IN THIS ISSUE OF COSMIK DEBRIS:
Into the melting pot with Transglobal Underground; Concerts galore, including
the kickoff of
a monster King Crimson tour, Eric Clapton's theoretical farewell gig, and
Crosby, Pevar and
Raymond (CPR). Rusty Pipes munches some popcorn in the Cineplex whilst watching
Final Fantasy, and on top of that he also brings us installment 3 in The Golden
Age Of Art
Rock. AND Closet Philosophy. How does he do it? Uppers, we suspect. Gary Pig
his eight favorite questions Mark Helm's way, and to top it all off we have lots
and lots and
lots of reviews. So get busy!
There hasn't been a new Cosmik
Radio since the Nixon Administration!!!
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But fear not, a new schedule is on its way
beginning August 20th.
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TRANSGLOBAL UNDERGROUND - Melding music of many cultures
to tell the tale, TGU managed to create something brand new in the process amd
new generation of musicians. And yet they were the new generation of musicians
The result? TGU is one of the few bands to outlive the many bands that came
because of their influence. Interview by DJ Johnson.
ERIC CLAPTON - He's about had it, you know. Nothing
prove, really. I mean, what HAS he got to prove? He's Eric "Slowhand" Freakin'
for cryin' out loud. So this is gonna be it. This tour. Catch this one,
ain't no more. This is aaaaaaall she wrote. This one and maybe one more in a
Or two more. Maybe an all-acoustic blues thing, but that's it. Unless the
asked nice... Eric's "final" tour reviewed by Eric Steiner.
THE GOLDEN AGE OF ART ROCK PT 3 - Time to grab
our books and head
back up the path to Solid State University for class number three in The Golden
Age Of Art
Rock. The professor will be speaking on the topic of fantastic bands that never
made it to
household name status. By Rusty Pipes.
KING CRIMSON TAKES TO THE ROAD - Our newest
W. K. Brinkmoeller, was in attendance on opening night in Cincinatti, Ohio, home
Adrian Belew and, as you will see, the site of one amazing performance by a band
that passed legendary status so long ago we're still looking for new
CROSBY, PEVAR & RAYMOND - David Crosby, Jeff Pevar amd
James Raymond make up a creative musical unit cleverly named CPR. We've covered
before, and they're habit forming. Tim & Ananda Owen got their fix this month.
wrestling for it next time they come to town.
CD & RECORD REVIEWS - Everything from rock
to jazz to hip-hop and back again.
MOVIE REVIEWS - A.I. and Final Fantasy are given
once over by Rusty Pipes.
PIGSHIT - This month Gary gives you the poop on the
pop. The power
pop, that is.
CLOSET PHILOSOPHY - Rusty Pipes with an update from
the front lines
of the war on drugs.
CREDITS - The names and e-mail addresses of the
for this thing.
COSMIK RADIO - Want an hour of music that
personality of Cosmik Debris Magazine? That's right, Sinatra segues into
Peter Tosh into Man Or Astro-Man into... well, you get the picture. It's a
we like to call Genre Whiplash. Or maybe you're in the mood for a trip into The
our mix of music of the ethereal variety. All you need is a RealAudio player.
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INTERNET RADIO STATIONS - Great radio is alive
and well on the Net!
Cosmik Debris presents links to take you where the good ones are hiding, from
St. Louis to
Dublin. You're no longer stuck with just the "classic rock," "young country"
talk" that has your town held hostage.
OUR OWN WEBSITES - Many of the Cosmik Debris
writers have websites
of their own. We have some links right here.
This month we welcome a new journalist to the staff of Cosmik Debris. His name
W. K. Brinkmoeller and you can check out his feature on the first show of King
tour. Interesting how it worked out this month... King Crimson is definitely a
the past, but they are still making powerful music. Listen to their latest
you have doubts. Eric Clapton is a monument to the history of rock and roll,
he is in our pages, alongside another monument to the history of rock and roll,
Crosby (see the CPR article). And just to make sure that we didn't stray from
un-Cosmik like plan, we went ahead and ran part three of The Golden Age of Art
Sitting atop this mound of history is Transglobal Underground, a band that
all the rules and creates new genres as afterthoughts. A strange lineup indeed.
we would have it spread out more, but this is just the way things fell into
month. Next month is already shaping up into mondo weirdness. Funny how things
sometimes. So welcome to the largely "classic rock" edition of Cosmik Debris
Enjoy, and we'll see you next month.
Did you miss an issue? We now have many of our
issues online, including sound clips and
extras. Check out interviews with The Witches, Electric Frankenstein, the
Vampire Beach Babes, Jeff Berlin,
Curve, Michael Shermer, Steel Pulse, Transglobal Underground, Mark Helm, The
Southern Rock All-Stars, Ottmar Liebert, Jason Noble of Shipping News, Phil
Vassar, Joel Dorn, Mark Cline of Love Tractor, Texas Terri (of Texas Terri & The
Stiff Ones), Mike Keneally, Chris Shinn of Unified Theory, Alley of Wise Monkey
Orchestra, Mario Escovedo of The Dragons, The Clarks, Big Ass Truck, Richard
Cheese, Paul Krassner, Tony Iommi, Ron Dante... and too many more to list!!