Scans: Grateful Dead, Luscious Jackson, Sinead O'Connor, Dandy Warhols...

The ninth edition of Dick's Picks Grateful Dead bootlegs has just been

released. The official three-CD bootleg is of a Sept. 16, 1990 show at New York's

Madison Square Garden, recorded just two months after the drug-overdose death of

keyboardist Brent Mydland... Sub Pop Records has forged a distribution alliance

with the newly-revived Sire Records, which is once again in the hands of its original

founder, Seymour Stein. The first two releases under the new deal will be albums by

Sebadoh and a reunited Sunny Day Real Estate... Civil rights activist

Jesse Jackson launched a campaign against racism and sexism in the music industry this

week by purchasing stock in five of the six major record companies through his

Rainbow/PUSH Coalition. The coalition bought stock in Polygram, Time Warner,

Seagram, Sony and EMI just weeks after Jackson met with Polygram bosses to discuss a

racist remark made by a recently-demoted senior Polygram official...

Luscious Jackson are the latest act to be confirmed as playing the Dec. 16 Lilith

Fair Holiday Concert, scheduled for the Coral Sky Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Fla.

The all-female New York funkateers will join fellow Lilith rookie Missy Elliot

and veterans Sarah McLachlan, Indigo Girls and Sheryl

Crow on the festival's main stage... A recently-released compilation of Celtic music,

Celtic Moods, features tracks from The Waterboys and Ashley

MacIsaac, as well as a 1986 collaboration between U2's The Edge

and Irish crooner Sinead O'Connor entitled "Heroine" from the soundtrack to the

film Captive...

Chicago's Skin Graft "Now Wave" record label has just released Camp Skin Graft,

a 76-minute compilation of U.S. and Japanese noise bands featuring tracks from U.S.

Maple, The Flying Luttenbachers, Melt-Banana, The Denison

Kimball Trio, Mount Shasta and Zeni Geva... The soundtrack to

director Gus Van Sant's Good Will Hunting features six new songs from glum

popster Elliot Smith (Heatmiser), as well as tracks from Luscious

Jackson, the Dandy Warhols and a score by ex-Oingo Boingo

leader Danny Elfman...

The resurrection of Star Wars continues unabated with the release of two singles

from Star Wars "bands," Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes' "Cantina

Band" and "Cantina Band No. 2" and the Max Rebo Band's "Jedi Rocks"...

Sometime Tom Waits, B-52's and Cobra Verde side-guy

Ralph Carney has just released his first solo album, Ralph Sounds on

Birdman Records. The 19-track compilation of skronky horn and guitar instrumentals,

home-recorded freak-outs and discombobulated Dixieland jazz features such onomatopoetic

titles as "Lotsaflutes," "March of the Puppets," "Loon" and "Peru Boo"...

Berlin-based electronic sound engineers Oval, whose claim to fame is the creation

of music through the artful destruction of CDs by scratching, painting and otherwise

altering their surfaces, will release their latest creation, DOK on Jan. 20 on

Chicago's Thrill Jockey label... Also from Thrill Jockey, fellow electronic experimenters

Tortoise will release their third album of original material, tnt on March

10 as will Trans Am...

Blur's Damon Albarn told England's New Musical

Express that the band will stop touring for the "foreseeable future," following their

December U.K. tour...

Finally, The Rolling Stones have announced the addition of two New York

shows to their massive world tour in support of Bridges To Babylon. The shows,

scheduled for January 14 and 16 of next year at Madison Square Garden, were originally

scheduled for mid-December, but were pushed back due to the pending birth of Mick

Jagger and wife Jerry Hall's fourth child. Tickets go on sale on Nov. 24.

(ATN's Senior Writer Gil Kaufman, Staff Writer Chris Nelson and Randy Reiss

compiled this report.)

[Sat., Nov. 22, 1997, 9 a.m. PDT]