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who It's

shelter or their

point their finger usually have the saying that everyone has their own

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Bang TangoEl^ "We always

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Part 4 in a continuing series

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Street Notes

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As we speak, the forces of censorship are lobbying against your First Amendment rights. Eight states in

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68 GEORGIA LOCATIONS

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CHRISTOPHER wrote a column on censor-

power

Crew were mailing headlines obscenity case. Through the printed

vision

One year

ago,

I

ship, just as 2 Live in their

wrd,

thought, people could realize that our

I

w

what pages

to dictate

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

has

it

is

who

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-

and moral

rights by politicians

groups. According to CMJ, in this year alone,

which

eight states have introduced legislation

would "furtherlimitand punish record industry pro'ducers and manufacturers who market hamiful vw'th

minors, and they've

lyrics to

come up

some new twists that may greatly improve

to dictate their

upon the

tenets

istic

rest of us.

Rama

Charleston County) has proposed a

(Rto

bill

How many

the other side of us. Rep. Al Edwards of

On

the Texas

fill

who

record store owners

exhibit recordings

your

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

I

can see

Chip Mignacca

How many How

means?

it

We

are dealing

pervasive political climate.

deny the

artistic

How

freedom of any

human

we come so

being,

Michael Bamett

in the

EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS

regardless of age? Have

certainly far

more

2,000 years since Christianity to rationalize tills violationofhuman

Don't insult the soul of each

Jefferson.

who first

amendment

of the U.S.

ConstihJtion:

rights as

littie

mock

self-

their anguished cries

sentative of Texans proved his lack of rational

free exercise thereof; or abridging the

thinking in the following quote: "Music

as

of speech or of the press: or the right of the

drugs nowadays. To be quite

people peaceably to assemble and to the peti-

tiiat

as

I

wish

could

v,t

make

it

illegal

for anyone to perform or record this dirt at

Sure,

realize that the

I

all.

tion the

Government

for the redress of griev-

Now, the government

entertainment industry

tion.

pendulum will swing the other direcThe lubrication of free choice is dissolving

the

from the

ances. is

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-

me work

witch hunts, Nazi Germany, present day China.

stitiJti'onal

Do

money

little

harder to get

it

lobbyists

passed."

In Florida a harmful-to-minors statute

being presented and even

is

bills.

me sum

my

up

feelings for

all

of these

in a recent

measures as Geffen Records did

industry directory: Don't fuck with the 1st

Amendment. Thrust

(Oh,

offices

supposed to

I

now.

say.

I

can see them picketing the I've said that

word I'm not

guess they won't

let

me into

we have

less

because of our current apathy? Will

make

personal decisions about

freedom

we be art,

able

music,

does anyone realize that the Dark

it,

was acceptable.

Robertson, the television evangelist for

who

ran

for

scenity,

an enforceable moral

we can not stand

seekers have died

very freedoms

we

anything

neath

to support this

like (as

for

died

As

state.

I

long as

it

as

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

tion,

amazes

me how

God and enforced

U.S.:

your God-given

right,

person only: the individual.

allowing moralistic right-wingers the

tional rights be upheld

No organization or

PHOTOGRAPHERS • Annamaria DiSanto Hubbard • George Zickl

who attempt

and other

and national rep-

John Urban

BANNER DESIGN

to the utinost degree.

statijs

is

and be avvare of above

all,

Robbyn Owen

happening it's

in

potential

just care. Stand

absolutely.

we cherish and

Ne«r

one thing wn't hurt"

Chris Phillips

is

tiiis

because later

Independent Labels contact: Janice Nicholas

(813)5364100

more dangerous

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'' ...

(813) 536-4100

sway your

than any drug, more powerful tiian any weapon,

cease

Major Labels contact:

up

protect

allow the "well,

attitijde to

opinion: for that attitude

is

Motion Design

NATIONAL AND Ml ADVERTISING The BAM Network (415) 652-3810 RECORD LABEL ADVERTISING

Stand up and do something. Just

protect the freedoms

'N

of censorship

political oppression, whetiier in its

please,

care.

Rock

ACCOUNTING

of representa-

to abridge these rights.

infancy stage or mature, that

them

Tim

Ricky Miller

that your Constitu-

and demand the impeachment

and

PRODUCTION/DESIGN MANAGER

'

tives

• Stiff • UltraViolet

Annalisa

Vote for individuals to uphold your rights

And

apathy and ignorance

pression guaranteed to us by

local, state,

demanding

ramifications for us and our forechildren.

a reader, or as an advertiser, also have the right

right,

Write to your resentatives

for the

You

Cheryl Shegstad

CARTOONS

isn't libel.)

John Urban

sorship.

this country;

have the right to print

Jay Bader • Blackie

Russ Busby • Dr. Marvelous Marvin Boone •

forms of cen-

all

Liberty

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-

elsewhere.

Vocalize your objection to

it.

take for granted.

As a publisher, I

/ repeat

on ob-

call

and you're mixing church and

free people,

right of self-expression, spend your

Get informed about the

president

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,

It's

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

Ask

the legitimization of censorship

be a year from now? Will

to

have to go on?

Ages came about directly because the churches started dictating what was obscene and what

Wal-mart anymore.)

Where will

I

It's

times in the history of man: the Salem

Damn

New York and New

Jersey are considering mandatory stickering

Let

many

is

not patronize

happened

obscene. This

going to send their

Do

deciding what's

nothing new.

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,

Crisci

a\\ay in our apathy stricken clutch.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the

dangerous

Karen

Fong

are allowed to enter. This self-sighted repre-

freedom

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

as they feel the fruit of tiieir battles slipping

with warning stickers in any store that minors

is

Sandie Olmsted

God-endorsed?

man and woman

has died to preserve the freedom of

expression. Don't

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

dare anyone

fight-

It's

Janice Nicholas

am/myduty to inform youof the severity of this

which 200 years of freedom

the

DIRECTOR OF RELA TIONS ASST. PUBLISHER

many Americans respect the name Bundy over is

Christopher R. Phillips

it is

We cannot allow the

important ih^nMarried With Children, yet how

This

hole and

tiie

PUBLISHER/EXECUTIVE EDITOR

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

liberties

Hist AFF

that w+iat

people have evtr read 77?^

questions for serious times.

system with

jail

"well-intentioned individuals" will be running

seepage of moralistic conformity to continue.

first

Constitution of the United States'!

many

further, then these

go any

to

it

THEBAMNETWpRK MEMBER PUBUCATiON

can be violated again and agaia And

you allow

getting bigger and bigger.

rights.

is off-

amendment

Everyone talks about

ers gave their lives for.

Texas wants to

tiien they if

your

if

what

can be violated once,

rights

infested by the fervor of a fanatical few.

"swear or curse words" and lyrics that are criminal conduct" to anyone under 18.

And,

dictate

acceptable.

is

and one hole only.

with

and advocate "violence or

happening.

and what

limits

Step by step, the fabric of freedom will unravel,

prohibit the sale of recordings that contain

"sexually explicit"

pseudo-moralIt's

people really understand what

chances of legislation becoming law." In South Carolina, Rep. John

power

selves the

en-

own minds, may

in their

because

away.

Amendment

group of people, no matter how well intenb'oned

too

REGIONAL ADVERTISING Jim Hayek

Chip Mignacca

(813) 536-4100

SALES OFFICE

late.

12467 62nd

St. N. #103 Urgo, FL 34643

THE SILENCE OF THE BRANDS Cereal that

as

part

CIRCULA TION DIRECTOR

brands,

Jim Hayek

is.

Kaptn' Krunch was found dead today. He was eaten alive

balanced

(813) 536-4100

FAX/D.ATA: (813) 530-9573

of

a

breakfast

BY JOHN URBAN

Tony

the

found by pancakes. milk, and in

have

his

fur.

another

Tiger's corpse was also a waitress at a house of He drowned in a bowl of traces of sugar were found The police believe we may killer cereal on our hands.

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by Christopher Robin <

upport

rowlymissgoldstatus. With

from ra-

sources

is

often

a

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,

^prere-

I left Los Angeles for the

dio, video

and print

'

quisitejor

glorious SotAh.

a hand to

rived, I

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,"

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wtiat the had

is

AnMa Miss craatira

yai'pa ai aid

caning out

a(

wttti a iragical

Taapa, diack

Owy

(piitartst) as

this chills;' so that

'Midni^ Struck'

If s not like

we

became llie

said,

record labd needs a ballad, so iefs write one.'

always said that

I

it

to be true.'

We

vising.

e\cr had a baOad,

I

vvanted

CDuldnt bdieve that we came up

"Midn^

Mith

if I

Mds Kyte, 'Joe's great at improStruck.'

I

ttonk

it's

the best

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

afl ttie

when we go back on our afixms away

b

going to be

the road because

we blow

live.'

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

b'ke in-

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

Cosmo

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.

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(singep) ani

mt

ts

horn, l»t a major label wrtti a magical

a

mytMcai

pm.

If s sounds let Bleedinl Hearts have

der the wing' situtioa with Jeff

u 'un-

Cook Who

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We're going to take everything one step at a

time. The first step is to aafce

some kiler demos.

tiektn.

M-as (kivic^ from

Lauderdale to Atiarta

wd

Ten \ll^ was piiying on 98ROCX in Txnpa. He was so impressed that he called CicgMul (pro-am

dnctor

at 98) to see

thought

we were

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

si^

with Capricom.

wd he

He «as airady making

the

move

wvied us to be his first project

arecorddeat

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

it

we were

out yet

It's

aheady been over a year smce

Now

in the stufo.

we're a tighter and

stronger faaixL

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ROXX GANG appeared to be on the

wrld

the corporate

haggle over the

fate

of Earl

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

local fans.

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,

area's

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

drummer David

no longer with the band

Gang have

Blackshire

(quit/fired?)

and the

Tampa-gone-LA

May

8th found the Hearts playing at

singer

it

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

made tol,

it

through.

A call to

Maggie's

confirmed that the band was indeed kicked

off the

An underage groupie found on

bill.

someone's bus? Actually,

"One, two, three

say what?' situation. As

do the Black

you kiddin' me?"

anyone involved

in big

may remember

that they

...

A string of dates that KINCOFTNEHILL

seems that the

Dream

be-

Those nasty boys! Crov\"es

Is

it

my imagination, or

have a

real

hard-on

for

time corporations? You

Brad Davis says

as potential signees. Bassist

that the

cause they had done a commercial for Miller beer.

say, "Are

it

Black Crowes got rid of Maggie's

took off his axe and headed stage left Kind of a

Arch would

label, Capi-

band

will

be playing out soon.

For those of you that had written

off

STYX

years ago and neglected to catch tfiem at the

Sundome on May Any of the 2,500

17th,

Onkkk^Wrong answer! made it to the

people that

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

featuredlocals

UNCLE SALLY, Todd Grubbs' UNH/ERSE and GYPSY BANG GANG

Atlanta-bred unit the Black Crowes

ist

recruited

DALLAS PBIKIMS

Perkins

is

to

fill

a longtime friend of the

headed back

to town.

guitar-

his shoes.

band who

The band has

left

also filled

the void behind the drum-kit After over twenty

drummers from around the new man is ANDY JAMES

do

in Florida

were cancelled.

According to the group's publicist they will be

on May 5th.

I

wnder if G>-ps\' vocalist Tony has

BANG GANG?

were taken

Top's tour after derogatory

made on

ZZ

off

comments were

stage by vocalist Chris Robinson

through on Mav 11th

DRMIW

made

as did fellow Georgians,

N* CRYIIV. Wth both

of these

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

dished out

from Queens, New York. With

all

of this said,

looks like the

ment

deal that

BLEEDINC HEARTS have

procured through the revitalized Capricorn label.

(Note: See the story in this issue.) At this

point the band

will

record

some demos

for the

and if things look good, they could end up signing on the dotted line. Chances are the eyes label

of the music industry will

fall

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

STEHilEART made

it

through before

in this or any town.

98 has

really

acts appearing

venues,

on

it

it

country, the

if

to

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

auditions with

so

were scheduled

the

flipped a coin

I

all

of the radio regulars like "Hard

sparsely the

many

of the songs they had

popularized during the 70's and eariy pretty

amazing

to see the

was the #1 album

in the country.

asked about the show and across vsith

A lot of people

how

Tommy Shaw. He was

it's

they also handed over a few oddities. At one point the band brought out a bass player by the

America," "Best of Times," and

record the

show live. Since

"Everybody Loves Eileen"

the event I've heard sev-eral

times

o\'er

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

it

kicks.

To Handle," "She Talks To Angels,"

name

of

etc, but

DUCK DUNN, v^ho I'd never heard

of.

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by

telling

me

someone

that Mr.

filled in

Dunn had

the blank

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Ob's Redding.

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IS

BILLY "LINGUS" WEBER, TOMMY VINCENT, KENNEY McGEE,

DEAN DOMIZIO AND CHRISTIAN HAMLETT. We

at

McGee: Itjust went out It includes "Best

we have

you have more than likely been listen-

we'll play

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

We

play "Revolutio^"

Kenny McGee

labels that are seriously talking about

songs go from "Whiskey

getting us a deal.

has a southern rock, Allman Bros, feel to

If all,

you

listen to local

hard rock radio

has teamed up with

members bassist Christian Hamlett, drummer Dean Domizio and Heartless

Tommy

guitarists

"Lingus" Weber, terial

Vincent and Billy the band's latest

iiKluding 'Take

ma-

Me To The Edge,"

"Not About Love," "Baby Jane" and

"Monkey

See,

Monkey Do" have domi-

nated 98 Rock's request

lines.

Heartless

has just relumed from a showcase tour across Central

New

R. and

York, and

have already scheduled a second showcase concert at the Rock-It Club on Saturday, June 8th for interested labels. I met

with

McGee, Vincent and Domizio

at

their rehearsal hall to catch the latest

updates on Rorida'sup and coming band. Tell

me

about your

last

out of town

only sent the follow up tape to the

So vou are holding out

for the best

showcase

we had

right here in

to set

up another

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

had a

New York. Now

like a panic situation

wants

We

cause ever>'one

band again so quickly.

heavy song.

doesn't matter to us.

How

has Heartless changed since

Kenny began

Tommy

fronting the

Vincent:

member change change

in the

Any

you're going to have a

band.

when you make

band? make a

time you

You

just

the change

hope

it's

that

the right

And so far, it's great We made a big

change, and that

we

it's

heard you've released a new tape.

;siHOiN Hioa iHOiM

brought out things in us

felt that

we

felt

needed

to

brought out Every time you bring

be

in

a

new member, new things happen. They introduce a new personality, writing, new ideas, and it all reflects in your show and the songs

you

rock. But

certain category,

nv

at the

we

we

are not in

don't feel that

Beades.

We

it

and

What

Our new batch of

but

Woman"

it's

still

that

has a

an extremely

just write.

will

It

be

surprizing to find out which of our songs

music

fun. That's

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

you'd get

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.

McGee:I

Do you consciously try to write songs to

and

get signed?

experience and being up there

Domizio: With the record company people, you have to know what they want

people. That helped

to hear

and you have

You've got

to

definitely

to please

have songs

them.

that they like

do as well. You have to be commercial enough

and do what you want to get their attention,

to

and be true

to your-

self.

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.

How

go remains

far in that direction we'll

for the future to see.

But we

don't fool ourselves. Sometimes we'll write something and

write.

How would you describe your songs? one

write something

"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

Look

southern sound to

gigs.

so well that

to

it.

deal?

one.

McGee: The New York showcases went

it

to be.

candy

for Heartless.

I'll

say that

it's

too

But we'll explore

any other aspects of music whether acoustic or heavy. That's what

think playing all of the covers

me

the clubs helped

first

record deal.

I

me

as far as stage in front

my

you play

that

guess

if

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,

it

takes a lot of pressure but

it

really brings along the business sense of

it

all too.

That wild, care

have playing

free attitude

in bars certainly

once you enter

you

goes away

the national act business

endof things, and I'm defmitely involved in the

business side of it

and games. You have and pay attention

to

It's

not

to listen

all

what's going on.

a give and take thing.

You

fun

and leam It's

trade

some of

the fun for the competitiveness

and the

business that's involved which the game.

is

part of

And as far as being in Heartless,

it's

makes

of

accomplish

It's

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Randy Rhoads

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competition.

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him

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in it's third

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Ashby and Kenny

The new

act

material, and jseople that

I

have talked

have assured

in the industry

me

to

that the

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

Tentative song

titles

Wright performed with Quiet

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Still

During the

final

time

Riot.

DuBrow

spent

QR, he spent a great deal of time in the Tampa Bay area producing what was with

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to

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Julliet's first

album before

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"

Water."

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-

Tampa

laboration will be comparatively suc-

he couldn't continue playing with Os-

release

independent

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

Health."

before the band broke up for good.

corded Quiet Riot's

Jbum which was only

died.

first

)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

'

Banili repre-

QR

members

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

again

left

projects eventually joined Whitesnake.

Wright relumed one

last

lime for the

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Heat goes on arenas.

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to

last

time you

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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.

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Hillery.

promises to perform mostly Quiet Riot

Both had

iitarist

1

QR

to recruit first

Sarzo to stay on top of the rising

Cavazo

|with the song Metal Health.

The band

later

for

ivileged air time on that network. Quiet

was

solution

at the

BY JOHN URBAN

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Vinnilli).

In contrast, songwriter extraordi-

who

naire Holly Knight,

band Device, was not in

comparison

memorable melodies.

formerly heeded the

an

as successful as

to the singers

who

ULTRAVIOLET A demo

tape

is

an act needs

and could be

tape,

by the way, should be decided upon by

one of the most important to secure the interest of the

likes a

more

Based on

This

first.

is

generally

the nile, although there are exceptions. For

West Coast

A&R

(Artists

&

Repertoire) head Peter Philbin, as well as yours

first,

wrk the other way around: live

then

listen to the

most

Generally,

A&R

demo.

demo

tape.

its

best songs

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

amazing

Of course, incredible songs are always your best tools, but showmanship is also a necessary attribute to bands of the 90's. technical ability.

Let's face

it, if

>X)u're

I

my experiences

and personal

an exceptional song-

can almost guarantee they won't get listened

to,

or

will

of the

be relegated to a place

pile.

tapes a

I

week and must admit

receipt The longer tapes,

tend to

roll

superstar than a sti'ong songwriter with limat the

many

rock

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

floor of

line is a

demo should

The band's

missions to be clean and simple. This allows for

of a band's material. Just for your information,

own musical

on

lyrics

mayt>e a pop tijne and a ballad. This favorite combination, because

it

is

while

featijre a

complete,

my

of the

interesting

lyrics

leaves

if

feel

littie

A point in fact Even

demo

Most persons in A&R, etc., were once musi-

cians tiiemselves; the rest were likely

more than

musical fanatics!

liiaf s not to say, however, that under cer-

demo

demo is when writing for

Glue

many I've

biz

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

airplay, television

appearances or magazine/

Once for

as

a band's best tunes are selected

the demo, they should be rehearsed

much

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

An>y Color

re-

newspaper coverage.

set

up and tear down

its

and the classifieds

rooms, a few hard-to-find deals

24-hour access or

actiially offer

live-in-fadlities.

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them

cording contracts, movie soundtracks, radio

tain circumstances a highly polished

a

and highly-

No

side of

are individuals equally

BMD) YOOR eMLF with UOlsAU IvlONOt^IBRE ge To Natural Hair

of the

on a demo is too room for input from

a song

publishing producing,

should offer highly unique sounding or unusually expressed vocals with catchy hooks,

compatible with the

hearing your

blazing guitar

the tunes on a

it

and publishers to envision

creative as any artist

another incorporates a haunt-

all

to

the music industry, the majority of the persons

riff.

Naturally,

his or

producer

though they might be on the business

another sports a thundering bass still

artists

hjne. Sometimes,

group shine tiirough different songs. For example, one song might

demo

and include

creativity, tiie

technical expertise;

offers a variety

members

I

supplement the production with his own

country, jazz or whatever),

music to be

music

those listening to the tape.

it

to the

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

I

sub-

her

a

members tend to be too close

songs around to close acquaintances in the

producers and publishers

the artist to expand

my car

be wtll-

have

artists,

other

ing keyboard

also a

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

line,

is

unbiased. In general,

spoken with admit that they prefer

until

solo, while

easier to create into a

(Madonna), or sing the

attorney.

rehearsed, but need not be technically perfect

ing

demo

that those with

around on the back

incredible frontman

Look

bottom

week of on the other hand,

of styles and lets different

ited stage presence.

at the

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

writer,

is

The bottom

habits,

three songs or less get played within a

persons suggest a

band compile three or four of onto a

manager or music

as a

necessary attribute to bands of the 90's.

without hearing them

show

both the band and an objective third party such

others).

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

many

a single.

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

instance, Elektra's

The order on the

a hit

cover her

Getting a deal today entails a lot of factors outside of great

PREMUUNG YOUR DEMO 1APE tools

demo

artist

material (Heart, John Waite, Pat Benatar, Charles Sexton, Animotion and

Start off the

with your strongest song- The tune thafs

L

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"

couldn't take the heat for

me

leads

to the question,

many

can draw that

many

band

a

if

has been started up again.

how

people are going to be herded in for the

Ramones

yard

is

a

lot

Cuban

played here was at the

Club courtyard and

was packed; that court-

it

me

bigger than the Ritz. Don't get

wrong, I'm not bad mouthing the

cheap.

Ritz, I've

seen some cool shows there and have always Well

it's

time

for a

Tampa

Report. In other

words, what kind of stupidity

is

happening

in

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

employment

I

don't

know why

this

should

even be debated. God created everyone equal,

what the Christians

that's

tell

you

in

Church,

right Everyone should have the right to be treated

No matter what their sexual that's just plain human decency,

fairly.

preference

is,

who would

have a problem with that? Well

Bucko's,

tell

that

I'll

you who has a problem with

religious groups, thafs

-

DAVID CATOM,

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.

find

I

hard to take these people

it

ously. Religion

the biggest

is

telling,

their best to I

do

with

all

make

seri-

scam going. So

will the anti-discrimination bill

hard

known as the

be passed?

It's

the good Christians doing

doesn't look good.

it feil. It

ho\\'ever have a few questions that

I

would

ask Mr. Caton about the history of his

like to

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

AmericanFamilyAssociation"transvestiteswill

do

be able to teach school children, one day as a

explain extinction.

man

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

Caton

is

a

frightening thing about fruitcakes like Caton that they have Uie

money

is

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.

Then when

if

This

doubt

To

is

say the place

like

which took place

at the Ritz.

was packed would be a

vast

4

human some

choice of venues for

is

I've

AND

think they

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,

FL

get so confused about this since Disney

owns

Oriando;

why

August 20th

not

call it

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

be

will

summer. There's

if it

isn't

I

just

taking place in that funny shaped

that's

gonna make St

Pete, a

One

cit>'.

all

last thing, if any cool alternative

please send

column

sound bands

it

to

me and I'll dedicate this whole

to Florida bands that are creating

something new and

my own

and

singles,

original. I've also started

STIFF POLE

record label

RECORDS

and

I

wll be putting out some

selling

them

via mail order.

So

T if

you're interested, get in touch. Just so you

bands are

from,

some

of

my

BAD RELIGION,

KILUNG JOKE, CRASS, BUZZCOOCS TME CLASH.

and

dome

major league

You

have some material out and you want it reviewed

damned

rains? There's a

scribe the heat and stench inside. WTiat

did see

it all?

know where I'm coming

WTiat happens

who

bands who backstab each

favorite

goodchanceitwill.It'stoobadthatLallapalooza

I

to the mall metal

aside from the fact that

at Disneyworld.

the people

all

the area rock scene happen,

one thing about the event that bothers me, it's

yourself (D.I.Y.) so

it

same anyway.

the

and an assorbnent of other

concerning the worid. This

make

circles.

know I don't Punk has

other, what's the point of

On

Disneyworld FL.)

I

gotten a good laugh at

and

(I

LALLAPALOOZA,

commercial rock

ak-ays been about doing

bill

ADDIOIOM, SIOUXSIE THE BANSHEES, LIVING

moaning about the

of pissing and

really gives a shit?

sound: JANE'S

understatement; words couldn't begin to deof Fugazi was very powrful arxi intense.

lot

lack of scene unity in

Viho does this

of this,

THRUST there has

In the last few issues of

coming through towa

how

you don't take advantage

If

been a

questioning the

of the bigger acts

Speaking of bigger acb,

It

you're an idiot

some

being, not

piece of cattle. All I'm doing

alternative press,

the part where

FUGAZl

been treated

SHOT

alternative

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RAMOMES show coming up? The last time the

It lists

bands, venues, 'zines, and people to contact

Fugazi

like

people to the Ritz,

FLORIDA CONTACT

-niE

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

and

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how

to be treated.

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ffl^rh by John Urban Uncovering the Hard Facts IN Tampa Bay

(Ilj2 "Katst copyright

Š1990

John Urban All rights

After having been published in eight differ-

ent magazines over the

having heard countless

few years and

last

demo

tapes,

must

I

admit that I'm starting to get hard to impress in

my old age.

band that Well,

it

Rare

is

the day when

me

really freaks

out

I

see a

new

at first listen.

happened a few weeks ago when I heard Lucie

Port St.

based original

Fl.

CADILLAC BRATZ

act

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

once

wasn't disappointed by their

I

show. The band

is

made up

of

live

MICHAEL

"SPAZ" SEVILLE, guitarist WADE JACKSON, bassist CHRISS MORRIAH and drummer JOEY COTOIA. Spaz has a and marketable

clear

and

voice,

is

the sort of

frontman that demands your attention. Jackson

also

is

who

an impressive musician,

is

equally gifted at playing keyboards and backing

But what

vocals.

really

body slammed

me was

reserved.l

your going

tough

really

It's

tell

the difference between a

drum soundcheck, but

is

And

all

throw in a few originals. Their originals end up sounding like us."

drum

I

can't

solo and a

was a highlight of the show. The band and their crew Cotoia's solo

acted

more

acts

have worked with. As Spaz explains

I

"We do

professional than

most national it,

that because that's the first impression

where our covers sound

like covers,

In this business

it's

good you are that matters,

not how how many

right time.

And that's all

who

signed. piss

shared his theatrical goals and

way of Cadillac Bratz getting The way we look it is that we want to

I

really

hard

we do now, but

feel

used to be a time where

worked

for

it

songwriters, which

Be sure to catch

is

tiieir

a

And

there

wasn't like that.

We

The

a

was

eariy eighties called

winning combination.

next gig in town, and for

or other merchandise

Fan Club. P.O. Box

34952-8149.

fact,

I

me go.

I

tour.

When

wasn't going

decided to put something

and Bnice was the

popped into

that

so

let

my mind.

I've

first

person

always followd

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

Finally,

down andhasbeenreplacedbyKETTH HANCOCK

with the band since day one has stepped

OBLIVION).

(formeriy of

but

wasn't sure

I

if

he had a singer or not."

The two met and found

Batten.

that they both

shifting! That's

is

TODD GRUBBS' UNIVERSE Bassist GUY POLLETTI who has been performing

playing bass for Grubbs

Adam asked me how he could get in touch with

BRAT.

re-

That group was

BRUCE BATTEN and

drummer

RUSS HAMMOCK,

who

set to achieve

with Thunder. They have already

recruited a Chicago based bass player

later

metal act named Brat's demise. Thunder was local

a straight ahead metal band in the tradition of

named

Trent Shoals. The band plans to release a tape eariy this called

summer, and the new band

will

be

ATOMIK COCKTAIL. Adam comis

co-writing

with Batten as power metal, but not as dark as Iced Earth for a

is.

The group

is

drummer that exceeds

currently looking in

both

ability

and

showmanship. Anyinterested can contactAdam at (813)

damn

full

force,

and

they're getting ruthless! In preparation

Weekend gigs with Circle Of Soul in Tampa and Roxx Gang in of their back to back Memorial

began

Polletti

when Todd's

strumental tapes were recorded at

first in-

Polletti's

now Polletti played fronting his own band

E.G. Recording Studio. Until in Universe as well as Inc.

concentrating

geance

which has existed all

in

one shape

He

of his efforts into

now

is

Ven-

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

The band

is

five

days of rehearsal.

currently working

on an

instru-

mental album project, and they already have record

company

interest for Todd's instru-

mental music based on his previous Guitar Parts demo.

289-1272.

Well, the vampires are in

and clubs

been started

Fang Gang. For infonnation

Bruce's career. Bruce had asked I

released

about membership, C.O.N, merchandise or

addresses, so

pares the style of the material he

in for a few years in the

guitarist

THUNDER after

argue the

else together

band

titled The

fan club has

or another for close to ten years.

formed by

formed another

to

the

them

A

a newact that will pursue what Batten originally

Cadillac Bratz

I

he said "We went to

his leaving Iced Earth,

for

Fl.

unique

St. Lucie, Fl.

band

his band. As for

issues available at record stores

across Central

Vengeance

Speaking of Brats, a few of you might

member

left

5000

shared similar musical goals, and are forming

info about joining their fan club or or-

CD

ADAM called me after he

CAST OF NASTIES

Clearwater,

a quality fanzine with a distribution of over

that" This band really

are true performers as well as

more

"

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.

when

find the right

we got back,

be staying in the

direc-

going through several singers, the

tion. After

really

that could possibly

a futur-

power metal

it's

contacts you have or being in the right place at tiie

which mixed

band broke up. Batten couldn't has been working

rave about a

brutal.

Priest,

stage look with their

istic

musicians

8149. Port

but this Morriah guy

work nowadays.

So what we do is mostly all and throw in a couple of cover songs. of the circuit bands play all covers and

write to

bassist,

to

they don't want to hear

Accept and Judas

originals

sound reminding me of Megadeth. Being a bass I

and put on a

original music.

band, Morriah and Cotoia had a heavy as hell

not often that

band

live,

dering their tape,

it's

in

think you'll get that back.

I

for a

Down where we

the rhythm section. For such a hit oriented

player myself,

you go

to get. If

professional show,

To keep up to date on all of the

scene movements that Todd Grubbs in, dial

(813)

you want

654-TODD.

Call

is

local

involved

him, you know

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Since the aetat ot sight Songs in 1936, Cinderella have had

way

Wheaties.

come

unpack. The budget was bigger for Long Cold

a long

IWn/er, but there was

albums.

in three

guess we've been eating our

I

of the tour

we

we want

has grown on us as a band.

depends on what you grew up on.

it all

My

You never knew what they were going

do from track

to track. They'd

to country to blues.

r«^

of Cinderella were traveling musi-

What b(a«iom?

cians during the recording of this album.

to

was the reason ether &an That was part of it

On Ac previous

H-as

it

if

to fight

actually, to help to

we

projects,

one place. We

keep

recorded

al

it

fresh.

the basic

I

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.

that way.

very natural.

tracks in

It

done

more

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

all

Change" and "Heartbreak Station." Our pro-

of

ducer, John Jansen,

even have time to

is

his

manager and that kind

Ftd^ne's

WTien

lyrics.

new album, that's the first tMng that really me were some of the messages. Have you

FisHsone:

doi't know 'rf that's the problem. That's

1

the thing, everyor^'s used to you saying serious, heavy, almost depressing message.

some

Most of

our messages are kind of light and the ymris, kind

up on

of sneak

you.

Some songs sound

better

if

you're dealing vsith petty' tc^ics, but have a heavy

approach to the music.

i radical concept. Not

approach on

an vi black musicians, but uii

Do you

any one

into

to

reck band, or a black funk band,

lllhat

it

embrace

to

deurn, they can.

them frem

at

not

like that at all.

lines

from the enthre

lines either lyri-

all

your Mi<;ar shack, but I'm

shit in it

when

I'm visiting and orag

across your fkwr." The second line tfie

White

louse,

I

it

is:

and I'm

when I'm visitmg so can drag what vtouIJ say. We all live ina\wrldof shit and we have to learn it

more

all

it

1

across your fkig." That's

1

is

get a better product. Capricorn

is

ready to

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."

— and

1<^ of

there's

e

m

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

saying that

own vice whether

drugs, alcohol or rock

it's

Everyone has their own escape

No one

& roll. own

their

life,

and no one has the

really perfect

is

in

for "Shelter Me" is not your typical fast-

How much

cars-with-hot-babes kind of video.

was

We're ready to

and the old

she's

supposed

the story followed the

fun.

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,

m^t

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

this

sold I

I

Do you ever look back on the career that Cinderella has had and go "1 can't believe all of this."? Everyday,

maa

from. This

is all

that

I

a

we want

if

don't ever forget v^+iere came dream come true. We still believe where we're at we have to I

to stay

input did the band have on the whole process?

work

Now Fishbone

song about young

for it \ye don't take

anything for granted.

has a parental acKisory sticker

on the new album.

when

How doyou fed about that oa the news aad hear

people can turn

twice as bad? It

racist

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

if

got a parental advisory

stores

would say okay,

we won't

sell it

it's

to minors,

turn the odier cheek, we're nrt going to be a water hose.

^id

albums that have the

sticker

on them.

1

The Wal-Marts and K-Marts of the worid.

Who gives a fiick? The

day

1

those stores, then I'm one sick, sorry fuck.

I

record. This

To

don't

b the

language of our surrourkHi^s.

back and lessen the point just to get K-Mart

sit

and Wal-.Mart to stock our albums doesn't make sense to me. Let's talk about the

new album a

littk bit

and

that black audiences aren't really paying that

much

making music for

start

read that you're tiying to do a reverse crossover

how

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

trving to

goir^ on. We're trying to bring more black people into this because

We

incredible.

we are seven black men

ome up with the eighteen songs. VMiat

was, though a

lot

of people don't get

it,

v*'hat

we

as

indKidials went through from grovWng up to dealing with the reality of our surroundings.

hav« a song like

"If

I

Were

A._...",

it's

song about the l«:k of choices that a

going on, not just bands

lot of

people

you want to get prime time radio airplay, band that's getting prime time radio

much

if

more

like us,

artists,

but other

just getting

into die totality of things instead of just

same

oW

lame

stuff.

think you've almost been shunned in a

So do you

w^? I

think that a lot of Wack artists feel alienated from

their

own community because

they're not

you're not getting

ment now

that vw're dealing with the country

over mass murder and censorship

unbelievable.

is

to the arts an>vay.

gomg

ifs

in

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),

local Deejays

and who doesn't, watch where you

step, v\ratch

Even Greg Mull

said,

that Earl and

has nothing to do with the record deal.

before you

even

live

feels that live,

did the

demo

first

"Don't

producer

like

stoff in the

everything

the tape fool you,

EC: There's going to be a new song for the radio that

just wTOte,

"Don't Look Ahead,""You,"and

time

we're better than our tape.

We

"Bonnie And Clyde."

song and

live in

the stodio, but

now

We

we weren't

produced the demo

1

think

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

We is

feel

very

going to be

How

much

in the

year

swim

14 June

A99M THRUST

If

— except

see your

phones

us.

light

up?

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.

be

have

been on davlime rotation on both local 98Rock and 95YXF. These stations can't

Wanna

How

doing.

EC:

We

do one more

right out

development period?

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

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

it'll

\S'e've

;\.M;

to

Morrisound so \«'re going

stations,

smce you've been in Tampa? AM: If your ship don't come in you have

great.

EC:

did Bleeding Hearts ac-

complish so

at

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

1

He

make

an-

nouncements?

a decision."

really sure of the songs.

ourselves, but

let

i

how

you speak, and always be abrasively humble.

roll.

catch diem

get

and

You're dealing with an environment that's hostile

a better product, we're going to get a better deal.

we

\hafs

everv'body waving llags and going ape shit craiy

Do Bleeding Hearts have any other

if

doing

contemporary. Ifs a really cons€r\-ative environ-

talk to a

Don't worry so

wiiat's

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

airplay.

all

kinds of people there. Everyone needs to hear

basically a

country.

If

we

we want

When you

have. That^s a fatality of a lot of people in this

street.

that play

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

that's affiliated

going to kick some butt They figure that

erf

.

but there are some stores that just will not stock

listening to the

do

Capricorn so that they can ensure themselves and

solo

make sure

to

it

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

It's

you coukl lake two or three

it

to deal with it

continued from page 9

\va$

I

^tfno

and that

bands, other black artists, jazz

going to step on

BLEEDING HEARTS GET SIGNED

anybody

it came out of the second chorus, e\'en \^ien domgthe demo,] said,'lt's g(*togo intoasax on the tate."

was

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

Basically, the

put some gospel whole feel." Andw+ien

who

you guys

There's a pile of going to step on

It's

was

it

like, "Let's

to really get the

Its abou t people in society

conversa-

be so we won't mention any rames. The input

that we had

has a f/xspA chord

it

here. Thatll be the ic'mg

prudish lady. Everyone knov^'s

listened to the words.

delivery,

you could play to someone message across, what lines would they be and what would the message be?

do."

uihat to

was

'^-^

tot of

video, like the evangelist preacher

evervbudy thought

its

to get a

get surrounded, very

feu people knoui

it

had a

Just because of

nwre

oh shit.

I

cally or musically that

or shoot

you come

If

all sides...

uhen yeu

like

it

It v\'as

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

they want

So

1

come across people that have

If

exactly uhat they're dealing urith if

message across.

music then as opposed just listening to the beat and melody?

was kind of light-hearteJ.

the hell is Fishbone? Everybody

so

their

actually listen to the words. I'm surprised vx+ien

ue'ie a variation on many things

to

how to get

never question anyone's

think the people are finally starting to see

Some people

uants

11!

the messages within your

paiticulai style: uie'ie not a black

and ue don't limtUuiselues.

it

input

bit of

years

of

listened

I

do.

wrote "Shelter .Me" that

The video

gotten over that problem?

fit

I

song, but

roll

on

singers

after

had quite a

lyrics

&

a rock

Led Zeppelin helped with the album. John Paul Jones arranged the strings for "Winds

hit

inly

me

obvious to

We

to

what you're gonna

dictates

right to throw the first stone.

to Sie

leally just dan't

Each song

A variety of guests including John Paul Jones from

not Estening to

still

Obviously, you were trying to get specific sounds.

different.

Thrust You've complained before about people

"Ui'ii

five

tions with the director about the characters in the

Yes,

tve

We

what we were doing. also brought in Gospel and Bhies players.

thing.

we were

back in the studio.

its

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

flexibility?

This does seem to be our most diverse album to date.

in the sanne studio. This

songs in

After the success of your first two albums, did you get into Heartbreak Station with

liked

progression.

segregated

then because bands played everyiimg 2nd

made we had

We sent him a couple of tapes and he

You

really

would be pretty bonng

it

The numbers

go frwn a hard song

Music wasn't

i/i<tf

helped us out

done Night Songs Part Hi.

rooti are with bands like the Rolling Stones and Led

Zeppelin.

months off to album the way

six

So we not only had the luxury of a

to."

a difference,

Songs. think

the time thing. At the end

budget, but the luxury of time and

You've really vwnt 180° smct your debut, Nigfd

I

still

"We're taking

said,

get our heads together and do this

don't know, a lot of touring and playing

1

wonder. Sow,

hit

mk

JusQoB

Cinderelli has defmitely

TOM KEIFER:

?r:ve year after year that they weren't a one

'"""""'"" •'ii'f'mir-'iiMii'JiiiHWHiii'iwt'WHtpyi

byDJ THRUST:

Id

rich, talk to a millionaire,

If

not a

you want

bum on

to

the

paid as an opening band for a headlining or a national band because radio airplay media support,

and

all

that

good exposure

is

priceless.

Put your ad

be egotistical, povs'cr-hungry mani-

acs.

EC: But the music makes us it

up

to you.

feel

good. We'll leave


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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

5YMPIW)WY.

shcMCdSe night on May 19th.

TME nrZ THEATRE

tiis

The 1991 New Music Expo on

host to

Their sound com-

bines punk/altemative/metal with

and they are quite

eclectic energy,

Kinney

song

band through a four

led the

including "Last Song of

set

visual The band will be debuting this

They stuck around to

MAMY FACES OF MARY

month, so check them out

preciative

SOUL SPAIMIir

SOUL

and

MANY

CITY SUE.

THE BRASS MUC

Tampa

in

began a showcase featuring three

members

out.

I

The show

of Nasty Sa\'age),

THE

was great with

warming up

DARXBMK

GANG up the

DAVID

drummer

guitar.

has joined the line

drum

Watch

sticks to pick

making a big buzz

nal act to be

in

the

music scene.

local

had a recent show. The got things

rolling Kith an aggressive, grinding

will

set.

N7

end of

at the

HAL SfOWBtS se\'eral

has enlisted

area musicians in

writing and recording the score for an

emironmental

in the air

LMBJCMT ROXX GANG

June. Industr\ readers take notice.

the aid of

But the buzz

ST^U

led the

KEVN

band through a

fest

and frenzied pace, showcasing new songs and old

The Gang was

favorites.

impressive and loud.

GOLDIROCKS their

new demo

TONY

are recording

Imm.

in

is

Rock .Marathon featuring

local tal-

all

TBWA

played to a standing

room only ctowxI at JEFFREYS. The band

is

their

new

from the show and a

sounding better then material

is

ever,

and

kickin'.

MBNISSA featuring the origi-

will benefit

chronically

BURB

GOUm NUCGET. The band put on

show

at

new

RUSS AL-

says he s hosting the event

THRUST

being on

95YNTs

4

Tampa

rock band

STMSOH,

is

Bay's

back on

TWA

his

old daughter. Unfortu-

nately, the Bennett's don't have the

insurance to cover her hospital

30TN

them

IS

bills.

A

being held JUNE

JBTREY'S Cvnnrmed THIRD DECREE, JETEYE, NHSSTAKEN, EMat

acts include

Yes, he

is

ing tickets in advance will be eligible

drawing

in a

NAOMTS HAM.

home

ing mght on June

acoustic

Eqied

8.

.Admission

is free.

RDDlBn

to see the

sooa The band had been on

there

a

prize, a

first

after

$1000 Ovation

winning Central

ticing

soon. Favorite

69 haw

undergone

joining original

mem-

JASON DEMERS iguiUr). are DORIAN SAGE ihassl 16 June ^99MTHRUST

though others

will

be added. Donnie

lets all

for

turn out to show our support

him and hb

family.

was an exchange of auras,

Runner up was

such famih' favorites as "I'm Not Gay,

Gabrial's tingling

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

new

POT.

was the

twelfth

bassist.

explosion

The Riddlers

halfway decent

CEIVBI

debuted their new-

up

line

BE-

at

LOW

the

Grmv

new

Out of

SUBURBAN

has re-opened the

730 club under a new name:

OF MX R9UTE. weekend,

hu

first

brought

he

us

Rwer

fiom the

1st

middle

d X

a

dump, but

it

had great atmosphere

and provided a haven

for

underground

JOE'S

slots for Central

Florida's

Local metal

up to them as well. On Sunday's at

at the

F.B.I.

will If

prmide demos

up dates

at the finals of

took top honors

Rock Wars

-9] held at

POWER STATION

in

Melbourne. The speed metal band

will

the

tentatively pfay with Zappa-esque funk'

metal

fusionists

IPPOLITO

Smith

are

summer. They

mayhem

Whiff," available free at their o(

the future of Central Florida metal.

Melbourne's

month.

Not only will the proceeds go to a good cause, but the

ternative bands.

UU),

album

will

prwide a

new album

this

tape goes to

ite

.Atfanta.

8401

.Ninth

who

favor-

DAMNACE

fi'om

TBEPECE are being courted Featuring

labels.

members

THE

of

Timepiece have also been heralded by

Ego

I.

to the writers listed above

SL N #8-220. St

Pete.

FL 33702

this

is

just to say "thanks'

much

have a good

AV'e're just trying to

something id want to do as a change of pace,

have people

sit

its

special are

It's

right next to

many

not

It's

forever, but

fua

What makes a band

— not

Doug.

to be in the trend." stated

fun to

yoa"

like King's

different factors.

X

The

musicianship, the lyrics themseh"es. the nahiral qualitv' in their personali-

We

are eagerly awaiting the

hometown

FOOT'S

release

of

BLACK-

Man CD,

Medicine

and

if

By now. the new

COOPBt MADI-

an

with only guitars, voices,

other Flonda press as one of the best

too.

and

so.

sounding bands around.

line

(bassist lor .Alter

touring,

to only a few select cities for

to radio for playing us so

band.

and

SON

much

time vwth what we're doing.

vou were lucky enough to see Ricky

SOULER

come

are in negotiations with

.Maze Records.

BRAILL£ CLOSET, CROWSDELL, MARK SABATIMO,

ALABASTER,

.ACDC and

for

hard to imagine that a band wouk)

were doing

info.

month, the

MAOMTS HAM. GRANDAD,

Send vour regional information c/o Thrust.

you need more

In the mail this

al-

Contnbutors include

TRK JOHNSON. SLOW,

ATTKA are gear- ECUPSE

ing up to release a

if

for ,Ar\id

ANINMUBERATION ROSSBKTON COLUNS set for release this

so

hour or

former

is

.After

and a borrowed drum tot "The reason

and ask

in

Congratufations to both bands.

album

head out on tour

opening

Living Colour. it's

will

BOY (LIB on Tuesday nights, and

by several major

The

The band

SAKON KKX on June lltK

you can drop

uled for Fort Lauderdale this month.

sampling of Central Florida's best

TAUOH

for the

at

IS

GARCIA.

IWND'S EYE

be playing on a weekly

you're not familfar with the

ages club.

all

PLATHUM POST. T» CREATIVE MUSK COAUnON now doing shows BAD as are GRSNHOUSE and TWO-

reserving

is

an

Its

ing material at

MAS

bands and their patrons.

a few of your favorite under-

ground bands.

and the

cities

only Florida appearance was Jackson-

this just after

Mark

in the hearts

club.

reach only twelve

hem and

guitarist

meanwhile are record-

magic

This special concert performance will

with

Daniels. .Azrael

its

in the

accommodated by the

ville.

night Sure, the pface was

jam

and souls of the people comfortably

promises to bring us even more may-

fast

of Lo\'e,"

album and peaking with a

blues

OOMATOiAST from Pensacofa. and

RIGHTS OF THE ACCUSB) FEAR GLORY

it

music

"Shadw

"Over .My Head" the force of King's

ritualistic

and

on the

of the

Opening with

Chicago hardcore act

never stopped

just an audience

connection, or an adrenaline rush,

HOUSE

For

to the

call this

a paradox: The

is

was more than

began to work

senes.

Mike Williams of

Lamar

DAMAGE

PA SACRBI DE-

are putting together a

NKHTMARE

hosted

Hotel,

to see these

stage show, the second in their

ZERO.

d»^nto^»•n

money

Please pay

it

guys as they are in dire need of a

proof bassist

has really helped the local music scene, so

it

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

It

Instead

are going to the studio soon to record

their

have captured their musical

BIALD CITY, CAPT. XMNSON, and DOWN'N'DIRTY

warm up band F.O.C

Florida's Best Guitarist competition

debuting

on "Get a

Clearwater.

WFYV-FM.

over

of

Metal mainstay

the

prac-

is still

and we can expect a new project

death

lining

BAY

plenty

and no bread. Ray

of ideas

.Another band that will run you

for the asking.

did a week-

foi

is

ous combustion

bands

EMERALD

CNBNA

CONTI-

ing the spontane-

the best of the area s onginal metal

row.

be the

Mill

for savs the buzz.

1

clubs. .Most of the bands

bers

RETRIBU-

music With brought

guitarist

sabbatical follow-

area metal sane, get out to these

some changes,

AZIMEL's

DOPE and RB) will kick off open-

second year

CLUB, the new rock & roll venue in

imitated stvle.

has not given up

and Thursday nights

in a

Jerry

of

sound

Churdi Street

The event

to Jacksonville by

be the next big

debut and are displaying

their harder

was brought

Brewer on guitar will

theORUUDO CONMECTMN PRBMPLE in the nex1 final sched-

and

at

sound

night Beach Club k)catioa The aJter-

at local venues.

X

IQNG'S

s

I'd

natKt showcase

536

Megaforce

venomous

say the

a bass pfayer and

will resurface at

Performance by

special .All-.Acoustic

make

proach since the keyboard dominated

at their

Tracy show for the

end stmt

this band will

Wednesday

SPACfflSH

The band

at

A&R rep that grabs

shows or by

local record stores.

were

The smart

series.

NBTTALRAY RAY looking

most

as

showcase encore

for the

has taken a more guitar oriented ap-

basis.

THE

PAPPA'S

CLUB

the ckising of

opened the Lord

CITY

at their

Post-Punk semi goth band HFTH COLUMN have their demo avaifable in

festivities.

May saw

ing

to

OPERA

away

for prizes givCT

during the

bands are finding more venues open-

haw their

some 300 people

Sealey pulled in

next band to watct"

for local original acts.

MAOBME HOUSE name

band

aowd who

enthusiasm of the

evening that theyll never forget; a

risk:

new drummer Ren

Cronic Reality and

Deltona 32725.

TTiose buy-

altemativebands.anencouragingsign

a male.

SABB(

ordered along with their video by con-

X

vocalist of King's

proved the success of taking a

TION

weekend

is

AU£n

changed

new demo.

debut can be

and lead

responded warmly to the energy and

hjcky enough to win tickets for an

v^-nting.Arcturusat 1(X)1 Feather Drive,

PHIUY

invoK'ed in an

KURT

titled

J^^m^r*w9%

bassist

and about 20 people. This past month

PUS. FUNKER. and SLOW.

who

original project,

ARCTURUS

Death Metallists

are set to release a video and are cur-

Their eponymously

CROMC REALITY

at Pappa's with

metal history.

dub.loQtedatthe

it

TOM hstt a beautiful but very month

at the

we

showcase nights

started the first local

tacting the

closed(again).The

benefit to aid

"all girl"

CAT E. WUMDOPE, MUTHER

which has since

and

Central Florida

rently recording tracks fora

will host a

dav party on June 14 featuring

flag

m

wasn't so kxig ago today that

It

alternative acts

worthy of

isn't

DOHME B8METT ill

THE BEACHAM

press release list

songs.

the scene. Replacing guitanst

IS

children.

ill

services for

BOOMBtAMGS preview-

FOXXXHEAO. premier

a great

Queensryche veia They are

Orbndo 32803.

Blvd.

to

for prtRiding insight into his

songwriting for a tongtime fan.

PROJECT RANBOW

but since

wife

ORCUSOFFOOlSare.VOT' splitting up.

Proceeds

well have to take his word for

nal line up. reunited for a few sho^^•s at

ing

at Sarasota's

celebrity auction

which provides support

JETEYE

the

on June 10th

will plav

ARAZMO, BLEEDIMC CLUB BANDSTAND

HEARTS, DRAMA. CYPSY BANC CAMC and VIEIRA

Kevn

KBHY

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

was about

some down-

afterwards to soak up

for this all-ongi^

Dan

CAT CLUB in

in a

D.ARKSESS

.45

inspiring progressive

shows or by writing to 973 Jamaio

of

and

music

awe

and Destroy." The band stuck around

Ex-ROXX

Tobin (Da\id Bowie). Tyger Tyger be showcasing at the

in the songs.

PRODIGY'S is

his-

debut on the scene and former fens

won't be disappointed.

iLL CHASBIS

management

CTCwd and went on to tear

themes

and

and their demo can be obtained

bill

the

torical

REIGSS

approach

political

playing frequently

the crowd.

now under

with the

up the Beacham Theatre, enconng

has

whammv of a TYCBt TYCER has added new double guitarist CHAD ROBHtSOII and CAST OF NAStiB is

traditional metal

in dealing

with a cover of the Stooges "Search

up, dropping his

(featuring former

and takes a

its

caught

it

CAROY LOO

talk to the ap-

GREG RKE

was produced by

made

BlACKSHBtE

While checking

Fall"

MARY

FACES OF

Bomb A Gogol

(formerly

ni^L

thrash bands every Wednesday

vourself.

month. The nine track "M'hen Heroes

Maddie Hope" from his solo album.

Mav 1 8th that featured showcases from

FORCOTTEM APOSTLES

Jacksonville

I

tl^m-

IS

up

at Pappa's.

getting airpfay

new

-

then vou are

SKYMiOl CD

are

we

entering a

a few

more

practices

before

we

loked

DOUG PINNACLE

get to the MT\' Unplugged."

invited guests at

When

what

King's

really

X

makes

to the

GABRIEL'S

The

it

work are

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.'

"We need

ties-but

the leveb of emotion that they touch.

John Leard.

master of ceremonies. Mr. Carey Brooks for handling promotions and press accommodatioTiS. and especially to Scott for helping

out


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Atlama Athens

^\iSLrryi

I

«11«lt9«ISS

tey Un<i^ ««*^ >^^r-«Mi Ioq] has released

bel,

Pl£A.

MClfTY RBBi

it's

a double compilation album

AIDS

to benefit

sales of the

will benefit several .AIDS orga-

ACT UP. an activist group and JBIUSALBN M^ich shelters and

assists

economicall)' disadvantaged .\IDS pa-

instrument

staple

for defeating a total of eighty one

VAN

SALLY

over the

last year,

bands

them as

establishing

It

produced

b>'

Jerry Douglas and guests

Tony Furtado.

include .Mike .Marshall,

Kathy Kallick and Scott Nvgaard. In other Sugar Hill nen-s.

making a video

MTV

have

finished thf recording of their

album

UUIUUA

at

be released

name

singer Henry Puertas reports that the

LEONARDO'S PIZZA

a more h'equent basis now. Kentucky-

threatened lawsuit bv a band with the

for

is

the 1992 competi-

Band Of

on a good weeknight now, three or

M

four times that

The onk show

Tdl.

and

BRUCE HAMP-

For more information write

Mth

KBCWLLE SHOCXB)

for

to:

her upcoming "folk heroes" release on

Sacred Flame. 1747 Jericho Court,

Polygram. The Doc Watson cut was

SUMMER ON

30084.

recorded

li\'e

at this vear s

saxophone and

electric

mandolin.

for a

BENSON &

HB>CES BLUES '91 FESTV VAL was recently kicked off at the

dance routine that

will

be put on

The bands

selected to the fourth

NORTH CAROLINA MUSIC SHOWCASE are annual

Lakewood .Ampitheatre and featured

KING,

B.B.

JOHNNY WH-

B.B.

came

KING HEADLINES THE

THE

TER,

their

FABULOUS

RUTH BROWN

GBK

country band

and

DREAM BAND Dixon.

This outstanding

magic

spell

and kept

and

it

These guys

edition

CD

with

You

Ih'e

The

My

first

of these

Religion" along

versions of "Stand," "Turn

Inside Out"

and "World Leader

Pretend." The second will feature

"Shiny Happy People" with sions of "1 \}p'

live ver-

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

VBJ)T.

The three day event wiL be

held at The Cat

5

Cradle'in Chapel Hill.

album

also be showcasing

charts.

AU>n£CMKXASAW MUDO promo CD

have released a 4-song

single for Polygram.

disc features "Cold Blue"

The

roster

its

and "Words

festival.

.Appeanngv^ill be

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

in

Core

ATLANTA SONG-

The

WRTTBIS ASSOCUT10N

London.

and

VANILLA THE ATLANTA MUSICAL TRAMMRECK has become the ARTS COLLECTIVE be preNCs

R ajeigh.

vsnil

signee to

latest

MAMMOTH

senting

the

fourth

annual

RECORDS. The band had previously GEORGIA'S BEST TALBTf put out a single and were one of tweh*

SEARCH

North

will

(Carolina

label's

bands feahjred on that

frequeSCy compilation

re-

leased last year.

New hwn

Chapel

Remember, by the Juju music,

Hill,

NC comes/

father of Nigerian

ULDMUD. Dark)

next month. The contest

be open to bands and sok)ists alike

full

Ftorida's

during is

force into the

have

will

most

explosive

thrash bands!

guitar and

South Florida rock

hands gave a powerfiil performance

join. It

and

on drums. The winner

will

While were

JOHN

ers,

of the great

not soon forget

talkin'

about .Appetiz-

GOODWH

is

a protege

JACO PASTORMIS.

Talk about some wild bass guitar This I

backed up by 5 horns,

it he's also

drums,

percussion

Goodwin

will

and guitar.

project with Milton Mustafa, and

That

weeks or so.

be one hot boogie.

will

WSHE, Channel

6. the

ISO and

South Florida companies. The con-

SOUTH GJUK SARAYA and ALDO NOVA making a comeback with his

cert

was hosted by Gaiy Str>xkr.

nCH a popular

THE

politically

charged progressK"e band on the South florida scene has just begun v«orking

on

their

upcoming album

at

G1£D

Memonal Dav featunng

new album on the illustrious also

a

new

label

formed

ION BON lOVi who

bands

Kkk at

the

Button South.

CRVBt

made his appearana at the beach.

Brian Bozworth movie. Stone Cold.

while a

SAIGON

KKK

tune

is

plaving in the background.

THE MAVERICKS .Nashville's

socks off at a

blew for

Jovi. .After a

and

and

Tall Sally"

"Lucille," everyone left the stage

after a short delay

GREAT

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.

in the

CASE

genres.

The winner

(held in Octoberi as well as a

complete recording package including 24-track studio time, among other prizes.

works.

VAMML played NY's Cat Club and have sparked repealed interest

if you've

ever seen the live verswn reconled for

will

muskal

trio

the fishing boats.

wx>ri(

New faces on

Unknown

guitarist

Dave

Helmricksl. BIG SHOALS TRAa, BIG HAR SURPRSE

(strummy rock

else grip-

along the lines

n' roll

of

Velvet

Underground),

release

SHITKICKER

(country-punk

list:

SOIjOWC.

the

supergroup with Bethany and Deb fi'om

MUTLEY CMX on drums and

NUMBER TWO. Look

bass,

Rob Harris from the Moles on

showcase with

for a Bullethead

lead git-tar and Eddie Ray oA^'anksister

all

on guitar and

three bands, at Club Demolition in

vox).

Speaking of recording.

June.

Its not a white thing,

black thing,

that has

not a

it's

a funk thing accord-

it's

RMK B8LE a

band

local

awd

up a sold out

fiinked

on the grand opening night of a

new-

CLUB 506 SOUTH

in town.

(formerly Nightlinei. Their musical

blend of ftink/rapliard rock

bassist's

face the

quite

left

huge grin never once whole evening, and

...•.;'-'--

the „

:

evenings to

they are

many doors

.Anyone interested

handle the job for this already established

band can contact Eddie Vertuno

at 1904)

talent

for area

stick with their original

where

1500-*- fans

MOON ents.

oft.

this

Hanson

moniker.

DRMH V CRYM* stopped by

vxxalist

music because

live

definitely taking

name.

its

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

scene

May even though dmmmer. who feels they can

looking for a

still

strai^t-foiward hard rock, the band

he

have found

live focal/national

re-

hope-

HOOKBI has been seen plaving dates throughout

their hearts to dedicate Friday

This can open

is

will

heard

bom

JEFF HANSON.

:,a. club,

..r.c.'i s. U'.c

m

EP which

changed musical directkxis to a more

'.i:rce'vactsam€wav.

RKK WEST

NWSJUICE

be out sooa

fully

his

left

I've

rumors that the day he was

a~x

thrash favonte.

cording a 4 song

worked up quite a folkiwing.

The group

atch

to

With a

swarmed

into the

their musical tal-

brief chat with the lead

Kevn Kinney. found out that I

someone had

stolen

hb

guitar w+ien

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.

it

Fk)rida-v»ihere the is

it

a focal

TURTICS

that

into

in

town

B had

now from South summer is hot and

for

even hotter.

will be

an area supermarket

late .August

in

making it one of the fargest

music stores

THE

in

pawn shop he found

his old axe

and was soon reunited with

it

CHAIBAW Kl lUb and focals ilAGK WAND plav«d the l

BKBES

.May 10th. bringing in a

played

506 Wand

nia crowd

If

you were there you may have been lucky

enou^

to see the vocalist sing

with his pants down. at

.Also this

19th._a_

V89

and

OK PROOUC-

TKMB cosponsored the show. .Magic

North Florida.

nwnth

506 was Tallahassee's (rm speed

did a

good job warming up the

aowd. To watch a drummer stand 19 during the whole see.

st is

something to

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

will

head

the studio with producer

VK

(Nirvana. Tad) and

stage and took charge creaUng an

record their next Ip v^ihkli will have a

onslaught of musical mayhem. The

harder edge.

started almost instantly

Well, that's

the music

it

has

music stores here

SODRPKMS

jam along with Bon

for a

Bitten.

shwcase

singer.'gui-

Greg Drais are going back to

I

then joined Akk) for his encore. .Akk)

smokin' verskxi of "Long

can be seen in the new

punk

moving

then brought up the

luck>'

their massive road-flare modal-

drummer Dave Peck and

bluei'countrv'/

b>'

iUIVilHI

two

up on Bullethead's

Ne.xt

Rumor

Jon belted out "Blaze of Gk)ry" and

are the

away

\

SOUND STUDIOS FARR CRY and NAKED chosen to open for Saigon

love-fest.

FARMBB have to put

CARPET

Strongbox.

is

.Metallic exhibitionists

it

in four

and everything

and the kaleidoscope

be starting a recording

Branford Marsalis

MOLES,

with ex-Tone

in

be crawiin'

will

an impression on the crowd. The

others threw a large beach bash on

Co..

weeks the town

dub

several other

.Miller

SLX

ot'

was an evening that Button

South regulars

sponsored by Operation Homefi'ont

Brewing

NKKO MCBRMN from

Iron .Maiden

Club Demolition with the

another slam-dancing

tarist

all

and

to .Nashville Record Pressing,

thrilled

guitar wars. Gustavo, was asked to

is

Six exceptkMial

was

receive an automatic slot in the

best

'inim and accordion into juju music.

South

the audience

to pfay

metal sound for another summer, as

with snaky bassiines and motorcycle

ing to

by an impromptu appearance by

any grass grow under

Unsigned album. This

11 of

TQBIS.

later,

(ha-hal stopped

way north,

their

was

APPE-

mMSOVTH MUSK SHOW-

of all

iatiMrn for having introduced talking

is

third

let

going

his feet is

du

SEX POLICE. BICYCLE FACE and METAL FLAKE MOTHBl ing the

and Knives" (both from 8-Track

at the

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

PUPPES

fin-

of June. South Florida

who doen't

POINT,

MOIST RECORDS/BAnB) BREATH PROOUCTKMIS w\\

ligion."

month

the

b

aaxiously awaiting the release. Stryder.

singles.

include "Losing

amount

could not hap-

guitar,

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

103 j

test,

ishing the final details

has released two limited

WSHE

F.M. The winner, who received a (korge

Gustavo .Afasont Following the con-

Rob WassermanlJ

R.EJN.

Robin Guitars and

sician.

Lynch model custom

offer.

STRYDBI RECORDS

the homeless.

was sponsored by Drum

Design, Guitar for the Practicing Mu-

South Fk)rida has to

The concert

efit

BUTTON

the

by

with some of the finest rock music

Cash McCall and,

TS?

is

the audience hypnotized for an hour

pen to a better band!

ceeds went to ben-

clubs

finalists are

PUIS 5. THE 1991 CMTAR WARS

the

SOUTH,

the Beach

of label interest

pro-1

The

from Orlando and

ping and shiny, that

are generating a considerable

Duncan.'

EYE

on

the scene: SMART BOMB (good-humored college rock

e.xhaust

Summers on

their

PUIS

the

bv'

a head.

Nine dav^

HAMMBI

Alaska to

The winnerwas awarded $4000 cash at

John Baldry. Careyj .Al

held

went bananas, including openers

Hogtown are psyched. The four-song

STORY THlBt from West Palm.

Mose .Allison. Long Bell.

WARS

band to be signed to major labeL

U-TRBC

is

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

land

swamp

and

reality,

hundreds of fans

time to show The Mavericks

band wove

HOGLAH

THE FLORIDA ROCK STRONGBOX EPw3S just mailed

presented

featured

DIXON

CB.

to

name.

legal right to the

support The Mavericks are pre-

6th,

light

o'

of admisskwi alone.

about to become

IS

dicted to be the next South Florida

May

THE WILLIE

(Willie

in

Speed

in.

found

HARDBACK on May 7th without so

N,P.

DARK MI-

on

banging out

to their liking,

90 minute headlining

a

lead

NINE-

HAMMER

SHITKICKER.

in

BULLETMEADRKORDS

virtual

rains,

coming

drummer wrth the pnce

SMRH PAiaCon.May 26th. when coming to thev'openedforROMNE MSAP. MUD'S due to heavy

up

Hogtown

in G'ville

thrash godfathers

GEL

brought their unique blend of the old

With the park a

a

Club Demolition has Los .Angeles

and the new countn- sounds

by the ICA.

is

Waldo.

I

The week long

HDEAWAY

BOBBY'S

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

Tucker.

on a big weekend.

to speak of lateh*

STRANGBt/BAD R9thangat

THE

out Tone

releasing material

POUND

the midst of this.

in

TIB HARDBACK CAFE and CLUB DBNOUTION draw people

tion for

b^n

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he displayed on their most recent album Extra

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MBALA

The band

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While

and fans who slipped

concerts.

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from Inner Circle

true that Inner Circle's popularit>-

it is

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is

"Bad

an ovemi^t success. 'Like other groups w've

show

certainly paid our dues. But, v^i^t

v^-as

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rhythmic pulsating wrid

down

to

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is if you're

together.

comes

it

good, then e\'entually,

Ttk

reality

is,

>'ou just

v^

extraordinary female dancers,

through

disdplined and committed to their craft.' com-

mented

Alex.

Both aspects

left

the audience

erasing for more!

The

desire for international

music from the

his

mother, father, and e\-

eryone else for his problems. The

l>Tics,

'you

on your mother, you chuck it on your means the >'outh pushes blame on

everyone for his drcumstances in

smooth

as vs«II as

lifie,'

ex-

me

I'm surprised by our success,

if

:5

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it all

may

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honestly say that

you continue only good can if

am

I

to

not.

plains Ian.

When asked if there

is

any Reggae band that

Switching gears to the

SOCA

haN* to

I

Fw aK-a)? felt that

do what >'ou're good

result frx)m it'

We

at,

then

Atlanta,

can only

tainment (along with

take part in the festivities.

ner Cirde!

WMMF had

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its

community

tenth annual

radio

in the Caribbean. 'The fes-

TROPICAL

ti\'als

term

SOUKOUS has gained popularity. Alex

me

members, who speak no En^ish, communicated with us via tiansfator, their Guyanese

gaw

his explanation for the

manager Alex Boicel

done a

as fratemal sentiment

is

much

very

dispfayed

by Ian and his fellow band members both on and off the stage. After the concert Inner Cirde

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v^'t» (lucidly for us)

speaks

such places as the Congo, categorized by the

v.-as

such people as lot as

PAUL SmOM w^ has

a white

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,

from

when

told this

Alex, ga\'e the characteristic smile \^•hich

(referring to Craceltmd),

would not probably see such groups

we

as Loketo

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relaxed with friends, crew,

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You

me

refer-

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Bo>'s*

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was

each song.

"Bad

thafi

the theme from the television

father,'

pretty hypocritical!' .Alex

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it

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is

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e\'en familiar

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thing that they JkI.

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together,

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the previous

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improving.

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on making

are your thoughts

magazines recognised them as an innovative thra.sh (and anJ throu<ti extensKv covvrage brought :\gony Column tional

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was a

craz\.

to a

furttier .solidified his talent

manv

and

fans

with his

peers.

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it all.

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new

rule in Florida.

them our way.

Fanzines kically established tliem as a

when they .Montreal,

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Jon

immediate underground success.

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in the top I

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helped us already.

helped with the

It

it's .seal

writing.

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t»d come out

u+Kile thii^ caikl fnHii

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last July,

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outdid thenisekvs

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video and with the songs that we're

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ever since. .\ldo lid mi>-s

Cuns. and Cuts' with it's mixture o» Southern rock and .sf^xd metal was an

All of

known

little

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

little kid's

Jon

Aldo's friend-

ship goes back a ways. Its a

leading underground metal band. 'Cod.

It

friends albums.

fact that

music, and the

audience.

on

.McRV ahead a few vvars and enter

Bon Jovi. :\ctually. Jon and

a

there.

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WMHiBM

ing .-ome trairb

llnal

nuking his o»vn

turning point came

when he iammed onstage with Bon Jovi

Dana w3s

dream.

\«re quick to pick up on Agonv-

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just play

and

ox\n company. anJ playing on or produc-

Big Chief records released the hand's debut album -Cod. Cuns. and Cuts' in ]gs9.

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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

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Aklo > third

1985 gax* w3y to >vt another of AMo's multifacetcd mu>icianship.

release in

.w

the older stuff as w^l.

with him as amfxidy el.se.

around us was going

.As

is

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aliasRedV\lng\lper.isa\lrgo.8'footl

trovtrsiai toanextent. Tuitcfi.

ii

alxim has soU more than his success, but

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i^g anteiuta.

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with drug addiction was considered con-

they seem to catch us good, and then gc

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bacic

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"

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u. base

r . r feel >t>ur fan

imii'JJ

and think.

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|orlhecoBV«ted? There are a lot ol new fans.

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intiiXMT guy. Ttx- lyrics

to v.+uiteier

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twpt

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tell

about the hrrks.

Chris I'jlnxr

an

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peoplt ^«nt to hear us.

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he

l

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mu^ic. Xnt too long ago. they

like to play

aK»it

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force of

mister platinum. Sure

realK- alternative. WTiat Ls it?

Jen .ViJan:

I

inckjding a series of show^ with

CWAR.

s

played his

hometown

oi

during their vxwid tour.

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"So?'.

I

b wfiat

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

the

haw dropped ri^t out was worth the

wait.

lWTi^aiin*L'."iiTni!i

pnng

to get a n«ire Mipportivc seer

uilhin

tiK-

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inJiistryanJ in.

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lot

spend pushing the album? .Are you going

of

t

vide-o:

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from the

Negotiatians with Polygram began and ^o

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mean

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did

can

vvfio

to kcT^T wTirking for the ntxt

contract

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advice

wouU you gK-e

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to

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to uttil they're doing,

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to

anJ .ire hue .-

;;i/ing to

mad for hvo^wars. much better songs.

the

C.reat.

cowr

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art.

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the re-cord

'iicer

pLyed to the

is ahxiliiteh-

not manipulated in anv-

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or anvlhing.

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sounds

yoo guys hav« abeai^ mapped out a k>ng term rebtionslap. It > like wv ve built a car and v« beliew in It

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the car.

lice

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ti^ car aixl It

dvck it out for

for a test Jrivv.

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songs on the n»:ord and be invtiKvd in

no niks . but tU;re

s

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York and rlnalh the engine Mew up we vivre vnth fortv

hk-xn engine.

standing there with a

When all

are happening to viw.

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hook

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realize

tilled

way. -.Modem

that translated means.

idiots.

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evident

Akk>

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is

self

an :\frican chant "Cod savt us all.'

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I

wavs

about some of the things off

I

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get wwrried

listen

kev compared to vi^iat w\: do.

ta I

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listen to

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stirff.

I

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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

llredh- here.

The war is ^^""''"^

so

records

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explanatory, featuring

wvre

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lil(0>d

dcliwrs the unexpected in a hard edged

Comes Mm:' KP.

in this record about

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passioa humor, attitude and

movT^. jndvw kicked like .such idiots that

r-.

whatthebanJstryingtosay.V\esayakjt

Mini.--':

Corbtant touring.

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after, .\fter all.

music be<ter than the the

I

p^k thought wv

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throughout

vvnj

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.No^-a

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

be

cool.

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vwll wTite that

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it t()gi thiT

thereoonfingof^jt/Oh TAe/^rri^

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

weird.

don

image and the sound.

two years?

nvJia people tlvit are ctm

w+lit ki»)\i> ... 1'loriJ.i's

I* be iMring across .America for the next

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lor the last eighteen

'^'"^'LT'^ months hoping that

peopfc are going to get

on

board.

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Vard AnimaU. The smell

Is there anything

eke

that

you want

FUNFA.\:

pwpkl«laow about die Hood«» Gums? Agom- Cokimns combined wvi^ |

d.«t

really.

kiwiv.

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cyrks.

It's all

then; in the records

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in

Agom- Column speaks

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it all.

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BOB D^lAV BOOTIIC SERIES (SOKV) This

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THE

ne^'S

these days

is all

gowmments

Third World

comes on gold

PO Box

OH44107.

land,

and they ha\t a 3-

MANSON

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

is

fine

now. Okay,

...

time to breathe the big collectiw sigh of relief.

they

We aren't calling J.

Youth are

dent Face is

a golf cart and

master that

to

it

probably took

which leads me

.

. .

Danforth Quayle, IH Presi-

only thing Quayle

it the

W^y wuld any sane person is

Danny

sane) pick

is fit

to run

all

Records.

him decades

The song

(assuming George

Jams'

from Doctor Strange

av-ailable

i

"NEW AGE* and

s cool,

a

it's

wnne/.

and they do a parody of the

"PRETTY GREBH" halfvs-ay through.

This disc comes on blue and

to be Vice President? Well,

Manson

THE WUSSIE hav-e a 4-song sin^e

out entitled

to a question:

if >'ou're

5 songs and

\\'ax:

cook. Both Guttermouth and

splattered

\^•hite

vinyl

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

piece

it ...

\^'ouldn't the

role in delaying the Iran hostages

...

now

price of S3.00

for the

amazing low

but >'ou can get

band whose drummer happens

OVER which

is

have Quayle be in

most amazing

charge? Imagine the

ev-er seen.

public outrage; think

titled

wuld

happen

economy.

a band on a great indie

case S.S.T., signs with a major and puts out

new product WeD

in the case of

flREHOSE

shoukin't

I

trio just

With The Bas" which should prove once and for

First

Cuss" which just plain

rips.

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

Boone were

aliw he would give this

stiU

2 thumbs up. What eke

release

an

'

month

with strong

Oil,

\v-hatirontousefora

listen to a lot of

bunker shot on the

have incorporated the cream of the crop into this

man

has a past that

would make John Wayne Gacey blush, and

my friends,

is

why Qua>ie

enough depressioa Let's going on in indie land.

is

the \T. Okay,

talk about \N^at's

ters

release. If there

PO Box

w^s any

doubt

in the

hands of such a

here. Deals of the

performances. "OLffT

anguished vocals

*MOCBf

is

ON THE OON,

smokes, and John Forbes's

really stand out.

The

flipside

equally intense. This record

not forthe faint of heart

is

DOLL SQUAD ha\'e

T out These five ladies brew up some interesting tunes. IQSS ME, I'M POI-

a 3-song

SOMOUS'

is

reminiscent of early X stuff and

the other two songs ha\'e that Sbtties garage feel to

them;

all

and

all

a solid effort

It's

also

on

Worry Bird Disk. ADMIRAL have a 3-song EP out on Ebullition, PO Box 6S0, Goleta, CA 93116. The A side 'REVOLVING

&

LOADING"

is

a cool, povt'erful

song

in the

Fugazi mold, and the two songs on the flip-side also

show

a

lot

of

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

psychobilly

33-13 or

are both great

is,

recommended, iv

first

but you've heard

and check

this

it all

out Hi^ily

S^

is

Land Falls is on and I'm outta 1 ...

it

great music and polish. This

is

lyrics,

Evan Johns, but from what

listening to

V.ALLVTLVE VALENTINE (GIA-NT)

you can sing

hi^

in the

effort,

.Again," listen,

range. Lead vocalist

Remember him and Journey? Tears In The .Mghf sounds

sort of lile Steve Perry.

fellow hitmakers,

Journey. "Where

like

these gu>'s

.'\ctiiall>',

You" sounds

.Are

sound

have more bite in their

like

like

Journey, too.

kind dl aExjon you want to

tiiey're

much

better

tunes like 'prow

b^ after

all,

think of

the hits they had.

all

The art rock

album by the most underrated

onl)' live

band of die Seventies

Representing the fmest

available

is

moments

British

on gkirious C J).

of a Fall, 1976 Euro-

Evan

if

intelligent

my

first

time

hear he's been

I

is

the

listen to again

and again,

Sunday afternoon

listening to

to each other," "In

make you

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

hell

hear this one on the radio but

by Chip

DAVGEROIS TOYS HEUACIOUS ACRES

(CO-

LUMBIA) In a

world of assembly-line bands,

that there's

GLVTLE GIANT PLAYISC THE FOOL THE OFFICIAL LIM CESILE CLAM (CASTLE C0.M.MU.N1CATIO.NS ESSLVTLU RECORDS)

it

Fla.

'.Meant For You" really

looking. Hey, being a Journey of the nineties couUn't be that

on an easy

especially

Journey a k>t though they

music And

ewn

all,

putting out great music for yean. Rocket Fuel Only

Harmonies, slick guitars, and keyboard mekidy lines

'.hat is, if

great

only sang acapella. But this one has

roll. If

still

some good

fectly to

giw

humor

tunes. DT's sense of tracks as 'Gimme

No

know

Hellacious

Jason McMasters's abrasiw vocals

mold the raunchy sound

They make

to

ole balls to the wall rock n'

you're interested in hearing it just

.Acres a listen.

good

it's

of these high

really stands

Lip," 'Line

'Em

fit

per-

ener^

out on such

Up," and 'Bad Guy."

a great anti-censorship statement with 'Sticks

good metal-

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

and

at

are a

free of

human and throw

W

feel."

Month: Deal Number

be

DEVIL WnHI

"Radio

said:

Caroline. Okay, a few more items

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