Daily Photo by PAUL ENGSTROM
Those mad, merrymaking Ramones set Second Chance on its ear Tuesday
night playing their unique brand of rock. "It is loud, hard and strong, and
that's about it," as one of them said. Above, Joey (left) and Dee Dee (right)
with Marky on the drums pound out some high energy punk. Below, Joey, in
his custom designer jeans, exhorts the audience to further excess. See
yesterday's Daily for a complete review.
By DAN BOBER
Up! Up! my Friend, and quit your books,
-The Tables Turn
At the time he wrote this line, William Wordsworth was telling people to
reject rising analyticism and to return to nature to find worthwhile lessons. Had
Wordsworth existed in the time sphere in which we currently find ourselves, he
might have used "The Tables Turn" to urge people to see a group called Sweet
Sweet Crystal, an area band that has appeared in nightclubs like the Suds
Factory in Ypsilanti, formed in 1972 when keyboardist/lead singer Marq Speck
left U of M's School of Pharmacy to join Ann Arborites Steve Wieser and Bill
Blatter. The addition of guitarist Bob Rundell and bassist Mel Cooper in 1973
brought the band to its current strength.
Books! 'tis a dull and endless strife;
Come, hear Crystal's sweet sonnet,
How sweet their music! on my life,
There's more of wisdom in it.
FROM THE BEGINNING, Crystal's repertoire was influenced by the
seething pool of; English stars emerging at the time of the band's
birth. Pink Floyd was coming into their own: As a matter of fact, one of
the band's first performances featured an interpretation of Floyd's epic
"Echoes." Genesis, Yes, and Emerson, Lake and Palmer have also made their
mark on the band's style. Detroiters, known for their love of chainsaw rock,
have begun to demand Crystal's version of Genesis's "Squonk," and their
awesome rendition of "The Court of the Crimson King." Surely, this is a credit
to the band's energy and talent.
From the poignant "Sweet Crystal Blues" to the haunting "Conversations" to
the hard rocking "My Lady," the band's own material finds no equal. Marq
Speck's voice gets stronger with every performance and his keyboard playing
would put any of the "keyboard wizards" to shame. Guitarists Rundell and
Blatter play off each other brilliantly, weaving chord and lead, arpeggio and
riff, harmonic and triad into an exquisite aural tapestry. Drummer Wieser and
bassist Cooper anchor the whole melange admirably, creating rhythms that
remain unique throughout their performance.
Sweet is the lore that Crystal brings;
Our meddling intellect
Misshapes the beauteous forms of things-
We murder to dissect.
RECOGNITION FOR the band has come from many diverse sources. They
have been featured on a live radio show in Toronto and appeared on WWWW's
Home Grown show several times. They have also opened for Bob Seger, Head
East, Blackfoot, and Michael Stanley, to name but a few. To date, their most
impressive accomplishment was placing third out of the 50,000 bands that sent
tapes of their own material into Creem magazine's Rock and Roll Star contest.
Besides their creativity and formidable talent, one of the reasons for the
band's success is sincerity. The entire group, on and off stage, maintains a rap-
port with the audience.
Enough of Science and of Art
Close up those barren leaves;
Come forth, and bring with you a heart
That watches and receives.
See Sweet Crystal.
Sat.: BRINGING UP BABY (Hepburn-Grant)
OLD ARCH. AUD.
The Office of Major Events presents
Ann Arbor 'Folk Festiual
Sunday January 13 Power Center
TWO Shows, 2pm & 7:30pm
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The Michigan Daily-Friday, December 7, 1979-Page 7
John Huston Retrospective.1948
HUMPHREY BOGART and LAUREN BACALL team up again in this thriller
about a family (headed by Lionel Barrymore) trapped in a Florida Keys hotel
by gangster-on-the-take Johnny Rocco, brilliantly played by EDWARD G.
ROBINSON. CLAIRE TREVOR rounds out the cast with an Oscar-winning
performance as Rocco's boozy girlfriend.
DAVID BROMBERG will appear in both shows
all others will be in one show only, four performers per show.
JIM RINGER and MARY MC CASLIN
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Fever that is admirably skillful, yet
emotionally unsettling. His movements
are self assured but rigidly controlled,
wracked with the tension of his inner
In another cafe he performs an im-
pressive percussion solo at the table.
Here he expresses a similar feeling of
contained hostility as he bangs hard on
every plate and glass, yet nothing
Such powerful scenes are rare in
Luna, even though Bertolucci sets up
many potentially intense situations.
Most of them because of Bertolucci's
miscasting of Clayburgh, as well as the
director's artificial way of creating
character motivation. Since he en-
courages the view of people as
psychoanalytical case histories, even
the most heated confrontations contain
a certain distance.
Only cinematographer Vitorrio
Storaro's (who went to work on
Apocalypse Now) images move into a
realm of feelings which defy analytical
labels and even verbal description. His
depiction of Joe's primal scene ex-
perience has an electrically sensuous,
primordial quality. As the relationship
between mother and son becomes in-
cestuous, Storaro's camera sees
Caterina as a consuming figure. The
once sunny apartment becomes a
shadowy lair, and she pulls Joe into that
darkness, enveloping in the folds of her
Luna's lingering, haunting visuals
are its most successful element
because they provide no easy answers:
Instead they arouse emotions that must
be explored in very personal ways,
leading to a deeper understanding of
what incest means.
There are five groups of rabbits in
Canada-three being native, one in-
troduced and the other having spread
from over the United States' border.
The Ann Arbor Film Coopeive Presents at MLB: $1.50
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7
(John Carpenter, 1978) 7 & 10:20-MLB 3
Halloween night, 1963. Two teenage lovebirds are making out. Unbeknownst
to them they are being watched through a parlor window. Five minutes later,
her boyfriend gone, the young girl is viciously stabbed to death. The assailant:
her six year old brother. Fifteen years later, he escapes from the loony bin and
returns home to wreck holy havoc upon a new generation of teenage Romeos
and Juliets. The terror builds to a dizzying height and the only man who can
stop him is dealthy afraid of him. With DONALD PLEASANCE.
ENTER THE DRAGON
(Robert Clouse, 1974) 8:40 only-MLB 3
This is the finest of all Bruce Lee epics. Follow Adventure's Trail to the veiled
Orient-and to the ultimate contest with ultimate players. Features John
Saxon, Jim Kelly, and the great Zen martyr to killer karate, Bruce Lee.
America invented violence in the movies; Bruce Lee transforms it into a ballet.
EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF AND GOD AGAINST ALL
(Werner Herzog, 1975) 7: 10:20-MLB 4
A film concerned with madness and alienation (a favorite Herzog theme). Every
Man is based on the oft repeated, legendary story of Kasper Hauser, the young
man who mysteriously appears in Germany during the 1820's with no previous
memory of his life's past experiences. The portrayal of Kasper by Bruno S., a
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