Music: Invaders From Waukesha

They're new! They're fine! They're from Wisconsin!

The BoDeans, four guys from the Midwest baptized by the fire of good old rock 'n' roll, have just released their first album. Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams it's called, an appropriately no-nonsense title salvaged--for reasons of reverence and resonance--from the lyrics of the Rolling Stones' Shattered. So far, this record stands as the most galvanic major-label debut of the year. Some 35,000 copies sold, and still counting. First single just released. Video on MTV. Band on tour. Fans everywhere. Count 'em.

Well, there were at least 40, maybe even 50, at a Philadelphia gig a few weeks back....

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