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April 8, 1995 | BUDDY SEIGAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The roots-of-rock trend of the '80s, while vital for a time, didn't leave many lasting artists in its wake. Long gone from the scene are such twangmeisters as Rank & File, the Bangles, the Georgia Satellites, Lone Justice, Green on Red, the Long Ryders and any number of bolo-tie sportin', Gram Parsons-worshiping "cow punks." The BoDeans, who entered the national spotlight relatively late in the game, are one of the very few groups from that era still working. The band from Waukesha, Wis.
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April 8, 1995 | BUDDY SEIGAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The roots-of-rock trend of the '80s, while vital for a time, didn't leave many lasting artists in its wake. Long gone from the scene are such twangmeisters as Rank & File, the Bangles, the Georgia Satellites, Lone Justice, Green on Red, the Long Ryders and any number of bolo-tie sportin', Gram Parsons-worshiping "cow punks." The BoDeans, who entered the national spotlight relatively late in the game, are one of the very few groups from that era still working. The band from Waukesha, Wis.
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October 12, 1989 | CHRIS WILLMAN
You don't have to hail from the heartland to hate heartland rock, but it helps. It's gotten so it's hard for a Midwestern boy to enjoy the simple pleasures of a small-town gas station or a desert sunset without having the scenery spoiled by all the myth-making perpetrated on the landscape by the Men Who Would Be Bruce.
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October 12, 1989 | CHRIS WILLMAN
You don't have to hail from the heartland to hate heartland rock, but it helps. It's gotten so it's hard for a Midwestern boy to enjoy the simple pleasures of a small-town gas station or a desert sunset without having the scenery spoiled by all the myth-making perpetrated on the landscape by the Men Who Would Be Bruce.
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January 24, 1996 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lucinda Williams just isn't the type to work up a good sweat on stage. Intimacy is far more important to her brand of folk-rock and blues, which builds an atmosphere of emotional grit and longing that would be at home in any urban honky-tonk. At the first of a three-night engagement at LunaPark on Sunday, Williams and her three-piece band played a no-frills set that was only superficially relaxed.
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December 10, 1993 | BUDDY SEIGAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Del Fuegos. The Long Ryders. Marshall Crenshaw. The Del-Lords. Rank And File. Lone Justice. Jason & the Scorchers. These are but a few of the American roots-rock acts that proliferated amid much hype in the early-to-mid-'80s, most of whom seemed to disappear as quickly as they popped up. A '60s sense of pop melodicism crossed with a muscular, '50s-inspired performing edge and modern production values hallmarked the sound, which was all the rage on college campuses of the day.
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September 30, 1991 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The BoDeans didn't exactly "stand naked," as one of their anthem refrains puts it, but they did benefit by doffing a few layers of sonic outerwear in an acoustic-oriented show Friday night at the Coach House. After a promising start with a roots-oriented debut album in 1986, "Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams," the Wisconsin band has gotten into a bit of a rut.
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