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Music, Reviewed Uncle Jim

Uncle Jim

Uncle Jim is a spoken-word persona of Alan Bishop of the Sun City Girls, based on his real relative; the original Uncle Jim lived in Virginia, and passed away in 2002. Bishop's takes on his uncle's idiosyncratic musings have appeared…
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Music, Reviewed Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone

Most attempts at compiling the massive output of Italian soundtrack giant Ennio Morricone have stuck to the obvious, focusing on a mix of the indelible spaghetti western themes that helped elevate director Sergio Leone's '60s films to high art along…
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Music, Reviewed Alvarius B

Alvarius B

Alvarius B is the solo pseudonym of Alan Bishop from the Sun City Girls, a band with one massive, sprawling discography. Bishop also co-runs the prolific world-music label Sublime Frequencies. Amidst all this, he still found time to create one…
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Music, Girls Just Wanna  Have Fun

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

On their self-titled 1984 debut album, the Sun City Girls sang, "We're jokers on a waltz," offering as succinct a band description as any. Arguably America's premier underground band, this Arizona-spawned all-male trio has steadily gained notoriety over the last…
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