9334Firewater, Alex Chiton, Mission Of Burma, Gary Stewart articles
- Jul 1, 2004Greetings,
In the latest issue of Perfect Sound Forever online music magazine
<http://www.perfectsoundforever.com> you'll find (among other things):
ALEX CHILTON- The glory of defeat
With the Box Tops, Big Star and his solo career, power pop God/studio
demon/rootsy slacker Chilton has carved out a unique career that
might rival Neil Young in pathologically perversity.
FIREWATER- Versatile indie rock
This self-described 'wedding band gone wrong' finds that it expresses
itself best through a recent covers album with songs from Sonny &
Cher, Tom Waits, Frank Sinatra, the Beatles, Johnny Cash and Robyn
Hitchcock while giving a heartfelt "NO THANKS AT ALL" to "the
American Empire and their Idiot King."
IRISH MUSIC INDUSTRY- Past Sinead, Van & Bono
Even with the worldwide success of Damien Rice, the Blarney scene is
far from assured, with various arts reports pointing to problems,
pitfalls and hopefully solutions to make sure the music thrives.
MISSION OF BURMA- Their 22 year career span
From the beginnings in the late '70's to their untimely demise a few
years later and only one full-length album, this Boston combo's
legend gathered steam over the years, leading to a recent reunion,
tour and finally their second album. And what's changed with them
since the two records...?
GARY STEWART- King of the honky-tonks
A country star who should have been a bigger name, he not only sang
of the bars and juke joints, he walked the talk. As such, his gut-
wrenching songs and stories he detailed on his albums weren't a
stretch for him to imagine or sing. The hard life proved too much
for him though as he took his own life last December as recounted by
Neil Young biographer Jimmie McDonough.
Plus a personal reminiscence about Ray Charles and how his songs
effected a certain editor as well as the first part of a tribute to
Robert Quine, including essays and interviews.
We're always looking for good writers and/or ideas so let us know if
you have anything to share.
See you online,
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