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The Book of Lists SF Weekly contributors salute the best (and worst) music of 1995 January 03, 1996

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Ass Ponys The Known Universe (A&M) On 1994's Electric Rock Music, Ass Ponys vocalist/lyricist Chuck Cleaver sang of spontaneous combustion, microcephalics, and protagonists born -- literally -- spineless on the same day as a UFO sighting. In keeping with this…
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Girls Against Boys House of GVSB (Touch & Go) Someone slipped a little Spanish fly into the rock critic water cooler, if the press clips for Girls Against Boys are any indication. You'd be hard-pressed to find a write-up that…
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Prophet of Doom

In recent years, my conversations with other youthful, stymied professionals have turned increasingly apocalyptic. A decade ago, for instance, declarations about the need for a revolutionary cabal of young and highly sexualized political assassins would be greeted with excited affirmations…
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The BaBenzele Pygmies with Louis Sarnos bayaka (ellipsis arts) The successful integration of technology and nature in music is tricky business. You've no doubt cringed at the humpback-synthesizer duets of misguided New Agers, or pitied the shortsighted vision of well-intentioned…
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Negativland Sex Dirt (Seeland) The East Bay audio collagists of Negativland rev up their DAT machines and samplers once again, this time to, er, penetrate America's twin obsessions with sex and cleanliness. Product ads, old hygiene and sex-ed films, and…
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James Sullivan's Best Music, 1995 1. Insurgent Country/Twangcore/Cowpunk: Two of my favorite records of the year -- the Geraldine Fibbers' Lost Somewhere Between the Earth and My Home and Tarnation's Gentle Creatures -- took white trashdom to new extremes. The…
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Yoko Ono/IMA Rising (Capitol) At this point, news of Yoko Ono recording an opera creates just the sort of buzz as Paul Getty announcing the same: Both do it because they can, recalling that joke about the 500-pound gorilla. Ono's…
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Various Artists American Rumble Volume One (Schizmatic) Cashing in on the second coming of rockabilly, American Rumble is a neobilly primer, a must-have for any real gone guy or dynamite doll who wants to be in the know. Featuring over…
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NoMeansNo The Worldhood of the World (As Such) (Alternative Tentacles) Victoria, British Columbia, residents NoMeansNo are probably the closest thing to a prog-rock band that hardcore has, and brothers Rob and John Wright might very well be the Jonathan Swifts…
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Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 Wormed by Leonard (Thwart) Taking titular inspiration from Warmed by Love -- a book of poetry authored by Leonard Nimoy -- Wormed by Leonard was originally released by these Bay Area braniacs via cassette in…
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Don Cherry, 1936-1995 Adding to a recent slew of early jazz deaths, Bay Area multi- instrumentalist/composer/bandleader Don Cherry died of hepatitis-related liver failure in Spain last week. He was 58. Born in Oklahoma City and raised in Watts, Cherry was…
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    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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