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AND LEST WE FORGET: Pop Eye’s award...

AND LEST WE FORGET: Pop Eye’s award for most over- enthusiastic censor of the year goes to Meyer Music Markets, a Pacific Northwest-based record store chain, which slapped a “Parental Guidance” warning sticker on Frank Zappa’s “Jazz From Hell” album, despite the fact that it was an all-instrumental disc. . . . And are you tired of seeing pop lightweights sky to the top of the charts--and then release dance-remix albums featuring virtually the same hits from the original album? Entertainment Weekly takes on Paula Abdul’s new “Shut Up and Dance (The Dance Mixes)” in its current issue, wondering if it isn’t “crass” to “stretch one album into two and sell the second record to the same public that bought millions of copies of its predecessor.” At least “Shut Up” is ecologically correct. As EW notes: “What better way to sharpen environmental awareness than an album of recycled music?”


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