This is My Photo Finish – Fiction

September 1, 1999

I was immediately sorry that I had indulged a tarot reading the night before. I wasn’t superstitious; I just didn’t like opening unnecessary gates. You never know what you might let in.

AmeriMart – The Conclusion – Fiction

September 1, 1999

The woman seemed to approve, shrugging to her bodyguard before tucking the check into her purse – a signal which Pat took to be his chance to leave with facial impunity.

The August Spies – Review

September 1, 1999

Fast, angry, indiscernible punk rock, a 23-song, 29 minute CD with many of the songs originally appearing on 7″s put out by Rodent Popsicle.

Testament – The Gathering – Review

September 1, 1999

Chuck and Eric assemble an all-star band (James Murphy, Steve DiGiorgio, and Dave Lombardo), all five bringing their definition of Bay Area thrash to the game.

Rainbow – Rainbow Rising – Review

September 1, 1999

The place to start would be one from each era, beginning perhaps with Rainbow Rising, which is the heaviest, most epic and doomful from the Dio years.

Rainbow – On Stage – Review

September 1, 1999

if you’re missing any of these suckers, now’s the time to enter the majestic realms of Ritchie Blackmore and the catalogue’s three legendary vocalists.

Rainbow – Finyl Vinyl – Review

September 1, 1999

The overlooked hits, live and rarities album, Finyl Vinyl, also adds two tracks not on the original CD reissue, but other than that, it’s the straight goods.

Rainbow – Down To Earth – Review

September 1, 1999

The Purplemeister blessed with perhaps Ritchie’s half dozen or so best riffs, plus the band’s rousing cover of Russ Ballard’s “Since You Been Gone.”

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