George [Harrison]’s actions in life reflected the values that came through his songs. Most are well documented, but I can speak only of my own personal encounter with George. I met him during the release of the Cloud 9 album. I was scared shitless when I saw him and all I could talk to him about was silly stuff. Two days later my wife asked me if there was anyway I could get George Harrison’s autograph for a young woman - a huge fan - who was dying of cancer. I contacted my George connection and popped the question. Within two days I not only had an autographed poster, but a personalized poem written especially for this young fan. The autograph and poem were real and the girl died a month later. I have never forgotten George’s kindness to a person he had never even met. The world is a sadder and poorer place without George. We need good people, and we just lost a shining light. Thank you for all of your music George. I will miss you most for the person you were and the things you represented. Rest in peace, friend.
Mark Cope, “Cope With It,” CMJ New Music Report, 17 December 2001
1 RAVEONETTES Raven In The Grave Vice 2 RAINBOW ARABIA Boys And Diamonds Kompakt 3 GORILLAZ The Fall EMI 4 DENGUE FEVER Cannibal Courtship Concord 5 PAUL SIMON So Beautiful Or So What Hear 6 DIRTBOMBS Party Store In The Red 7 QUINTRON Sucre Du Sauvage Goner 8 CRYSTAL STILTS In Love With Oblivion Slumberland 9 RINGO DEATHSTARR Colour Trip Sonic Unyon 10 RADIOHEAD The King Of Limbs TBD 11 KILLS Blood Pressures Domino 12 UV RACE Homo In The Red 13 HUNX AND HIS PUNX Too Young To Be In Love Hardly Art 14 COLD CAVE Cherish The Light Years Matador 15 COMPUTER MAGIC Electronic Fences [EP] White Iris 16 XRAY EYEBALLS Not Nothing Kanine 17 DAVILA 666 Tan Bajo In The Red 18 STROKES Angles RCA 19 PAUL REVERE Essential Sony Legacy 20 GIL SCOTT-HERON AND JAMIE XX We’re New Here XL 21 HOT TUNA Steady As She Goes Red House 22 PONYTAIL Do Whatever You Want All The Time We Are Free 23 CHAIN AND THE GANG Music Is Not For Everyone K 24 SHANNON AND THE CLAMS Sleep Talk 1-2-3-4 Go! 25 FAMILY PORTRAIT Family Portrait Underwater Peoples 26 PREFUSE 73 The Only She Chapters Warp 27 WAGON CHRIST Toomorrow Ninja Tune 28 J MASCIS Several Shades Of Why Sub Pop 29 PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART Belong Slumberland 30 TV ON THE RADIO Nine Types Of Light Interscope