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1998 Stories by Barry Walters

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  • Teletubbies: The Album

    published December 15, 1998

    I'd been hearing so much about the connection between Teletubbies and drugs that I had to find out for myself, despite being the biggest... More >>

  • Dancing Up the Charts

    published December 8, 1998

    If you want to be an R&B or rap star, appear on someone else's hit record. Disco divas did it back in the day: Luther Vandross sang on a zillion... More >>

  • Stormin' Norman

    published November 3, 1998

    Start with a chunky funky beat. Layer in a mind-bendingly catchy sample that screams, "This is fun! This is fun! This is fun! This is fun!" Add a... More >>

  • Who's Beautiful Now?

    published September 22, 1998

    My Marilyn Manson connection began with a T-shirt. As I was standing in line for a Tricky concert, kids fresh from Manson's Antichrist... More >>

  • SYM Seeks Audience

    published August 25, 1998

    Why are gloomy guys with guitars so groovy again? Pop has been on such a female empowerment trip--radiating feminism and marketing in the same... More >>

  • Boing Boom Tschak

    published June 16, 1998

    Two members of the classic lineup are gone. The new tracks were the evening's least distinctive. Much of the sounds were pre-programmed. One of... More >>

  • Sons of the Pioneers

    published May 26, 1998

    "Childlike" is not often an adjective appropriate for '90s rock. We value knowingness, scoff at naïveté as if it can't be natural, not... More >>

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