Serene Dominic, New Times contributor Ten disappointments of 1993: December 22, 1993 1. The Pixies Breaking Up. Seeing the way album buyers have responded to the Breeders and Frank Black, chances are this would’ve been the Pixies’ year. It wasn’t. 2. Pete Townshend Turning Into Andrew Lloyd Webber. Sure, Pete invented the rock opera for Andrew to plunder. But Townshend’s glitzy restaging of Tommy for Broadway palates only needed Michael Crawford as the deaf, dumb and blind kid to make [...]
CD review December 15, 1993
Guns N’ Roses “The Spaghetti Incident?” (Geffen) Phoenix New Times CD review December 15, 1993 If this is supposed to be an album of punk classics, what are songs by the Skyliners and Nazareth doing here? How come Duff is singing lead on four numbers–does Axl show up late for recording sessions, too? And are those Franco-American spaghetti noodles on the cover? This album raises more questions than it answers, but it’s far from being the water-treading exercise the band’s [...]
About to start their third decade together, the Ramones are older and wiser because they refuse to change.
Written by Serene Dominic and Peter Gilstrap, this chart appeared in the December 8, 1993 editon of Phoenix New Times.