IN THIS ISSUE OF COSMIK DEBRIS: Rusty Pipes talks with DJ Louie DeVito, and newcomer Tod Hardin turns us on to the Gore Gore Girls; DJ Johnson celebrates the life and music of Warren Zevon; Shaun Dale takes a closer look at the Spade Kitty Records label; and Jason Thornberry gives us a refresher on Napalm Death and tells us about their new CD, Order of The Leech. It's 13 O'Clock news time once again, and we also of course have over 100 CD reviews, as well as reviews of other stuff our writers got to see and hear this month. All of this plus our columns... Another fully packed issue of Cosmik Debris Magazine.
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THE DIFFERENCE IS IN THE MIX - DJ Louie DeVito: The Man With The Golden Ear has just released his seventh CD in three years, New York City Underground Volume 5. He took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to talk with Rusty Pipes about coming up, the highs and lows of making mix CDs, and how the music keeps him young.
GORE TO THE CORE - The Gore Gore Girls: Herschell Gordon Lewis never envisioned this outcome of his bloody go-go girl slaughter movie by the same name: This Detroit all girl band is out on their first European tour and their punk/garage white hot performances are winning new fans for them on a daily basis. Article by Tod Hardin.
WARREN ZEVON - It seems as if we've written way too many farewells
lately, from George Harrison to Ken Kesey to Joey Ramone. This is a little different. Warren
Zevon has been diagnosed with inoperable cancer, but as you'd expect from this man, he's not spending his time waiting around to die. He's working on a new album and "enjoying every sandwich." DJ Johnson takes this opportunity to voice an appreciation of the man's music while he's still actively making it.
LABELED - SPADE KITTY RECORDS: Matt Walters has been releasing first-rate pop in Chicago since 1995 on his Spade Kitty Records label. Shaun Dale recounts his impressions from a marathon session with the last five releases on Spade Kitty, including three Larry O. Dean efforts and two bands featuring Matt Walters himself.
THE SUSTAINED AGGRESSION OF NAPALM DEATH - The agressive rock band who has been rockin' for twenty years now brings out their tenth album, Order of the Leech. Jason Thornberry chronicles the history of the band and tells us what sets this new album apart.
TIME FOR THE THIRTEEN O'CLOCK NEWS - It's time once again for the news as we see it: 13 O'Clock High. Get the latest and most accurate International, National, Human Indifference, Sports, Financial, Entertainment and Weather news, right here in Cosmik Debris Magazine.
CD & RECORD REVIEWS - Loads and loads of loud and lovely
lecords... sorry, records, only mostly they're made of aluminum so they'll probably really
screw up your needle. Try them in your CD player. Trust us. But truly, we have so many
reviews there's no way you're going to get out of there without finding a bunch that turn
your crank, so check it out.
EVERYTHING ELSE IN REVIEW - The things that ain't zactly records and ain't zactly CDs, but we wanna review anyways. And we promise to least try to have better talkin... whataya call it... grammar when we do them reviews. We just can't find the proofreader right now is all.
CLOSET PHILOSOPHY - Thanksgiving season is upon us and Rusty is grateful to have a job, and Jimmy Carter is a real Christian who won a Nobel Peace Prize. Trust us, it all comes together in this month's column.
COSMIK BLUES - Part two of Eric Steiner's Memphis memories from his trip to the blues' hallowed ground.
PIGSHIT - The author Pat Boone, his author wife, and their collective works come under Gary Pig Gold's obssesive eye this month...
MASS APPEAL MADNESS - Who are Double Dee & Steinski? Only the innovators who helped define hip-hop. Check out Jason's column to learn more.
MEDIA CURMUDGEON - It's sweeps time again. Tune in as Karl tells you all about those dirty little tricks the networks are getting ready to play on you, all in the name of ratings.
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For a long time we've been looking at the various sub-genres of electronic music and wanting
to bring more than just reviews to Cosmik Debris. This month we have an interview with DJ
Louie DeVito, a guy who is near the top in more than one field. He's a name in dance and a
name in trance, and people line up around the block to get into a club when he's spinning.
Rusty Pipes, who happens to be a DJ himself, interviewed him for this issue of Cosmik, and
we have more interviews of this kind coming your way soon. The fans will head right for it,
of course, but if you've been on the fence about electronic music for a long time, check it
out, because there's so much diversity now that there's something for almost everyone.
We'd like to welcome a new writer to the Cosmik staff. Tod Hardin is a freelancer
with great musical taste and knowledge and a cool way with words, and he's chosen
Cosmik as a place to spend quality time. This month we got full benefit of that quality
in the form of his article on the fabulous Detroit band, The Gore Gore Girls. Load up his
article and become a fan of the band and the journalist. We're very pleased to have him
Everything else pretty much speaks for itself this month. We've gone over 100 reviews in
the CD section yet again, and there are movie, concert, book, DVD, and audio book reviews in
Everything Else In Review. Hey, there's even a review of an animation film festival. We don't
get many of those, so be sure to read that one. Heck, read everything. You've
got a month before the next issue replaces it, and even then it just moves to the back-issues
section, so take your time. Enjoy.
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...