
VlNNIE JAMES has a unique philo-
to the world's
can only be deah with
described as addictive! Paying
mind to the The La's march to
anotha. His debut j4moTcan
current musical trends.
they can hear as they become the next big thing with their
Boy, confrtjnts our
THE LA'S create
pure pop euphoria best
being angiy and try to
pointing toward the light at the
/^ of Great Britain is
sides of the Atlantic!
With the dual guitar MSG's Michael Schenker and Tradi Guns of LA. Guns, Contraband is rounded out with Share Pedersen of Vixen on bass, Ratt's Bobby Blotzer on druinsTand Shark Island's Richard Black on lead vocals. Blotzer says it best, "What we have with Contraband is a mutual admiration Society it.
Don't miss the Impact
debut from Contrabandi
both album and new band of the year
biggest talents working
Formed less than a year ago, EMF has become the darting of both fan and critics alike. Described by Melody Maker as. The Sex Pistols of Indie Dance Qossover", EMF and their debut release, — Schubert Dip, are definite contenders for
together for the sheer hin of
about. Five of rock's
got you, hook, line and sinker! If s
heading stiai^t to the top of their dass with their rigors of the chib scene, the
debut! Surviving the
Of Fish teamed up the swim of things!
music that puts them right back in
SCHOOL OF FISH
to create the
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CHRISTOPHER wrote a column on censor-
Crew were mailing headlines obscenity case. Through the printed
ship, just as 2 Live in their
thought, people could realize that our
read, the tele-
we see, and what music we listen to. Wake up. The only reason this infringement
of freedom has gone as far as
freedomsinAmerican society are beingwhittled
the silent majority (those Americans
joy their freedom, but cherish their living room
As I was reading a recent CMJ, I came across more erosion and attempts to erode our 1st
couch just a tad more) has not spoken. In their place, selective indiuduals have granted them-
rights by politicians
groups. According to CMJ, in this year alone,
eight states have introduced legislation
would "furtherlimitand punish record industry pro'ducers and manufacturers who market hamiful vw'th
minors, and they've
some new twists that may greatly improve
to dictate their
rest of us.
Charleston County) has proposed a
the other side of us. Rep. Al Edwards of
record store owners
you want? Is that the fete we can even allow to become a remote possibility? No. The damn breaks because of one hole life. Is
How many How
pervasive political climate.
freedom of any
we come so
regardless of age? Have
2,000 years since Christianity to rationalize tills violationofhuman
Don't insult the soul of each
of the U.S.
their anguished cries
sentative of Texans proved his lack of rational
free exercise thereof; or abridging the
thinking in the following quote: "Music
of speech or of the press: or the right of the
drugs nowadays. To be quite
people peaceably to assemble and to the peti-
for anyone to perform or record this dirt at
realize that the
for the redress of griev-
Now, the government
pendulum will swing the other direcThe lubrication of free choice is dissolving
friction of apatiiy.
establishments that allow censorship in any
form to be practiced. And make your objection clear. If the store does not support your Con-
witch hunts, Nazi Germany, present day China.
harder to get
In Florida a harmful-to-minors statute
being presented and even
in a recent
measures as Geffen Records did
industry directory: Don't fuck with the 1st
can see them picketing the I've said that
word I'm not
guess they won't
because of our current apathy? Will
personal decisions about
we be art,
does anyone realize that the Dark
Robertson, the television evangelist for
an enforceable moral
we can not stand
seekers have died
to support this
magazine or not. That's your
have pervaded the very soul of our Constitu-
must be decided by one person and by one
by the Constitution of the It
God and enforced
person only: the individual.
allowing moralistic right-wingers the
tional rights be upheld
No organization or
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and national rep-
to the utinost degree.
and be avvare of above
just care. Stand
we cherish and
one thing wn't hurt"
Independent Labels contact: Janice Nicholas
and more destructive than any defensive line of attack. The time for action is now. The time for freedom is now. The time for censorship to isr70U'' ...
than any drug, more powerful tiian any weapon,
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allow the "well,
opinion: for that attitude
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Vote for individuals to uphold your rights
apathy and ignorance
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ramifications for us and our forechildren.
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Write to your resentatives
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Jay Bader • Blackie
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forms of cen-
and cannot be controlled by any government. No one has the right to tell any of us what we can read, watch or listen to. That is a personal decision which
Here's a reminder of the right of free ex-
Vocalize your objection to
take for granted.
As a publisher, I
and you're mixing church and
right of self-expression, spend your
Get informed about the
news and entertainment? Or, will we sit back, let another year pass, and see the foundations of our Constitutional freedoms crumble beus.
happening again. Of course,
no one would dare say that religion is getting tangled up with government in any way, shape or form. Couldn't happen, huh? Just ask Pat
the legitimization of censorship
be a year from now? Will
have to go on?
Ages came about directly because the churches started dictating what was obscene and what
times in the history of man: the Salem
New York and New
Jersey are considering mandatory stickering
going to send their
down here trying to stop me, but that's only going to make is
Michael Barnett Adriane Biondo
Douglas Hood • DJ Justice • Karatt Matt Keleman • Leslie R. Marini Alexandra Newhoff • Tom Nordlie Freeston Roberts • Christopher Robin
Do not allowyour freedom to be taken away. Do not allow anyone to tell you what you may considerart,literatureormusic. Do not pretend
frank with you,
a\\ay in our apathy stricken clutch.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the
are allowed to enter. This self-sighted repre-
as they feel the fruit of tiieir battles slipping
with warning stickers in any store that minors
man and woman
has died to preserve the freedom of
am/myduty to inform youof the severity of this
which 200 years of freedom
DIRECTOR OF RELA TIONS ASST. PUBLISHER
many Americans respect the name Bundy over is
Christopher R. Phillips
We cannot allow the
important ih^nMarried With Children, yet how
The worst thing anyone can say is, "Well, I didn't know." Well, / know and it is my right
people really care? These are serious
people have evtr read 77?^
questions for serious times.
"well-intentioned individuals" will be running
seepage of moralistic conformity to continue.
Constitution of the United States'!
further, then these
THEBAMNETWpRK MEMBER PUBUCATiON
can be violated again and agaia And
getting bigger and bigger.
Everyone talks about
ers gave their lives for.
Texas wants to
tiien they if
can be violated once,
infested by the fervor of a fanatical few.
"swear or curse words" and lyrics that are criminal conduct" to anyone under 18.
and one hole only.
and advocate "violence or
Step by step, the fabric of freedom will unravel,
prohibit the sale of recordings that contain
people really understand what
chances of legislation becoming law." In South Carolina, Rep. John
own minds, may
group of people, no matter how well intenb'oned
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Only puberty has changed
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virtually no media support. Bang Tango sold albums not only on solid, real rock & roll, hut on fan loyalty. Back in the spring &i '89,
I left Los Angeles for the
a hand to
he featured on the cover of THRUST. In other cases, the hand is coming through the Southeast and the thnmg is right Occasionally however, a hand is chosen he-
cause their music fuels the creative propulsion which, given time and persistence,
comes to the forefront Bang Tango. The fans made it possible for Bang Tango's first album. Psycho Cafe, to nar-
When I ar-
heard Bang Tango blaring ^Love ln\ection through the patio speakers at a Florida pool party. The geometric progression of BangTangofanshadspread coasttocoasLlwasamaxed. A year later, Bang Tango was featured on the hack cover of Thrust, Critics thought they had the hand pegged, ^Must he another metal band. I can teUhythe haircuts,"
The fans knew better.
TAMRffS BLEEDING HEARTS .1M:IViii:I*:VJ :![<»] :K'l:)«»I'T^^
HhmIs, dM THpi Bay tPMsplMts wto Invi Unip stPiiiht-iiMiri nek ft ral, iynnic tttfi stftiti) It havt bMi sMa a stitM (tr Is tfpti thai yn a iivriipHNt ini Mfitk Caprican Racartft. I
Ova apk, a bairi has pptvarf ttat tha Savtlwasl is a prtna ta pt ta a
Miip MaL Wtotter
wtiat the had
AnMa Miss craatira
yai'pa ai aid
wttti a iragical
this chills;' so that
If s not like
record labd needs a ballad, so iefs write one.'
always said that
to be true.'
e\cr had a baOad,
CDuldnt bdieve that we came up
Mds Kyte, 'Joe's great at improStruck.'
song we ever wrote.* .Mter sales of 400,000 on/^oCVe.amere
100.000 short of g(^ status, I wondered if Bang Tango was returning with a vengeance. Undoubtedly, as Mark pii it, Ihisbtundhasafire in it, an energy that b just inunense. We work time, but the vengeance
when we go back on our afixms away
going to be
the road because
Dandn'on Cods features the production of John Jansen, who Joe describes as a "fether figure... he's a rare breedofproducer left from rhe old school
— instmments sound
stnments and not like a synthesized sound. He's bttn doing thb for twenty years and he tapped into what we wanted to do on e\try
TdM^Mm. EARL COSMa Wc hMe a devdapmait deal witf) Caprkom
Records and we'd $> up there on June 3rd to lecord some demos and Jofamy Saniii wil
pfodua it They want to see better donas and hmr vK can work with them.
horn, l»t a major label wrtti a magical
If s sounds let Bleedinl Hearts have
der the wing' situtioa with Jeff
dM «d 1m wade wilfa Ekktra? AM: Thafs eiacthr the situation He's worked with Dooerv Lynch Mob^ o^iybody from Bectht^cn to Motley Cnx.
Bin fa bad Md S» lyccific
b Capikan * maiw' hM? EC: Capricom is going to be tistrifaukd by Wvner Brothers, and they hive big plans for the bbel
Hw « Bkt&g Hcwtt CMK to a* attafiM if
(Mb rf i4at yM «Mt t* MC agr wiSiii
n aMait aad
aha* wfll Ik kMi be?
We're going to take everything one step at a
time. The first step is to aafce
some kiler demos.
M-as (kivic^ from
Lauderdale to Atiarta
Ten \ll^ was piiying on 98ROCX in Txnpa. He was so impressed that he called CicgMul (pro-am
at 98) to see
what labd we were on. He bani Coinddenl^, Cieg had given Jeff our first demo and to and behold, there it was in JefTs briefcase. He listened to it and he rally Eked it He started nxntoring the band and he came to see us at Livestock last September and several other times. His plan wasnl to get us with Elebra. but a signed national
He «as airady making
wvied us to be his first project
Tbvt JrfrCMk aw tot4r Umi aMjr wihyMT bilk. Take It On The da.- Wat's wiMgwOi iMdiMdliiitiMg? AM: The song is periect we just have to do a belter WTsion of it We're iv^admg our pradxt Mien we recorded Take It On The Chin,' we hadh^ even played
aheady been over a year smce
in the stufo.
we're a tighter and
S« yMfl be ledtiig tMK (Mgs
that Tampa Bay ai£taoe$ arc aiitidy baafar vitfa? We're ECgoii« to be doing Ten Ways,' Tak It On The Ctia"Sweet Drams,' and loaded Cm.'
me in my place. He me shit, he let me sing
but he put
v^t yell at me or
one or two songs and then he plajcd them back. John let me hear what was going on
with the other guys and sounded. After
how the songs
^t I was dear, Trom here on
John Jansen in one sentence ^We're definitely going to use htm on up
the next afcun.'
With major success on the horizon, one wonders whether Bang Tango will adopt the rock star attitude that has infected several successful
in the last year. Will
Lessons updated continuously by ARTISTS
CARMINE APPICE (VANILLA FUDGE, ROD STEWART), DEAN DAVIDSON (BLACKEYED SUSAN), GEOFF DOWNES
many car acddenb for daytime now spinning the aibua
amid the diversity unfulfilled BangTangD projects, there b stOI a b no doubt thatOmcD?' oi Coois b 100% Bang Tango. "Oh yeah. They Surprisingly,
solid continuty. There
It aO sounds like us, we just like such awidewrietyofmusicThere'sno law that says that we cant put all of our influences into one.
If s a chembtry.*
Andhowaix)ut'Mdni^Strudc>'-which sends Bang Tango into virgin tenritory. The
band eiplahB how thb hauitingiy beautiful song evoiwd: 1 (Joe) have an acoustic so I put it on and then Mark sat down and piayni a riff. and ri^ (dnimmer) kicked in right at that spot The next tlang know, we were you firashed and Kyle Kyle I
started singing and Kyle Kyle
Tango still be hanging out with the crowd after the show sharing a good time? "Definitely,' was the resoundng yes from all the band members. "W^ just finished saying diat after ewry show we played, we'd go out and party. I mean Irvine Meadows, 13,000 people, and Tm saying Vi'ell be right outf We come out; we
rmaDy, the band had
Bang T^ngo perform li\<e: Even thou^ we'w U5. three times, we never made it
to see yxxi!
MURRAY (WHITESNAKE, BLACK
(7625) Hear the Tips/Gossip that only the insiders know! tan
bodv (. 9« pvmlwion pvcro bda»* ciAn^. 1
12 9S ltttnjr/1 9SM«<tflini Artott
time we're definitely coming.'
a positive response
BOBBY RONDINELU (RAINBOW, WARLOCK), DAVID ROSENTHAL (WHITESNAKE, STEVE VAJ, RAINBOW), ALEX SKONICK (TESTAMENT), PAT THRALL (ASIA. PAT TRAVERS), JOE LYNN TURNER (DEEP PURPLE. RAINBOW), SIMON WRIGHT (DK), AODC)
Southeastern 6ns who have never had
dunce to "We can't wat
BRAD GILUS (NIGHT RANGER, OZZY OSBOURNE), TOD HOWARTH (ACE FREHLEY, CHEAP TRICK), GLENN HUGHES (DEEP PURPLE. HUGHES/THRAU,TRAPEZE),
JOHNNY B. FRANK (KINGDOM COME), TONY FRANIOJN (BLUE MURDER, THE FIRM),
party. We havent changed as people. Thafs one thing we try to keep level-headed about if s just us and what we do. Were not trying to prov<e something or make a statement We play
they go as planned, we're just going to go right into
.ARCHIE .MllSE: J<f Cook. «t»«as aiAOR icpat
so(^ I question everything from ever>tody-, Fm known for that I was ready to pik him
i witli Earl
fai, ar J»st
laani tlat Capricorn
TUIUST: Tbt aMtoeaait k •fficU, jM MM bM« a dnl fav*na| aOi C^rian Rkm*. timied to me, "Man,
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A few entries back,
mentioned that the Bay
ROXX GANG appeared to be on the
haggle over the
verge of disbanding. At the time they vxre
and the boys, the Boston transplants continue to push their melodic rock into the faces of
having serious problems with guitarist Wade
Hayes, had cancelled several gigs around the
Mako's Plus to an impressiw 400+ crowd Lead
bay and couldn't seem to find a replacement for
EARL COSMO seemed to be in the Twilight Zone when guitarist ARCHIE MUISE thought was time for a drum solo,
who left the band months back to join Bomb A Gogo (now MANY FACES OF MARY). Whew! Well, here's the update. Wade Hayes is officially longtime
no longer with the band
8th found the Hearts playing at
DREAM with the BLACK CROWES but
Crowes, this rated as an excellent show.
the band was gi\'en the big boot before the tour
Local metal band MESSIAXX have reformed with all of the original members. The group disbanded in 1989 at the height of their career, when label interests positioned the band
A call to
confirmed that the band was indeed kicked
An underage groupie found on
someone's bus? Actually,
"One, two, three
say what?' situation. As
do the Black
you kiddin' me?"
A string of dates that KINCOFTNEHILL
seems that the
Those nasty boys! Crov\"es
my imagination, or
time corporations? You
Brad Davis says
as potential signees. Bassist
cause they had done a commercial for Miller beer.
Black Crowes got rid of Maggie's
took off his axe and headed stage left Kind of a
be playing out soon.
For those of you that had written
years ago and neglected to catch tfiem at the
Sundome on May Any of the 2,500
Onkkk^Wrong answer! made it to the
the bay a couple of years ago seeking feme on
hitting the bricks
w th Steel heart momeritarily.
concerning bands and corporate sponsorship.
filled arena would probably tell you same thing 'cause Styx was incredible. I thought this show was ^ing to be a major yawn fest but by the end of the night I was
the west coast After an offer to join the ranks
In place of KingoftheHill, the Rock-It Club
Aside from the controversy surrounding the
singing along to
of Roxx Gang, Perkins packed up his bags and
UNCLE SALLY, Todd Grubbs' UNH/ERSE and GYPSY BANG GANG
Atlanta-bred unit the Black Crowes
a longtime friend of the
The band has
the void behind the drum-kit After over twenty
drummers from around the new man is ANDY JAMES
According to the group's publicist they will be
on May 5th.
wnder if G>-ps\' vocalist Tony has
Top's tour after derogatory
stage by vocalist Chris Robinson
through on Mav 11th
as did fellow Georgians,
N* CRYIIV. Wth both
picking up KingoftheHill, causing considerable
Gang are back in gear once again. By now everybody knows about the develop-
damage to the Rock-It Club on May 15th. This show was yet another example of what radio suppo rt can do
from Queens, New York. With
of this said,
looks like the
BLEEDINC HEARTS have
procured through the revitalized Capricorn label.
(Note: See the story in this issue.) At this
point the band
and if things look good, they could end up signing on the dotted line. Chances are the eyes label
of the music industry will
upon Tampa Bay
as things progress with this fast breaking act, if you're
a fen, now's the time to
show it. And
you're in a band, this could be the perfect
opportunity to get your stuff in front of some industry execs. Meanwhile, as the big wigs of
heard of the national act
in this or any town.
same night at different and headed to the Fairgrounds for the Crowes. This was one of those shows where the crowd provided as much of the vibe as the band did. Of course they
flipped a coin
of the radio regulars like "Hard
of the songs they had
popularized during the 70's and eariy pretty
to see the
was the #1 album
in the country.
asked about the show and across vsith
A lot of people
Tommy Shaw. He was
they also handed over a few oddities. At one point the band brought out a bass player by the
America," "Best of Times," and
show live. Since
"Everybody Loves Eileen"
the event I've heard sev-eral
By the W3y, THE LOST opened the show and left the stage with the best crowd response any opening act has ever received at the club. Maybe ivtn better than some of the headliners. I was looking forward to seei ng MAGGIE'S the airwaves and
To Handle," "She Talks To Angels,"
DUCK DUNN, v^ho I'd never heard
After the show,
doubt any of the older
attendance (which there
amount oO wondered who Despite
a blessing. shiff or be
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that are half as
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Away" that made the night What a concert! You know, it seems like the club scene is edging more to\\'ards original music, which is
several rock legends such as Eric Clapton
heyday, but his absence went mainly unno-
ticed this time around. Despite a feir
sell-out proved it Steelheart
and the advance
major part of the Chicago-based unit during
wailed big time and 98 even went as fer as to
this act over the last six
that exactly ten years ago, Paradise Theatre
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BILLY "LINGUS" WEBER, TOMMY VINCENT, KENNEY McGEE,
DEAN DOMIZIO AND CHRISTIAN HAMLETT. We
McGee: Itjust went out It includes "Best
you have more than likely been listen-
ing to Tampa Bay based Heartless' latest
Of Me," "Down South Gypsy," "Monkey See, Monkey Do" and "Rosey Red."
band could play "Yesterday" and then
material. Since former JuUiet vocalist
labels that are seriously talking about
songs go from "Whiskey
getting us a deal.
has a southern rock, Allman Bros, feel to
listen to local
hard rock radio
has teamed up with
members bassist Christian Hamlett, drummer Dean Domizio and Heartless
"Lingus" Weber, terial
Vincent and Billy the band's latest
Me To The Edge,"
"Not About Love," "Baby Jane" and
Monkey Do" have domi-
nated 98 Rock's request
has just relumed from a showcase tour across Central
have already scheduled a second showcase concert at the Rock-It Club on Saturday, June 8th for interested labels. I met
McGee, Vincent and Domizio
their rehearsal hall to catch the latest
updates on Rorida'sup and coming band. Tell
out of town
only sent the follow up tape to the
So vou are holding out
for the best
right here in
our backyard im-
mediately for the labels that wanted to see us again from N.Y. and L.A. great industry turnout in it's
to see the
New York. Now
like a panic situation
band again so quickly.
doesn't matter to us.
has Heartless changed since
member change change
you're going to have a
when you make
band? make a
And so far, it's great We made a big
change, and that
heard you've released a new tape.
;siHOiN Hioa iHOiM
brought out things in us
brought out Every time you bring
new member, new things happen. They introduce a new personality, writing, new ideas, and it all reflects in your show and the songs
are not in
don't feel that
Our new batch of
surprizing to find out which of our songs
what makes food inter-
same meal everyday Music is the same way. If I sing something hard and heavy as I can get, it's good to then sing something more melodic. It's fun to have variety, that's where it's at! esting. If you ate the
tired. of it
Has playing the bar circuit over the years helped you to prepare for being national artists?
turn out to be the hits or singles.
Do you consciously try to write songs to
experience and being up there
Domizio: With the record company people, you have to know what they want
people. That helped
and you have
that they like
do as well. You have to be commercial enough
and do what you want to get their attention,
and be true
McGee: We don 't play any thing just to go over. Everything we play we like and we feel has a purpose. It may be another direction for us, but we want to go in that direction.
far in that direction we'll
for the future to see.
don't fool ourselves. Sometimes we'll write something and
How would you describe your songs? one
"Witch's Brew" which
McGee: Exactly. It's not a come one, come all situation now. We're in no hurry by any means. We're very content to sit and write and do exactly what we want to do. Not saying that it's not going to be quick. However long or short it takes, it
McGee: Hard I
southern sound to
so well that
McGee: The New York showcases went
But we'll explore
any other aspects of music whether acoustic or heavy. That's what
think playing all of the covers
the clubs helped
as far as stage in front
many cover hits, you're bound to figure out how they're written. Being in a national
band feels great It's a whole differ-
ent ball game,
takes a lot of pressure but
really brings along the business sense of
That wild, care
in bars certainly
once you enter
the national act business
endof things, and I'm defmitely involved in the
business side of it
and games. You have and pay attention
what's going on.
a give and take thing.
and leam It's
the fun for the competitiveness
business that's involved which the game.
And as far as being in Heartless,
hqoh AddVH QMv sAvasasiaaw
the vehicle that
OUT AT THK ROCK
AM) BK SOMKHODY. CL.M ON AND FKKL THK Z
the rise of
dominating influence over their
iewing public, and Quiet Riot was the aling metal
paved the way
and hard rock acts
iots albums wentplatinum, and the band
listed in the
Guinness Book Of
/orld Records for being the first metal [id
on Billboard Magazine
gained attention as
iginal bassistRudy Sarzo rejoined Quiet liot for their first
major label release on
E*asha/CBS Records after former
Meanwhile DuBrow and drummer Frankie Banali kept the
name going and
replaced Sarzo with bassist Chuck Wright (currently with
House Of Lords) who had
previously played with a band Kevin
1979 known simply as DuBrow.
was Wright who got
into Quiet Riot, after seeing
an L.A. band called Snow. Oddly
was Cavazo who wound up
Wright that they had decided to
Sarzo return to the band after he
recording of "QRIII."
in it's third
Billboard album chart, and it's first video, "The Wild And The Young" was the fourth most requested video on MTV.
Ashby and Kenny
material, and jseople that
in the industry
new direction the band is pursuing is much heavier than their earlier classics.
more problems arose in the band, which marked the last time DuBrow and
Wright performed with Quiet
Out and "Hell Or High
QR, he spent a great deal of time in the Tampa Bay area producing what was with
they got signed with Enigma.
occasions he was reported performing live with the band.
Quiet Riot went on to
one more album. Rough Cutt
The Heat is scheduled to perform in at The Rock-It Club on Sunday, June 23 with local power metal act Silent Scream opening. With Quiet Riot's platinum uack record, ihere'sastrongchance that DuBrow's and Cavazo's new col-
laboration will be comparatively suc-
he couldn't continue playing with Os-
boume after Rhoads tragic death. Wright
vocalist Paul Shortino filled in for
cessful, so this
distributed in Ja-
did record several of the bass tracks on the
DuBrow, and Cavazo and
can see these metal veterans in the intimate
and is now a valuable collectors item.
debut QR release, incl uding the h it 'Metal
sented the only remaining
before the band broke up for good.
corded Quiet Riot's
Jbum which was only
)sboume, who was rumored to have quit
Mack Sabbath mostly because he was embarrassed that their opening band on he last Sabbath tour
Van Halcn was
slowing them away night after night His
After the second album tour, Sarzo
After years of keeping a low profile,
Quiet Riot and after several
Dubrow and Cavazo have reunited and have put together a new band called Heat. Their new rhythm section consists of Pal
projects eventually joined Whitesnake.
Wright relumed one
lime for the
might be the
settings of the Rock-It
Heat goes on arenas.
Club before The
perfomiing to larger
get ready to bang your head
feel the noiz!
The show starts at 9:30.
& up arc welcome, and the tickets are
only 55.00 advance and SIO.OO door.
promises to perform mostly Quiet Riot
to recruit first
Sarzo to stay on top of the rising
|with the song Metal Health.
ivileged air time on that network. Quiet
BY JOHN URBAN
In contrast, songwriter extraordi-
naire Holly Knight,
band Device, was not in
formerly heeded the
as successful as
to the singers
ULTRAVIOLET A demo
an act needs
and could be
by the way, should be decided upon by
one of the most important to secure the interest of the
the nile, although there are exceptions. For
Repertoire) head Peter Philbin, as well as yours
wrk the other way around: live
listen to the
Contrary to what most
artist'sbelieve,qualityofarecordingor musical ability are
not often the best means of attaining
recognitioa Getting a deal today entails a lot of factors outside of great production or
Of course, incredible songs are always your best tools, but showmanship is also a necessary attribute to bands of the 90's. technical ability.
an exceptional song-
can almost guarantee they won't get listened
be relegated to a place
week and must admit
receipt The longer tapes,
superstar than a sti'ong songwriter with limat the
Top 10 over the past several years: they either have a gimmick (Dread Zeppelin), a completely calculated image and stage show stars in the
hits of others (Milli
line is a
missions to be clean and simple. This allows for
of a band's material. Just for your information,
mayt>e a pop tijne and a ballad. This favorite combination, because
A point in fact Even
Most persons in A&R, etc., were once musi-
cians tiiemselves; the rest were likely
liiaf s not to say, however, that under cer-
demo is when writing for
and gathering opinions on several
of the songs written by local bands that
been blown away by have tijmed out to be
the tunes responsible for obtaining
appearances or magazine/
a band's best tunes are selected
the demo, they should be rehearsed
as possible, so as to not waste
any money on valuable studio time working out parts. The primary culprits here are lead solos and background vocals. Some of the best known rehearsal studios may be out of a young band's budget The best sources of leads on additional facilities, which are usually less known and therefore less expensive, are other musicians
not appropriate. For example,
of music magazines. Although each band
soundh^k, normally only one song should be submitted (unless more are requested initially),
and obviously catered to a particular
up and tear down
and the classifieds
rooms, a few hard-to-find deals
24-hour access or
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on a demo is too room for input from
should offer highly unique sounding or unusually expressed vocals with catchy hooks,
compatible with the
the tunes on a
and publishers to envision
creative as any artist
another incorporates a haunt-
the music industry, the majority of the persons
though they might be on the business
another sports a thundering bass still
group shine tiirough different songs. For example, one song might
offers a variety
supplement the production with his own
country, jazz or whatever),
music to be
those listening to the tape.
find that taking a few
songs tends to be the most accurate barometer
demo, include one or two "rockers," (or w+atever particular genre of music fits your personal style, be
members tend to be too close
songs around to close acquaintances in the
producers and publishers
the artist to expand
As a matter of fact, numerous national record-
I take an extended trip somewhere (like Palm Springs or Mexico), and by then the group has given up on my input anyway. Now as fer as the types of songs to include on
unbiased. In general,
spoken with admit that they prefer
easier to create into a
(Madonna), or sing the
rehearsed, but need not be technically perfect
that those with
around on the back
week of on the other hand,
of styles and lets different
ited stage presence.
receive an average of ten
you ought to him your material o\«r to a publisher or work with movie soundtracks and television themes. An artist who is an
three songs or less get played within a
persons suggest a
band compile three or four of onto a
manager or music
necessary attribute to bands of the 90's.
without hearing them
both the band and an objective third party such
songs are always your best tools, but showmanship
a band, he will probably ask for
song by material.
A words of caution: Avoid inundating music industry personnel wth lengthy denw tapes.
truly, prefer to
production or amazing technical ability. Of course, incredible
music industry's "movers and shakers" - most of them won't even consider seeing an act live
The order on the
Getting a deal today entails a lot of factors outside of great
PREMUUNG YOUR DEMO 1APE tools
material (Heart, John Waite, Pat Benatar, Charles Sexton, Animotion and
Start off the
with your strongest song- The tune thafs
couldn't take the heat for
to the question,
can draw that
has been started up again.
people are going to be herded in for the
played here was at the
Club courtyard and
was packed; that court-
bigger than the Ritz. Don't get
wrong, I'm not bad mouthing the
seen some cool shows there and have always Well
Report. In other
words, what kind of stupidity
Tampa? Well let's start with the proposed bill that would give Gay's and Lesbians legal rights if
they are discriminated against in housing or
even be debated. God created everyone equal,
what the Christians
right Everyone should have the right to be treated
No matter what their sexual that's just plain human decency,
have a problem with that? Well
you who has a problem with
religious groups, thafs
who! To quote
spokesperson for the
you confront these people about being hypocrites, they start quoting scripture from the Big Book of Fairytales, otherwise Bible.
hard to take these people
their best to I
scam going. So
will the anti-discrimination bill
known as the
the good Christians doing
doesn't look good.
it feil. It
ho\\'ever have a few questions that
ask Mr. Caton about the history of his
How can a virgin have a baby? And how did Noah round up 2 of every an imal in the worid to put on his Ark? One would think that religion.
would require a
lot of travel,
not to mention the
cooperation of the animals. And what did Noah
one of the animals were gay? That might
be able to teach school children, one day as a
we examine the alternative music scene in the Tampa Bay area. The biggest show last month was without a
woman." Obviously Mr. paranoid homophobic, but the
the next as a
frightening thing about fruitcakes like Caton that they have Uie
of other paranoid
it strike you as odd that the people who claim to love all of God's children can conveniently leave out
fiuitcakes behind them. Doesn't
certain groups of God's children.
say the place
which took place
at the Ritz.
was packed would be a
choice of venues for
COLOUR, NINE INCH NAILS, ICE T, BUTTHOLE SURFERS? Well all these acts will be at the Orange
and the incredible
Juice Bowl in Oriando or Disneyworld,
get so confused about this since Disney
as part of
which aside from the music will feature booths that will give out info on the environment vital issues
the alteniative event of the
taking place in that funny shaped
gonna make St
last thing, if any cool alternative
me and I'll dedicate this whole
to Florida bands that are creating
something new and
original. I've also started
wll be putting out some
via mail order.
you're interested, get in touch. Just so you
KILUNG JOKE, CRASS, BUZZCOOCS TME CLASH.
have some material out and you want it reviewed
rains? There's a
scribe the heat and stench inside. WTiat
know where I'm coming
bands who backstab each
to the mall metal
aside from the fact that
the area rock scene happen,
one thing about the event that bothers me, it's
yourself (D.I.Y.) so
and an assorbnent of other
concerning the worid. This
know I don't Punk has
other, what's the point of
gotten a good laugh at
ak-ays been about doing
ADDIOIOM, SIOUXSIE THE BANSHEES, LIVING
moaning about the
of pissing and
really gives a shit?
understatement; words couldn't begin to deof Fugazi was very powrful arxi intense.
lack of scene unity in
Viho does this
THRUST there has
In the last few issues of
coming through towa
you don't take advantage
of the bigger acts
Speaking of bigger acb,
you're an idiot
piece of cattle. All I'm doing
the part where
comes out bi-monthly and hopefully monthly in the near future. If you want to list your band or venue send your SAS.E. to FL Contact Sheet, P.O. Box 7521, North Port FL 34287. The contact list is a great way to find out what's going on around the state, and ad rates are dirt
RAMOMES show coming up? The last time the
bands, venues, 'zines, and people to contact
people to the Ritz,
more than 10 min-
utes at a time, so I missed a lot of the show. That
Til next time take care
you would want
to be treated.
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(Ilj2 "Katst copyright
John Urban All rights
After having been published in eight differ-
ent magazines over the
having heard countless
few years and
admit that I'm starting to get hard to impress in
my old age.
band that Well,
the day when
at first listen.
happened a few weeks ago when I heard Lucie
song "Don't Be Afraid
Of The Dark" on Austin Keys' Tampa Bay Rocks program. I scored their CD titled Fasten Your Seatbelt, which is a consistent collection of well produced commercial hard rock. I immediately arranged for them to play in Tampa, and for
wasn't disappointed by their
show. The band
"SPAZ" SEVILLE, guitarist WADE JACKSON, bassist CHRISS MORRIAH and drummer JOEY COTOIA. Spaz has a and marketable
the sort of
frontman that demands your attention. Jackson
an impressive musician,
equally gifted at playing keyboards and backing
the difference between a
drum soundcheck, but
throw in a few originals. Their originals end up sounding like us."
solo and a
was a highlight of the show. The band and their crew Cotoia's solo
have worked with. As Spaz explains
most national it,
that because that's the first impression
where our covers sound
In this business
good you are that matters,
not how how many
And that's all
shared his theatrical goals and
way of Cadillac Bratz getting The way we look it is that we want to
we do now, but
used to be a time where
Be sure to catch
wasn't like that.
eariy eighties called
next gig in town, and for
or other merchandise
Fan Club. P.O. Box
decided to put something
and Bnice was the
us for some knew he had something going
how to get a free copy of their zine send a s.a.s.e. to The Fl
Fang Gang. P.O. Box 273388895. Tampa,
33688-3895. the Universe
down andhasbeenreplacedbyKETTH HANCOCK
with the band since day one has stepped
he had a singer or not."
The two met and found
that they both
TODD GRUBBS' UNIVERSE Bassist GUY POLLETTI who has been performing
playing bass for Grubbs
Adam asked me how he could get in touch with
That group was
BRUCE BATTEN and
set to achieve
with Thunder. They have already
recruited a Chicago based bass player
metal act named Brat's demise. Thunder was local
a straight ahead metal band in the tradition of
Trent Shoals. The band plans to release a tape eariy this called
summer, and the new band
ATOMIK COCKTAIL. Adam comis
with Batten as power metal, but not as dark as Iced Earth for a
drummer that exceeds
currently looking in
showmanship. Anyinterested can contactAdam at (813)
they're getting ruthless! In preparation
Weekend gigs with Circle Of Soul in Tampa and Roxx Gang in of their back to back Memorial
strumental tapes were recorded at
now Polletti played fronting his own band
E.G. Recording Studio. Until in Universe as well as Inc.
which has existed all
of his efforts into
Inc. Hancock moved to LA with
members to study at the B.I.T He joined Universe shortly after he moved back to Tampa, and played his first gig
several Oblivion Institute.
with Universe after only
days of rehearsal.
mental album project, and they already have record
interest for Todd's instru-
mental music based on his previous Guitar Parts demo.
Well, the vampires are in
Fang Gang. For infonnation
Bruce's career. Bruce had asked I
about membership, C.O.N, merchandise or
pares the style of the material he
in for a few years in the
fan club has
or another for close to ten years.
a newact that will pursue what Batten originally
he said "We went to
his leaving Iced Earth,
St. Lucie, Fl.
his band. As for
issues available at record stores
Speaking of Brats, a few of you might
shared similar musical goals, and are forming
info about joining their fan club or or-
ADAM called me after he
CAST OF NASTIES
a quality fanzine with a distribution of over
that" This band really
are true performers as well as
you're doing that you really have to have
your shit together.
on a solo project ever since. Recently ex-ICED EARTH vocalist GENE
Europe and had a very successful
with the big boys," Spaz continues.
find the right
we got back,
be staying in the
going through several singers, the
that could possibly
contacts you have or being in the right place at tiie
band broke up. Batten couldn't has been working
rave about a
stage look with their
but this Morriah guy
So what we do is mostly all and throw in a couple of cover songs. of the circuit bands play all covers and
they don't want to hear
Accept and Judas
sound reminding me of Megadeth. Being a bass I
and put on a
band, Morriah and Cotoia had a heavy as hell
not often that
dering their tape,
think you'll get that back.
Down where we
the rhythm section. For such a hit oriented
to get. If
To keep up to date on all of the
scene movements that Todd Grubbs in, dial
him, you know
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13 June 1991/TW/?t/sr
Since the aetat ot sight Songs in 1936, Cinderella have had
unpack. The budget was bigger for Long Cold
IWn/er, but there was
guess we've been eating our
of the tour
has grown on us as a band.
depends on what you grew up on.
You never knew what they were going
do from track
to track. They'd
to country to blues.
of Cinderella were traveling musi-
cians during the recording of this album.
was the reason ether &an That was part of it
On Ac previous
actually, to help to
one place. We
mi^t have jumped around
seems like the n^iac of today is being disected and segregated. It's lite, "Which style do you play?" like you can't play aiding else.
for the overdubs or mixing but the basic tracbwere
That seems really strange to me.
songs with a certan type of studio, and each song started to develop
the growth thing.
a new band wi th a very smailbudgeLThen went on tour for a year and a half, sold all of these albums, and the record company wanted us right didn't
own character. That way, from sound
Change" and "Heartbreak Station." Our pro-
ducer, John Jansen,
even have time to
manager and that kind
new album, that's the first tMng that really me were some of the messages. Have you
doi't know 'rf that's the problem. That's
the thing, everyor^'s used to you saying serious, heavy, almost depressing message.
our messages are kind of light and the ymris, kind
Some songs sound
you're dealing vsith petty' tc^ics, but have a heavy
approach to the music.
i radical concept. Not
an vi black musicians, but uii
reck band, or a black funk band,
deurn, they can.
like that at all.
from the enthre
lines either lyri-
your Mi<;ar shack, but I'm
shit in it
I'm visiting and orag
across your fkwr." The second line tfie
when I'm visitmg so can drag what vtouIJ say. We all live ina\wrldof shit and we have to learn it
across your fkig." That's
get a better product. Capricorn
worka deal with us anyway, ifs not really like a trial. With a better product, we can get a better deal.
songs are not for the public but for with the label that we
TcU me about the J^Tictl cont«t of "Shell» .Me."
are constantly pointing their fir^rs and
putting down other
The people wfw point most to hide. It's everyone has their own shelter or their lifestyles.
their finger usually have the
own vice whether
drugs, alcohol or rock
Everyone has their own escape
& roll. own
and no one has the
for "Shelter Me" is not your typical fast-
cars-with-hot-babes kind of video.
We're ready to
and the old
the story followed the
Did you get w4ut you wanted? Out of all the videos that we've ever done I'm the happiest v\nth that one.
Wouldyra consy«rthis a good time ior Heartbreak Statim wiS) the bines happening big now? I mean,
had bees your debut you have onl^ 20,000 umts. don't know about timing. think our first album was at the right time and then Long Cold Winter was a surprise. It opened up with Blues, then it really kicked in. That was a good time for that album and this is a good time for this album. if
Do you ever look back on the career that Cinderella has had and go "1 can't believe all of this."? Everyday,
don't ever forget v^+iere came dream come true. We still believe where we're at we have to I
input did the band have on the whole process?
song about young
for it \ye don't take
anything for granted.
has a parental acKisory sticker
on the new album.
How doyou fed about that oa the news aad hear
people can turn
twice as bad? It
actually by people thM are
chSdren being recruited
t^ng advantage of their
commenting about that Hey, youdon'thavetobe thatway,butifyoucomeatme, misery. Ifs basicaaly
we're not going to run from you. We're not going to
wouldn't be bulkhit
got a parental advisory
would say okay,
turn the odier cheek, we're nrt going to be a water hose.
albums that have the
The Wal-Marts and K-Marts of the worid.
Who gives a fiick? The
those stores, then I'm one sick, sorry fuck.
language of our surrourkHi^s.
back and lessen the point just to get K-Mart
and Wal-.Mart to stock our albums doesn't make sense to me. Let's talk about the
new album a
that black audiences aren't really paying that
making music for
read that you're tiying to do a reverse crossover
attention to you. Is ftut correct?
do musically IS what we're also do socially. We want to have an environment where everyone can participate with what's
V^tiat we're trying to
goir^ on. We're trying to bring more black people into this because
we are seven black men
ome up with the eighteen songs. VMiat
was, though a
of people don't get
indKidials went through from grovWng up to dealing with the reality of our surroundings.
hav« a song like
song about the l«:k of choices that a
going on, not just bands
you want to get prime time radio airplay, band that's getting prime time radio
into die totality of things instead of just
think you've almost been shunned in a
So do you
think that a lot of Wack artists feel alienated from
own community because
you're not getting
that vw're dealing with the country
over mass murder and censorship
to the arts an>vay.
to take a
When bends confront the norm, while for people to get to it
talk to your and radio people, find out who counts
Thrust .Magazine (shameless plug),
and who doesn't, watch where you
Even Greg Mull
that Earl and
has nothing to do with the record deal.
feels that live,
stoff in the
the tape fool you,
EC: There's going to be a new song for the radio that
"Don't Look Ahead,""You,"and
we're better than our tape.
"Bonnie And Clyde."
the stodio, but
produced the demo
w^'re going to record "You" for
Johnny Sanlin, who's had some great a better studio,
going to be top notch.
confident that w+iat we're ready to do
going to be
about a message to hook some new fans?
AM: We might you're a local barxi and you're trying to be
successful, talk to successful people.
been on davlime rotation on both local 98Rock and 95YXF. These stations can't
do one more
AM: We'll get a tour, have Van Halen open up for us, and we'll be at Monsters of Rock.' Maybe we'll come out and do special guest appearances. All we have to
probably be "You."
agree on anything
there to it That's what we're
What do you expect to happen after the four month
Morrisound so \«'re going
smce you've been in Tampa? AM: If your ship don't come in you have
did Bleeding Hearts ac-
Do you have a message for the radio programmers who haven't yet heard Bleeding Hearts?
the radio next
we're going to have a real
past We're going to be in is
really sure of the songs.
you speak, and always be abrasively humble.
You're dealing with an environment that's hostile
a better product, we're going to get a better deal.
everv'body waving llags and going ape shit craiy
Do Bleeding Hearts have any other
contemporary. Ifs a really cons€r\-ative environ-
talk to a
Don't worry so
w+iafs contemporary, they're redetmin^
Then you have a song like "Housework" which is totally dealing with bei ng a latchkey kid as most <rf us vs-ere, and ^t's exactly what the song is about Then there's "Fight For You," which is a
kinds of people there. Everyone needs to hear
have. That^s a fatality of a lot of people in this
don't want to be exclusionary,
don't want just a certain hip audience,
What new songs will be on the Capricorn demo? AM: We got three new tunes
going to kick some butt They figure that
but there are some stores that just will not stock
listening to the
Capricorn so that they can ensure themselves and
wanted more of a musical cohesion that kept the theme throughout the record. When we listen to it we wanted to have a universal theme and the theme
you coukl lake two or three
to deal with it
continued from page 9
bands, other black artists, jazz
going to step on
BLEEDING HEARTS GET SIGNED
it came out of the second chorus, e\'en \^ien domgthe demo,] said,'lt's g(*togo intoasax on the tate."
approach or affect were you trying to achieve? VV'e v\-anted more than just a grouping of songs. We
"There's a pile of ^it in
tiMiill Jtnes/cB- founder Fishbone
put some gospel whole feel." Andw+ien
There's a pile of going to step on
to really get the
Its abou t people in society
be so we won't mention any rames. The input
that we had
has a f/xspA chord
here. Thatll be the ic'mg
prudish lady. Everyone knov^'s
listened to the words.
you could play to someone message across, what lines would they be and what would the message be?
video, like the evangelist preacher
to get a
get surrounded, very
feu people knoui
Just because of
cally or musically that
use profanity just for shock value or a comedy
are. the critics are actually starting to
album, and those yttn the only
be spoon fed so they knoui
come across people that have
exactly uhat they're dealing urith if
music then as opposed just listening to the beat and melody?
was kind of light-hearteJ.
the hell is Fishbone? Everybody
actually listen to the words. I'm surprised vx+ien
ue'ie a variation on many things
how to get
never question anyone's
think the people are finally starting to see
the messages within your
paiticulai style: uie'ie not a black
and ue don't limtUuiselues.
wrote "Shelter .Me" that
gotten over that problem?
had quite a
Led Zeppelin helped with the album. John Paul Jones arranged the strings for "Winds
what you're gonna
right to throw the first stone.
leally just dan't
A variety of guests including John Paul Jones from
not Estening to
Obviously, you were trying to get specific sounds.
Thrust You've complained before about people
tions with the director about the characters in the
what we were doing. also brought in Gospel and Bhies players.
back in the studio.
track to track, they
We had the most time and luxuries with thisone. When we did Sight Songs, It's
album wasn't done
We did two s(h^ in this stwito and three that studio. W« tried to match certain
This does seem to be our most diverse album to date.
in the sanne studio. This
After the success of your first two albums, did you get into Heartbreak Station with
then because bands played everyiimg 2nd
made we had
We sent him a couple of tapes and he
would be pretty bonng
go frwn a hard song
helped us out
done Night Songs Part Hi.
rooti are with bands like the Rolling Stones and Led
months off to album the way
So we not only had the luxury of a
the time thing. At the end
budget, but the luxury of time and
You've really vwnt 180° smct your debut, Nigfd
get our heads together and do this
don't know, a lot of touring and playing
Cinderelli has defmitely
?r:ve year after year that they weren't a one
rich, talk to a millionaire,
paid as an opening band for a headlining or a national band because radio airplay media support,
Put your ad
be egotistical, povs'cr-hungry mani-
EC: But the music makes us it
good. We'll leave
GO GO HARLEM BABY PRODUCED
AVAIL AB OH
I^MMlAlMtBflM^tSlli^^ Tampa Bay ^1aB«:l«««
Before their show. DRIVW N" MISSTAKEM CADILLAC FOXX (guitar) and JBf MAYE played an acoustic set at BRATZ and SHOTCUM WB>- idrupfisi. The band has also changed DmC rocked the ROCX-IT tor their moniker to NIGHTMARE PEACHES MUSIC Singer Km
shcMCdSe night on May 19th.
TME nrZ THEATRE
The 1991 New Music Expo on
Their sound com-
bines punk/altemative/metal with
and they are quite
band through a four
including "Last Song of
visual The band will be debuting this
They stuck around to
MAMY FACES OF MARY
month, so check them out
THE BRASS MUC
began a showcase featuring three
of Nasty Sa\'age),
was great with
GANG up the
has joined the line
sticks to pick
making a big buzz
nal act to be
had a recent show. The got things
rolling Kith an aggressive, grinding
HAL SfOWBtS se\'eral
area musicians in
writing and recording the score for an
in the air
LMBJCMT ROXX GANG
June. Industr\ readers take notice.
the aid of
But the buzz
band through a
and frenzied pace, showcasing new songs and old
The Gang was
impressive and loud.
Rock .Marathon featuring
played to a standing
room only ctowxI at JEFFREYS. The band
from the show and a
sounding better then material
MBNISSA featuring the origi-
GOUm NUCGET. The band put on
says he s hosting the event
old daughter. Unfortu-
nately, the Bennett's don't have the
insurance to cover her hospital
being held JUNE
JBTREY'S Cvnnrmed THIRD DECREE, JETEYE, NHSSTAKEN, EMat
ing tickets in advance will be eligible
ing mght on June
to see the
sooa The band had been on
JASON DEMERS iguiUr). are DORIAN SAGE ihassl 16 June ^99MTHRUST
be added. Donnie
turn out to show our support
him and hb
was an exchange of auras,
Runner up was
such famih' favorites as "I'm Not Gay,
held at The Station.
from the moment
upon the stage
the band set
Just Hate Giris."
second standing wation. To event "unplugged"
electricity that flowed
They have added a
debuted their new-
has re-opened the
730 club under a new name:
OF MX R9UTE. weekend,
had great atmosphere
and provided a haven
slots for Central
up to them as well. On Sunday's at
at the finals of
took top honors
-9] held at
Melbourne. The speed metal band
tentatively pfay with Zappa-esque funk'
Whiff," available free at their o(
the future of Central Florida metal.
Not only will the proceeds go to a good cause, but the
tape goes to
TBEPECE are being courted Featuring
Timepiece have also been heralded by
to the writers listed above
SL N #8-220. St
just to say "thanks'
have a good
AV'e're just trying to
something id want to do as a change of pace,
right next to
What makes a band
to be in the trend." stated
musicianship, the lyrics themseh"es. the nahiral qualitv' in their personali-
are eagerly awaiting the
By now. the new
with only guitars, voices,
other Flonda press as one of the best
sounding bands around.
(bassist lor .Alter
to only a few select cities for
to radio for playing us so
time vwth what we're doing.
vou were lucky enough to see Ricky
are in negotiations with
BRAILL£ CLOSET, CROWSDELL, MARK SABATIMO,
hard to imagine that a band wouk)
MAOMTS HAM. GRANDAD,
Send vour regional information c/o Thrust.
you need more
In the mail this
TRK JOHNSON. SLOW,
ATTKA are gear- ECUPSE
ing up to release a
ANINMUBERATION ROSSBKTON COLUNS set for release this
and a borrowed drum tot "The reason
Congratufations to both bands.
head out on tour
Living Colour. it's
BOY (LIB on Tuesday nights, and
by several major
SAKON KKX on June lltK
you can drop
uled for Fort Lauderdale this month.
sampling of Central Florida's best
be playing on a weekly
you're not familfar with the
PLATHUM POST. T» CREATIVE MUSK COAUnON now doing shows BAD as are GRSNHOUSE and TWO-
ing material at
bands and their patrons.
a few of your favorite under-
only Florida appearance was Jackson-
this just after
in the hearts
reach only twelve
meanwhile are record-
This special concert performance will
accommodated by the
night Sure, the pface was
and souls of the people comfortably
promises to bring us even more may-
album and peaking with a
OOMATOiAST from Pensacofa. and
RIGHTS OF THE ACCUSB) FEAR GLORY
"Over .My Head" the force of King's
Chicago hardcore act
just an audience
connection, or an adrenaline rush,
a paradox: The
was more than
began to work
Mike Williams of
PA SACRBI DE-
are putting together a
to see these
stage show, the second in their
guys as they are in dire need of a
has really helped the local music scene, so
the power of excitement that set
RENEGADE LIVESTOCK. at CMDrS. with LEGENDS OF COWPUNKS and RBGHTS AROUND THE BEAN
shows. Get a copy for a sampling
KYM LAROUX Ivocalsl. and
wasn't your usual acoustic set
are going to the studio soon to record
have captured their musical
BIALD CITY, CAPT. XMNSON, and DOWN'N'DIRTY
warm up band F.O.C
Florida's Best Guitarist competition
on "Get a
and we can expect a new project
and no bread. Ray
.Another band that will run you
for the asking.
did a week-
ing the spontane-
the best of the area s onginal metal
for savs the buzz.
clubs. .Most of the bands
music With brought
area metal sane, get out to these
DOPE and RB) will kick off open-
CLUB, the new rock & roll venue in
has not given up
and Thursday nights
to Jacksonville by
be the next big
debut and are displaying
Brewer on guitar will
theORUUDO CONMECTMN PRBMPLE in the nex1 final sched-
night Beach Club k)catioa The aJter-
at local venues.
a bass pfayer and
will resurface at
proach since the keyboard dominated
Tracy show for the
this band will
A&R rep that grabs
shows or by
local record stores.
NBTTALRAY RAY looking
has taken a more guitar oriented ap-
the ckising of
opened the Lord
Post-Punk semi goth band HFTH COLUMN have their demo avaifable in
for prizes givCT
bands are finding more venues open-
some 300 people
Sealey pulled in
next band to watct"
for local original acts.
MAOBME HOUSE name
enthusiasm of the
evening that theyll never forget; a
new drummer Ren
Cronic Reality and
ordered along with their video by con-
vocalist of King's
proved the success of taking a
debut can be
responded warmly to the energy and
hjcky enough to win tickets for an
v^-nting.Arcturusat 1(X)1 Feather Drive,
invoK'ed in an
and about 20 people. This past month
PUS. FUNKER. and SLOW.
are set to release a video and are cur-
at Pappa's with
TOM hstt a beautiful but very month
started the first local
benefit to aid
CAT E. WUMDOPE, MUTHER
which has since
rently recording tracks fora
will host a
dav party on June 14 featuring
wasn't so kxig ago today that
DOHME B8METT ill
press release list
the scene. Replacing guitanst
Queensryche veia They are
for prtRiding insight into his
songwriting for a tongtime fan.
ORCUSOFFOOlSare.VOT' splitting up.
well have to take his word for
nal line up. reunited for a few sho^^•s at
which provides support
on June 10th
ARAZMO, BLEEDIMC CLUB BANDSTAND
HEARTS, DRAMA. CYPSY BANC CAMC and VIEIRA
WISE JAMELL MCCCC producing. SADLBt ROCKY RUCXMAN. THE TELSTAR ALLand KACEY ROSS TOSTAR of STARS including CHRIS ANSarasota has donated the recording DGRSON from the OUTLAWS, time to the project the onginal GREG ALLMAN band BMRRTTZ held a Memonal Day members and other area musicians ent:
town club atmosphere. Thanks
and their reemer-
gence. The ever charismatic
film to be released at
the Cannes Film Festival, including
afterwards to soak up
for this all-ongi^
CAT CLUB in
shows or by writing to 973 Jamaio
and Destroy." The band stuck around
Tobin (Da\id Bowie). Tyger Tyger be showcasing at the
in the songs.
debut on the scene and former fens
won't be disappointed.
CTCwd and went on to tear
and their demo can be obtained
up the Beacham Theatre, enconng
whammv of a TYCBt TYCER has added new double guitarist CHAD ROBHtSOII and CAST OF NAStiB is
with a cover of the Stooges "Search
up, dropping his
and takes a
talk to the ap-
was produced by
Bomb A Gogol
thrash bands every Wednesday
month. The nine track "M'hen Heroes
Maddie Hope" from his solo album.
Mav 1 8th that featured showcases from
then vou are
get to the MT\' Unplugged."
invited guests at
reach out U> their au-
dience, they clear a channel for
something hi^r. within reach, that all
of us are looking for.
Our thanks go
out to WF\\ for alkjwing us to share in this exclusive event.
era of Southern Rock.'
the leveb of emotion that they touch.
master of ceremonies. Mr. Carey Brooks for handling promotions and press accommodatioTiS. and especially to Scott for helping
tey Un<i^ ««*^ >^^r-«Mi Ioq] has released
a double compilation album
sales of the
will benefit several .AIDS orga-
ACT UP. an activist group and JBIUSALBN M^ich shelters and
economicall)' disadvantaged .\IDS pa-
for defeating a total of eighty one
Jerry Douglas and guests
include .Mike .Marshall,
Kathy Kallick and Scott Nvgaard. In other Sugar Hill nen-s.
making a video
finished thf recording of their
singer Henry Puertas reports that the
a more h'equent basis now. Kentucky-
threatened lawsuit bv a band with the
the 1992 competi-
on a good weeknight now, three or
four times that
The onk show
For more information write
her upcoming "folk heroes" release on
Sacred Flame. 1747 Jericho Court,
Polygram. The Doc Watson cut was
at this vear s
HB>CES BLUES '91 FESTV VAL was recently kicked off at the
dance routine that
be put on
selected to the fourth
NORTH CAROLINA MUSIC SHOWCASE are annual
Lakewood .Ampitheatre and featured
KING HEADLINES THE
DREAM BAND Dixon.
versions of "Stand," "Turn
and "World Leader
Pretend." The second will feature
"Shiny Happy People" with sions of "1 \}p'
Remember California," "Get
and "Pop Song." In other related R.E,M. news, RTi:,
the national station of Ireland has
banned the video
for "Losing .My Re-
On a more positive note, OUT
SECOND SKIN, SOUTHERN CULTURE ON
The three day event wiL be
held at The Cat
Cradle'in Chapel Hill.
also be showcasing
AU>n£CMKXASAW MUDO promo CD
have released a 4-song
single for Polygram.
disc features "Cold Blue"
Joel Burkhart has joined .Athens'
VKftANTES OF LOVE
Stompl. along with \tx versions of
Records) as second guitansL
"Nothm" and CCR's "Lodi" recorded Marquee Club
VANILLA THE ATLANTA MUSICAL TRAMMRECK has become the ARTS COLLECTIVE be preNCs
RECORDS. The band had previously GEORGIA'S BEST TALBTf put out a single and were one of tweh*
bands feahjred on that
leased last year.
Remember, by the Juju music,
father of Nigerian
next month. The contest
be open to bands and sok)ists alike
force into the
South Florida rock
hands gave a powerfiil performance
on drums. The winner
of the great
not soon forget
Talk about some wild bass guitar This I
backed up by 5 horns,
it he's also
project with Milton Mustafa, and
weeks or so.
be one hot boogie.
South Florida companies. The con-
SOUTH GJUK SARAYA and ALDO NOVA making a comeback with his
was hosted by Gaiy Str>xkr.
nCH a popular
charged progressK"e band on the South florida scene has just begun v«orking
Memonal Dav featunng
new album on the illustrious also
ION BON lOVi who
made his appearana at the beach.
Brian Bozworth movie. Stone Cold.
plaving in the background.
THE MAVERICKS .Nashville's
socks off at a
Jovi. .After a
"Lucille," everyone left the stage
after a short delay
WHTTE came up and jammed "Ona Twice Shy" and Led Zep's "Babe
I'm Gonna' Leave You", which
MCA records coinciding with the label's
MTV"s "ilnphigged" you know
natkxial conv<entk)n. Negotiations are
to the bone.
(held in Octoberi as well as a
complete recording package including 24-track studio time, among other prizes.
VAMML played NY's Cat Club and have sparked repealed interest
ever seen the live verswn reconled for
the fishing boats.
New faces on
Helmricksl. BIG SHOALS TRAa, BIG HAR SURPRSE
along the lines
supergroup with Bethany and Deb fi'om
MUTLEY CMX on drums and
NUMBER TWO. Look
Rob Harris from the Moles on
for a Bullethead
lead git-tar and Eddie Ray oA^'anksister
on guitar and
three bands, at Club Demolition in
Speaking of recording.
Its not a white thing,
a funk thing accord-
RMK B8LE a
up a sold out
on the grand opening night of a
CLUB 506 SOUTH
(formerly Nightlinei. Their musical
blend of ftink/rapliard rock
huge grin never once whole evening, and
handle the job for this already established
band can contact Eddie Vertuno
stick with their original
DRMH V CRYM* stopped by
Some possibilities are Slick Lizard and Free Beer, but as for now they will
and support is
385-9479. Since the band has
has considered changing
musicians, so people, get off your butts
May even though dmmmer. who feels they can
looking for a
strai^t-foiward hard rock, the band
HOOKBI has been seen plaving dates throughout
their hearts to dedicate Friday
This can open
..r.c.'i s. U'.c
changed musical directkxis to a more
be out sooa
rumors that the day he was
cording a 4 song
worked up quite a folkiwing.
their musical tal-
brief chat with the lead
Kevn Kinney. found out that I
also sa>'s that he will be offering a vast
they played here 3 v'ean ago and by
array of entertainment for his club so
chance w+ien he was browsing through
not to limit any single image.
Fk)rida-v»ihere the is
now from South summer is hot and
an area supermarket
making it one of the fargest
pawn shop he found
his old axe
and was soon reunited with
CHAIBAW Kl lUb and focals ilAGK WAND plav«d the l
.May 10th. bringing in a
you were there you may have been lucky
to see the vocalist sing
with his pants down. at
TKMB cosponsored the show. .Magic
506 was Tallahassee's (rm speed
good job warming up the
aowd. To watch a drummer stand 19 during the whole see.
TIC Kll ILNS rocked throu^
their set putting
on a very good per-
formance. In .August they
death metal act DVC (DMITH back into VADERS CHURCH) wtio hit the BUTOI
the studio with producer
(Nirvana. Tad) and
stage and took charge creaUng an
record their next Ip v^ihkli will have a
onslaught of musical mayhem. The
started almost instantly
music stores here
jam along with Bon
Greg Drais are going back to
then joined Akk) for his encore. .Akk)
smokin' verskxi of "Long
can be seen in the new
then brought up the
their massive road-flare modal-
drummer Dave Peck and
up on Bullethead's
Jon belted out "Blaze of Gk)ry" and
SOUND STUDIOS FARR CRY and NAKED chosen to open for Saigon
FARMBB have to put
and the kaleidoscope
be starting a recording
an impression on the crowd. The
others threw a large beach bash on
weeks the town
was an evening that Button
sponsored by Operation Homefi'ont
NKKO MCBRMN from
Club Demolition with the
to .Nashville Record Pressing,
guitar wars. Gustavo, was asked to
receive an automatic slot in the
'inim and accordion into juju music.
metal sound for another summer, as
with snaky bassiines and motorcycle
by an impromptu appearance by
any grass grow under
Unsigned album. This
mMSOVTH MUSK SHOW-
iatiMrn for having introduced talking
his feet is
SEX POLICE. BICYCLE FACE and METAL FLAKE MOTHBl ing the
and Knives" (both from 8-Track
on Unsigned [I.
to be released
THE SKDS, TW STRAIGHT for the BOCK AMDBCA CONAHEAD, TEASNG THE KO- CBTT at CB. Smith Paris on May REAN, URBAN EDGE and THE 19th. This extraordinary show was
OF TWE has reached the top of the
of June. South Florida
MOIST RECORDS/BAnB) BREATH PROOUCTKMIS w\\
aaxiously awaiting the release. Stryder.
could not hap-
during a jam by the
RANDY JACKSON from Zebra on
The Dotted Line
BIUYCLUB FEST, BUSTBI ROUGE, CHICKEN WIRE GANG, D&LON FBKE. DAU LAMA. FMGBl LADY LUCK. NO REASON TO HATE, THE
ishing the final details
has released two limited
F.M. The winner, who received a (korge
Gustavo .Afasont Following the con-
Robin Guitars and
Lynch model custom
was sponsored by Drum
Design, Guitar for the Practicing Mu-
South Fk)rida has to
with some of the finest rock music
Cash McCall and,
the audience hypnotized for an hour
pen to a better band!
ceeds went to ben-
PUIS 5. THE 1991 CMTAR WARS
of label interest
from Orlando and
ping and shiny, that
are generating a considerable
the scene: SMART BOMB (good-humored college rock
The winnerwas awarded $4000 cash at
John Baldry. Careyj .Al
went bananas, including openers
Hogtown are psyched. The four-song
STORY THlBt from West Palm.
Mose .Allison. Long Bell.
band to be signed to major labeL
set at the
much as a pause for a beer. .Not enough audience, but the 40 who were there
the hard underground rock bands in
hundreds of fans
time to show The Mavericks
THE FLORIDA ROCK STRONGBOX EPw3S just mailed
legal right to the
support The Mavericks are pre-
of admisskwi alone.
about to become
dicted to be the next South Florida
HARDBACK on May 7th without so
to their liking,
90 minute headlining
drummer wrth the pnce
SMRH PAiaCon.May 26th. when coming to thev'openedforROMNE MSAP. MUD'S due to heavy
brought their unique blend of the old
With the park a
Club Demolition has Los .Angeles
and the new countn- sounds
by the ICA.
The week long
MBILE BEACH sponBAS CLAS (which means low WATSON MEMKMOAL FES- sored a 20 band class) recenth' performed at the NEW TIVAL showcase, from ORLEMBJAZZ AND HBO.Athens FIVE-BGHT (at one Mav 24th through TACE RSnVAL Mith V*v special time the average height of the band May 26th. Several guests. JOMM> HBSmniC from members has relea.^ed INFLAT- major record labek MAMOU iMCAi aaompanied the ABLE SBVSE OF SELF Mean- were on hand. band on fiddle and squeeze box while while. drumrP'ir T\^ir has N:.;n layTIC MAVAMTHONYTMSTLBfVAfTE of ing dov\Ti dmm tracks at SCOTT ERICKS. South THE WATBtSOYS joined in on STUOCEY'S SOUND GALLBIY Florida s hottest nev^• GA
on a big weekend.
to speak of lateh*
the midst of this.
TIB HARDBACK CAFE and CLUB DBNOUTION draw people
ing can be woriied
The Year at the end
pressed into vinyl
doing bands, nobody's reopened
which there are twenW-six
Cainesville punk- riA'k rolls on.
THE NUTTY PROFESSOR PUB just ckised. GRAVTTY for sale, the ORANGE ft BREWand
about to make a
WATSON DAN CRARY and MROBE (SWAM5), FKB> THE RB>CLAY RAMBLBtS FRITH, MOFUMCO, MOE haw each recentlv recorded a song (of
students are gone.
live-music clubs have hit hard times-
Ner^li* mn* l%«s> A<«ttor
summer. In Gainesville. nxKt
METBI recenth- finished recording Band_Of The Year for 1991. 'at the a brand ne^- album. ALL M GOOD BUTTON SOUTH These boys are TIM^for SUGAR HILL not idle for k)ng, within a week of thei RECORDS m Durham. NC. was successful competition they were
appearing on the release
the electric guitar
nizations in Atlanta such as
research, relief and
educaboa Proceeds from album
bodies were in abundance. At the
CD and will be released over in
within a few months. Another kxal
go. a big big
congratulatwns goes out to
FTWiF from SPEi
VAMPNC" KURVNI and everyone
Metal Blade Records. Jason was the previous metal director at V89.
17 Jur>e ^99^/ THRUST
FINDIN' THE Eddie Cocuran said
Muddy songs on the disc and the rest are pretty damn enjoyable. Some old Robert Johnson tunes and some
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he was killed in a horrible auto
a cure for the
and ifs not just an auto accident, it's the blues. The only real cure for the summertime blues, or
any kind of blues,
the blues. Food
can't have too
can have too
much of the
cream and too many
Ichiban out of Atlanta
Carter's "Strokin" as their claim to fame),
secrets in the blues
No sampling, no synthesizers, no plas-
anything, just the blues as
some entertainment all
Chick gave us the dance fevorite
"BABY, LET ME PLAY WITH YOUR POODLE." On his new disc,
WOMAN," sure to be a crowd pleaser, and a tale of gambling addiction called "GOING TO THE DOCS." Those are pretty much the only bright spots
on the disc. This entire album was made witiiout the benefit of any stijdio trickery, overdubs, or
MARGOLIN has an
label blues are
majors are catching on and catching up.
series eariier this year with the
ROBERT JOHNSON new
was the female blues sold
of releases starting
artist of tiie
more records than any
otiier Blues singer
of her era. Without Bessie Smith,
would have heard of
Billy Holiday, or Janis
She was as
Joplin for that matter.
and because she was
was denied prope r medical care and died. Luckily,
the Blues never die and
now we can
blues releases from Columbia are
MXON^ BW THREE
lections of vintage cajun blues, slide guitar,
blues from folks that haven't
been heard from in
blues discs from major
labels are helping
with the summertime
ROBERT CRAY his hat v^ith his
disc on Mercury.
Horns and a
pulls a >\inner out of
The disc features the Memphis
B-3 organ sound that
like "THE FORECAST CALLS FOR PAIN," and "MY PROB'^M" are some of the best stuff is
right in the
Robert has rranked out since his STRONG PERSUADBl disc a few years back.
Finally, from out of left field, comes a disc from a former heavy metal guitarist that is pure
blues and feahjres lots of stomping blues and
JIMMY ROGERS, KIM the Fabulous Thunderbirds)
PINE TOP PERKINS, WILUE "BIG EYES" SMITH and more. The only problem w\h
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on Powerhouse Records,
former boss. The disc
BLUES by the
6328 Park Blvd.
could have used some.
Former Muddy Waters his
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she was popular. She was hit by a car in
you can get past his cheesy sound, there
catalog and pick up
with a two disc set of
Anniversary disc and tiien you
can go back tiirough
continue with a
The new CHIOC WILLIS disc is supposed and raw, but I find itcontrived and thin sounding. Supposedly tiiere are no synthesizers, just real horns, but tiiey sound too real to me. Chick is a funny songwriter and if
'^HE AINT UGLY (SHE JUST DONT
put on wax in the past twenty years.
The guitar playing is strong, the organ sounds wonderful and Gary is playing both instruments and singing some stinging blues at the same time. Coleman is one of the fewbluesmen to have songs that match the witty titles. Gary's songs are as good as the title's. Check out talents.
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The best thing about
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this set a
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cure for them old summertime blues.
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and booze are good but you could have too
women, but never too much blues. Some of the best blues coming out today is on some of the smaller independent labels like
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him, but after you hear them romp through
summertime blues. Actually, there is a cure for the summertime blues. Eddie himself no longer had the blues after the
Of course he died of a
heart attack almost ten years ago after marr\'-
ing a nineteen ytar old
BLUES from GARY MOORE (formeriy of Thin
get any party going.
ALBERT KING and
blues in a
your summertime blues
this disc just
way that will cure
Got the blues? Get some blues.
Muddy's band does the best
hard driving tunes.
he displayed on their most recent album Extra
United States. After their
busy touring the
they were off to Bostoa Besides touring nationwide, various
make up of the audience, v^-hich ^-is
ring to the
The dancers are serious about their and alwa>'S a delight to see. They are
and fans who slipped
from Inner Circle
true that Inner Circle's popularit>-
from true that the group
an ovemi^t success. 'Like other groups w've
certainly paid our dues. But, v^i^t
We wre fortunate to interviev^- bass
rhythmic pulsating wrid
is if you're
good, then e\'entually,
extraordinary female dancers,
disdplined and committed to their craft.' com-
erasing for more!
desire for international
music from the
mother, father, and e\-
eryone else for his problems. The
on your mother, you chuck it on your means the >'outh pushes blame on
everyone for his drcumstances in
as vs«II as
I'm surprised by our success,
WORLD THE THROUGH MUSK."
This should be hot!
honestly say that
you continue only good can if
When asked if there
any Reggae band that
Switching gears to the
Fw aK-a)? felt that
do what >'ou're good
result frx)m it'
tainment (along with
take part in the festivities.
Carnivals,' are a big event
in the Caribbean. 'The fes-
SOUKOUS has gained popularity. Alex
members, who speak no En^ish, communicated with us via tiansfator, their Guyanese
his explanation for the
manager Alex Boicel
as fratemal sentiment
by Ian and his fellow band members both on and off the stage. After the concert Inner Cirde
Featured with other various
v^'t» (lucidly for us)
such places as the Congo, categorized by the
such people as lot as
PAUL SmOM w^ has
man for this type of music
out of Africa. Without him doing the mass
The first message we com-eyed to the members of Loketo was that we lo\<ed their
produdng he has
performance. Arlus Mabele,
Alex, ga\'e the characteristic smile \^•hich
(referring to Craceltmd),
would not probably see such groups
gaining the recognition tho' deserve.
people are desiring to hear this t\pe of music'
continued the fim tradition in Canada,
Boston, Washington D.C., Texas and
hundreds of kicks, snares and toms. All organized
that performed w<ere
hitting the Reggae scene. Until Irie!
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The Carnivals happen throu^ut the summer, except Miami's in October. Major ami.
into 128 different
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international artists was Congo's LOKETO. The
to say we souixl Uke this or that group. Look, bow we play comes from raw energy. So for me if s hard to categorize the group. Our sound is unique because it comes from our own cre-
agree that goodness was overflowing from their
drerKhed w'th sweat ftt)m his performance), hard for
compares with Inner Cirde, Ian (who was his soft voice, "It's
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The youth blames
relaxed with friends, crew,
recently in the area for a
>«ars ago. The song is about a troubled teenager.
lAM LEWIS vi\o shared some of his
the theme from the television
pretty hypocritical!' .Alex
be heard ranging from boxing arid soccer to
wTOte "Bad Boys" approximately four
at the present time- to
JACOB -KILLER- MILLER
beat and ethno-pop sound. Seconi are their
Cops, w-hich has given Inner Circle a boost of
the music that
gytations of their bod>', con\«y messages of
from the continent
backstage. Com-ersations and laughter could
No\^' referred to as the
Brothers in the near future.
to love 'Mother-.Africa,' but they aren't
the term Ne^' Age Music,
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in the group, in-
REGGAE'S INNER CIRCLE
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d his JebuL titled MJo
relea.s<d single. "Fantasv'.
thing that they JkI.
Dau to produce We
stumbled on to a diiTerent sound of music not hard rock, not metal not extn
uilh the record
liewd in him and
was before the ouL Nmv. he's
Slaughter record cair.e
paid off with
a bit di^ivr than the
MU>t us iamming. IHireand
think \imi can listen
no matter what peopk
re iu-t like
n for your muic!
Where did the inspir come from?
sbrt pla\Hng and iammii^ and the stuff
then \ihi put an ar
starts to t1o\v out.
rangement on it put
Ikjoml. a <on.J.
a homcboj-. what do
hiKt to sav about the Southeast music
1^, ,1,^ u
WTiat s good
actualh married to a
haix: a consistent follo\\ing.
as big a eiiaiKe
Column's unique approach to metal. Na-
are your thoughts
magazines recognised them as an innovative thra.sh (and anJ throu<ti extensKv covvrage brought :\gony Column tional
Has Dana been the most important person outside the band?
furttier .solidified his talent
AnJ thea nothing ... no ne^t• albums ,>omAI^ Nova I lanng had enough of .
^ ''H;'^ ^^^ l^^'Tn'^-^ii *-^^«'° walked w-ayn-om
rule in Florida.
them our way.
Fanzines kically established tliem as a
when they .Montreal,
immediate underground success.
in the top I
helped us already.
helped with the
t»d come out
u+Kile thii^ caikl fnHii
with a highly successful naliormide tour
video and with the songs that we're
Have you seen any changes since you anything that would make you vcant
ever since. .\ldo lid mi>-s
Cuns. and Cuts' with it's mixture o» Southern rock and .sf^xd metal was an
Akk) played on Jon's debut >ii^k."Runaw^y.'and ttieyw been pab
sudden w% had thb record deal arki wv wre all excited anJ innocent and ignorant as hell, and he was the guy that tau^t us
ship goes back a ways. Its a
leading underground metal band. 'Cod.
music, and the
.McRV ahead a few vvars and enter
Bon Jovi. :\ctually. Jon and
ing .-ome trairb
nuking his o»vn
turning point came
when he iammed onstage with Bon Jovi
\«re quick to pick up on Agonv-
ox\n company. anJ playing on or produc-
Big Chief records released the hand's debut album -Cod. Cuns. and Cuts' in ]gs9.
Colk-ge radio gav^.Vgonv- Column
The cover barxk
seen on a rock drum- r'^'^^'?''"^^'"*^'*,^'^*'^)^ business of mak>v \.^a :.< ^.>rtci I in\T)htd in the creah^v
the most at that point. \Ve\v done thb
Aklo > third
1985 gax* w3y to >vt another of AMo's multifacetcd mu>icianship.
the older stuff as w^l.
with him as amfxidy el.se.
around us was going
Absolutely. In a time .vhcre c\\;r>1hing
E\-m-one but your druimner Orlando.
trovtrsiai toanextent. Tuitcfi.
alxim has soU more than his success, but
with drug addiction was considered con-
they seem to catch us good, and then gc
r . r feel >t>ur fan
|orlhecoBV«ted? There are a lot ol new fans.
-.vrote all ct
intiiXMT guy. Ttx- lyrics
about the hrrks.
numbers wv can hatter our x«y Pa\\i .Vbram Willb (the delinquent) alias onto the IS. playlists. There Ls a k)l of Crwv-mag None, is also a Cancer. 6 foot 7 stuff on the new-alfaumw4iichcujkleasil\- and 14 inches tall anJ has hair that's a littk longer than Richards, but it bn't as be pla\\^ on the radb. ^'""^V '>*' '* ^" »*«^*"'t compare to I «,iu. ia» "Mic. r«>.i«.» CO irealNlitt .MISS hreeto** K», Stuarts.tP»d is the bassist « the banl Tk.|,.H.gthat>e.tlv,oneo.thealhim
not a sixties
<Hir mii-h: i> th.it it's
peoplt ^«nt to hear us.
JiJn t haw theM-clissitVations. The thing
mu^ic. Xnt too long ago. they
like to play
mister platinum. Sure
realK- alternative. WTiat Ls it?
inckjding a series of show^ with
during their vxwid tour.
"We u^ked uif the .stage and gKing me thb look, and then he
told him. vxah. this
want to do.~The wtieels kkk set in motion. .\ldo was back in basiiK'ss. WKn Jon .started wtHiing on /j/tci- Of Cliiry: Viiung Cuns II. Akk> was on hand to help with -arrangement and production.' The two started collaborating on some material, to&siiig ideas around and I
haw dropped ri^t out was worth the
to get a n«ire Mipportivc seer
iK\t tew years. TlKre's a
spend pushing the album? .Are you going
like the .soi^ to .suHer
Negotiatians with Polygram began and ^o
.sometimes it's hard to separate the
to kcT^T wTirking for the ntxt
wouU you gK-e
low Fk>rida hands? pLiy. (.et the imisic to
iinJtnuibh' brilliant, do.
they just get
to uttil they're doing,
anJ .ire hue .-
mad for hvo^wars. much better songs.
been treating you?
pLyed to the
not manipulated in anv-
yoo guys hav« abeai^ mapped out a k>ng term rebtionslap. It > like wv ve built a car and v« beliew in It
ti^ car aixl It
dvck it out for
for a test Jrivv.
was done like a had Sci
who knows the p«.<>pk whn wrote
Ob^ioa^ly wx: want people to reUte to the
songs on the n»:ord and be invtiKvd in
no niks . but tU;re
York and rlnalh the engine Mew up we vivre vnth fortv
standing there with a
are happening to viw.
that translated means.
an :\frican chant "Cod savt us all.'
while -.\kdiane .^lan- has Indian v\3r-
about some of the things off
kev compared to vi^iat w\: do.
Blues records, earh- Jazz, to musical com^dv
haw some mbbbh
Kockpools charts for thm: months
fAi:ng^FTi?^ir^!vTl7^liTiMili U^Ks.^ an insight into, yxw guessed it.
'Braw Wonfe and Bkxnk- Knuckles' b
the biz. explain
The war is ^^""''"^
.AGONY COUMVS Favc
dcliwrs the unexpected in a hard edged
Comes Mm:' KP.
in this record about
passioa humor, attitude and
movT^. jndvw kicked like .such idiots that
after, .\fter all.
music be<ter than the the
p^k thought wv
a Lbel or '
deviation from the expected
album, a .song w*iich was
the day that Polygram calk\L
Thoiif^ Jon co-wrote and co^ produced .the afcum's preserKe b all .\ldo
^"^^ •" "^ oivti wav^ w+ikh is probabh ""^ proWem with lome ol the videos. \\ e did a video for the
How has Ceffen
vwll wTite that
A v\:ry happy dav- tor me." states Akki. No doubt
it t()gi thiT
AMo's strongest and best album to date. The day that Portrait let Akk) out of his
think (i .Mie~hael Jackson vtithixit setring
two thb wtxiM be like a three and the video's: its a pc.wrful medium. We this a hah' \var record. The kinger band b try to ke'ep the videos as true to the band ^ our^eK'es together, iup.iiiei.uieueitef the better uvre »eie^viii^iu^idiiu| going to get and as possible, without -pc««dering I'd like
image and the sound.
nvJia people tlvit are ctm
w+lit ki»)\i> ... 1'loriJ.i's
I* be iMring across .America for the next
jhebadisabwl where wwldjwidrep **?*• ^. ,.
m J>^>-C*neiahonKxpress wDuldrea»v-
^miip what vwwvre trying to savv '"
n^ g,M,K, to
lor the last eighteen
'^'"^'LT'^ months hoping that
peopfc are going to get
Vard AnimaU. The smell
Is there anything
pwpkl«laow about die Hood«» Gums? Agom- Cokimns combined wvi^ |
then; in the records
Agom- Column speaks
1991. the Akto Nova
BOB D^lAV BOOTIIC SERIES (SOKV) This
comes on gold
and they ha\t a 3-
YOUTH haw another single out and
country's populace can't afford e\'en one physi-
a fan of early SoCal hardcore you won't be
cian) said that George
disappointed by this slab of
time to breathe the big collectiw sigh of relief.
We aren't calling J.
dent Face is
a golf cart and
which leads me
Danforth Quayle, IH Presi-
only thing Quayle
W^y wuld any sane person is
from Doctor Strange
"NEW AGE* and
and they do a parody of the
"PRETTY GREBH" halfvs-ay through.
This disc comes on blue and
to be Vice President? Well,
THE WUSSIE hav-e a 4-song sin^e
to a question:
5 songs and
cook. Both Guttermouth and
be impeached. Think about
Senate look like total morons trying to impeach
Headache Records, 53 Myrtle .\\'e, ^Midland Park, NJ 07432. SPRINGHOUSE are a 3-
George for his
role in delaying the Iran hostages
price of S3.00
but >'ou can get
band whose drummer happens
have Quayle be in
charge? Imagine the
public outrage; think
a band on a great indie
case S.S.T., signs with a major and puts out
new product WeD
in the case of
With The Bas" which should prove once and for
Cuss" which just plain
bands around today. If you're not ^miliar wi^ The Minutemen you should |o out and buy 'Do(i>le Nickels on a Dime" and see where Moke and George are coming \ntal
flREHOSE then uxd
from, because before
The Minutemen, and I'm sure
aliw he would give this
2 thumbs up. What eke
listen to a lot of
bunker shot on the
have incorporated the cream of the crop into this
has a past that
would make John Wayne Gacey blush, and
enough depressioa Let's going on in indie land.
the \T. Okay,
talk about \N^at's
release. If there
hands of such a
here. Deals of the
ON THE OON,
smokes, and John Forbes's
really stand out.
equally intense. This record
not forthe faint of heart
DOLL SQUAD ha\'e
T out These five ladies brew up some interesting tunes. IQSS ME, I'M POI-
reminiscent of early X stuff and
the other two songs ha\'e that Sbtties garage feel to
a solid effort
Worry Bird Disk. ADMIRAL have a 3-song EP out on Ebullition, PO Box 6S0, Goleta, CA 93116. The A side 'REVOLVING
a cool, povt'erful
Fugazi mold, and the two songs on the flip-side also
emotion and power.
PSYOWBILLY CADILLAC have a new single out entitled lyMIRAGE" and quite a fun- loving. mess\' affair. *MEAN OLD it's
MAN" and 'D'MiRACP'
wrkouts and sound good at either 45 rpm and, as an added bonus, it
are both great
but you've heard
Land Falls is on and I'm outta 1 ...
great music and polish. This
Evan Johns, but from what
V.ALLVTLVE VALENTINE (GIA-NT)
you can sing
range. Lead vocalist
Remember him and Journey? Tears In The .Mghf sounds
sort of lile Steve Perry.
have more bite in their
kind dl aExjon you want to
tunes like 'prow
the hits they had.
The art rock
album by the most underrated
band of die Seventies
Representing the fmest
on gkirious C J).
of a Fall, 1976 Euro-
hear he's been
listen to again
to each other," "In
The Groow," and
stop and think what the
we are dang here. Too bad that youll probably newr if you low mtis'ic to the limits that the spirit can take you than this one's for yoa
hear this one on the radio but
DAVGEROIS TOYS HEUACIOUS ACRES
LUMBIA) In a
world of assembly-line bands,
GLVTLE GIANT PLAYISC THE FOOL THE OFFICIAL LIM CESILE CLAM (CASTLE C0.M.MU.N1CATIO.NS ESSLVTLU RECORDS)
'.Meant For You" really
looking. Hey, being a Journey of the nineties couUn't be that
on an easy
Journey a k>t though they
putting out great music for yean. Rocket Fuel Only
Harmonies, slick guitars, and keyboard mekidy lines
'.hat is, if
only sang acapella. But this one has
tunes. DT's sense of tracks as 'Gimme
Jason McMasters's abrasiw vocals
mold the raunchy sound
ole balls to the wall rock n'
you're interested in hearing it just
.Acres a listen.
of these high
out on such
Up," and 'Bad Guy."
a great anti-censorship statement with 'Sticks
pean tour. Gentle Giant repeatedly prove their musicality
and Stones," and then you
hardcore band and have a 4-song demo tape out
with broad taste and stunning composition. This release
songs, and heart tugging ballad called, 'Best of Friends,"
which they w\\ send
makes Yes and Genesis look
human and throw
Month: Deal Number
Caroline. Okay, a few more items
30347. This platteralmost captures theirintense live
lot of fools trying to
anesthetize the v,zy you
justice >'ou vvtiuld be
as Elvis Costello
hearing these songs on commercial radio, but
yourself a favor
use a bunch of tired
obvious these guv's
up are MRT, the 4-piece noise-masfrom Atlanta. They have a 2-song 7 out on
so good that
17th hole of some
Hugo does tend to hit those high notes smoothly and with
the iceberg. This
What a voice'. This album wouW be
early 80's British pop
listening to it This
EV.ANJOHXSANDHISH-BOMBS ROCKETFVEL ONLY
not talking about
a very dangerous man; the
track 'I'm Better
LAND FALL they
for hostages deal is just the
The Doors and Nick Cave and you1l get the
a masterpiece. Combine the best of the Sisters of .Mercy,
great band caDed
entire world. We're
and "No Way" will have you singing aking after one
Watt, afcng witJi drum-
mer George Hurley and Ed from Ohw are one
in the world, to
America's answer to Mid-
have stated before,
cranks out good music firom the opening track
Mike Watt is the greatest bass player
Iran drugs for
me. WeD the Swans are back. Although
out to anyone. This
abound on Valentines ddxjt "Runnin' On Luck
dkint do a
flREHOSE would not
On their CD en-
the pick of the
"whites only" country club. George Bush, as
not as intense as some of their earBer works, the
one of the
pop masterpiece. This
"Raping a Slaw" and
have concerned myself Tlyin' the Flannel" proves
Quayle would be that
to be one of my favorite bands 1 CraNtteT were just so innovative. released The Burning WorkT which
The Swans used
I'm ak'ajs skeptical
have created the perfect
an already ravaged
SWANS WHITE UGHT FROM THE MOUTH OF INFLMW CiOCSG GOD RECORDS)
to be Jack
fananeTHE BIG TAKE
The Midge II." If you don't go outand grab this one, you'Q
RECORDS) label, in this
your listening pleasure, there's a
Than HeD," bring out
Rabid. Jack puts out the
until after the
"Down by the Torchlight," and
worth hundreds of dollars
firom being released
Blues heavy tracis such as
thread of soul throughout the entire
and fwt years from now it wil probably be
have one theory: it's called impeachment remember Nixon? George probably thinks he can do whatewr he damn well pleases and not I
flREHOSE PLYIfT THE FLANNEL (COLUMBIA
So George's doctors (yes, he has a squad of them on hand while a large portion of the thing.
and also one ttut
Tijst for every music Tver's library,
song single out that rips. Musically, it's midtempo hardcore wth pissed off lyrics that will no doubt offend many people.
many to mention
anyone that Dylan
touched by the Master's Hand. This collection
GUTTER MOUTH areaS-
piece band from California
greatest living songwriter
vinyl. It's available firom
was coming, and
(ut a few away each year only to be opened a nd enjoyed for
coming out of the Oval Office about the Bushman's ticker.
vs-hether he's fishing, jogging,
there's the familiar tune "Desperate" (recently released
by Babyfon AJ)-). Kelly heeling's heartfelt vocals weave a
but will surely
Our Boy George (pun intended), still thinks he's a young ia$ for Chrissake the guy can't sit still
collection of musical history. Thios collector's edition is
Trust have knoni-n that this collection
like 'Slave to the
Rhythm," 7ull Time Body," and Tie You Up." Then
what fine wine would sound like if you could hear it Dylan
another point in time, this one has too
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SOUTHERN CLITITIE ON THE SHDS 700 MUCH PORK FOR JUST ONE FORK (MOIST RECORDS) The good
folks at Moist/Baited Breath
us some real roots Rock
Southern Culture on the Skids'
Pork For Just
One Fork" is fijll of Southern guitar pickin' and ima^natiw
took so king?
Duane Eddy and Eddy Cocuran were around
a hard rockin' sound wth a distinct touch of
blues and you get the debut
album from Tattoo Rodeo.
Dennis Churchill-Dries can belt out poMcrful
'Shotgun Johnny" and 'Hard Like
A Rock" and make you want powerful ballad 'Ain't
to cry in your beer with the
No Reason W'hy." 'Been Your
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woukj kiw what the evolution
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