Wednesday, February 12, 1975
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Records in review
WE BELIEVED IN the magic of the Lovin' Spoonful during
the '60s, but can we do the same for John Sebastian, the
By ROBIN HERGOTT
group's leader on his own? Certainly Sebastian's latest album, Unfortunately, most peoples'
The Tarzana Kid (Warner Bros. MS 2187), is his best effort to exposure to vegetables is limit-
convince us. ed to overcooked, limp, color-
In each of his three previous solo albums, Sebastian strug- less, canned or frozen products.
gled to regain the fine composing touch which produced such Fresh, or even frozen vegeta
songs as "Summer in the City" "Do You Believe In Magic?", tles, if prepared well, add much
to a meal in the way of taste,
and "Daydream", and in each, he seemed to fall just short. nutritional value, color and va-
But with "Friends Again" and the misty, mellow "Face of riety.
Appalachia", Sebastian blends smooth melodies with sensitive It's important to be creative
lyrics to produce the type of memorable music which made the in the choice and manner of
Lovin' Spoonful one of the best-selling groups of the '60s. their preparation. Experiment
With The Tarzana Kid, Sebastian has changed his style in order to achieve exciting re-
sults and insure that everyone
slightly. His songs are still countrified, but here he has added wlswant seconds. The recipes
more instrumental accompaniment and a greater sense of crea- that follow are guaranteed to do:
tivity in his arrangements. He has also recorded some other just that.
composers' songs for the first time. Eggplant Parmesan is a lay-
-Jim Tobin ered casserole composed of,
* * * fried eggplants, tomato sauce
GEORGE HARRISON'S newest album Dark Horse (Apple and Mozzarella and Parmesan
SMAS 3418) has withstood a good deal of abuse. And anyone cheeses. Eaten either as a side
who gives it any kind of serious attention will not be able to dish or a ma i course, it is very
understand why. The eggplant contains small
Despite a subsequent tour that many found wanting, Harri- amounts of vitamins A and B,#
son did write, produce and play the exceptional kind of melodies, the tomato sauce has good1
some sweet, some sour, that he is capable of. amounts of vitamins A and C,
and the cheses are excellent
Sidemen Billy Preston and Tom Scott (the latter bringing sources of protein, calcium,
along his whole band, The L.A. Express) furnish the sort of phosphorous, and vitamin A.
backing that brings out the innate lushness characteristic of rst A
The cuts on the album are good, though of a mixed emotional
bag. "Hari's on Tour (Express)" is an instrumental that show-
cases the abilities of Harrison's sidemen - the L. A. Express.
"Simply Shady" is a melancholy lament which has perhaps
the most sensitive tone of all the album's songs. The LP's only
bummer is "It is 'He"', the obligatory Hare Krishna ode. Oh
well, you can't win 'em all . . .
C h o o s e eggplant that is
smooth and firm with a deep
purple, blemish-free skin. It
should be prepared very soon
Zucchini Au Gratin, another
delicious and different creation,
is made with sliced and sau-
teed zucchini, mushrooms and
onions tossed with Parmesan
cheese. The amounts of each
can be ' varied according to
This dish is nutritious as the
zucchini contains vitamin A,
the mushrooms vitamin D, and°
the onions have substantial
amounts of vitamins B, D, andI
G, and a little vitamin A. Of
course, the cheese provides
Select firm zucchini and use
it immediately after purchase.
Choose mushrooms with closed
caps that are smooth, firm and
unblemished, with no suggestion!
of drying out. Mushrooms are_
best when stored no longer than
three days in the refrigerator.;
Wash and dry well when ready
Like the other recipes, Spin-
ach Casserole, made with frozen,
spinach, cheese, milk, Cream of
Mushroom soup and sour cream
s very rich, so serve it with a
This recipe is an easy way to
perk up frozen spinach; it pro-
vides an excellent source of
vitamin A, a good source of;
iron and vitamin C, and a'
small amount of vitamin B.
12 cups tomato sauce
Pare eggplant; cut into slices.
'Dip each slice first in egg,
then into crumbs. Saute in oil
until brown on both sides. Drain
well. Place eggplant in 2-quart
casserole. Sprinkle with Par-
mesan and oregano. Cover well
with tomato sauce. Add layer
of Mozzarella. Repeat until all
eggplant is used, topping last
layer with Mozzarella. Bake in
1 large yellow or purple onion
Grated Parmesan cheese, to
Wash zucchini and trim ends.
Do not peel. Cut into 1/4-inch
rounds. Slice mushrooms and
onions. Heat enough oil in skil-
let to cover bottom. Add zuc-
chini, mushrooms, salt and pep-
per. Saute 5 minutes over
medium heat until zucchini is
tender, but crisp. Remove slices
of zucchini and mushrooms as
they are done. Keep warm.
When everything is removed
from skillet, add more oil if
necessary, and add onions.
Saute until tender. When onions
are cooked, return zucchini and
mushrooms to skillet and liber-
ally sprinkle grated Parmesan
cheese over mixture and toss
lightly. Serve at once.'Serves 4.
2 10 ounce packages frozen
1 can condensed cream of
1 3 cup milk
3 4 cup grated swiss or ched-
% cup sour cream
2 tablespoons margarine
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
% cup bread crumbs mixed
with 1 tablespoon melted
Cook spinach according to
package directions;drain well.
Blend soup with milk in a
heavy saucepan; stir in cheese,
sour cream, margarine and sea-
sonings. Add spinach; mix
well. Turn into a 1 -quart cas-
serole; top with bread crumbs.
Bake at 350-degrees for 30 min-
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EGGPLANT PARMESAN aue5-degreeoven or 30 mii
1 large eggplant utes. Serves 6 to 8.
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup bread crumbs, plain or ZUCCHINI AU GRATIN
seasoned. 3 medium zucchini
3 4 cup olive or salad oil % pound fresh mushrooms
% cup grated Parmesan cheese Salad oil
2 teaspoons dried Mozzarella? Salt and freshly ground pepper,
cheese to taste
ON HER LATEST ALBUM, Buffy Sainte-Marie sings, "Love's
the fuel I'm flying on." Changing Woman (MCA 451) is an
album of contrasts in which Buffy flies through each of the ten
cuts with varying styles.
Buffy's vocal range at times is incredibly good. She floats
sweetly in "All Around the World". Yet in "Eagle Man/Chang-
ing Woman" she chants and sings in a low, almost raspy tone.
She sings choirlike harmony with herself that magnifies the
imagery of her lyrics. The instrumental work, however, is too
dominant. The bass and percussion emerge as too loud and
heavy, masking Buffy's lyric poetry.
In short, Buffy offers a good effort on Changing Woman.
"Mongrel Pup" contains the makings of a great rock song, while
"Nobody Will Ever Know It's Real But You" evokes a gentle
feeling in the best tradition of the love ballad.
ELECTRIC KEYBOARD pioneer Chick Corea brings further,
delights to his devoted following with Where Have I KnownI
You Before (Polydor PI) 6509). Along with his strong supporting
cast-Return to Forever-Corea manages to explore all of the
heady heights electronic jazz can reach.
Not one to be confined to a single mode of music, Corea
plays fine acoustic piano, as well as electric piano, clavinet, or-
gan, and synthesizers. A rock flavor is lent by the steady, inex-
orable beat of percussionist Lenny White, and the sharp guitar
lines of Al DiMeola.
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