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November 10, 1996 | Sara Scribner
On her second solo album, the former Bangles singer tosses off palatable, jangling pop with a '60s bent, but her originals--co-written with producer David Baerwald and far too many others--don't come close to meeting the pinnacle of passion she stirs up with her version of the Lightning Seeds' "All I Want." Hoffs plays the Troubadour on Tuesday. * Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good) and four stars (excellent).
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May 17, 1997 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Susanna Hoffs stands in her kitchen, slips off a sandal and points her toe. Before the Bangles, long before she went solo, there was ballet. "See? I never had the arch," she says. She started studying ballet when she was 8 and found that it "really does give you a sense of discipline. And work ethic." Indeed, her old band, the all-girl, double-platinum Bangles, was described more than once by the media as "hard-working."
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January 27, 1991 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Hoffs launches her solo career not with a Bang(le), though not with a whimper, either. Her former femme foursome had long ago abandoned its self-contained, do-it-yourself roots, bringing in outside writers and players. (See article, Page 61.) So the sophisticated pop polish of this record is no real surprise. But it's also no real achievement. Never mind the title, or the botched electro-disco version of David Bowie's "Boys Keep Swinging," from which the phrase comes.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 1996 | Sara Scribner
On her second solo album, the former Bangles singer tosses off palatable, jangling pop with a '60s bent, but her originals--co-written with producer David Baerwald and far too many others--don't come close to meeting the pinnacle of passion she stirs up with her version of the Lightning Seeds' "All I Want." Hoffs plays the Troubadour on Tuesday. * Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good) and four stars (excellent).
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 1997 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Susanna Hoffs stands in her kitchen, slips off a sandal and points her toe. Before the Bangles, long before she went solo, there was ballet. "See? I never had the arch," she says. She started studying ballet when she was 8 and found that it "really does give you a sense of discipline. And work ethic." Indeed, her old band, the all-girl, double-platinum Bangles, was described more than once by the media as "hard-working."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 1996
Susanna Hoffs has just recorded a duet with Matthew Sweet of the 1973 Stealer's Wheel hit "Stuck in the Middle With You" for the Europe-only version of the ex-Bangles' second solo album, due Sept. 25. Mick Fleetwood, Linda Perry and That Dog's Petra and Rachel Haden guest on the album.
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April 16, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Ex-Bangle to Solo: Susanna Hoffs, former lead singer of the Bangles, is heading into the studio to record her first solo album since the breakup of the popular all-female rock band. Hoffs will play guitar and percussion on several songs, and has been preparing through impromptu performances at local clubs. She sang lead vocals on some of the Bangles' biggest hits, including "Manic Monday" and "Eternal Flame."
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May 4, 1987 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Remember those sweet-souled beach-blanket movies from the '60s, where the guys slept on their surfboards and the dolls had a different bikini for each day of the week? If you slipped one of those old films into a time-machine and set the clock for 1987, the result would be "The Allnighter" (citywide), a lame sex comedy that's loaded with hip teen lingo but utterly lacking in any irreverence or insight. The story itself is as old as--well, Annette Funicello.
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May 5, 1987 | KRISTINE McKENNA
"Our family's kind of unusual," explains Susanna Hoffs, who makes her acting debut in "The Allnighter," a teen-age romance flick that also happens to be the first feature film directed by her mother, Tamar Simon Hoffs. Better known as the lead singer with L.A. pop sensation the Bangles, Susanna explains that "the thing that made our family what it is is our dad."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 1989 | CHRIS WILLMAN
Bangles mythology: Fact or fable? The real truth about Vicki Peterson, Susanna Hoffs, Michael Steele and Debbi Peterson-- exposed! "I'm just not going to read articles anymore," claims Steele, the band's bass player and premiere wiseacre. "There's this hilarious review out where the person talks about 'In Your Room' and remarks on 'the obviously synthesized background vocals.' See, people are projecting all this incredible stuff on us. What can you do?" "We didn't actually sing that song," adds a facetious Vicki Peterson, founding guitarist and runner-up for the wise-gal crown, during a break from rehearsal with her compadre in caustic self-defense.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 1996
Susanna Hoffs has just recorded a duet with Matthew Sweet of the 1973 Stealer's Wheel hit "Stuck in the Middle With You" for the Europe-only version of the ex-Bangles' second solo album, due Sept. 25. Mick Fleetwood, Linda Perry and That Dog's Petra and Rachel Haden guest on the album.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 1991
I beg to differ with Mathews' inclusion of Woody Allen in his commentary about once formidable filmmakers who seem to have lost their artistic integrity. While I readily admit that Allen's most recent film, "Alice," doesn't rank among his best, I fail to see how this one flawed effort is an indication of his artistic decline.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 1991 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Hoffs launches her solo career not with a Bang(le), though not with a whimper, either. Her former femme foursome had long ago abandoned its self-contained, do-it-yourself roots, bringing in outside writers and players. (See article, Page 61.) So the sophisticated pop polish of this record is no real surprise. But it's also no real achievement. Never mind the title, or the botched electro-disco version of David Bowie's "Boys Keep Swinging," from which the phrase comes.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Ex-Bangle to Solo: Susanna Hoffs, former lead singer of the Bangles, is heading into the studio to record her first solo album since the breakup of the popular all-female rock band. Hoffs will play guitar and percussion on several songs, and has been preparing through impromptu performances at local clubs. She sang lead vocals on some of the Bangles' biggest hits, including "Manic Monday" and "Eternal Flame."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 1989 | CHRIS WILLMAN
Bangles mythology: Fact or fable? The real truth about Vicki Peterson, Susanna Hoffs, Michael Steele and Debbi Peterson-- exposed! "I'm just not going to read articles anymore," claims Steele, the band's bass player and premiere wiseacre. "There's this hilarious review out where the person talks about 'In Your Room' and remarks on 'the obviously synthesized background vocals.' See, people are projecting all this incredible stuff on us. What can you do?" "We didn't actually sing that song," adds a facetious Vicki Peterson, founding guitarist and runner-up for the wise-gal crown, during a break from rehearsal with her compadre in caustic self-defense.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 1987 | KRISTINE McKENNA
"Our family's kind of unusual," explains Susanna Hoffs, who makes her acting debut in "The Allnighter," a teen-age romance flick that also happens to be the first feature film directed by her mother, Tamar Simon Hoffs. Better known as the lead singer with L.A. pop sensation the Bangles, Susanna explains that "the thing that made our family what it is is our dad."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 1991
I beg to differ with Mathews' inclusion of Woody Allen in his commentary about once formidable filmmakers who seem to have lost their artistic integrity. While I readily admit that Allen's most recent film, "Alice," doesn't rank among his best, I fail to see how this one flawed effort is an indication of his artistic decline.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 28, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Wedding Bells: Susanna Hoffs, former lead singer of the female rock group the Bangles, has married screenwriter-producer M. Jay Roach ("Space Rangers," "Lifepod Seven"). The couple were married in Los Angeles by Hoffs' uncle, Rabbi Matthew Simon, and her grandfather, Rabbi Ralph Simon, who told her, "You, my princess, have now brought me a prince."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 1987 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Remember those sweet-souled beach-blanket movies from the '60s, where the guys slept on their surfboards and the dolls had a different bikini for each day of the week? If you slipped one of those old films into a time-machine and set the clock for 1987, the result would be "The Allnighter" (citywide), a lame sex comedy that's loaded with hip teen lingo but utterly lacking in any irreverence or insight. The story itself is as old as--well, Annette Funicello.
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