Blue Meanies – Pave The World – Review

November 1, 1996

Their cover of Motörhead’s “Ace of Spades” rips shit up, creatively blending ska and balls-to-the-wall thrash. Next is a Turtles cover, “Happy Together.”

Blackout Rationalizations – Fiction

November 1, 1996

I often don’t remember the exact unmentionable of which I’m accused, but I base how much credibility I give the alleged incident on Is it in my character?

Bob Crane: Velvet Prisoner – Fiction

November 1, 1996

Bob Crane, star of the ’60s sitcom, Hogan’s Heroes, was found bludgeoned in a Phoenix, Arizona hotel room in 1978. The case has defied definitive solution.

Nicotine Achievers – Fiction

November 1, 1996

I’m not giving up my love affair with Lady Nicotine. We’re just heading out of Marlboro Country and, chomp chomp chomp, checking in to the ol’ Nicorette Motel.

Norman Rockwell vs Iggy Pop – Fiction

November 1, 1996

Like every Tuesday lunchbreak, I head to Harvard Square to check out the new releases at Newbury Comics and scan the English music papers at Out of Town News.

Garbage Pail – Column

November 1, 1996

Try organizing the notes on un-numbered bar napkins you later used as a coaster, or typing reviews from a notebook you threw up on. Journalism is hard work.

Graffic Traffic – Column

November 1, 1996

Years ago, the best of Marvel Comics’ stable left, disgruntled at creating characters and being stiffed on licensing money, to form Image Comics.

Werks Like a 12” – Review

November 1, 1996

DJ Grumpy mixed this exemplary display of mostly American talent, culled from Astralwerks’ unique roster of electronic wizardry.

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