Grover – My Wild Life – Review

July 1, 1995

My Wild Life is strong and pleasing. If I’m forced to choose, though, “Yeah, I’m Dumb” and “Hole In My Eye” are the most infectious.

Mad Love – Review

July 1, 1995

The film is already out of the theaters and VHS-bound. Well, it’s still a good sampler of underground alternapop.

Batman Forever – Review

July 1, 1995

The Offspring “Smash It Up.” Michael Hutchence goes solo from INXS. Sunny Day Real Estate gain exposure. And Flaming Lips was hilarious when set to Jim Carrey.

Dambuilders – Ruby Red – Review

July 1, 1995

Ruby Red is another engaging disc that will succeed in the dorms, while “Special Ed” and “Drive-By Kiss” are sure to court the radio airwaves.

Drugstore – Review

June 1, 1995

England’s answer to Belly, except this threesome begins every song with the same slow somberness as its predecessor.

Duran Duran – Thank You – Review

May 1, 1995

Thank You pays homage to Elvis Costello, Public Enemy, Sly and the Family Stone, and the Temptations, plus hidden classics by Led Zeppelin and Lou Reed.

Cold Water Flat – Review

May 1, 1995

Their second album, produced by Sean Slade and Tim O’Heir, is simply titled Cold Water Flat, indicating that powerful pop tunes are their fate.

Beezwax – Review

May 1, 1995

4/5 Milton high schoolers. This five-piece band, together less than a year, has already shared the stage with Fuzzy, Gravel Pit, and Letters to Cleo.

Dink – at Axis – Review

April 1, 1995

Their live show is hard rock, rap attack, and syncopated rhythm, driven by a background of TV sound bites, strobe lights, film loops, and psychedelia.

Bush – at the Paradise – Review

April 1, 1995

Angered vocal power mixed with the sounds of early Nirvana, Candlebox, and a dash of Trent Reznor. Such fusion gives Bush a new and yet familiar sound.

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