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Request was a monthly music magazine published in Minnetonka, Minnesota from 1988 to 2003. The magazine was provided free to record buyers at a number of stores.



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Professor Griff, Public Enemy: Public Enemy: Fear of a Black Planet ; Professor Griff and the Last Asiatic Disciples: Pawns in the Game

Review by Ira Robbins, Request, 15 April 1990

IN THE 1960s, youthful poets, inspired by radical politics and Woody Guthrie, took up acoustic guitars to deliver topical commentary in a folk music setting. ...

Dr. Dre: Ain't nothing but a gender thang?

Interview by Amy Linden, Request, May 1993

Dr. Dre and writer Amy Linden go one-on-one on sexism and The Chronic. Nobody wins. ...

Richard Thompson: Watching The Dark: The History of Richard Thompson

Review by Geoffrey Himes, Request, June 1993

LIKE MUCH OF his later writing, Greil Marcus' introductory notes to the new Richard Thompson box set, Watching the Dark, are a hodge-podge of strained ...

Mary J. Blige, TLC: TLC: Crazysexycool (LaFace/Arista): Mary J. Blige: My Life (Uptown/MCA)

Review by Amy Linden, Request, February 1995

WRITER F. SCOTT Fitzgerald once said there are no second acts in American Life, but had he been in the pop-music business, he might have ...

Omar: For Pleasure (RCA)

Review by Amy Linden, Request, August 1995

AMERICA MAY have invented it, but over the past few years the most intriguing R&B has come out of England. From the Young Disciples, Loose ...

Alanis Morissette: Jagged Little Pill

Review by Geoffrey Himes, Request, September 1995

IT'S AS IF Annette Funicello had grown up and become Janis Joplin. Just 11 years ago, Alanis Morissette was a cute, 10-year-old actress on Nickelodeon's ...

Mariah Carey: Daydream (Columbia)

Review by Amy Linden, Request, December 1995

BY THE time this review appears, Daydream will be dominating the charts and Mariah Carey will be making mad money. So it won't matter to ...

The Beatles: Apple Corps

Retrospective and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Request, 1996

"It was a good scene even when it was shitty, wasn’t it?"– Derek Taylor, Beatles publicist, 1970. ...

The Black Crowes: Black Crowes: The Garage, London

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Request, 1996

CHRIS ROBINSON could captain the Deep South Olympics grinning team. Where we see a squat, black-ceilinged closet on the Holloway Road, Chris evidently sees some ...

Bon Jovi

Retrospective and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Request, 1996

Bon Jovi release a retrospective Best Of album this Autumn. Jon Bon Jovi looks back at the band's past and their ten years of music. ...

Blind Melon: RIP: An Interview with Shannon Hoon

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Request, 1996

SHANNON HOON, Blind Melon vocalist, died on a tour bus on October 21st in a hotel parking lot in New Orleans. To complete the rock ...

Crazy Horse, Neil Young: Neil Young with Crazy Horse: Broken Arrow

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Request, August 1996

NINE MONTHS AGO, I stood in a field in England watching Neil Young close the Reading Festival and realized the following: If you can play ...

Screaming Trees: Stranger Than Fiction

Interview by Marc Weingarten, Request, August 1996

The members of Screaming Trees get very little enjoyment but plenty of good music out of being in a band together. ...

Curtis Mayfield: New World Order

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Request, December 1996

SIX YEARS AFTER the freak onstage accident that paralyzed him from the neck down, Curtis Mayfield, one of soul music's true titans, makes his debut ...

Giorgio Moroder

Retrospective by Jon Savage, Request, 1997

SO YOU THINK Giorgio Moroder and you think of Donna Summer's pornographic 'Love To Love You Baby' and all that followed, but there's more to ...

The Orb: Orbiting The Orb

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Request, May 1997

"DOCTOR" ALEX Patterson, overlord of the Orb and revered godfather of the genus Ambient Techno, would like another brandy and ginger, if you don’t mind. ...

Spice Girls

Essay by Barney Hoskyns, Request, December 1997

AT THE end of the day, all they really, really wanted was to "zigazig ha". ...

Scott Weiland: The Man Who Fell To Earth

Profile and Interview by Marc Weingarten, Request, April 1998

AFTER A SIX-YEAR battle with heroin addiction and two stints in rehab, Scott Weiland, frontman for Stone Temple Pilots and would-be solo artist, is in ...

Sean Lennon: Into the Sun (Grand Royal)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Request, June 1998

AFTER THE DAMP SQUIB that half-bro Jules' career turned out to be – and considering the band IMA's collaboration with Yoko Ono on Rising – ...

The Beastie Boys: There's Something about the Beastie Boys

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, Request, December 1998

I CAN STILL REMEMBER the morning, way back in the sweaty London summer of 1983, when three skinny New York wiseasses burst into the New ...

Air: Moon Safari

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Request, Spring 1998

MODULAR FRENCHMEN Nicolas Godin and Jean Benoit Dunckel need no reminding that French pop has always been a bit of a joke. With the brilliant ...

Marianne Faithfull

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Request, February 1999

AS MICK Jagger’s girlfriend she was among the great - and most tragic - consorts of rock’s decadent heyday. But then this Sister Morphine forced ...

Timbaland: Wired for Sound: Timbaland

Interview by Michael A. Gonzales, Request, February 1999


Rock and Television: The Tube Top 40

Report by Erik Himmelsbach, Request, November 1999

DAWSON HAS Joey on a boat, and they’re passionately kissing. Adolescent hormones are quietly raging, and Dawson makes it clear he wants to, um, get ...

Beck: Beck To The Future

Interview by Erik Himmelsbach, Request, January 2000

BECK WAKES up at 8 a.m., alone on the rock-star bus, wondering what the hell happened last night. He and his band were in Santa ...

Weezer: 50,000,000 Weezer Fans Can’t Be Wrong

Interview by Erik Himmelsbach, Request, May 2001

BEFORE IT finds a cozy place in the annals of rock mythology alongside Ozzy's bat-biting, Rod Stewart's stomach pumping, and Mama Cass' deadly ham sandwich, ...

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