Sunday, October 8, 1972
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KATHLEEN FOTJ IK
Democratic Candidate Washtenaw County Commission
By DIANE LEVICK
Has success spoiled Steve
Goodman? No, but it sure seems
to embarrass him.
Goodman, appearing at the
Ark this weekend, is best known
for writing Arlo Guthrie's top-
40 hit "City of New Orleans."
But he hates talking about it,
having no idea why a song about
trains - not dope or unrequited
love - has climbed up the
"I wrote that song two and a
half years ago," Goodman says,
looking cherubic with his semi-
long hair and roundish face. He
wrote the lyrics out of despair
for disappearing long-distance
railroad r u n s, b e c a u s e
he "thought the train was as
good a way to go by land as any
Goodman taught his song to
Arlo in the back of The Quiet
Knight, a Chicago coffeehouse,
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and Arlo was supposed to take
it to Johnny Cash, whose luck
with train songs is ndtorious. But
Arlo kept the song for himself
and later recorded it.
Born and bred. in Chicago,
G o o d m a n doesn't mind
that someone else's recording of
"City of New Orleans" made the
charts while his own didn't. He's
flattered that Arlo, who accord-
ing to Goodman "wasn't out
stalking the publishing compa-
nies for material," selected it
from the wealth of songs avail-
Goodman himself doesn't as-
pire to top-40 stardom at all. He
likes playing festivals-such as
this summer's Philadelphia Folk
Festival - and doing "a good
concert." "I don't want to play
Shea Stadium," he says with a
heavy Mid-western drawl. "I'd
like to be able to fill uv a con-
anything under three or four
thousand people is okay."
There were far fewer than
that Friday night at the Ark, but
the place was still packed and
extremely receptive. Goodman's
flat-picking on six-string guitar
sounded clear, full, and loud; his
breaks ("Eat shit, Chet Atkins")
-whether blues or country and
and western style - were im-
The self - taught musician has
written more than just "City of
New Orleans" type travel songs;
sarcasm and satire mark much
of his work. At the plea of a
friend whose car was confiscat-
ed, Goodman wrote a song about
an overly-zealous Chicago' tow-
ing company in an old-fashioned
sea ballad style. "Away, hey,
tow 'em away. The Lincoln Park
pirates are we . .
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A look at 'G and S' group
By DONALD SOSIN
Imagine a chorus of 500 in a
Gilbert and Sullivan production!
That's how many filled the stage
of the Albert Hall a few years
ago to celebrate the fourth an-
niversary of "Gilbert and Sulli-
van for All, Ltd." the parent
company of "The World of Gil-
bert and Sullivan" which played,
a second performance last night
at the Power Center.
Thomas Round and Donald
Adams, tenor and bass of the
six-member company, talked
about their G & S activities yes-
terday at the League. Adams,
who looks like a cross between
Ed McMahon and Bob (of Bob
and Ray), has been doing G & S
professionally for 22 years. In
1963 he and other former mem-
bers of the D'Oyly Carte Opera
Company of London, which has
been the main hander-downer of
Savoy tradition, formed the sep-
arate company to present the
musical portions of the operettas
in concert form, with a mini-
mum of staging and dialogue.
"We do mostly concerts," said
Adams, usually using local
choirs of townspeople to sing the
chorus parts. They rehearse on
their own, and then our music
director comes in before the
show and works with them. It's
a treat for them - they get pro-
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MUSIC-Ars Musica opens its season today at 3 and 8 in St.
Clare's Episcopal Church. $1.75; $2.50. Also Monday
Hudson Ladd presents a carillon concert at Burton Tower
FILMS-Today, Cinema Guild offers Jodorowsky's El Topo
in Arch. Aud., 7, 9:05 while Cinema II offers Scruggs at
7 and Women in Revolt at 9 in Aud. A, Angell Hall. Mon-
day, Cinema Guild features Foolish Wives. About this
1921 film, Daily reviewer Richard Glatzer comments: It
should be a witty and sardonic melodrama concerning
a Rusian adventurer (played by director van Stroheim)
and his lecherous career at Monte Carlo. What Cinema
-Guild is showing though, von Stroheim called "the
skeleton of my dead child" - two hour version of a movie
that the studio refused to release in its original six
hour length. Donald Sosin will play an original piano
score for Foolish Wives, and anyone who has heard
Sosin previously knows that's of interest in itself.
they're singing v
they've seen on the
the footlights. And
we're friendly cha
all have a good tim
Thomas Round d(
name - the tall,
tenor is easily im
Ralph Rackstraw, N
any of the other ro
in the thirteen opere
is a fourteenth, Thes
the music has been]1
him whether he an
did anything else be
"In the company,
to G & S material. W
lance artists, though
do oratorios, and se
tic work. Our accor
repetiteur at Sadler
"He looks so seri
Pause, then a gri
does. But he's got
wit off-stage. He's 1
only six months -
breaking him in, a
bor was actually t
hall we played in o
The members of
were warmly welco
Arbor by enthusiast
versity's Gilbert and
ciety. Activities in
with Prof. Harry Be
ciety's advisor, a so
verine Stadium for
football game ("Oh
joyed it very muchi
Adams), and a chap
onstage last night a
formance, with n
G & S Society). Th
group looks on the F
as competition bu
spreaders of the C
cheer, some morec
be rubbed on Ann
ences in December
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doliers. "Of that
manner of doubt,7
possible shadow o
possible doubt what
Corner State &
metown, but Goodman wrote the "Election
Year Rag" after George Wal-
lace was shot, "pissed-off" that
every time there's an election,
someone can expect to be assas-
* * e sinated. So, executing some nice
guitar slides and fast picking,
and then Goodman sang "Shake it to the
with people east, shake it to the west, hand
other side of me down my bullet-proof vest."
I of course On the satrical side of his tal-
ips and we ent, Goodman, a college drop-
ie.'' out and former postal clerk, per-
oesn't fit his formed an entire Hank Williams
thin dishing set, complete with yodeling and
thinabishis nasal , vowels. He introduced
anki-Poo, or "Elijah" as "the most racist
mantic leads song in the English language.
eati (TlerdsI'm surprised John Wayne didn't
ettas. (There make a movie of this fucking
;pis, to which so "
lost.) I asked Although Goodman's own mu-
d the others sic 'is definitely influenced by
sides G & S the sound, it has none of the
we stick just stupid, banal lyrics typical of
le're all free- country and western-with one
; some of us intentional exception. One night
rious opera- after getting "shit - kicking
mpanist is a drunk" with folksinger John
s Wells Op- Prine in New York, Goodman
wrote most of "YouNever Even
ous," I com- Call Me By My Name." He in-
sisted Prine was to blame for a
n. "Yes, he few of the lines even though he
a wonderful disavows responsibility to save
been with us his reputation.
- we're just And I'll hang around as long
nd Ann Ar- as you will let me.
he' first big I never minded standing in the
n this tour." rain.
the company You don't have to call me
)med to Ann "darlin," darlin'
s in the Uni- But you never even call me
Sullivan So- by my name.
eluded lunch Goodman even vocalized the
nford, the So- inevitable pedal steel guitar
journ to Wol- break Friday night in country
their first and western style.He explained
yes, we en- how after writing the song he'd
indeed," said realized he'd left out the five
ipagne party ingredients any "good" country
fter the per- song must have: mama, prison,
members of farm, trucks, and trains. So he
of U of M proceeded to cram them all into
e Ann Arbor the last verse, and the result has
Britishers not to be heard to be believed.
t as fellow On the serious side, Goodman
G & S good sang an extremely moving a ca-
of wlhich will pella anti-war piece, "The Bal-
Arbor audi- lad of Penny Evans." He's even
with the So- written some sensitive love
of The Gon- songs, but the anti-sentimentalist
there is no re - titled his beautiful "Would
no probable, You Like To Learn To Dance?"
f doubt, no ("One of them mushy love songs
:ever." I hate") as "I Love You So
__________ Fucking Much I Can't Shit."
Goodman. obviously says and
6264 sings what he thinks, but it's
not all captured on his first al-
bum. So go and see him at the
Ark tonight before he leaves,
r Liertyand make sure you hear the last
Liberty verse of "You Never Even Call
ECOMES Me By My Name."
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