Cream of the Local Scene: Musically They're All Over the Map

The L.A. music scene continued to diversify in 1993, expanding, if possible, on the eclecticism that marked last year's list. Rap, folk, grunge, roots, new wave, pop-rock, industrial and more are represented in this look at new acts that made the biggest area impact this year .

Ethyl Meatplow: The guitarless trio rose from the underground dance/bar scene and made tribal drums, dark cabaret and onstage spankings seem like a natural combination. Their industrial sound appeals to more than just L.A.'s pierced-skin and leather-clad underground: After releasing an album on Dali/Chameleon, they slithered into the national dance charts.

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