By Elliott Sharp
By Hilary Hughes
By Rob Trucks
By Luke Winkie
By Seth Colter Walls
By Brett Koshkin
By Spencer Wilking
By Christina Black
CHOICE CUTS: Ryan Adams, "To Be Young (is to be sad, is to be high)" (Heartbreaker, Bloodshot); Tsar, "Kathy Fong Is the Bomb" (Tsar, Hollywood); Bette Midler, "In These Shoes" (Bette, Warner Bros.); the Weakerthans, "Pamphleteer," "This Is a Fire Door Never Leave Open" (Left and Leaving, Sub City); Jimmy LaFave, "Elvis Loved His Mama" (Texoma, Bohemia Beat).
DUDS: King Chango, The Return of El Santo (Luaka Bop); Low, Things We Lost in the Fire (Kranky); Van Morrison/Linda Gail Lewis, You Win Again (Exile/Pointblank/Virgin); Papas Fritas, Buildings and Grounds (Minty Fresh); Peaches, The Teaches of Peaches (Kitty-Yo import); Stockhausen/Andersen/Heral w/ Rypdal, Karta (ECM); Swag, Catch-All (Yep Roc); the Waxwings, Low to the Ground (Bobsled).
ADDRESSES: Ark 21, 14724 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403; Bloodshot, 3039 West Irving Road, Chicago, IL 60618; Carrot Top, 935 West Chestnut, suite LL15, Chicago, IL 60622; Matador, 625 Broadway, 12th floor, NYC 10012; Mint, Box 7613, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B 3Y6; My Pal God, 47 Hardy Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540; Network, c/o Harmonia Mundi, 2037 Granville Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025; Rykodisc, 530 North 3rd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401; Saddle Creek, Box 8554, Omaha, NE 68108-9554; secondheaven.com, 1-800-201-3710; SeeThru Broadcasting; Thrill Jockey, Box 476794, Chicago, IL 60647; VP, 89-05 138th Street, Jamaica, NY 11435.
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