" THE MICHIGAN DAILY
A rt & nt rtainm en Friday, March 18$, 1977 Page Five
Friday- Cat Balou (Ang. Aud. A, 7 & 9; Emmanuelle)
(Couzeris Cafe., 8 & 10); Bealtemania: Magical Myster Tour
(MLB 4, 7, 10:30); Reefer Madness (MLB 4, 8:45 only); Ann
Arbor Film Festival (Old Arch. Aud., 7, 9, 11); Romeo and
Juliet (Nat. Sci. Aud., 7, 9:30).
Saturday-The Big Store (Aud. A Angell, 7, 8:30); Lit-
tle Big Man ('Nat. Sci. Aud., 7, 9:30); Ann Arbor Film Festi-
val (Old Arch. Aud., 1, 7 & 9); The Graduate (MLB 4, 7
only); Carnal Knowledge (MLB 4, 9 only); Emmanuelle
(Couzens Cafe., 8, 10).
Sunday-The Sun Shines Bright (MLB 4, 7 only); The '
Quiet Man (MLB 4, 9 only); Anni Arbor Film Festival Win-
ners (Ang. Aud. A and Old Arch., 7, 9 11 simultaneously). !
All Weekend - Network (State, 662-5296); Rocky (Fifth
Forum, 761-9700); Fun With Dick & Jane (Michigan, 668- j
8480); Silver Streak, Small Chance, Voyage of the Damned,
A Star is Born (The Movies, Briarwood, 769-7870); Wizards j
(Campus; 668-6098); Forever Young, Forever Free (Fox
Village, 769-1300); Freaky Friday (Wayside, 434-1782).
Best of the
By MIKE TAYLOR
?OR .SOME YEARS now, the
. best of the British "Progres-
sive" rock bands has been Gene-
sis. Although everyone in the
group is valuable, until two'
years ago the creative genius
behind it all was writer, sing-
ing, flautist, mine, and actorj
Peter Gabriel. Without any
warning, Gabriel left the band
and disappeared. Although Gene-.
sis has made two excellent rec-
ords since then, Gabriel has
waited until now to release a
solo album. Happily to say, it's!
been worth the waist; Peter Gab-
riel (ATCO SD 36-147) contains
some of the finest wolk Gabriel
has ever done.
An unusual assortment of mu-
I sicians have been recruited for
" this outing. Producer Bob Ezrin,
who has worked with Lou Reed
and Alice Cooper, brought with
him heavy metal guitarists
Steve Hunter and Dick Wag-
ner. Robert Fripp, of King
Crimson and Fripp & Eno fame,
adds a more avant-garde form
of guitar to the record. Larry
Fast of Synergy plays synthe-
sizer, and Josef Chirowski lends
some dazzling piano work. Gab-
riel himself plays keyboards,
flute, and recorder, and sings
an amazing multitude of dif-
ferent voices. The album is thus
a model of diversity and experi-
mental music. It sounds quite,
unlike anything else ever re- I
corded, including Gabriel's pre-
vious work with Genesis.
From the first few notes of
"Moribund the Burgermeister,"!
it's obvious that this is going
to be an extraordinary album.
Jim Maelin's strange percus-
sion floods tle speakers, build-
ing to a climax after the guitar
comes in. The many different
voices to be heard are all Gab-
riel's and the tempos change
with breakneck ferocity. It's a
loud guitar rocker, yet it pos-
sesses a rich melody.
ful is "Here Comes the Flood
Opening with serene piano wor
it builds with blinding intensi
to a half doomsday/half opt
mistic conclusion. "Hlumdrum
is magnificently arranged.
deeply personal song, it tel
of Gabriel's frustrations wi
our technological world:
I saw the man at JFK-
he took your ticket yesterday
in the humdrum.
I could ride tandem in the
random - things dop't run
the way you planned them
In the humdrum,
." in the humdrum."!quickly drowned out by biting
k, Three songs win top awards guitar chords. "Slowburn" is
ty as unsurpassed rock'n'roll ef- a hypnotic tune with soihe of
o- forts. "Down the Dolce Vita" is the record's most unusual gui-
1" perhaps the best classical mu- tar work. Best of all, however,
A sic/hard rock fusion ever pro- is"Modern Love," a true scor-
Ils duced. Opening with a cres-
th cendo by the London Symphony ! cher! Gabriel really lets go on
Orchestra, the orchestration is this one.
For college students preparing for
careers in the visual and
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By C. S. NICHOLS
ALTHOUGH there is danger in
using superlatives, it's
safe to say that Wednesday's
Ann Arbor Film Festival offer-
ings included some of the best
and worst experimental film to
be seen. The quality ranged'
from an Academy Award nomi-
nee to garbage.
"American Shoeshine" (Spar-
ky Greene) was the audience
favorite of the evening. This
half-hour documentary nominat-'
ed for an Oscar in the short-sub-j
ject category, featuring black'
shoeshine men who popped rags,
tap danced and talked about
their attitudes toward their
work. The subject matter was
lively, but the joyful spirit of
the film came from hearing the
urban bootblacks speak of a
pride in their work that most
laborers today seem to have#
At the other extreme was
Paul Winkler's obnoxious "Bark-
Rind." The idea was intriguing
at first: a special fast-motion,
single-frame film technique
made patches of gras and bark
look like swarming insects. The
efect was heightened by a
soundtrack of humming, buzzing
insect noises. But 27 minutes of
relentless droning andtdancing
tree trunks made me wish a
can of Raid had cut Winkler's
bug epic short.
AFTER "BARK-RIND" we
were treated to five minutes of
mangled animal corpses. Alan
Blangy's neuseating "Daddy
You Hit a Dog" over-played the
tragedy of animals killed on
highways, and at the end of the
film, wye found that he wasn't
even trying to make that point.
He dedicated his work to the
American Film Institute for
their failure. to support Ameri-
can filmmakers. Although h i s
opinion is shared by many,
Blangy shouldn't have punished !
the innocent audience in expres- l
sing his view.
Animals also starred in "S'ill "
Life"( Bette Gordon), an explor-
ation of color techniques with
a landscape of cows in a pas-!
ture. "I'll Wake Up in Glory" ;
followed with more cows and the
voices of old-time gospel evan- '
gelists. "Ron Amok" (Doug °
Wendt) was a silly fast-motion '
look at a dog's birthday party. '
I am tempted to say that none!
of these entries were w o r t h
mooing over. ,
SOCIAL COMMENT was pro-;
vided by thre outstanding en-
tries. "Marquette Park" w a s
footage shot last summer in a'
white Chicago neighborhood ral-
lying to keep the area segregat-
ed. Tom Palazzolo and M a r k
Rance's piece is a straight-for-
ward document of present-dayi
racial tensions. "The Bel Rcrg
to an Empty Sky" (William Far-,
ley), in a format reminiscent of ,
TV's Bicentennial Minutes, *o'd
how the forced migration of the
Cherokees led to the crack'n
of tle Liberty Bell. Marv Movul:
ton's "Haliburton," the first fe-
minist expression of this yea's,
Festival and a fine psy choiogi-
cal study by any measu-e, ex-
amined the romantic dr ams
and sexual fears of a proper;
young lady being married in'
By LEE DONALDSON the songs on the album, though, Khan is best known for turnisg
THE LATEST ALBUM re- are haphazard and in need of screams *and wails into a soul-
lease of the recording group, sharper definition. They float ful rock experience. For so-
Ruifus, is a representative sam- aimlessly arxd end before they journ with for this experience,
ple of the group's jazz-rock have been fully appreciated. see Rufus perform on March
sound that has brought stadium On the whole, howver, the al- 27th at Crisler Arena.
audiences to their feet, after bum is a smooth package that Special guest artists Donald
just three bars of "Tell Me captures everything that the Byrd and the Blackbyrds willt
Somethin' Good." After four al- group is loved for. Ask Rufus appear with Rufus. Reserved
bums and three gold singles, the represents creative advance- seats are $7 and $6 and are
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