BUSH, BRANDY, AND BOYZ ON THE SIDE

By Ethan Smith
April 14, 1995 at 04:00 AM EDT

Music directors at three radio stations across the country on their top singles, plus a peek at hits to come. WAXQ/Q104.3, New York (Hard Rock): ”Clean My Wounds,” Corrosion of Conformity: ”Sounds like Thin Lizzy — that’s the best part about it.”

”Lifeless Dead,” Mad Season: ”Layne Staley’s side project; a bonus gift between Alice in Chains records.”

”Everything Zen,” Bush: ”Brits that sound like Seattle — their coolest selling point.”

One to watch: ”The Habit,” Motocaster: ”Gonna be huge.”

KZSU, Stanford (College): ”Nim,” Ragady Anne: ”Local 15-year-old girl punks; good mix of intense screaming, melody, and a guitarist who shreds.”

”Gong Gong,” Sportsguitar: ”Swiss indie sensations. A beautiful, sonic mess.”

”Captain’s Dead,” Guided by Voices: Lo-fi sensitive s — – with rocking hooks: you-pick-the-decade retro.”

One to watch: ”Interrogation,” God Is My Co-Pilot: ”Women saying very confrontational things about sex.”

KIKI, Honolulu (Top 40): ”Red Light Special,” TLC: It sounds more adult, which is a good move.”

”Thank You,” Boyz II Men: ”Fantastic singing; nonstop harmonizing.”

”Baby,” Brandy: ”Younger listeners look up to her, since she’s so young.” One to watch: ”For Your Love,” Stevie Wonder: ”Classic Stevie with a contemporary feel. The perfect old-meets-new blend.”

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