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Music offerings include new cuts
of rap, country, pop and classic rock
By Josh Krauter
The summer season will soon be
upon us, and with it comes an integral
component of the hottest time of
year: the music.
What CDs will be blasting from
sound systems in convertibles and
Jeeps, blaring from radios at beaches
and pools, escaping through open
windows in bedrooms and playing
softly on air-conditioned evenings?
Well, this summer, there may be a
lot to choose from. Established stars
and indie-rock legends are among the
notables releasing new music in the
next couple of months.
Every Tuesday means new
release day, and this week is no
exception. Tomorrow’s releases of
note include “Bachelor No. 2,” the
new album from Aimee Mann. Mann
completed this album a few years ago
and has been selling it on the Internet,
but thanks to the prominence of her
music in P.T. Andersen’s “Magnolia,”
the CD gets a proper in-store release.
Ska-rockers Mighty Mighty
Bosstones continue releasing album
after album (though some might
wonder why), and their latest, “Pay
Attention,” comes out tomorrow, as
does a tribute album to hair-metal
icon and State Fair sell-out Def
The two best new releases tomor
row, though, should belong to
Sleater-Kinney and Ween. Melodic
punk trio Sleater-Kinney returns after
last year’s superb “The Hot Rock”
with “All Eyes on the Bad One.”
Dean and Gene Ween give loyal
fans another dose of their madcap
musical antics with the follow-up to
last year’s live “Paintin’ the Town
Brown,” “White Pepper.”
May 9 provides a wealth of new
music. The late JeffBuckley’s golden
voice will make it onto disc once
more with his posthumous live
album, “Mystery White Boy.”
Everyone’s favorite band from
Akron, Ohio, Devo, finally gets the
respect it deserves with a two-CD ret
rospective, “Pioneers Who Got
Hanson returns after a bout with
puberty to contemplate “This Time
Around.” Country-rock mainstays
The Jayhawks give us a “Smile” and
Wu-Tang’s Killah Priest drops “View
Also on May 9, now that Cisqo’s
“Thong Song” has given da butt its
most prominent exposure since Sir
Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back,” booty
lovers 2 Live Crew get in on the act
with their new one, “Private Personal
Things keep rolling on May 16.
Peter Frampton comes out with
another live album, “Live in Detroit,”
which may not sell as well as
“Frampton Comes Alive” but is sure
to be as mind-numbingly vacuous.
The late Curtis Mayfield will be
honored with “Up,” a collection of
his singles. If you don’t own any of
Mayfield’s stuff, this may be a good
place to start. He was definitely one
of our national treasures.
Motorhead makes a return on the
16th with “We Are Motorhead,” just
in case you thought you were buying
Glass Tiger or something.
“Farmhouse,” a new studio album
from Phish, hits stores on the same
day. A farmhouse could actually be
built from scratch in the time it takes
to listen to a Phish song.
Teenybopper Britney Spears’
career officially will be longer than
FAMED JAM-BAND Phish and Heavy
hitters The 2 Live Crew both have
new releases coming out during the
Glass Tiger’s once “Oops! ... I Did it
Again” hits stores on May 16.
And finally, disproving the rule
that choking to death on your own
vomit or getting shot in a drive-by are
threats to immortality, AC/DC and
Tupac Shakur both get tribute albums
on the 16th.
There’s lots of other stuff coming
out this summer, but the release dates
aren’t yet official. Rumored to hit
shelves soon are new albums from
Sonic Youth, Pearl Jam, XTC, Don
Henley and Matchbox 20 in May,
Steve Earle, Belle and Sebastian,
Willie Nelson, k.d.lang, Busta
Rhymes and Wyclef Jean in June,
Dave Matthews in July and Too
Short, Mystikal and R. Kelly in
August and early September.
All release dates are subject to
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MOVIES from page 13
“Road Trip” (May 19) - It will
draw inevitable comparisons to
“American Pie.” There’s enough Tom
Green to go around, but the best scene
(or worst, depending on how you see it)
comes in a sperm bank.
“Me, Myself and Irene” (June 23)
- Jim Carrey plays a small-town cop
with a split personality. I think that pret
ty much sums it up. Irene is Renee
“Adventures of Rocky and
Bullwinkle” (June 30) - It hopes to
achieve “Roger Rabbit” fame by com
bining art (moose, squirrel) and live
action, as Robert DeNiro is Fearless
Leader and Rene Russo is Natasha.
These movies do not always work.
“Nutty 2: The Klumps” (July 28)
- Not sure it needed a sequel, but Eddie
Murphy deserves at least another shot
at the Academy Award nomination he
should’ve gotten last time by playing
nine characters. Sometimes, we forget
how funny he can be.
“Titan A.E.” (June 16) - A very
big space action movie to fill the void "
between “Star Wars” movies. Matt
Damon is the hero voice.
“Dinosaur” (May 19) - Disney
continues to look for the next “The
Lion King.” It’ll have to keep searching
after what looks like a visually stunning
but flat tale about the big reptiles.
“The Golden Bowl” (June 23) - A
Merchant/Ivory adaptation of the
Henry James novel. Uma Thurman and
Nick Nolte star. An Oscar contender.
“Loser” (July 7) - Amy
Heckerling delivered smart teen come
dies for the 1980s (“Fast Times at
Ridgemont High”) and the 1990s
(“Clueless”). “Loser” takes them to the
freshman year of college. Jason Biggs
and Mena Suvari star.
“Nurse Betty” (July 14) Neil
LuBute has stayed out of sight since
1998’is “Your Friends and Neighbors,”
the best movie of that year. “Betty” is
even bigger than his last, as Renee
Zellweger obsesses over soap operas to
the point she thinks she’s in one.
Morgan Freeman and Chris Rock co
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