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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
ArtsthsaTuesday, March 16, 1 a i
Patty Smith shakes, rattles and fizzle

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By DAVID WHITING
Special To The Daily
LANSING-Patty Smith's per-
formance here last week was
neither good rock and roll, de-

cent music nor audible poetry.
Smith's vocals and dancing
at The Silver Dollar Saloon lastr
Wednesday showed promise-
but the band's sound, during
their third performance in two
days, was worse than their en-
thralling recordings and remi-
niscent of junior high school'
attempts at mimicking The
Rolling Stones.
A pubescent "Time is On My
Side," the encore to Smith's
hour-long set, was a final ex-
ample of the band's failures.
The musicians began and ended
the tune at different times with

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bassist Ivan Kral singing harsh on her debut album Horses. she first started to combine her crawled around the stage and 1 words in a flurry of wailing
flat choruses throughout the Now she has the audacity to go poetry with music, the time has then jumped to her feet as she slurs.
song. on national tour with the same passed for the band to find it- punched out the refrain with her
SMITH promised an exciting band whose sole musical talent self a decent guitarist. fists smashing the air. She ONE WOMAN in the audience
night as she. strutted out on is drummer Jay Dee Daugherty. BUT NEITHER stamina nor quickly followed with a resound- commented, "It lookd like it
stage in a studded leather jack- WITH Lenny Kaye in the lead desire is enough when itcomes ing "Birdland" and it seemed was really emotional for her.
et, torn and frayed tee shirt guitar slot last week it was to a live performance. The for a moment that the show I think she was crying." How-
and tight jeans. She sneered at painfully obvious why guitarists Saloon's audience learned-pain- would jell into a rock and roll ever, the meaning of the song
the audience, shook her matted ; Allen Lanier, from Blue. Oyster fully-last week that the elec- event. was lost for the crowd because,
hair from her pale junkie oom- Cult, and Tom Verlaine, with tronic magic. of a studio mixin "I couldn't understand the
pleio, ad ske te udinc: Tleisinwee rcrite t hg Smith non-chalantly let her words. I think it was about a
e io oady e sthe ec assi on wee recuie to room disappears on stage where oversized tee shirt fall off one boy and suicid or a dead par
"Aeyuray frsm o sitKy nteabm every note is blared out in its boney shoulder as she wailed eat."
and,roll?" Kaye not only fails to supply naked reality. "human" into the mike. She At 29 years old Patty Smith
Though the fans were ready, the much needed hot licks to One of the more dismal fail- has' eve kr.wih A t u e the ratt emath
Smith's band prevented any h e i g h t e n Smith's orgasmic ures Smith and her band were thruhas zhe every word with a could le the greatest houale
rocking. The singer pranced the crooning - which falls apart responsible for during the even- on the floor. Then it was all new bad.
s t a g e, gracefully moaned, a cappella - he doees not ven! ing was a version of The Who's down hill. TA sc new band.
popped her hips and humped a offer solid background notes to "My Generation." The song LiAs ithwas, the crowd left The
guitar during the show. But the such songs as "Break It Up," sputtered and flopped for a few Later on she tried to get off Saloon with'the feeling that
crowd never got off. which Verlaine was responsible minutes before the band gave moving and possibly poetic i concert had slipped by which
Smith was guilty of allowing for holding together on Horses. up trying to make it fly. song but failed after losing the could have been superb.
a lackluster band backup her Although Kaye has been with Smith's crippling of "My Gen-~~
combination of poetry and rock Smith from the beginning, when eration" was so bad that some
members of the audience be-'TI --G-HI
came angry at what they thought;-TONIGHT!
was a deliberate mockery ofAR
the sang. A Christion Response to
IT IS unlikely, however, that
Smith set out to ruin this hall-
mark song of rock and roll. She
professes a high regard for Transcendental Meditation Will Be Discussed by
classic rock songs which is evi- STEVE SMITH of Western Michigan Univ.
denced by the respectful homage'
she pays to Van Morrison's T ge da M rh 16-7:,
. "Glria."that Tuesday, March 16-7:30 p.m.
The tough sexunl twist that 7
Smith gives to "Gloria" on her
x album makes it the most pro, (One block South of State and Packard Intersection
.ocotive version ever recorded. between Packard and Oakland)
Brit the rendition she ground AL ARE WEC M
r3her pelvis to last week could not ALL
..mnare with the vinyl copy. SPONSORED BY CAMPUS ACTION
a ..S- ith came out sounding as 663'"1653 662-3095
..' - tired on "Gloria" as she pre--
viously had on "Redondo Beach -
pjand "Kimberly."
° After the three disappointing
1 -sleeners, Smith removed her
: Acket to belt out the two best
.. songs of the night, "Free I
Future Worlds
KK Money" and "Birdland."
' DURING "Free Money" Smith
_PRESENTx

Daily Photo by STEVE KAGAN
Patti Smith

Records in review:
Gabriel's Trick"

By MIKE TAYLOR pressed creatures. "Squonk" is
about an unwanted race of
HEN PETER Gabriel left creatures that are dying by y
Genesis last year, fans turning into tears. In "A Trick
wondered if the group would be of the Tail," a creature leaves
able to continue wiethout its his city only to find that he is.
former lad vocalist. A new al- the only one with horns and a
bum, A Trick Of The Tail (AT-. tail. To prove to the others that
CO SD36-129) has been released, all in his city are like him, he
however, and Gabriel's absence leads them there. They cannotI
is scarcely noticeable-it's an see the city; he disappears and The accentor is the name of'
excellent album filled with com- is home. 12 species of small, rather
plicated melodies and intricate sparrow-like birds. forming a;
instrumentation and lyrics about This album is a pleasure to single genus and family. They
nightmares, nursery rhymes listen to because it avoids press- differ from sparrows in having
and fairy tales. ing problems like poverty, war slender and finely pointed bills
Percussionist Phil Collins has and famine. To Genesis, every- and well - developed 10th pri-
taken over as lead vocalist. thing is a fantasy, and some- mary wing feather.
Since his back-up vocals were times fantasies are preferable
always present in the past, and to real life. Gabriel will be1 Washoe, Nev., where therei
since his voice is quite similar missed, but his loss is not a are only crumbling buildings, is
to Gabriel's, the group sounds great one. Genesis has shown reported to have been the larg-
remarkably as it did before. that it doesn't need him to est town in the state of Ne-I
As usual, the writing chores are continue to produce magical al- vada was admitted to the un-
shared by all. bums like A Trick Of The Tail, ion.Aau
As in previous albums by Gen- ..
esis, each song is punctuated,
swith instrumentaal passages. UNIVERSITY S H cE CASE PRO PUCTMK S
One song, the excellent "Los presents
Endos," is completely instru-
mental. These bridges add to the p j j5
depth and beauty of the album. o

Daily Photo by STEVE KAGAN

Patti Smith

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NIPPERSINK MANOR, a
summer resort located in
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22 and Tuesday,, March 23
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Call 763-4117
for Appointment

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Black Social Critic, Humorist
FOOD ISSUES, SOCIAL ISSUES
TODAY at 3:00
HILL AUD. $1.00 Admission

A career in law
without law school.

"DANCE ON a Volcano," an
optimistic send-off to Gabriel,.
leads off the album with furious
power. The opening chords
sound like Yes, as did parts of
the previous album, The Lamb!
Lies Down On Broadway.
"Ripples . . .," a slow, peace-
ful and melodic song, is about
wanting to go into another di-
mension but being unable to.
Two songs deal with op-
The wild orangutan in cap-
tivity often catches human
diseases, from the common
cold to malaria.
Mushrooms were so highly,
esteemed by the ancient Egyp-
tians that the delicacy was re-
served for the Pharaoh and his
courtiers.

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FUTURE WORLDS presents social critic, humorist, activist,
DICK GREGORY
at Hill Audi. 3 p.m. thru 5 p.m. speaking on "WORLD FOOD ISSUES of
the FUTURE." No Admission Fee.
March 23 SUSAN BROWNMILLER,-author of Rope Against Our Will
speaking on "Changing Sex Roles in Future Societies."
TRAVEL: Summer flights to London 14 to 119 days from $259. Also
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by our new office on the Second Floor of the Michigan Union.
GET READY to say "HELLO DOLLY"
BLACK EXTRAVAGANZA '76 sponsored by the Minority Committee
April 7-11, 1976 Sports Coliseum
All Groups or individuals interested in participotinq stop by
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MEDIATRICS presents
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starring Jack Nicholson, Ann Margaret, Roger Daltry, The Who
MARCH 19, 20, 21 NAT. SCI. AUDI.
Times 7:30 and 9:30 Tickets-$1.00
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