Interview with Shelia Chandra

Interview with Shelia Chandra

(Originally appeared in Mutant Renegade Zine #13, Winter 2000) At the age of 17, Shelia Chandra became Britain’s first mainstream Asian pop star as the voice of chart toppers Monsoon. Soon after she embarked on a solo career that has been instrumental in getting...
Blue Taxi – Ridin’ Shotgun – CD

Blue Taxi – Ridin’ Shotgun – CD

Blue Taxi – Ridin’ Shotgun – CD (Mudpuppie Records) I gotta admit that I have a weakness for good blues. The kind you’d hear in a little, out-of-the-way club on a cross-country trip. The kind that nameless bands play for nameless audiences....
Forge – Trials – CD

Forge – Trials – CD

Forge – Trials – CD (Static Records) I had to force myself to listen to this slick corporate rock band. I kept looking at the clock to see what time it was to see if I was close to the end, but time seemed to be ticking backwards. Forge is pretentiously...
Groundswell – Corrode – CD

Groundswell – Corrode – CD

Groundswell – Corrode – CD (GIG Records) I think my brain corroded away as I listened to this. This band sounds like a bunch of college boys who are trying desperately to impress the girls in order to get a little nookie. In their minds, they are mixing a...