100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

May 16, 1968 - Image 2

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
Michigan Daily, 1968-05-16

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.



Page Two

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

TL. s.... __ _ t._.. ,r rtirri

Pa e T oTHI H GA.A L

IThursday, May 16, 1968

'

t y

records

Sherri goes

for Collectors now

By LITTLE SHERRI FUNN
Rock 'n' Roll Expert
relevel of musical profi-
ciency on the averagearock al-
bum has risen considerably
over the last year or so. The
music industry is providing
better a & r personnel, more
knowledgeable production peo-
ple, and more sympathetic
studios for their artists to work
in.
Balding executives, who se-
cretly used to think long hair
was creepy and that Johnny
Ferguson was where it was all
at, are now favorably disposed
towards allowing u n p r o v e n
groups to spend upwards of
$25,000 on an album.
But there are so few, few, few
people with vision around these
days to really take advantage of
engineering progress that con-
sequently the record market
has been flooded with mediocre
rock, i.e., technically nearly be-
yond reproach, but creatively
sterile.
But, thank the god of two
inch magnetic tape, once in a
while somebody comes through
with something so good you
want to write all your friends.
, Warner Bros.-Seven Arts and
their subsidiary Reprise have
just released two albums that
exemplify the most mediocre
rock on one turntable, and the
most exciting on the other.
Reprise came up with The
West Coast Pop Art Experi-
mental Band Vol. III, A Child's
Guide to Good and Evil. It's al-
most as bland as volumes I and
II. As you listen to the album
you quickly discover that the
\group spent a lot of time fool-
ing around with neat little ef-
fects and gimmicky crap and
that they had a really 'good
man on the recording board.
But artistically, 'and I use
that word at my own risk, they
stink. There is neither unity
nor theme to the album and it
-even lacks that saving grace
of so many rock efforts: hum-
ability. After all, if you can
hum a tune later while you're
walking to the malt shoppe,
the album hasn't quite been a
total loss.
The album is rotten and let's,
let that suffice. We have more
important things to explore.
The Collectors by the Collec-
tors. Warner Bros.-Seven Arts.
WS 1746. A' Canadian group.
Made it in California.
They have created the best
album of the' year. The most
personal, moving, .eloquent, re-

warding, flawless album of the
year.
This is a tricky album, a
subtle album. It sneaks up on
you from behind; that is, you
really don't know how tightly
they've got you by the throat
until you get to the third band
on the album. Then it's all over
but the screaming.
The opening cut is called
} "What Is Love". This tune (I
call it a tune but that's hardly
adequate) begins with the
sweetest, purest waterfall of
sound I've ever heard. It's sort
of the kind of thing Buffalo
Springfield tries on "Expect-
ing to Fly" but couldn't quite
bring off. An organ peeks
through the mist playing a
simple little pattern, a soft sofa,
guitar plays one long note to
let you know they're being ser-
ious, and WHAM! The Collec-
tors gotcha.
The second cut, "Shie (Will-
0-the-Wind)" transpires and
you're aware of the beauty of
the Collectors. I'm not talking
about the tinseled beauty of
Joanie Baez, but the kind of
gutsy compelling sensual beau-
ty that closes in like honey,
You're also aware now that the
Collectors can use their voices
as instruments, not in the sy-
rupy "baa baa baa baa" tradi-
tion of the Association but as
relevant additions to the songs.
Now we're into "Howard
Christman's Older" and what
can you say about genius.
"Lydia Purple" is the fourth
band, the only one on the al-
bum not composed by the Col-
lectors, and the only one that
could be considered for a single
release. Very very well done, ty-
ing together the personalities of
a black Eleanor Rigby and a
Martha Lorraine next door.
The first side closes with the
most powerful recording I've
ever heard, "One Act Play."
This work captures a human
ernotion in fine lace, and then
smashes it over our heads. As
Ben said in The Graduate, "Oh
Jesus God!"
THE SECOND SIDE: When i
first read the stuff on the back
of the album I was 1) excited
to see that Dave Hassinger had
produced the, album send 2)~
nauseated because they tried a
20 minute "suite" that occupied
the whole second side. Wht
was more disgusting to me was
that they had the gall to call it
"What Love' (Suite) ".
I listened to it for the first
time with a closed mind, but
gradually this monstrous thing

tore it open. This "suite" makes
"The End" and "When the Mu-
sic's Over" sound like Sunday
school choir rehearsals. There
simply isn't space to go into
this song-prayer-suite-insane-
saxophone machine in any
depth. Emotionally crushing.
"The Collectors" is possibly
comparable to the first Doors'
album. The lead vocalist sounds
a little like Morrison and there
is some of the Doors' ideas of
unity. .Like The Doors, this
could be the sleeper of the year.
Remembering Time's review
of "War and Peace," The Col-
lectors is worth many more
than two trips to the movie
house.
Florence Ballard, of Supreme

fame, has just released her first
single for ABC records. It's
called "It Doesn't Matter. How
I Say It." Florence is managed
by Whiplash Harry from De-
troit.
Ann Arbor's Bob Seger Sys-
tem signed with Capitol last
week. Their first release will be
"2 Plus 2."
The Monkees were awarded
their eleventh gold record for
The Birds, The Bees, and the
Monkees. Keen-o.
* * *
Beatle Stumper for the Day :
How many drummers have the
Beatles had? Call 764-0552 and
ask Little Sherri for the an-
swer,

i
I
i
#.
t
l
a

theatre
New 'U' Players' bill'
Like the weather, the Univer- Paradiso, by George Feydeau and
sity of Michigan Players are Maurice Desvallieres, will play
warming up and preparing to July 24-27. Under the direction of
perform their Spring-Summer Robert McGill, a teacning fellow,
Playbill of three comedies and the French farce is a complicat-
two dramas. -ed, fast-paced comedy, packed
George Bernard Shaw's irrev- with "double entendres."
erent comedy about the Salva- Rounding out the Spring and
tion Army and the Church- of Summer season will be Ben 'Jon-
England, Major Barbara, will op-en son's The Alchemist, a near per-
the summer season June 5-9. The fect comedy of mystic pretensions.
play, under the direction of Prof The production is under the di-
James Coakley, has become a rection of Roy Knight, of the
mainstay of English comedy since College of the Venerable Bede,
it first opened in 1905. University of Durham, England,
William Shakespeare's Troilus and will play August 7-11.
and Cressida will open as the first Season tickets for the Spring
play of the Summer Festival. A and Summer Playbill 1968 are
-dramatic satire set in ancient available through the University
Greece, the comedy-tragedy-his.- Department of Speech. Patrons
tory is a political commentary on receive special savings and more
Elizabethan times that stands ticket information is offered.
unique among Shakespeare's The Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
works. box office will open at 12:30 p.m.
eplay will be directed by Monday, June 3. All :eats are re-
Prof. Richard Burgwin, who is Als Srigrndeumedpr
working toward the UniversityfrmaSpring and Summer per-
Players goal of producing all of formances by University Players
the First Folio. An avant-garde are sheduled in air-conditioned
drama, Ugo Betti's The Burnt Lydia Mendelsohn Theatre. Cur-
Flower Bed, will be the third pro- ain ime is p.m. Wednesday
through Saturday.
ri~tin Rnin Jify 1-4 he

PAU L
N EWMAN
in
"Cool Hand Luke"
at 1 :20-5:30-9:30

ENDING TONIGHT
2 ACADEMY
AWARD NOMINEES
AUDREY
HEPBURN
in
"Wait Until Dark"
at 3:30 & 7:40 only

, U

PW

FRIDAY: "A Minute To Pray-A Second to Die"

____ .rw iiuiri

fi

girrAIGNIGAM

Starts FRIDAY

DIAL 5-6290
a second
to die!"

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

The Daily Official Bulletin is an
official publication of the Univer-
sity of Michigan for which The
Michigan Daily assumes no editor-
ial responsibility. Notices should be
sent in TYPEWRITTEN form to
Room 3564 Administration Bldg.
before 2 p.m. of the day preceding
publication and by 2 p.m. Friday
for Saturday and Sunday. General
Notices may be published a maxi-
mum of two times on request; Day
Calendar items appear only once.
Student organization notices are
not accepted for publication. For
more Information call 764-9270.
THURSDAY. MAY 16

Angell Hall. Dr. William P. Bidelman
will speak on "Stellar Duplicity."
After the lecture the Student Observ-
atory on the fifth floor of Angell Hall
will be open for inspection and for
telescopic observations of a Double
Star and Jupiter. Children welcomed,
but must be accompanied by adults.
Admission Test for Graduate Study
in Business: Application blanks are
available in Rm. 3014 RackhamBldg.
for the Admission Test for Graduate
Study in Business. The next adminis-
tration of the test will be on Sat..
July 13, and applications are due in
rPrinceton, New Jersey by Juno 29. }

uuuin. ng Ti1tui yi - , e L
play deals with political intrigue
and personal integrity. Prof. Wil-
liam Halstead will direct the
players.
A wild bedroom frolic, Hotel-
News'to print
Sunday edition
Arthur P. Gallagher, editor of
the Ann Arbor News, announpced
yesterday the 134-year old news-
paper would publish a Sunday
edition, beginning June 30.
"The community is growing
rapidly and we are trying to do
something about the news gap
that exists now from Saturday
noon to Monday morning," he

II
3020 Washtenaw, Ph. 434-1782
Between Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor

at's aH l

uru gives mem

3TA AIN$i
IAM AIIE
000 KENNEDYM 91ELLit

GOESi STAR EVAN

._., _ ._ _._._ _n_____._ESI _ _......Y__

Graduate Record Examination: Ap-
plicationkblanks are availableinRm.
Da C(alendar 3014 Rackhamn Bldg. for the Graduate
Record Examination. The next ad-
Thue Initia MIanagement o theministration of the test will be on
Acutel sIsI orIntured Patient-kMn Sat., July 13. and applications are
ing Session, Lecture Hall, Rackhamin Princeton New Jersey by
Bldg., 8:30 a.m. Jue n Piceo18. Jreyb

FOX EASTERN TiEATRES
FOR VILLAE
375 No. MAPLE RD.-"7691300

LAST TIMES TODAY
~GUESS WHO'S COMING
TO DINNER"
7:00-9:30

Elements of Outdoor Recreation Plan-
ning - Morning Session, Michigan
Union, 8:30 a.m.
G nerA~l NTni,

Placement
B3UREAU OF APPOINTMENTS
3200 SAB

TTYILf!Ill.l t \'lll.l.l Yt .r . _

L!G/aia...'U A'U.Ces GENERAL DIVISION said.
Astronomy Department Visitors' Announcement: The Ann Arbor News, which
Nights. Fri., May 17, 9:30 p.m., Aud. D. I Wed. May 22:
Navy Employment Office, Great started out as a weekly, has been
."'''..;La Ill. (35 mn. from The Loop) is a six-day-a-week publication fort
0 RGA NI ZAT I N I®_""Continued on Page 6) many years.

NOTICES
Use of this column for announce-
ments is available to officially
recognized and registered student
organizations only. Forms are
available in room 1011 SAB.
U.M. Rifle Club, Wed., 7:00 p.m. to
9:00 p.m., ROTC Rifle Range, Shooting
open to students and faculty.
University Lutheran Chapel May 15.'
8:30 p.m., 1511 Washtenaw, Discussion:
"The New Breaks In", 10:00 p.m. De-
votion Service by Pastor 10apfer.

EXPERIMENTAL FILMS
bfAnn Arbor Film-Makers
FRIDAY MAY 17, 7:00 P.M., 9:00 P.M.

* STARTS TOMORROW *
cota a De pre sents -
~COLOR by Deluxe PANAVISION.« eU NITD AISTS
PLUS
&1 1OE qEC5E)
/S AT
a ..

TECHNICOLOR' A UNIVERSAL PICTURE

4
O

I

50c

Benefit for lo-5-"Doctrine of Signatures"-issue
including "The Maltese Cross" & "2 Alchemical
Films on Night and Morning"

II

__

f

WELCOME
STUDENTS!
* DISTINCTIVE COLLEGIATE
HAIRSTYLING for Men-
And Women-
* 7 Hairstylists
THE DASCOLA BARBERS
Near Michigan Theatre

liI

University Charter
Caledonian Airways
FLY TO
LONDON
from
DETROIT
$230 Roundtrip
May 20 to Aug. 19
only a few
seats left
CALL: 761-2348
5-7 P.M.

611111 WILD
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S GREATEST!
OKILAHOMA.
See the stars-GORDON MaCRAE, SHIRLEY JONES,
ROD STEIGER and more!
Hear the songs-"Oklahoma," "Surrey with
the Fringe on Top," and more!
Friday & Saturday-7:00 & 9:30-Architecture Aud.
75c
(Note change in schedule-"Casablanca" will
not be shown this weekend.)

U

WED.-SAT.-SUN.
1-3-5-7-9
OTHER DAYS 7:00-9:00,

Gas ; ;:;3<yifti'2:rGi:+ 7{:St';::::;;o::;: _:S:v :>:

J~

[iw gj :1

AN C V;I 3'dIM
including II
BESTACTOR, ROD STEIGER
THE MIRISCh fl
CORPORATION presetsSIDNEY POITIER ROD STEIGER
fIE NORMAN JEWISON-WALTER MIRISCH PRODUCTION
"IMlIEKWAT GF E NIGHT"
COLOR by Deluxe MA Ulited APtists DIAL
NOW 8-6416

BUTTE DAVIS fl
THE AmYnw1ERSaY

-------------

HELD OVER

"IT SHOULD BE SEEN"

-Okrent, Daily

4i

it

oral
Gables
presents
Monday, May 20
for one night only,
Rodney Knight
and the

II I

9

1

UGGESEO F OR MATURE AUDIENCES
Also Starring SHEILA HANCOCK - JACK HEDLEY - CHRISTIAN ROBERTS - JAMES COSSINS - ELAINE TAYLOR

V - U -'mr

Back to Top

© 2017 Regents of the University of Michigan