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2002 Stories by John La Briola

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  • The Residents

    published December 12, 2002

    Subtle as an amputation, the Residents cut themselves off from pop music's tumorous body three decades ago and never looked back. As prolific as... More >>

  • Vincent Gallo

    published November 21, 2002

    Vincent Gallo once described himself as the kind of guy who'd attend a football game in a visiting uniform and cheer until he got killed. Divisive... More >>

  • Mudhoney

    published October 31, 2002

    The last thing that I'd ever expect to hear on a Mudhoney song is a lone saxophone staggering through the psychedelic mist of hippy-dippy organs,... More >>

  • Jello Biafra

    published July 25, 2002

    Jello Biafra's scathing brand of political commentary won't pass for comfort food in troubled times: Gooey, patriotic pabulum is best left to... More >>

  • Butthole Surfers

    published July 11, 2002

    My landlord once knew a drug dealer. The dealer had a bunch of LSD stashed in his sock on a hot day. His feet got sweaty, and he absorbed most of... More >>

  • Airport 5

    published June 27, 2002

    With perennial collaborator Tobin Sprout, Robert Pollard presents his second full-length effort as Airport 5. Life Starts Here is the 18th... More >>

  • Rocket from the Tombs

    published May 9, 2002

    By the time the Sex Pistols called it quits in 1978, the isolated youth of America were coming to grips with the budding romance of not... More >>

  • Mushroomhead

    published March 28, 2002

    The members of Mushroomhead want everyone to know that they had the idea first: cluttering a stage in goofy masks to usher in the end times with... More >>

  • New Order

    published February 14, 2002

    The first New Order album in eight years finds the survivors of Joy Division banging their collective drum in yet another monochromatic burst of... More >>

  • Yoko Ono

    published January 31, 2002

    Poor Yoko. Born into an elite Japanese banking family and heiress to John Lennon's estate, rock's most famous widow seems to have tried everything... More >>

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