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Aggressive Perfectors

Twenty-year thrash-metal mainstays Slayer stay the course of “evil.”

By Randy Harward
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - It was election night, and the tight race—a popularity contest between two mayoral menu items—left me to wonder: Is there any better candidate? Maybe this year was as good as any to revive the genius of the U of U Chronicle’s RedMag...

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Torqued

A decade in, Salt Lake City’s Maladjusted still aren’t “hip” or “fashionable.”

By Randy Harward
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Some computer word searches turn up six synonyms for maladjusted: disturbed, neurotic, alienated, confused, unstable and estranged. So why is it that the band that calls itself screwed up is one of precious few who can claim nearly 10 years on the scene...

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Good Thief

Local lefty lyricist Foeknawledge is robbin’ for the ’hood.

By Randy Harward
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Bitch all you want about the commercialization of Christmas; your soft-cheese sentimentality is just as bitch-worthy. Especially when it’s set to music. Each season, wherever you go—the office, the mall, your own home—there’s...

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Slide & Seek

Guitar-man-in-demand Sonny Landreth isn’t one to miss out on anything.

By Randy Harward
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Sonny Landreth could go for a sandwich right about now. It’s lunchtime in Boulder, Colo., where he’ll play tonight, and he’s parched. Grub is en route, but when it arrives, he’ll likely have to eat on the run. “The schedule’s...

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Freedom Rock

Old Man Johnson wants you to rip and burn their tunes—for free!

By Randy Harward
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Old Man Johnson is crazy. The four-headed bastard is passing out music for free. Hello—this is 2003. While the Recording Industry Association of American, desperate to maintain its grip on the music business, goes hunting for illegal downloaders,...

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Bizallin’

Meet Wichita rapper Black Nasty, who quit being black but has always been nasty.

By Randy Harward
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - At first, people seem a little confused,” says rapper Black Nasty about his performances. “There’s some talking, and then a lot of people ask me to show my balls because a lot of the songs are about my balls. They’re just kinda...

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Nothin’ But a Good Time

Drummer Rikki Rockett expands on priorities, partying and a more prim-and-proper Poison.

By Randy Harward
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - You’re asking me to tell you about the girl with the banana ...,” says Poison drummer Rikki Rockett. “How am I gonna do that and make it printable? It’s really hard to do. Look, everything you’ve heard is true, plus more.” Rockett,...

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Shake Jebu-tay

Groovalicious trio Jebu say filthy is just all right.

By Randy Harward
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Filthy is all right.” Jed Keipp, vocalist-guitarist for the groovalicious trio Jebu, is extolling the virtues of filth, with regard to music. He equates filth to reality, says it makes the music more interesting. He’s right. When you wanna...

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Smokin’ ’Grass

Lo-Fi Breakdown dress up bluegrass for purists and newbies alike.

By Randy Harward
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - People want to be part of something real,” says John Cloyd Miller, vocalist-mandolinist for local bluegrassers Lo-Fi Breakdown. He’s postulating about the “O Brother” phenomenon, the great bluegrass craze begun by the George Clooney...

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The Marshall Plan

New Orleans’ Supagroup are out to ruin your life with rock & roll.

By Randy Harward
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Ever get that itch that can only be soothed by one specific and elusive thing? You don’t always know what that is until your tongue is lolling out and your foot is pounding the floor in appreciation. Often, the fix is something simple: a burger,...
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