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Bibliography Notes: 1995-1999

These files attempt to list every known Robert Christgau article, in preparation for building a bibliographic database. They are scaffolding: something we use to build on, but not part of the finished structure. Links are provided to the website where articles are available. Entries without links are work-to-be-done. As such, this provides a checklist for adding content to the website.

Most of the original data for these files comes from Joe Yanosik.

Village Voice 1995-1999

DateTitle/Notes
1995-01-17 CG: FU-Schnickens, M People
1995-01-24 Institutionalized: 10th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony
1995-02-14 Marry Me: [The Road Taken]
1995-02-21 CG: Aretha Franklin: Greatest Hits, Veruca Salt: American Thighs
1995-02-21 Disc-Combobulation: CD storage
1995-02-28 Pazz & Jop 1994: Essay: Does "Alternative Rock" Rule or Rool?, Critics Poll, Dean's List
1995-03-21 The Blank Slate: George Jones; in GUAW
1995-03-21 The '50s Go Legit: Smokey Joe's Cafe
1995-04-11 CG: PJ Harvey: To Bring You My Love, John Prine: Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings
1995-04-18 GGGB: Archers of Loaf
1995-05-23 Vendant L'Afrique: Trip to Côte D'Ivoire
1995-06-06 CG: Tricky: Maxinquaye, Peter Stampfel: You Must Remember This
1995-06-27 Staying Alive: Dance music: M People, Tricky, Moby
1995-07-11 CG: James Carter: The Real Quietstorm, Yo La Tengo: Electr-O-Pura
1995-07-25 No Sex, No Funk, No Yellow Brick Road: (Taken for Granted) Grant McLennan: Horsebreaker Star
1995-08-29 CG: Harry Nilsson: Personal Best, Buju Banton: 'Til Shiloh
1995-09-19 Boys Will Be Men: Nick Hornby: High Fidelity
1995-09-26 Illustrated Histories: Robert Palmer: Rock & Roll: An Unruly History; TV series: Rock & Roll (PBS)
1995-09-26 Buy the Book: Robert Palmer: Rock & Roll: An Unruly History, sidebar
1995-10-24 CG: Oruj Guvenc & Tumata: Ocean of Remembrance, Whale: We Care
1995-10-31 Hell to Pay: Randy Newman's Faust
1995-11-14 CG: Prince: The Gold Experience, Yoko Ono: Rising
1995-11-28 CG: Turkey Shoot
1995-12-12 Down With the Chumps: Coolio: Gangsta's Paradise; part in GUAW
1995-12-26 CG: Al Green: Greatest Hits, The Who Sell Out
1995-??-?? Meaning Collectors: Chris Roberts: Idle Worship
1996-01-23 CG: Jo Carol Piece: Bad Girls Upset by the Truth, Waiting to Exhale
1996-01-30 That Old-Time Religion: Master Musicians of Jajouka; in GUAW
1996-02-06 Father Along: Loudon Wainwright III: Grown Man; in GUAW
1996-02-20 Pazz & Jop 1995: Essay: Lost in the Soundscape, Critics Poll, Dean's List
1996-02-20 CG: The Highwaymen, Handraizer
1996-03-19 Professional Pervert: (Plain Talking Guy) Lou Reed: Set the Twilight Reeling; part in GUAW
1996-04-09 CG: Los Lobos: Colossal Head, Fugees: The Score
1996-04-16 Growing Grrrls: Sleater-Kinney: Call the Doctor; in GUAW
1996-05-21 CG: Bikini Kill: Reject All American, Charlie Parker: The Legendary Dial Masters
1996-05-?? Up From Darien: Books: Charles Keil: Urban Blues; Charles Keil: Tiv Song; Charles Keil, Angeliki Keil, and Dick Blau: Polka Happiness; Susan D. Crafts, et al.: My Music; Charles Keil and Steven Feld: Music Grooves; original title: That's Musicology!
1996-06-04 Blackface, Whose Voice?: Emmett Miller: The Minstrel Man from Georgia; in GUAW
1996-07-02 Honk If You Love Nasty: James Carter: The Real Quietstorm; in GUAW
1996-07-23 CG: Fluffy: 5 Live, Stereolab: Emperor Tomato Ketchup
1996-07-23 Some Holy Modal Rounders: Ain't Dead Yet: Stampfel & Weber
1996-07-30 Inside the Prosex Wars: Book review: Nadine Strossen: Defending Pornography, Joanna Frueh: Erotic Faculties, Laura Kipnis: Bound and Gagged
1996-08-06 14 Million Served: Hootie & the Blowfish: Fairweather Johnson
1996-08-13 Forever Rotten: Sex Pistols reunion concert; in GUAW
1996-09-17 CG: El Caiman: Sones Huastecos, Amy Rigby: Diary of a Mod Housewife
1996-09-24 Dreams So Real: R.E.M.: New Adventures in Hi-Fi
1996-10-08 CG: Fluffy: Black Eye, Nirvana: From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah
1996-10-22 Prog Jungle: Spring Heel Jack: 68 Million Served
1996-10-29 Sterling Characters: Book review: Bruce Sterling: Holy Fire
1996-11-05 Trad Ambient: David Toop: Ocean of Sound
1996-11-19 Art-Rock: DJ Shadow: Endtroducing; in GUAW
1996-12-03 CG: Turkey shoot
1996-12-17 CG: Kwanza Party!, Tony Toni Toné: House of Music
1996-12-31 CG: Sonny Rollins: Silver City, Roller Disco
1996-??-?? You Gotta All Jump: Les Ballet Africains [with Carola Dibbell]
1996-??-?? Doomed to Repeat It: Jesse Green, Meet Sidney Zion
1997-01-14 Found Weekend: Film: Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival 1970
1997-01-28 CG: Graham Haynes: Transition, Hot Luv
1997-02-25 Pazz & Jop 1996: Essay: Don't Believe the Gripe, Critics Poll, Dean's List
1997-02-25 Stereolad: Pavement; in GUAW
1997-03-11 CG: Ghostface Killah: Ironman, Mississippi John Hurt: Avalon Blues
1997-04-15 CG: Woody Guthrie: This Land Is Your Land, Sleater-Kinney: Dig Me Out
1997-05-06 Jimi Plays History: Jimi Hendrix: Reditigizing Hendrix for the '90s; in GUAW
1997-05-27 CG: The Klezmatics: Possessed, Yo La Tengo: I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
1997-06-10 The King & I: Elvis Presley, book reviews: Gilbert B. Rodman: Elvis After Elvis; Peter Guralnick: Last Train to Memphis; Joe Esposito and Elena Oumano: Good Rockin' Tonight; Karal Ann Marling: Graceland; Vernon Chadwick: In Search of Elvis
1997-06-10 The Big Girls Understand: Ani DiFranco: Living in Clip
1997-06-17 music short: John Fogerty, Manhattan Center, June 3
1997-07-01 Downtown Samba: Arto Lindsay; in GUAW
1997-07-22 CG: Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton, Babyface: The Day, AMP
1997-08-05 Antitechno for Bars: An Alt-Country Marathon: (Take Back the Country) No Depression
1997-09-23 CG: The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers, Patsy Cline: Live at the Cimarron Ballroom
1997-10-14 Miles Davis's '70s: The Excitement! The Terror!: (A World Apart) Live Electric Miles--Yesterday and Today
1997-11-04 CG: Spring Heel Jack: Busy Curious Thirsty, Township Jazz 'n' Jive
1997-11-18 Our Love is the Cl--!!: Top 40 R&B: H-Town, LSG, Boyz II Men, Dru Hill, Usher, Backstreet Boys, 98°, Next
1997-12-02 Robert Palmer 1945-1997: (Roadhouse Scholar)
1997-12-02 CG: Turkey Shoot
1997-12-16 Cuddly Toy: Mase: Harlem World
1997-12-30 CG: Anthology of American Folk Music, Roots of Jazz Funk Volume One
1997-??-?? Uh-Uh-Bop: Hanson
1997-??-?? Bob Stanley 1932-1997: obituary
1997-??-?? short article: Sparrow: Republican Like Me
1998-01-06 CG: The Moonglows: Their Greatest Hits, Roots of Jazz Funk Vol. 2
1998-01-27 CG: The Power of the Trinity, Modest Mouse: The Lonesome Crowded West
1998-02-10 book review: Mikal Gilmore: Night Beat
1998-02-24 Pazz & Jop 1997: Essay: The Year of No Next Big Thing, Critics Poll, Dean's List
1998-03-03 CG: Belle and Sebastian: If You're Feeling Sinister, David Murray: Fo Deuk Revue
1998-03-17 Queen of Pop: Aretha Franklin: A Rose Is Still a Rose
1998-03-31 Only in England: The Beautiful South: Blue Is the Colour
1998-04-21 CG: Apples in Stereo
1998-04-28 Dancing With Mistah D: Public Enemy: He Got Game
1998-05-05 Sound of the City: Monsters of Folk show at Bottom Line
1998-05-12 Growing Up Kept Down: (Against the Odds) Book review: William Finnegan: Cold New World
1998-05-26 Frank Sinatra 1915-1998
1998-06-02 CG: Sonic Youth: A Thousand Leaves, Panthalassa
1998-06-09 Thwock Treatment: Tricky: Angels With Dirty Faces
1998-06-23 Sashaying in Your Head: Henry Threadgill
1998-06-30 Irony Need Not Apply: Guinness Fleadh Festival, NYC
1998-06-30 CG: Billy Bragg & Wilco: Mermaid Avenue, Lucinda Williams: Car Wheels on a Gravel Road; JY has this 7/7/98
1998-08-04 Start Spreading the News: Noreaga: N.O.R.E., John Forté: PolySci, Cam'ron: Confessions of Five, Sunz of Man: The Last Shall Be First
1998-08-18 Confess Nothing: Liz Phair: Whitechocolatespaceegg
1998-08-25 CG: Memphis Minnie: Bumble Bee
1998-09-15 Blues in Progress and Motion: Taj Mahal, Corey Haris, Alvin Youngblood Hart
1998-09-29 CG: Beastie Boys: Hello Nasty
1998-10-13 Nothing's Scary: (Nothing's Shocking) Family Values Tour
1998-10-?? obituary: (Rockbeat) West Nkosi
1998-11-03 CG: Canibus: Can-I-Bus, George Clinton: Dope Dogs
1998-11-17 The Unflashiest: Willie Nelson
1998-12-01 CG: Turkey Shoot
1998-12-08 The Sound of the City: N'Sync
1998-12-15 CG: Beck: Mutations
1998-12-22 The Sound of the City: New Radicals
1998-12-29 CG: American Pop: An Audio History, Mississippi John Hurt: Rediscovered
1998-??-?? Dandy Act: (Sound of the City)
1998-??-?? Best of Blondie: (Sound of the City)
1999-01-12 Not Yet Uhuru: Mzwakhe Mbuli
1999-02-02 Dakar in Gear: The Music in My Head
1999-02-23 CG: Cadallaca: Introducing Cadallaca
1999-03-02 Pazz & Jop 1998: Essay: La-Di-Da-Di-Di? Or La-Di-Da-Di-Da?, Critics Poll, Dean's List
1999-03-09 Two Realists: Redman: Doc's Da Name 2000, the Coup: Steal This Album
1999-03-09 The Sound of the City: David Johnansen and the Harry Smiths
1999-03-23 CG: Eminem: The Slim Shady LP, Prince Paul Presents a Prince Among Thieves, Sleater-Kinney: The Hot Rock
1999-04-06 Work to Do: SXWS Festival
1999-04-27 Sounds of Known Origin: Latin Playboys, Los Lobos
1999-04-27 God After Midnight: The Sound of the City: Youssou N'Dour, Oumou Sangare
1999-05-18 CG: Old 97's: Fight Songs; same article repeated on web on 1999-06-01
1999-05-25 Sells Like Teen Spirit: Backstreet Boys
1999-06-22 CG: Randy Newman: Bad Love; JY has this on 1999-06-15
1999-06-29 Call the Doctor: The Pretenders: Viva El Amor
1999-07-20 Books: The Informer: John Leonard: New World Hip-Hop
1999-07-27 CG: Moby: Play
1999-07-27 Shock Treatment: Sonic Youth's gear, guitars stolen
1999-08-03 Parent With Parrots: Peter Stampfel
1999-09-07 CG: African Connection
1999-09-21 James Miller Tries to Control What He No Longer Loves: (Wrigley's in the Trashcan) James Miller: Flowers in the Dustbin
1999-10-05 John Prine Gets Well on an Apple Pie Diet: (Really Glad to Be Here) John Prine, Iris DeMent
1999-10-05 Robert Christgau's New York: Bottom Line, CBGB
1999-10-05 Books: Aptitude Adjustment: Nicholas Lemann: The Big Test
1999-10-12 Jock Beat: A Walk on the Wild Side
1999-10-26 CG: Easy Money: Magnetic Fields: 69 Love Songs
1999-11-09 CG: Hit It, Now Hold It: Gang Starr: Full Clip
1999-11-16 CG: African Connection II
1999-11-30 CG: Turkey Shoot
1999-12-28 CG: Cheap Gifts!

Artforum

DateTitle/Notes
1997-?? Women's Work

City Pages

DateTitle/Notes
1996-??-?? Full of Himself: A.J. Liebling

Details

DateTitle/Notes
1995-??-?? review: Michael Hurley/Unholy Modal Rounders/Jeffrey Frederick & the Clamtones: Have Moicy! (unpublished)
1996-??-?? How to Beat the Law of Averages
1998-??-?? Frank Sinatra 1915-1998

Los Angeles Times Book Review

DateTitle/Notes
1996-??-?? The Old Ethiopians at Home: Ken Emerson: Doo-Dah!
1996-??-?? Money Isn't Everything: Fred Goodman: The Mansion on the Hill
1997-??-?? Los Angeles Times Book Review: Dave Hickey: Air Guitar (Oct. 3 or later)
1999-??-?? The Little Counterculture That Could: Carol Brightman: Sweet Chaos

New York Times

DateTitle/Notes
1995-09-10 book review: P.J. O'Rourke: Age and Guilt Beat Youth, Innocence, and a Bad Haircut
1995-12-10 books in brief: Michael Eric Dyson: Between God and Gangsta Rap
1998-06-28 I Dreamed I Saw Woody Guthrie Last Night: (What If Woody Guthrie Had Led A Rock Band?) Billy Bragg & Wilco: Mermaid Avenue
1998-09-27 New Vistas of Frustration: (Back With a Bang After Three Quiet Years) PJ Harvey: Is This Desire?

New York Times Book Review

DateTitle/Notes
1995-12-10 Inside Dope: Michael Eric Dyson: Between God and Gangsta Rap
1995-??-?? Autobiography of a Pain in the Neck: Meredith Maran: What It's Like to Live Now
1995-??-?? A New (Rock) Polarity: Simon Reynolds & Joy Press: The Sex Revolts
1996-07-28 Inventing Punk: Legs McNeil & Gillian McCain: Please Kill Me
1997-??-?? History of the Sexual Century: John Heidenry: What Wild Ecstasy
1998-08-23 book review: Brian Ward: Just My Soul Responding, Charles Kiel: Urban Blues, Arnold Shaw: Honkers and Shouters, Peter Guralnick: Sweet Soul Music, Nelson George: Death of Rhythm and Blues, Nelson George: Where Did Our Love Go?
1998-09-27 Back With a Bang After Three Quiet Years: PJ Harvey

Popular Music and Society

DateTitle/Notes
1995-?? The Inarticulate in Pursuit of the Indescribable: Simon Miller: The Last Poet

Request

DateTitle/Notes
1996-??-?? Why the Beatles Broke Up: Beatles; in GUAW
1997-??-?? Seven Music Books I Liked in 1996 in Roughly Descending Order

Rolling Stone

DateTitle/Notes
1996-??-?? Outside Rock and Roll: John F. Szwed: Space Is the Place, Dave Hickey: Air Guitar
1997-??-?? Biztime Stories: Book review: Ronin Ro: Have Gun Will Travel, Bruce Feiler: Dreaming Out Loud
1997-??-?? review: Big Rock'n Beats
1998-06-25 Sonic Elders: Sonic Youth: A Thousand Leaves
1998-07-23 review: Lucinda Williams: Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
1998-09-17 review: Local H: Pack Up the Cats
1998-10-01 review: Amy Rigby: Middlescence
1998-11-12 review: George Clinton: Dope Dogs
1998-12-10 review: John Lee Hooker: The Best of Friends
1998-??-?? review: Fatboy Slim: You've Come a Long Way, Baby
1998-??-?? review: James Brown: I'm Back
1998-??-?? review: Bonnie Raitt: Fundamental
1998-??-?? Ooh, That Sound: Backstreet Boys
1998-??-?? The World Is His Boudoir: Prince
1999-01-21 review: Mystikal: Ghetto Fabulous, Mia X: Mama-Drama
1999-02-18 review: The Music in My Head
1999-05-13 article: Top 10 World Albums of the '90s
1999-06-10 review: John Lennon: Plastic Ono Band
1999-08-05 review: MeShell Ndgeocello: Bitter
1999-10-28 review: Ice-T: The 7th Deadlin Sin
1999-??-?? review: Loudon Wainwright III: Social Studies

Spin

DateTitle/Notes
1995-05 The Ballad of Polly Jean Harvey: PJ Harvey; in GUAW
1995-?? Afternoon of the Roar: Lollapalooza
1996-02 Beginning to See the Light: Velvet Underground; part in GUAW
1996-03 review: Bad Religion: All Ages/The Gray Race
1996-06 review: Soul Coughing: Irresistable Bliss
1996-08 review: Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Broken Arrow
1996-10 review: Pere Ubu: Datapanik in the Year Zero
1996-11 No Hoovering: Fluffy
1996-12 review: Cardigans: First Band on the Moon
1996-?? A Class Act: Book review: Roddy Doyle: The Woman Who Walked Into Doors
1996-?? review: Bobbie Cryner: Girl of Your Dreams
1997-01 Pass the Mic: Amy Rigby: Diary of a Mad Housewife [with Carola Dibbell]
1997-03 review: Freedy Johnston: Never Home
1997-06 review: Yo La Tengo: I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
1997-10 Bohemian Rhapsody: Anthology of American Folk Music
1998-03 Not Dead Yet: Bob Dylan, Irving Plaza, NYC 12/8/97
1998-07 review: Rufus Wainwright
1998-09 Four Dates With the Spice Girls: Spice Girls
1998-11 review: Snoop Dogg: Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told
1999-08 review: Speech: Hoopla
1999-09 review: Salif Keita: Papa, Taj Mahal and Toumani Diabate: Kulanjan

Stereo Review

DateTitle/Notes
1998-?? Either And: Frank Sinatra

Other

DateTitle/Notes
1995 Al Green: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1996 Forward: To Greil Marcus: Stranded: Rock and Roll for a Desert Island
1997 Al Green: booklet notes to Al Green: Anthology (reprint of 1995 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame)
1997-01-07 interview: Perfect Sound Forever
1998-11 Grown Up All Wrong: 75 Great Rock and Pop Artists From Vaudeville to Techno: Book, Harvard University Press
1999-??-?? Never That Simple: Stevie Wonder, written for Wonder's Kennedy Center induction


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