P141 Teletext 141 Nov 6 21:00:00       ——————————————————————————————  GINGER NUT!  It's Buffalo Bill! No, it's General Custer! Just some of the light-hearted jibes that US footy star Alexi Lalas has had to endure over the years. The lad with the flowing ginger hair and four-foot goatee beard soared to celebrity status at the USA '94 World Cup for his sterling displays — not just at centre back, but on the guitar. Now he's released his debut album, Ginger. Club tries a nutmeg! ——————————————————————————————————1/5—— by Andy Panos YOUR VOIDY RANTS p482 'Zine Cage Antz Green
P141 Teletext 141 Nov 6 21:00:15       ——————————————————————————————  GINGER NUT!  US footy star Alexi Lalas's debut album is a mixture of acoustic rock and grunge-light tunes. The ginger prince says he was wary of releasing it. "You've got so many actors/athletes/ and two-minute celebrities releasing records now, I knew people would be sceptical about it," says Alexi. "I wanted to make sure it was good. Hey at least I'm not some manufactured boy band. I wrote and produced it myself." ——————————————————————————————————2/5—— 'Zine Life 142 Nick sorts it 146 ALL WRIGHT ON THE NIGHT? p145 'Zine Cage Antz Green
P141 Teletext 141 Nov 6 21:00:00       ——————————————————————————————  GINGER NUT!  Alexi Lalas's footy career took off in 1993 when he scored for the USA in a 2-0 victory against Graham Taylor's hapless England side. "That goal kick-started my career really," says Alexi. "Until then I'd been on the bench. Then I was a regular in the side and went to the World Cup. My life changed dramatically.! Alexi went to Italian club Padova after USA '94 where he was mobbed by fans. ——————————————————————————————————3/5—— 'Zine Life 142 Nick sorts it 146 REALLY COSMIC NEWS p481 'Zine Cage Antz Green
P141 Teletext 141 Nov 6 21:02:10       ——————————————————————————————  GINGER NUT!  "Playing football in Italy is totally different to American footall," says footy star Alexi Lalas, who now plays for the New York Metros. "Only two things happen on Sundays in Italy — football and church — and Italians are passionate about both." Alexi says the US soccer scene is thriving. "USA '94 made a big impact on people. They hadn't seen football on such a big scale on TV before." ——————————————————————————————————4/5—— 'Zine Life 142 Nick sorts it 146 ALL WRIGHT ON THE NIGHT? p145 'Zine Cage Antz Green
P141 Teletext 141 Nov 6 21:01:00       ——————————————————————————————  GINGER NUT!  The USA had a terrible World Cup in the summer. They were eliminated in the first round. "Yeah, we have to learn from that though," says centre back Alexi Lalas, "and rebuild the team." So given the choice, would the guitar- strumming marksman prefer a No1 record or the USA to win the World Cup? "Mmm... I'd like to win the World Cup, then have a shower and play a sell-out concert!" ——————————————————————————————————5/5—— Voidiness 482 Coqmic News it 146 IAN WRIGHT — ALL RIGHT? p145 'Zine Cage Antz Green