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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, February 1, 1979-Page 5
'RECO RD S

George Clinton is a bright man. He
has one band that masquerades under
two different names - Parliament and
Funkadelic, and contracts with two
record companies. Each of these two
most recent albums contains joking
references to the other, and there is a
man who sounds like Peter Lorre wan-
dering throughout both of them, trying
to find out "which one is George Clin-
ton?" on Motor Booty Affair Clinton's
message is more sarcastic and
subliminal. The story told in the album
is of an attempt to "raise Atlantis to the
top," with the whole narration told
from under water. However, there is
more of that get up and jump kind of
funk one may wish to spend his money
on.

This is funk without the fuss, without
the mess of strings and horns that per-
vade most disco music. What's more,
the beat changes often enough that
one's interest is lost half-way through
each song.
You don't get the lyrics that are
thoughtfully supplied on One Nation,
but on songs like "Rumpofsteelskin"
("livin' and jivin' and digging the skin
he's in"), "Psychoalphabetadiscobio
quadoloop," "Aqua Boogie" and"Mr.
Wiggles," (the best song on the album,;
with a great Bootsy bass line) one can
get the idea easily. These people are
loose enough to enjoy their music
making, and clever enough to make fun
of everyone, including themselves.

They're goin'home with Sally Ann
The Corn Lickers, a band of six musicians from the mountain region of Nor-
th Carolina, are making their debut performance in Ann Arbor tonight at the
Ark. Since their formation two years ago, they have played at Saturday night
barn dances, clubs, coffeehouses, festivals, and many Southern fiddler's con-
Ventions where they have received numerous honors.
Repair program planned
for nuclear power plant

SOUTH HAVEN (UPI) - Officials at
Consumers Power Co. are working on a
repair program for the Palisades
nuclear power plant they hope may
never be instituted, company officials
said yesterday.
The plan involves the plant's two
steam generating units, the tubing of
which was damaged when builders
provided Consumers with the wrong in-
formation on how to keep the water
flowing through the units free of im-
puritids.
CONSUMERS WON at least $60
million in awards after it filed suit
against Combustion Engineering which
built the generators, Bechtel Corp. and
one of its subsidiaries which designed
and oversaw the building of the plant,
and Wolverine Tube Division of UCT
Corp. and Ingersoll-Rand which
designed and built the plant's conden-
ser.
Following a lengthy study when the
Palisades plant was forced to shut down
for 19 months beginning in August 1973,
utility officials decided that it steam
generators at the facility suffer exten-
sive corrosion that cannot be arrested
they will be replaced.
In a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission, David Hoffman, assistant
nuclear licensing administrator, said
reduced heat transfer capacity in the
400-ton, 59-foot high generators has
retarded the corrosion problem for now
but it is possible the tubing will suffer
further damage in the future.
MIKE KOSCHIK, general supervisor
of public information at Consumers'
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Jackson headquarters, said the
corrosion problem also has been
alleviated somewhat by altering the
chemical mix used to keep the water
pure.
"We're pretty confident that the dif-
ferent water treatment procedure has
pretty much resolved the problem,"
Koschik saidg
Asked whether the generators even-
tually would have to be replaced,
Koschik said, "We just don't know."
"Complete replacement of steam
generators was determined to be the
preferred method of repair," Hoffman
wrote in his letter to the NRC.
When Jack Dempsey successfully
defended his heavyweight title against
Luis Angel Firpo in 1923, there were
nine knockdowns in the first round.

One Nation Under A Groove
Funkadelic
Warner Brothers BSK 3209
By MATT KOPKA
Who says a jazz band,
can't play dance music?
Who says a rock band
can't play funky?
Who says a funk band
can't play rock?
We'll release you from the bind ...
So sing some of the cleverest and fun-
niest word-mongers in music on One
Nation Under A groove. George Clinton
and his band of space-musicians are
determined to get us out of any sec-
tarian musictbag we're in, and on these
two records they have come up with
some of the most'spirited music heard
anywhere.
This is militant party music, music
with a message:
The world is a toll-free toilet
talking........ a minute
and in this world of stinky futures
(we are the) Doo-doo chasers
biinging you music to get
your ...... together by.
And what caused all this?
ego munchies
me burger with I-sandwich
a personal burger
low calorie logic.. .
Those are the lyrics from "Promen-
talshitbackwashpyschosis Enema
Squad," a funk opera from One Nation
complete with a falsetto balladeer,
shrieking guitars (ala Hendrix at his
best) and a chorusing mob in the
background. It is one of my two favorite
songs on the album.
The other is "Grooveallegiance," a
softly pounding reggalypso tune with
gospel over.tunes a Bob Marley
imitation, and countless voices swelling
in and out. Here, the group sets out to

Motor-Booty Affair
Parliament
Casablanca NBL P 7125
prove they can play anything, and play
it all at once, and the result is per-
suasive. It's an incredible piece of
music.
Some of the rest of the songs on the
album are overlong. The music is
purely for dancing; and if you are not
prone to getting up and shaking it, then
you might have to console yourself with
trying to listen in on the party going on
in the background of every track.
However, the EP included with the
album is another story. The guitars
(five of them!) have the thumping sup-
port of Bootsy Collins' bass, and they
grind out some fine, unfettered rock
and roll, including the already classic
"Maggot Brain." The EP closes with
what sounds like a very great number
of funkateers (at the Civic Center in
Monroe, Louisiana) chanting "Think!
Think! It ain't illegal yet!" Turn it up
loud and the revolution is on (any
revolution).

IGT'S COMING!
A SUPER SPECTACULAR EVENT
MICHIGRAS 79
Sat., Feb. 10-8 pm-The Union
To find out more call UAC: 763-1107
Noon Luncheon
SOUP8 SANDWICHES 75C
Fri., Feb. 2
ROBERT BERRY, Psycho-therapist:
"Removing Creative Blocks"
GUILD HOUSE 802Monroe

In
Celebration
A PLAY BY DAVID STOREY
JAN 31-CFEB P3
TRUEBLOOD THEATRE 8 PM

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UNIVERSITY SHOWCASE PRODUCTIONS
TICKETS $2 AT PTP OFFICE IN THE
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Italian govt.
(Continued from Page 1)
leader in the Eurocommunism
movement that stresses independence
from Moscow.
In a formula engineered by Christian
Democrat leader Aldo Moro, the Com-
munists joined the parliamentary
majority for the first time to support
the Andreotti government installed last
March 16 - just hours after Moro was
kidnapped by the Red Brigades
terrorist gang. Moro was slain after a
54-day captivity.
THE COMMUNISTS were kept out of
the government itself, but got promises

collapses
to be consulted in advance on all major
decisions.
The Communist rank-and-file has
grown restless over unemployment up
in a year from 1.5 million to 1.7 million,
nearly eight per cent of the labor force,
and terrorism which claimed the life of
a Communist union official last week.
With the party depending on workers
for the bulk of its vote, political obser-
vers say party Secretary Enrico
Berlinguer may have acted now to cut
ties with the government before the
Communists' national congress opens
in March.-

Hatikagh Campaign (USe)
Solicitors Training Session -
Thursday, Feb. 1-7:0 pm
UG3LI Multipurpose Room
All Interested Volunteers Welcome
American Baptist Campus Foundation
presents
"WOCMEN IN THE BIBLE"
a series of Sunday morning discussions-
at 11:00 a.m. In the CAMPUS CENTER
502 E. HURON ST.
Presentations by:
Feb. 4 & 11: NADEAN BISHOP, Coordinator of.
Women's Studies, Associate Professor, E.M.U.
Feb. 18 & Mar. 25: ANNE COLEMAN, Campus Min-
ister, Guild House, U of M
Feb. 25: MARILYN HINTERMAIER, Nurse, and a
member of The Word of God
April 1: CATHY FAVER, Ph.D. candidate in Sociology
and Social Work, U of M

Poetry Reading
with
Barbara Toth, Sol Lachman
reading from their works
Thurs. Feb. 1-7:30
Guild House

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For 1979-80 Senior Office Positions:
President
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