Beck's always had good stuff. Although "Loser" was what made Beck's career take off a few years prior, "Odelay" was his first work that was acclaimed as an album.
February 29, 1996 - Pres. Clinton hosts Media Summit on Sex & Violence on TV. Steve Forbes on New York Primary ballot. Regulators decide not to sue Hillary Clinton over Whitewater. Gangs involved in rash of high-tech robberies and kidnappings. Steve Forbes accused of "buying" Arizona Primary win. House narrowly refuses government subsidies for sugar and peanuts, approves ending Dairy subsidies. Judges refuses to throw out assisted suicide count against Dr. Jack Kevorkian.
News of this day, January 27, 1996. Police standoff at the mansion of John DuPont. Stop-gap Spending Bill passes - Bill Clinton happy - Newt not. A third government shutdown averted, until March 15. Whitewater probe continues with questioning of First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton during Grand Jury hearing. OJ Simpson Civil Suit trial on hold. Anticipation of Super Bowl XXX high.
News for January 2, 1996 - the Government shut-down hits Day #18, AT&T to lay off 30,000 workers, Gene discovered linked to heart arrhythmia, Madonna stalking trial set to begin, Chiapas Rebels celebrate 2nd anniversary by converting to politics. James Jordan murder trial resumes.
Nights at the Roundtable with Oasis and probably the anthem for 2011 "Don't Look Back In Anger".
The Hostage Drama in Lima that seemed to have no end in sight. December 28th in 1996 was something of a mixed bag, news-wise. As the drama continued to unfold at the Japanese Embassy in Lima Peru, the self-proclaimed Marxist Guerrillas released
Nights at the Roundtable with Brian Jonestown Massacre and a track off their 1996 Satanic Majesties Second Request album, Anemone.
Nights at The Roundtable with The Bluetones and a track from their Cut Some Rug ep from 1996, The Devil Behind My Smile.
Nights At The Roundtable with Jonny Polonsky, from his debut 1996 album "Hi My Name Is Jonny" - Half Mind.
News of the day for May 18th 1996. Negotiations continuing in Montana at the Freemen compound standoff, aftermath of the Valu-Jet crash in The Everglades, Romano Prodi elected as President of Italy, Bob Dole resigns Senate Seat to begin campaign for Presidency, Admiral Boorda suicide, the Whitewater Trial deliberations, and a half-page from a speech delivered by Abraham Lincoln goes for $500,000 at auction.
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