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The Michigan Daily-Friday, April 15, 1983-Page 7

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Glee(ful)
music
from Club
The U-M Men's Glee Club will
perform at Hill Auditorium Satur-
day night, April 16,.at 8 p.m. The
concert program will feature
several popular college songs,
such as "Blue Book Blues," plus
the premiere of a song written
especially for the University
troupe. Also featured will 14e
several serious pieces, such as
Franz Schubert's "Nachtelle."
Patrick Gardner, professor on the
conducting faculty of the School of
Music, will direct. Tickets are $3,
$4, and $5, and $2 for students, and
are on sale at the Hill Auditorium
Box Office.

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Ross University
Schools of Medicine
and Veterinary Medicine

Now accepting applications for study leading to
degree in both Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.
Courses taught in English. Programs under guidance
of American Dean utilizing American curriculum.
Transfer students accepted. Semesters begin July
and November 1983. We are an accredited school
and listed in W.H.O. and affiliated with U.S. hospitals
for clinical rotation. Direct inquires to:
Ross University
Portsmouth, Dominica, WI. Attention: Mr. Butler
or Caribbean Admissions, Inc.
16 West 32 Street, New York, N.Y.10001

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The Friars stand as one of the featured attractions at the Men's Glee Club concert tomorrow night at Hill Auditorium.

Fun and frolic from CFG I DW

By Joe Hoppe
C FG'S LAST WALTZ. Mysterious
veiled women. The 3-D House of
Beef. New wave chicks. Wow, all in a
strange and wondrous happening
tonight at the Halfway Inn, in the
basement of East Quad.
CFG stands for Civilian Fun Group,
the most popular and widely acclaimed
of all of the East Quad basement bands.
Groupies are Lawrence Kent, trom-
bone, vocals; Jake London, guitar;
David Waldenstein, drums; Nick Grif-
fen, bass; and John Shaw, guitar.
This is their last show because Kent
and Griffen have decided to continue
their educations in Madrid, Spain, and
things just wouldn't be the same for the
band without that devil trombone and
funky bass. They are not breaking up
because of. internal strife, musical dif-
ferences, or disgust with the Ann Arbor
. music scene.
Combined with its last stand status,
and all the wildness usually put into a

CFG show, tonight should be much fun.
The Civilian Fun Group lives up to its
name.
Kent describes CFG's music as
"classical/hardcore with an r&b in-
fluence." That fits as well as any other
label. The CFG's noise ranges from
funky, as in "Jake's Funk" with Lon-
don doing a big funked up guitar, to
Public Image-like droning to Ian
Dury-inspired crackpottiness. Then
there's the times when it's just loud and
fast. The main thing that defines CFG's
music is Kent's elephant-monster
tromboning-that's the big thing that
stands out.
The Civilian Fun Group will be doing
all of their old standards tonight:
"Pleasure Dog," "Pool Blow" 4(about
blowing up the neighbor's swimdming
pool and getting in the Detroit News),
"Biker Wallets," a sociological thesis-
statement, "LS&A," an anthem for the
education-minded, "The Space Shuttle
is My Life", an anthem for engineers,
and "Eat My Funk." Plus, all week

each band member has been working
very hard on a 20 minute encore version
of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Freebird."
The mysterious women in veils that
were mentioned so long ago are girl
group Black Purda. "Purda" is the
Islamic practice of secluding females.
The veiled beauties will be singing
back-up vocals for CFG.
3-D House of Beef is a parody band,
and it'll be their debut performance to
get the Inn warmed up.
The new wave chicks will be com-
peting in a New Wave Chick contest.
Prizes haven't been announced yet.
Hopefully, they'll be Make Waves gift
certificates.
This is your final chance to see CFG,
so don't you miss it, don't you miss it!
The show costs $1, and starts at 9 p.m.

Records

Ric Ocasek - 'Beatitude'
(Geffen)
I know it's getting late, but I had to
put in a good word for Cars mechanic
Ric Ocasek's long-awaited solo albumg,
Beatitude. It gives a distinctly different
side to the man behind the Boston four-
some, bringing out more of the human
element than the mechanical aspects
that have made the Cars into such
mega-bucksters.
The smell of change was on the wind
with last year's Shake It Up, wherein
Ric and crew simmered down and
gave us their most smoothly-idling disc
* yet. "Since You're Gone," with its ob-
vious Dylan twang, and the bright pep-
piness of the title song, strayed away
from the cold preciseness of Panorama
and made many-a summer day easier
to enjoy.
7:10 HOFTFMAN
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1:30 The Man of
5:00 the Century.
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Beatitude finds Ric sans the Autos
('cept for ivoryman Greg Hawkes) and
working with a cast of mostly-
unknowns. The resulting batch of songs
are supposedly closer to the way Ric
envisions them-that is, before the
other Cars add their two-cents-worths.
Some, even, such as the "Shake It Up"-
like "Jimmy, Jimmy," are basement-
produced demos with Ocasek playing
all the instruments.
The variety is nice. "Prove" features
a finer sax solo than Hawkes has ever
blown, "Connect Up To Me" chugs
along on a swell sythesizer line, and the
concluding "Time Bomb" zings out
with a bitingly-overdone guitar solo by
Fuzzbee Morse.
Pop music's renaissance man?
Beatitude promises future fun.
-Larry Dean
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