IN THIS ISSUE OF COSMIK DEBRIS:
Pete Miser discusses his adventures in the world of hip-hop and his brilliant new album, Radio Free Brooklyn; Patrick Goodwin of Dirty Power on what it's like to go from a band that's just having a good time to one that's getting all kinds of press and fan support; Hugh Hopper, formerly of 60s art rockers Soft Machine, talks about his current band, Soft Works, which happens to be made up entirely of Soft Machine alumni. Gary Pig Gold says farewell to a Brother Gibb, Jason Thornberry cranks up the Turbonegro, Eric Steiner brings you another batch o' blues, Karl Cable zooms OUT on the Saddam statue scene, and Rusty Pipes gets a case of the spins. All this and stacks and stacks of reviews in the May edition of Cosmik Debris Magazine!
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HIP-HOP AT ITS FINEST: PETE MISER - He was the heart and soul of Portland, Oregon's spectacular Five Fingers of Funk for six years before leaving his local celebrity behind for an uncertain future in the Big Apple. His new album, Radio Free Brooklyn, proves Pete's alive and well and ready for discovery by the masses, starting with you. Interview by DJ Johnson.
TALKIN' ROCK WITH DIRTY POWER - It rocks like rock used to rock when rock really... Well, what we're saying is that Dirty Power brings back memories of the good old days of heavy rock without getting into anyone elses trip. Their CD has only been out for a few months, but good things are already happening for Patrick Goodwin and Co. Interview by DJ Johnson.
THE 21ST CENTURY BE-BOP OF SOFT WORKS - An interview of Hugh Hopper by Rusty Pipes. Formerly of the Wilde Flowers and Soft Machine, Hopper is currently recording and touring with three former members of Soft Machine as Soft Works.
TIME FOR THE THIRTEEN O'CLOCK NEWS - Bush & how he flew, Fundamental U, Desert Sandstorm Brew, and all the other news.
CD & RECORD REVIEWS - Nearly 120 reviews of every kind of music, and a spoken word CD to boot!
EVERYTHING ELSE IN REVIEW - DVDs, books, movies, and an audio book fill out this section of Cosmik Debris Magazine.
CLOSET PHILOSOPHY - "Spin" is the subject of Rusty's column this month.
COSMIK BLUES - Eric's got a bushel of new blues releases to shout about!
PIGSHIT by GARY PIG GOLD - Another untimely death, this time Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees, inspires Gary's monthly rumination.
MASS APPEAL MADNESS - Who is Turbonegro? As Jason tells us, believe it or not you have most likely heard the music of this bunch of sexy Norwegian men in bulging denim.
MEDIA CURMUDGEON - Karl discourses on Media Manipulation this month, including the shocking truth about the toppling of Saddam Hussein's statue on April 9.
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OH yeah, this is the way we like it! Diversity. This month we feature interviews with three artists who couldn't be less alike. Pete Miser was once the leader of The Five Fingers of Funk and he's currently a member of Dido's band, but he's found time to release one of the most creative and entertaining hip-hop albums you're likely to hear this year (or any other).
Hugh Hopper played bass in the legendary 60s art rock band, Soft Machine. Today, he and other Soft Machine alumni, including Alan Holdsworth, are playing some mighty impressive electric jazz under the name Soft Works.
Finally, Patrick Goodwin is the singer/guitarist for Dirty Power, a band that rocks hard and honest and sounds vintage without stepping on any old band's toes. Their self-titled album has only been out for a month, but they've already gained a following and a lot of media attention, including a big write-up in Billboard.
Three interviews with people playing styles far removed from one another. Add to that a column section that is more than a little potent and, like last month, will certainly bring us both fan and hate mail. Yep, this is how we like it. A quintessential Cosmik Debris issue. Enjoy.
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Southern Rock All-Stars, Ottmar Liebert, Jason Noble of Shipping News, Phil
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Orchestra, Mario Escovedo of The Dragons, The Clarks, Big Ass Truck, Richard
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