Volume 96, Issue 98
Thursday April 03, 2003

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LAST UPDATED: Thursday April 03, 2003 - 2:00 p.m.

Monster speaks out against the bombs

While the war in Iraq continues to wage on in a desert far, far away, here – on the slowly thawing shores of North America – London, (think Cher, Madonna, Prince ect...) the bass player for the Canadian punk outfit Closet Monster, is preparing for a European tour. His motto on the road is simple: everything in moderation.




MOVIE REVIEW: Head of State

If Bill Clinton was black, he'd be played by Chris Rock. If Al Gore was black, wellÉ you can only stretch a metaphor so far.

In Head of State, Rock plays Mays Gilliam, a down-and-out alderman in the ghettoes of Washington, D.C. who is hand-picked to lose the presidential election. However, in this fantasy, you can't keep a good black man down, as Gilliam and his older brother Mitch (Bernie Mac) embark on their campaign: "MG2K4, Ya Heard!"

 


CD REVIEW: Fischerspooner

Electroclash or electrotrash? Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner have been expected to carry the electro flag for a while now, but it's not until this month that their #1 album – which has NOT reached #1, but gets points for tricking reviewers – is finally released domestically.
 




Shukvision: Muchmusic's demise and the rise of crap

Ah, the mid-'90s. The trap was ruining the National Hockey League, Matthew Perry was on the skinny side of the drug weight yo-yo and the world was just waking up to the genius of Will Ferrell.

It was also the last time that MuchMusic was halfway decent to watch. Remember back when videos used to compose 90 per cent of Much's content? The brief interlude between the grunge and pop eras opened the door for all sorts of interesting bands. Even the pop acts were a cut above, like Janet Jackson before she decided to market herself as a skank (gotta love that family...).
 




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