Dave Clifford

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  • 15 years ago | Music News

    For the French, loving music is not enough; one must embrace it with the codependent disgust of a couple verging on a murder-suicide. The French avant-rock group Ulan Bator clearly loves the pop tradition in this way. Listening to the trio's first...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    Tom Waits Mule Variations (Epitaph) The evolutionary hat trick of Tom Waits' transformation from offbeat singer-songwriter to hipster beatnik poet to howlingly dark performance artist took a grueling couple of decades. In the process Waits concoct...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    The Make-Up I Want Some (K Records) Exchanging pith for pizzazz, three former members of the clever hard-core-renaissance quintet Nation of Ulysses joined with ex-Frumpies bassist Michelle Mae in 1995 to create the shtick-laden soul of the Make-Up...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    Country Teasers Destroy All Human Life (Fat Possum) "Women and children first, then the faggots and the niggers," slurs Ben Wallers, the surly, sleepy-voiced vocalist-guitarist for Edinburgh, Scotland's Country Teasers. "Line them up against the w...


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