Twenty years ago, it was possible to be a regional success without breaking out nationally. This is the story of the rise and plateau and eventual fall of Cliffs of Dooneen, a cautionary tale of the perils of influence.
How did a clownish, mostly-acoustic French ensemble make a record that exemplifies the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll? For the merry misfits of Les Négresses Vertes, music was a gang fight — and defeat was not an option.
Nathan, Michael, Shawn and Wanya: four names that were on everyone’s mind 20 years ago. Dave Steed takes a look back at his awkward teen years and nights spent alone with Boyz II Men’s Cooleyhighharmony.