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Wednesday, November 18, 1970

Page Two

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Two THE MICHIGAN DAILY Wednesday, November 1 8, 1970 *

records

DAILY OFFICIAL

Beefheart bizarre togetherness

BULLETIN

By FARGO BERMAN,
Captain Beefheart
& The Magic Band
Lick MY Decals Off, Baby,
RS 6420
note: this is not meant to be
a sarcastic review.
Long ago when the M a g i c
Band of Beefheart was only a
reputation in my mind, a musi-
cian friend of mine said he
could only explain their music
by saying - they sounded like
two groups playing in two sep-
arate rooms, but at the same

chains of consciousness; it is
worth the attempt to try and
figure them out and then give
up totally frustrated - y o u
know what he means, anyway, as
his voice cuts its teeth on any
honkiness and stuffed-shirtness
left in your mentality.
And once again, the music is
ecstatically ahead and behind.
Go, Beefheart, go. As the movie
critics would say, one of t h e
years ten best. The only mistake
was not printing performance
credits. This album is not for

mic electric flow guitarist, play-
ing "Transylvania Boogie." as
you know, (never having heard
it before), it would have to be,
assuming you knew it would
be, purely instrumental and a
serious effort played seriously.
that is, Frank's back into
healthy chunks of music. folks
who heard only albums where
the verbal cuties and ruckusy
groans played the fore h a v e
never believed, given the bless-
ing of hearing them play half-
straight, what the Mothers and

0 t mages

of the Mother's past quantity of
output. "The Clap" with Zap on
drums, wood blocks, boobams,
etc. like a ping-pong ball c o n -
vention - a good game too. Ian
Underwood just dandy with an
electric alto sax with wah-wah
pedal on "Chunga's Revenge."
Would you go all the way for
the USO
Would you go all the way
for the USA
Lift up your dress if the
answer is no.
ah, forever Zappa. but his fu-
turistic music is becoming per-
ceptible to some - in answer
to the above song's title "Would
You Go All The Way?" Zappa
is here going much more toward
music with pure instrumentals
and by backing comic vocals as
in Ruben and the Jets. much
tighter production than the
sloppy predecessor Weasel's Rip
My Flesh.
tanks frankie.
Lacking cool
The Elvin Bishop Group
Feel It!, Fillmore Z 30239
So there are now eight mil-
lion recorded super-guitarists
and you are Elvin Bishop, one of
the top twenty and one of the
original underground greats and
you want to avoid falling into
the pack. So you use very simply
worded songs, cause music is the
point with the expression of the
words and not pedantic sounding
poetry. (fine!) And the f i r s t
two whorls of your disc, "Don't
Fight It" and "I Just Can't Go
On," socko driving and mellow
chorus tunes respectively h a v e
us ready to give in to the group's
potential and cheer you on,
where we will find out t h a t
Jo Baker's pleasant vocals ain't
"So Good" to sustain the sev-
en and a half nebbish cuts of
that title which follows,
So to prove your cool you
will keep your guitar toned
down most of the time, w i t h
occasional jags about a fifth
as good as Mike Bloomfield's on
"East-West" in that Butterfield
group you gained your fame in
- the group that put out good
albums. The group that would
keep on coming up with some-
thing new.

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Day Calendar
Symposium: B and Marianne Karre
"Men's and Women's Roles: Swedish
Style", Assembly rm., Rackham, 3 p.m.
Geographic Seminar: H. J. Walker,
LSU, "Erosion and Sedimentation in
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Engineering Seminars in Fluid Me-
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Physics Colloquium: J. A. Krumhansl,
Cornell, "Hyrodynamics of a Phonon
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Speech student Lab Theatre: "How
He Lied to Her Husband' and 'Episode
in the Life of the Author," Arena Thea-
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Thomas M. Cooley Lecture, The Re-
form of Civil Procedure: Comparative
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Prof. B. Kaplan, Harvard Univ. L a w
Sch., "An American Lawyer in the
Queen's Courts: Impressions of Eng-
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4:'15 p.m.
Center for Chinese Studies and Chin-
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A. S. Whiting, "Inscrutable Chinese:
Predictable?" Oxford-Noble House,
6:30 p.m.
Choral Union Series: Emil Gilels,
piano: Hill Aud., 8:30 p.m.

mer session until payment bas been
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Placement Service
Many Metropolitan areas hold career
conferences during Xmas holidays. We
have notices from Columbus, Ohio, Buf-
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ready, others coming in daily, and na-
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A life career, booklet on the pur-
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Mich., Ohio,' and Wis., for students
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For Faculty, the College-Business Ex-
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Graduate Library School, the Uni-
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time incredibly tight with each
other.
This is still an apt description
of the total Beefheart-Magic
Band mystique - it holds true
even if only one instrument is
being played at a time.
Though frequently compared
to the Mothers, this group is
distinctive and often sounds like
a Venetian Jazz-rock amplified
thru a, small garbage truck.
"Lick My Decals Of f, Baby"
starts the album off with what
sounds like a Moms Mabley
vocal. The Band is insane. Lis-
ten to them and you can't
worry; if anyone can be this
together in bizarreness, even you
can make it - that is the Magic
of the group.
If you had the best moments
of Chunga,'s Revenge and t h e
best moments of this album
made into one you would have
the greatest freak-out record of
the year, tho Lick leaves no need
for wishful thinking.
What matters is how it seems
and it seems Beefy and the boys
are so far into their goof there
is no conscious attempt at par-
ody or humor despite titles like
"Woe-Is-uh-Me-Bop," and "Ja-
pan in a Dishpan." Like t h e
Mothers, Magic Band c o u l d
outplay most groups extant to-
day and of the trash bands they
are one of the two best.
Sometimes you can not make
out every work Beefheart. is
exuding from his paper-doll
NATSONA'GlNERA'S
375e.eMAPLE RD.
pirmwni Pictures pesents

those who dislike Robert Crumb
and Zap Comics.
Cooder who?
Ry Cooder
Ry Cooder, Reprise 6402
so Cooder's played on albums
with the Stones, Gordon Light-
foot, and Arlo Guthrie; offers
not enough alone to sustain in-
terest. some moments click in
"Police Dog Blues" and John Es-
tes' "Goin to Brownsville," but
over and over again Ry Cooder's
playing competent, (one of the
worst words about music), slide
guitar. a studio record - he
does not have his own group
yet. a cruddy rendering of
Woody Guthrie's "Do Re Mi."
energy and imagination, doing
all old blues tunes, as thin as
generally non-existent stereo
separation on this record. only
occasionally he tried to sound
black, and then he is better than
his usual indistinct singing.
tanks frankie
Frank Zappa
Chunga's Revenge Reprise
MS 2030
always felt Zappa was getting
some unexplained motivated re-
venge by making it clear he is
super-talent but holding gobs
back. he continues here, though
fortunately as on Hot Rats,
proving definitely once again
that he is the world's greatest cos-

Frank were letting go to waste.
this Zappa album brings in vet-
eran drummer Aynsley Dunbar
on solid drums (who along with
ex-Turtles Howard Kaylan and
Mark Volman has joined the
Mothers). Zappa, for whom the
wah-wah pedal was invented,
plays like the better Zap Comic
abstract drawings.
"Road Ladies" a fine n e w
groupie song, "Sharleena" an
excellent 50's R&R take-off
with lotsa 70's riffs tacked in.
though a bit repetitious in light

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TONIGHT at 8:30
ALL-MOZART PROGRAM:
Sonata in B-flat major, K. 281
Six Variations on Paisello's "Salve tu, Domine," K. 398
Ten Variations on "Unser dummer Pobel meint" from
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Fantasy in D minor, K. 397
Sonata in A minor, K. 310
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faultlessly proportioned that it 'stands as a symbol of
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(the hit of the bawdy
song workshop at the
Philly Folk Fest.)
a confident and
tightly harmonized team
. voices that leaped
and lilted, eyes that
danced, and a variety of
hats to give atmosphere
to their songs."
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