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March 12, 1996 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In its five years, the Lollapalooza tour has come in for a lot of criticism and second-guessing. That goes with the territory for the traveling summer festival, which has become the definitive rock showcase of the '90s. But its organizers weren't prepared for the intense criticism that has followed the recent announcement that Lollapalooza '96 will be headlined not by the kind of alternative-rock act that has anchored the past tours, but by hard-rock giant Metallica.
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May 23, 1996 | RICHARD CROMELIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Other Seattle bands, from Pearl Jam to Alice in Chains to Nirvana, have gotten more headlines, but it's Soundgarden that's the most enduring, stalwart presence in a music scene whose sound and outlook have come to define the restless heart of '90s American rock. The quartet released its first record nearly a decade ago, and was one of the first of the "grunge" bands to sign with a major label.
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August 25, 1991 | RICHARD CROMELIN, Richard Cromelin writes about pop music for Calendar. and
Mixing engineer Ron St. Germain stands at a tape machine in a Tarzana studio, twisting the reels by hand until he creates the perfect space between a song-closing guitar blast and the screaming riff that opens the next. After four months of recording and mixing, Soundgarden's new album "Badmotorfinger"--a pivotal record by a band with a shot at all the marbles--is done.
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March 12, 1996 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In its five years, the Lollapalooza tour has come in for a lot of criticism and second-guessing. That goes with the territory for the traveling summer festival, which has become the definitive rock showcase of the '90s. But its organizers weren't prepared for the intense criticism that has followed the recent announcement that Lollapalooza '96 will be headlined not by the kind of alternative-rock act that has anchored the past tours, but by hard-rock giant Metallica.
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December 2, 1990 | ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn is The Times' Pop Music Critic.
Rock Losing Its Grip as Other Genres Gain. That recent headline on a Billboard magazine article documenting rock's dwindling share of the pop album market was sobering, but it wasn't unexpected. It has been clear for some time now that rock is no longer the creative heart of pop music. Rather than reflect the imagination and daring that it did in past decades, most rock deals shamelessly in hollow or recycled gestures--and all too often represents nothing more than casual entertainment.
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May 23, 1996 | RICHARD CROMELIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Other Seattle bands, from Pearl Jam to Alice in Chains to Nirvana, have gotten more headlines, but it's Soundgarden that's the most enduring, stalwart presence in a music scene whose sound and outlook have come to define the restless heart of '90s American rock. The quartet released its first record nearly a decade ago, and was one of the first of the "grunge" bands to sign with a major label.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 25, 1991 | RICHARD CROMELIN, Richard Cromelin writes about pop music for Calendar. and
Mixing engineer Ron St. Germain stands at a tape machine in a Tarzana studio, twisting the reels by hand until he creates the perfect space between a song-closing guitar blast and the screaming riff that opens the next. After four months of recording and mixing, Soundgarden's new album "Badmotorfinger"--a pivotal record by a band with a shot at all the marbles--is done.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 1990 | ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn is The Times' Pop Music Critic.
Rock Losing Its Grip as Other Genres Gain. That recent headline on a Billboard magazine article documenting rock's dwindling share of the pop album market was sobering, but it wasn't unexpected. It has been clear for some time now that rock is no longer the creative heart of pop music. Rather than reflect the imagination and daring that it did in past decades, most rock deals shamelessly in hollow or recycled gestures--and all too often represents nothing more than casual entertainment.
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