In the latest issue of Perfect Sound Forever
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Country-folk-pop-rock sensation: following along in fine family
lineage where her father Mose also confused and confounded anyone
trying to pigeonhole him into a particular style, this NYC singer-
songwriter might use titles like "no frills" and "sad girl" for album
titles but she never skimps on songs.
Famed producer flexes songs: while known for making records with
everyone from Fionna Apple to Aimee Mann to David Byrne to Jimmie
Dale Gilmore, this producer's producer also decided to try his own
hand as an artist, releasing his own solo album and holding court at
the fashionable Hollywood club Largo with a seemingly endless supply
of guest starring artists (Ian Hunter, Neil Finn, Elvis Costello,
Mistress of English Folk: not just in her classic solo albums and
collaborations with Davy Graham but also her archival music project
work with Alan Lomax has Collins made her mark in music. In an
exhaustive and extensive interview with Johan Kugelberg (of stalwart
publication Ugly Things), she reviews her life and career.
Mid-west power pop: after starting their own label to document their
mid-70's beginnings, this small-town Illinois band worked hard to
make the Chicago music circuit with their then-no-so-fashionable
music, attracting the attention of major labels and Kiss's Gene
Simmons (no fooling). Returning to indie-land, they've persevered
through down's and up's of their career to continue to make music.
Lengthy interview with head Shoe Jeff Murphy.
Return of the former Weezer: The former Weezer bassist and Rentals
frontman sheds light on his new album, his past, his friendships and
Plus our Digitaljukejointbox (featuring chanteuses, bluegrass,
Brazilian dance music and more) and our continuing Robert Quine
tribute with thoughts/memories from Brian Eno, Fred Frith, Mike Watt,
Arto Lindsay, Robert Christgau, Lou Reed/Jethro Tull drummer Doane
Perry, composer Corin Curschellas, Subterranean Records' Michael
Carlucci as well as Quine's childhood friends and college buddies.
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Oh and a special thanks again to the FNW people here who helped with
information in the Collins article!
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