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1998 Stories by R.J. Smith

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  • Flying Saucer Rock & Roll

    published December 29, 1998

    With three fine albums and a recent seven-song EP, available respectively from Dutch East India, Bomp, and now Germany's Red River, Thomas... More >>

  • Beck to the Base

    published November 24, 1998

    In just over a minute the Becklash begins. That's about how long— one minute— it takes Beck to get to the secret track at the end of his... More >>

  • Raising Cain

    published August 11, 1998

    There ought to be a genre name for the other kind of art-rock—music that includes all the ridiculously extreme stuff, all the stuff that is... More >>

  • Songs for Woody

    published July 7, 1998

    Woody Guthrie bequeathed us his jumble. Willing in life to play straight man for many right causes, in death he left a tangle of words and roles.... More >>

  • After-School Special

    published March 24, 1998

    I know this couple who think Lou Rawls is the shit. You can look in the books on soul music and find little reference to Rawls and maybe less... More >>

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