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Arts & Entertainment


Friday, October 22, 1976

Page Five


New York Punks Baroque Maste
By MIKE TAYLOR TWO LEAD GUITARISTS, an organist and By SUSAN BERRY Shelly Gruskin on the recorder.
The Baroque Music Masters The largo was followed by an1
One of the most exciting current trends a female vocalist make The Shirts a fascinat- s presented what could only be airy allegro to complete the
in rock is the growth of New York's punk ing group. They create long, instrumentally described as an unimpressive piece,
bands. Punk rock is impossible to define, but complex songs with melodies strongly in- performance Wednesday night The second number, a harpsi-
perhaps it can best be considered a state of fluenced by Indian music. Their themes are at Rackham. Though several chord solo by Judith Norell,;
mind. It replaces rock's traditional values mystical and their music has an almost spots shone with pureness and was adequately played. Its pre-1
with a new sensibility that says nothing is out hypnotic effect. power these were rare. For the cision and stateliness was main-
most part, the concert lacked tained well until the middle
of bounds; experimentation, eccentricity and Mink DeVille's vocalist, Willy DeVille, unity and, at times, accuracy. section where it, too, was mar-'
electricity tend to be emphasized. might be the Rich Little of rock. "Cadillac In the opening Trio Sonata by red by some raw notes.
Live at CBGB's (Atlantic SD2-g08). a double Moon" is a slow, bluesy number that sounds Telemann, the adagio began Handel's "Sonata in C Major
album, is one of this year's most important straight off a Rolling Stones album. The with a soft, mellow, melody in Op. 1, No. 7" began with a love-
releases. Recorded at the mecca of the punk Jagger imitation is incredible. DeVille the treble viol that was flawedj y, bittersweet Iarghetto. The
groups, a bar called CBGB, it contains the switches to Lou Reed for "Let Me Dream by a series of missed notes. light phrasing in the allegroi
Mary Springfels played with an emphasized its lively, airy qual-
work of eight of these bands. Although the If I Want To (Amphetamine Blues)" and to unconventional underhanded ity. Springfels, much more atl
leaders of the movement - Patti Smith, Bob Marley for "Change it Comes." It j bowing style and. gracefully ex- home on the viola da gamba,r
Television, Talking Heads and the Ramones- remains to be seen, however, if Mink aggerated movements. provided a smooth contrapuntal
have not been included because of their own DeVille will develop its own style. background.
contracts, the music is representative of the THE RAPID vivace present-,. BUT IN THE SECOND lar-!
best in punk rock. bi"aver, Under, Sideways, Down,'nar th e -d some polished phrases by3ghetto, things got muddy. The
WHILEA FEWgroup, lik TuffDartsbirds classic and the only nonoriginal on the- ---
]WHILE A FEW groups, like Tuff Darts
and the Shirts, have a clearly defined sound, alb'im, is done at twice its original speed, by
most of the bands incorporate widely varying Manster. Ironically, the group follows it
mos ofth bads ncrpoat wielyvayin wit~h a tune called "I'm Really Not This
styles. It's a marvelously diverse album.d"
Tuff Darts is a loud, guitar-centered group Way." It's a haunting song with strong jazz
with simple lyrical themes and driving influences.
instrumental structures.'"Head Over Heels"' Live at CBGB's isan eclectic album, filled By CHRIS DYHDALO .omic relief
is a teenage lament about parents versus with gems of one sort or another, and it's g cast, stemm
kids, and "Slash" is a hate song. ("I'd rather especially valuable as a documentation of The debut of the Ann Arbor Civic Theater's audience roared
slash my wrists and cut my throat than what's, happening in New York rock these production of Summer and Smoke proved to be Bassett, the tows
have to spend the night with you.") days. These are not brilliant songs, but most Ian unexpected, pleasant surprise. Quite mov- The air of outra
Two hard-rock anthems, "Ill For the Love are very good, and the music is fresh and ing at times, this deeply soulful play by Ten- with a vengean
of Rock 'n' Roll," by Tuff Darts, and "I alive when compared to the dull, repetitive nessee Williams tells the story of ,a young Bassett.
Need a Million" by Laughing Dogs, deal product being turned out today by most preacher's daughter who falls in love with the
with the relation of money to art. Tuff Darts established" groups. boy next door. The style an
takes the view that money isn't really all The Ramones and Patti Smith have demon- IN THE ROLE of the spiritual, affected Al- cU)Fmplished thro
that important. ("I don't care about money strated their ability to make cohesive albums ma was Susan Morris. She did an excellent dred Litner. P1
'cause I ain't got none") Laughing Dogs says of their own. These, the most promising of job of conveying the inner turmoil of a shel- when you walk
that money provides the freedom to be artis- the New York bands, may follow in their tered minister's daughter who burned for the man's white su
tic. - tracks. boy-turned-doctor next door.' A light, airy laugh sensuality.
U...i:o: self-consciousness accompanied each pro- Poor timing
t ...........................:.....:::.nouncement from Miss Alma. crucial scene.




viola da gamba drowned out the by LeClair, things finally began virtually flew up and down the
recorder and the blend took on to jell. The blend became more keyboard as her left picked out
a weaving quality .like that of refined, especially in the open- strong chords for contrast. The
lumpy macrame. In the gavotte ing sonata as the viola da gain- result was breath-taking, and
it seemed that Gruskin was so ba echoed the flute. The light- nearly made up for the deficien-
intent on achieving accuracy ness finally showed its advan- cies of the rest of the program.
and tone that he lost all feel tage in the lively trio. The audience responded po
for dynamics, and his efforts However, the unmistakeable litely to the finale of the con-
were so subdued that they were highlight of the ' evening oc-thh
lost in the shuffle. curred when Norell presented cert and left, not inspired, but
"The Gall Stone Operation", Four Sonatas for Harpsichord well entertained.
narrated by Gruskin, was a ore- by Scarlatti. These sonatas de---
ative piece by Marin Marais monstrated a feel for the instru-
which told of an operation per- ment and a mastery of it; each
formed by King Louis XIV by piece seemed to flow spontane- Have a Floir for
court physicians of questionable ously, even in the most tech- artistic writing?
skill, and was illustrated with nically refined passages. If you are interest-
appropriate musical inflections. The control in the second so- ed in reviewtag
This was more effective stylis- nata was implicit, especially in' poetry. and musie
tically and its humor was ap- the flawless, tumbling scale stori a eut te
preciated by the audience. progressions. drama, dance, fim
In the following Trio Sonata THE THIRD SONATA chimed arts: contact Arts
----with a repetition of chords in Michigan Daily.
the lower range. The final so-
nata was the most rapid and
difficult, as Norell's right hand
do ~e

was provided by the support-
ring from its inexperience. The
d with laughter each time Mrs.
n busybody, appeared on stage.
ged righteousness came through
ce from Donna Caswell's Mrs.
d grace of the period was ac-
ugh excellent costuming by Mil-
umed hats, skirts that swishedI
ked, and the Southern Gentle-.
it added to the atmosphere of
marred the direction. In the
in which Doctor Buchanan is I

October 20-24

by Tennessee Williams

Waking up to Van Winkle

If the Top 40 and Disco are
your thing, Skip Van Winkle will
be at the top of your heap.
His band, made up of twoE
horns, drums, guitar, keyboards
and two female vocalists, .is
well-rehearsed and provided pa-

trons of the Second Chance this born's, and no one would be
week with fine dancing-drinking- surprised to see Pooley climb
disco entertainment. into bigger bands in coming
The band is tight. The horn years.
players accent Skip's keyboard, I The rhythm section has the'
.particularly sax player Ross high-kicking sound of a great.

The object of her love was an insolent play-
boy, portrayed by William Cross. Almost too
sarcastic and insincere at first, Cross's char-
acter grew to fullness when he gave Alma a
lesson in human anatomy, or more accurate-
19, in human weakness. His pain and embar-
rassment was strongly defined near the play's
close when Alma decided to adopt his views
on life, but it was too late; he had come to
understand her previous values.

shot, a few extra, beats would have allowed
the audience to empathize with the victim.
Notable to absorb the shock, the audience was~
led immediately into the next scene. The cli-
max was destroyed.
The Ann Arbor Civic Theater's version of
Summer and Smoke is a sincere representa-
tion of Williams's theme of the forces dom-
inating human lives. The production, which runs.
through this weekend, is well worth your time.

Tickets Available at the Lydia Men4elssohn box
office in the Michigan League, 763-1085
HOURS: Mon., Oct. 13 & Tue., Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wed.-Sat., Oct. 20-23, 10 a.m. to Showtime
Sunday, Oct. 24, 3 p.m. to Showtime
VAC Children's Theater presents..
The Disappearing Goobies
(a new musical by David and Dottie Strauss)
Bring your children for a Halloween Trea!
Fri., Oct. 29 .......4:30 & 7:30
Sat., Oct. 30 .. 11:00/2:00/4:30
Sun., Oct. 31 11:00/2:00/4:30
$1.00 Children, $1.50 Adults
Tickets on Sale Now at Michigan Union
Ticket Desk 10:00-5:00

Pooley. His playing has a rich
I body that resembles David San-

Cinema Weekend
Friday - The Pink Panther, Aud. 3, MLB, 7 only; Aj
Shot in the Dark, Aud. 3, MLB, 9 only; THX 1138, Old
Arch. Aud. 7, 9:05; Serpico, Nat. Sci. Aud., 7, 9:30; Law
and Disorder, Couzens Cafe, 8, 10; Los Olvidados, Aud. 4,;
MLB, 7 only; Simon of the Desert, Aud. 4, 9 only; Judgment3
at Nuremberg, Aud. A, Angell Hall, 6:30, 9:45.
Saturday - Shoot the Piano Player, Old Arch. Aud, 7,
9:05; The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Aud. A, Angell
Hall, 7. 9; Paper Chase, Nat. Sci. Aud.,.7, 9; Snow White
and the Seven Dwarfs, MLB, 1:30, 4:30, 7, 10:30; Buster
Keaton program Steamboat Bill, Jr. and The Navigator,
3, 8:45, MLB 3; La Collectionneose, MLB 4, 7 only; A Very
Curious Girl, MLB 4, 9 only.,
Sunday - WR: The Mysteries of the Organism, Aud. A,
Angell Hall, 7, 9; The Adversary, Old Arch. Aud., 7, 9:05.
All weekend - Fantasia, State (662-6264); Alice in
j Wonderland, Fox Village (769-1300); God Told Me To, Fifth
Forum (761-9700); The' Front, Campus (668-6416); A Matter
of Time, Burnt Offerings, Face to Face, Logan's Run,3
Briarwood (769-8780).

dance band, and guitarist Joel
Ahanker is a superb soloist. He RESTAURANT
coaxes from the. guitar a sound PIZZAA RAT
that strongly resembles the &P& ZZERIA
music of the great rock-no-rollZ
guitarists of the Sixties. GreekSandTAS
The female vocalists have the American Food 0 CHOPS
aggressiveness of the Pointer s HICKEN
Sisters but lack their control. A4SpciCHyIKEN OO
Van Winkle himself, master of * SEA FOOD
the group's keyboards, is too
showy. His appearance detracts 'LOWEST PRICES IN TOWN
from his solid musical talent,
and his voice has aged.
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In this sequel to THE PINK PANTHER. Sellers makes a
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Sellers has a mystery on his hands, as well as Elke Somner,
as a French maid accused of murdering her Spanish lover but
apparently the only one in the chateau who didn't. If you
think that's confusing, wait'll you hear Clouseau explain it!
Great fun. With George Sanders and Herbert Lem.
Luis Bunuel's recent work has an undeniable richness and
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NAZARIN is an extraordinarily rich and complex film. Going
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