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January 26, 2006 | Kevin Bronson
When Rob Dickinson embarked on his solo career, the former frontman of British rock band Catherine Wheel set his standards high. "For me, Peter Gabriel is the bar," Dickinson said before the fall release of his debut album, "Fresh Wine for the Horses." "To leave a band of such stature and continue to flourish and prosper, that's the goal, isn't it?" With those lofty aspirations came well-founded euphoria.
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January 26, 2006 | Kevin Bronson
When Rob Dickinson embarked on his solo career, the former frontman of British rock band Catherine Wheel set his standards high. "For me, Peter Gabriel is the bar," Dickinson said before the fall release of his debut album, "Fresh Wine for the Horses." "To leave a band of such stature and continue to flourish and prosper, that's the goal, isn't it?" With those lofty aspirations came well-founded euphoria.
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August 14, 1995 | CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sometimes rock bands are so well-polished--in appearance, in sound quality, in showmanship--that it's easy to forget what's underneath. That was the case with Catherine Wheel's concert on Saturday at the Hollywood Grand. The English quartet was as suave as could be, sporting a male-model image and a rock-star pomp that screamed, "Hey, we're from England."
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August 5, 1993 | LORRAINE ALI
Monday's bill at the Roxy featured Catherine Wheel and Slowdive, two bands from England's "shoegazing" scene--a genre typified by multi-guitar white noise, dreamy melodies and wafting, float-away vocals. The style can often prove boring live, because all the textures tend to bleed into one annoying, distorted hum. It's a hurdle that Catherine Wheel, the more experienced headliner, cleared. Slowdive didn't.
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August 2, 2000 | STEVE APPLEFORD
Rock 'n' roll is sometimes just about being heard. Which means that committed art rockers of the likes of the Catherine Wheel aren't about to be scared off because Britney Spears commands the charts. At El Rey Theatre on Monday, both the Catherine Wheel and second-billed Tracy Bonham showed a worthy commitment to pushing rock in challenging new ways.
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January 24, 2008 | Kevin Bronson
No sooner had David Quon, Derek Van Heule and Nathan Warkentin taken inventory from the disintegration of their last band -- the Colour, which disbanded last summer -- than they got a shot in the arm from their housemates. "We had been jamming, and things clicked -- it was refreshing and nice," singer-guitarist Quon says of the evolution of fledgling Long Beach trio We Barbarians (pictured).
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July 15, 1995 | LORRAINE ALI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's a pretty safe bet that airlines won't be featuring the Catherine Wheel's "Waydown" as their in-flight video. The English band's 3 1/2-minute video features a plane crash in progress, depicting the panic and terror of passengers as they face their last moments inside the plummeting fuselage. Following a loud explosion, a child cries and clutches her doll, a man sweats and clutches his chest and an unnervingly saccharine flight attendant mechanically demonstrates safety instructions.
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June 30, 2002 | JOHN LEICESTER, ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
Liberation 2368 is a beautiful beast living on borrowed time. On most days, the huffing, puffing steam engine pants back and forth through the honey-colored hillsides of central China, pulling loads of coal with hacking hisses of complaint. But the end of the line is in sight. "This engine's off for a major overhaul next month. They'll test the pressure of the boiler and if it's still up to scratch, it'll go for another year.
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April 27, 2006 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
SAY you're wandering in the desert and your canteen springs a leak. Half your water spills out on the sand. Is your first reaction to be glad -- hey, you did manage to save half of it, after all -- or is it to grumble about what you've lost? In that same way, there are two ways to view the 2006 desert bash that is the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Is it half-full or half-empty?
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