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May 12, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Scottish rock band del Amitri takes an appealing approach to singing about romantic disasters and the spiritual emptiness of modern life: Feel your Angst deeply, but don't let it wrap the music in a gloomy shroud. Justin Currie, the singer and songwriter of the band whose nonsense name sounds like Don Ameche, has filled most of del Amitri's album, "Waking Hours," with the wreckage of his love life.
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April 25, 1996 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Life ain't worth living Without a little love But a little love is never enough. --del Amitri * The black cloud that hovers over your house and mine probably originated in Scotland over Justin Currie's place, the penman of sad songs that are smartly done by his tight band del Amitri. The audience will be tapping their feet to the catchy riffs even as they contemplate death or their next drink during tonight's performance at the Ventura Theatre.
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April 25, 1996 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Life ain't worth living Without a little love But a little love is never enough. --del Amitri * The black cloud that hovers over your house and mine probably originated in Scotland over Justin Currie's place, the penman of sad songs that are smartly done by his tight band del Amitri. The audience will be tapping their feet to the catchy riffs even as they contemplate death or their next drink during tonight's performance at the Ventura Theatre.
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May 12, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Scottish rock band del Amitri takes an appealing approach to singing about romantic disasters and the spiritual emptiness of modern life: Feel your Angst deeply, but don't let it wrap the music in a gloomy shroud. Justin Currie, the singer and songwriter of the band whose nonsense name sounds like Don Ameche, has filled most of del Amitri's album, "Waking Hours," with the wreckage of his love life.
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May 12, 1990 | RICHARD CROMELIN
Del Amitri is a Scottish band with a taste for both Neil Young and its own roots (the sinewy rustic nostalgia of "Gasoline Alley"-period Rod Stewart). The band also has a strong, soul-pop singer in Justin Currie, and a knack for pop hooks neither trendy nor timeless, but that unfold with a comforting familiarity. On the current album "Waking Hours," blandness keeps a lid on things, but at the Roxy on Thursday, del Amitri did more than the toughening-up most bands do on stage.
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August 26, 1997 | NATALIE NICHOLS
Del Amitri's knack for blending the jangling sweetness of the Byrds and the Beatles, the crunch of early Rolling Stones, and singer-bassist Justin Currie's cynical world view made for some satisfying dark pop moments during the band's El Rey Theatre concert on Sunday.
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May 26, 2010
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April 17, 2008 | Kevin Bronson
It isn't as if fans at the Silverlake Lounge never heard an epic guitar solo, but some were surprised on a recent weeknight to see Oystein Greni's -- played after he hopped atop the bar at the Eastside club. "We're from Scandinavia; we're allowed to be weird," the singer-guitarist for the Norwegian trio BIGBANG says good-naturedly. Not that the band's roots in Oslo -- where they were stationed for six albums over the past decade-plus -- have given them much else in the way of traction.
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October 12, 1992 | RICHARD CROMELIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Scottish band Del Amitri is still playing mainly small clubs as it tours America, but things are quite different from its first U.S. tour. In 1986, finding itself without a record deal, the band took up a network of American fans on their offer to house and feed the lads, help them borrow instruments, and arrange their shows. The shoestring excursion actually ended up losing only a few dollars, and it kept the group alive.
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April 27, 1995 | MIKE BOEHM, Mike Boehm covers pop music for The Times Orange County Edition.
The new film "Rob Roy" is a heroic epic in which neither hell nor high water, both of which figure in the script, can loosen the bonds of love between a fiercely idealistic 18th-Century Scotsman and his brave wife. A fine, uplifting national legend it is, but one suspects that Justin Currie, the contemporary Scot who fronts the rock band Del Amitri, might not buy into it wholeheartedly.
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