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1998 Stories by Larry Getlen

Archives: 1998 | 1997
  • The Road Well Traveled

    published October 29, 1998

    Dishwalla's new album, their second, is entitled And You Think You Know What Life's About. The title is a sarcastic one, because after releasing... More >>

  • Something Wicked This Way Rocks

    published October 22, 1998

    If Them Ickies singer/songwriter/guitarist Mickey Zetts hadn't watched the Marx Brothers movie Monkey Business with some friends while under the... More >>

  • The Peter Principle

    published October 8, 1998

    Peter Frampton, the man responsible for one of the most successful live recordings of all time, is talking about setting up college funds for his... More >>

  • Fish Just Wanna Have Fun

    published September 10, 1998

    It's a sign of the times that a band can achieve success with a song called "Sell Out," which claims that the band has done just that and urges... More >>

  • Yes, No, Maybe So

    published August 6, 1998

    Keeping track of the lineup changes in Yes is like trying to list all of Saturday Night Live's cast members since the days of John Belushi or... More >>

  • The Dark Side of Swing

    published July 30, 1998

    Cherry Poppin' Daddies vocalist Steve Perry -- not to be confused with the Journey frontman of the same name -- just got off the stage. As part of... More >>

  • The Look of Love

    published July 23, 1998

    A woman with shoulder-length blond hair and a blue-and-white striped sundress is setting up a PA system in Mulvaney's Irish Pub in West Palm... More >>

  • Healing Hands and Bands

    published July 16, 1998

    During the first LoveFest two summers ago, I spent more than two hours in Hollywood's Young Circle getting shiatsued, Reikied, and generally being... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published July 16, 1998

    The Pernice Brothers Overcome by Happiness (Sub Pop) Back in the mid-'90s, singer-songwriter Joe Pernice and the Scud Mountain... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published July 2, 1998

    Jim Lauderdale Whisper (BNA/BMG) After bouncing from Reprise to Atlantic to the Nashville indie Upstart, neocountry master Jim... More >>

  • Look Ma, One Hand

    published July 2, 1998

    Where Kevin Millard's right hand should be is something that resembles a seal with a guitar pick in its mouth. It is, in fact, the stub of his... More >>

  • Jerry's Kids

    published June 18, 1998

    A big, burly presence hovers near the bar at Sneakers Sports Grill in Hollywood on a recent Friday evening. The entity is invisible but... More >>

  • Easy Rider

    published May 28, 1998

    Jack "No Busfare" Johnson is the beatnik who many people, in the deep, dark recesses of their psyches, always wanted to be. He's traveled from... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published May 14, 1998

    Spacehog The Chinese Album Sire/Warner Bros. Records Spacehog has been characterized as David Bowie reincarnate, and the... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published April 30, 1998

    Tori Amos From the Choirgirl Hotel (Atlantic) Tori Amos likes contradictions. She's a classically trained pianist who plays pop... More >>

  • Home Brew

    published April 30, 1998

    Drinking coffee at Hollywood Boulevard's Warehaus 57 provides more stimulation than the average house blend. On the walls hang colorful paintings... More >>

  • Sex and Violins

    published April 16, 1998

    While the Pamela Stanley Band plays the bluegrass number "Orange Blossom Special," Randi Fishenfeld gears up for her solo. It's a recent Tuesday... More >>

  • Two Necks Are Better Than One

    published March 19, 1998

    Michael Bianco, a 42-year-old guitarist with a distinct Boston accent, sits in an alcove in his musical home, the Now Art Cafe in Hollywood. With... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published March 12, 1998

    The High Llamas Cold and Bouncy (V2) Most bands work within established genres, such as rock, folk, or blues. Some mine more... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published March 5, 1998

    Mark Eitzel Caught in a Trap and I Can't Back Out 'Cause I Love You Too Much, Baby (Matador) It's hard to imagine a better title... More >>

  • Horn of Plenty

    published February 26, 1998

    Sax player Eric Allison, looking casual yet distinguished in a black jacket, a light-gray collarless shirt with the top button opened, and dark... More >>

  • The Subject Is Jazz

    published February 12, 1998

    Rock 'n' roll belongs to the young, but in the jazz world, it's the elders who are revered. With 55 years of recording experience and a reputation... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published January 22, 1998

    Various Artists Star Rise (Real World) In 1990 Michael Brook, a New-Age guitarist and producer, collaborated with Nusrat Fateh... More >>

  • Might as Well Jump

    published January 8, 1998

    On a recent Tuesday night at O'Hara's Pub and Jazz Cafe in Fort Lauderdale, Dale Powers, leader of the five-piece band Jump n' Jive, glowers as he... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published January 8, 1998

    Supersonic Wall to Wall Moustache (Sire) "Welcome to the fucked-up chemical beats of Supersonic," announces this band's press... More >>

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