Music | Caustic social critic turns away from H-A-T-R-E-D to 1 Corinthians 13--but still has a long way to go
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 2/22/97, 12:00 am
In 1978 a one-man, rock-and-roll wrecking crew named Tonio K. (nee Steve Krikorian) exploded upon a popular music scene rife with disco hedonism, rock-and-roll drug abuse, and singer-songwriter sensitivity. He called his debut album Life in the Foodchain--a title that listeners of the time heard as a parodic allusion to the Eagles' hit "Life in the Fast Lane"--and in each song declared himself an archenemy of the only people who can make Generation X look good: the "Me Generation."