August 24, 2007 |
Collective Soul is looking for its Target audience, literally. In a sign of the times, the Georgia-bred band is the latest name act in rock to sign an exclusive deal with a major retailer. The group's seventh album, "Afterword," will arrive Tuesday on the CD racks of Target's 1,502 locations in the U.S. and will be sold at no other stores for one year.
October 16, 2000
Well, finally someone spelled it out: "The boomers absolutely can't bear to grow up" ("If You Can't Join 'Em, Boss 'Em Around . . . and Imitate Them," Sept. 25). Sad, but true. So they just keep (obsessively) trying to reel in their kids from experiencing even the basics of teenage angst and rebellion. The guilt of excess must weigh heavy upon the collective soul of the boomers, resulting in paranoid projections upon their young. Relax, boomers, maybe we never grew up, but have some faith that your kids will make this rite of passage--then they can help you do it. CATHERINE HOWARD Santa Monica In this fast-paced world we live in, along with the bombardment of information into the minds of our children, using parents as filters and guideposts remains vital in their lives.
September 25, 2000 |
Sincerity sells. Who'd have thought it still possible here in the age of cynicism? But along comes a band like Florida quartet Creed, which kicks sonic derriere as forcefully as the most demonic hard-rock outfit while lead singer Scott Stapp unashamedly touts love as the cure for the world's ills. And how does the public respond? By gobbling up more than 10 million copies of the year-old "Human Clay" and its 1997 debut album, "My Own Prison."
February 8, 1998
SMALL FACES: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and a reunion of Weezer leaders Rivers Cuomo and Matt Sharpe--who had split to return to college--head the cast on the soundtrack album for the youth comedy "Meet the Deedles," due in March. Others on the ska- and surf-heavy album are Save Ferris, Goldfinger, Cherry Poppin' Daddies and Hepcat. . . .
August 9, 1997 |
Collective Soul conjured an intimate '70s arena-rock vibe at the John Anson Ford Theatre on Thursday, connecting with fans and soldiering on despite technical difficulties but offering little evidence of originality. The Georgia quintet's 90-minute set featured material from its current album, "Disciplined Breakdown," plus older favorites such as "Smashing Young Man."
March 9, 1997 |
COLLECTIVE SOUL "Disciplined Breakdown" Atlantic * * 1/2 Singer-guitarist Ed Roland's knack for Beatles-esque song craft dominates Collective Soul's third major-label album. Revolving loosely around the Stockbridge, Ga., quintet's recent business and personal crises, the record suggests at least controlled chaos, but Roland's deft pop production and layered arrangements leave nothing out of line--and prove more impressive than many of the songs themselves.