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Tetes Noires - Tetes Noires (Rapun- very political, with many of his classics aerial shot of a lighted city - flying
T zel) assembled. Includes, "The Revolution high at night, perhaps, with lots of tiny
R E C E NThis album is a great blend of alter- Will Not Be Televised", "Johan- lit up things far below. The synthesizer
native pop. Described as a folksy B52's- nesburg", "Winter in America", and stays mostly in the background, the
type group, they are a wacky lyric, folk- "B-Movies". The album is full of Scott- piano is simplistic and the trumpet
' S new wave band from Minneapolis. The Heron's distinctive rap-type vocals, but points up and off to the edge of the sky.
A j LUvocals are very refreshing, having a on "Johannesburg" he comes pretty Very illuminating! Pretty without
stronger sound than many of the female close to outright singing. "Re-Ron" and being shitty. T.a.a.G.
groups around today. The charm was in "The Revolution" are probably the
the bizarre lyrics and the instrumen- best cuts, but nothing on here is bad. Bobby McFarrin - The Voice
I tation, which includes an electric violin M. W. (Elektra)
and maracas. M. G. Bobby sounds like 33 1/3 per cent of
a r s.the Persuasions. He sings constantly,
Randy Newma (Soundtrack to) TheCE while breathing in and out as well. I call
Nra NWanr(Sountrc.t))h- it "pneumatic singing"; lots of bron-
Natural (Warner Bros.) chial action. Whether it's the Beatles
Generally considered one of Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense Black Uhura - Anthem (Island) "Blackbird," James Brown's "I Feel
America's greatest living songwriters (Sire) Vocalists Michael Rose, Duckie Sim- Good", or Charlie Parker's "Donna
(if not the greatest), Newman is also a Not really a concert album nor a pson, and Puma Jones speak straight to Lee", this is a masterful performance.
marvelous film composer. Those who soundtrack, thiscompaniVp piece to the the heart. Sly Dunbar and Robbie There are no overdubs. A digital
have listened closely to the often lovely upcoming Talking Heads concert film Shakespeare on drums and bass lay recording. T.a.a.G.
arrangements Newman puts behind his is essentially a "best of" collection with down the most solid tracks, though.
songs will be delighted with this lush, all the tracks live. Meticulously recor- Nothing on this album is unneeded, Various Artists - Cotton Club Stars
romantic score where the instrumen- ded and mixed, full of tight, full blooded however. Highly recommended. T.A. (Stash)
tals are up front, finally. B.L.B. musicianship by David Byrne and One helluva package featuring live
company. Where The Name of This recordings from Harlem's Cotton Club
Band Is . . . was a comprehensive F (along with a few studio recordings by
Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Two enough history of the Heads live, this Cotton Club types). Tap dancing, hip
Tribes (Island) album traces them to where they are vocals, hot swing - it's all here.
I like these guys. They look like such now, and it's a very worthwhile look. -Robin and Linda Williams - close as Featuring several very hard-to-get
Wallies, and they (or at least their The cassette version is a better buy, We Can Get (Flying Fish) recordings from the likes of Duke
publicists) always sneak in something since it features longer tracks than the This country-blues couple is A-OK Ellington, Jimmy Johnson, Cab
sly or subversive into their work. All disc. B.L.B. live, but this album lacks the spark and Calloway, The Three Peppers, and
the cuts here are well-produced dnce fun I associate with them. It all sounds Louis Armstrong. T.a.a.G.
music, but except for a cover of Edwin ® 'UI a bit flat, and a bit too commercial.
Starr's "War", there is a definite lack Several songs, however, are very good Recent Albums was compiled by
of strong material particularly lacking Gil Scott-Heron - The Best of Gil Scott- and worth listeng to. R.H. Marla Gold and Joseph Kraus from
in the area of tune. The execution of the GlSo t- Ma riGdndbJsephrsf
material is outstanding - it's just that Heron (Arista) llreviews written by staff members of
the material is weak. C. C. Of course this is all great stuff. It's all B WCBN and the Daily: Tony A udas,
Byron L. Bull, Cecile Cloutier,
Marla Gold, Theodore arwuf ar-
Young Alberta Hunter - The Twenties wuf Grenier, Rick Hoefer, and
(Original Blues and Jazz Vocals) Martin von Wyss.
A batch of vintage rarities from our
favorite vintage gal. In all it's one
r heckuva collector's item. Particularly
inspiring is her 1927 date with Fats
C C -~ Waller. Dig also her fabulous 1922 ap- S to.
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Eubie Blake! T.a.a.G. Tk
Rainer Bruninghaus, Markus
Stockhausen and Fredy Studer - Con- 764-0558
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best. It pounds very much like the
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writers. The backlash factor has been
exaggerated. I don't believe it exists,"
Mark Leachman, president of the
University's College Republicans, says
the possibility of a backlash is very real
because Ferraro doesn't balance the
ticket in the traditional way - by
geographical region. "You may get
ceptance speech while nursing her five
"Tears went gushing down my face
because I thought 'She's born at a time
when a woman has a chance to be the
vice-president'," Edgren says. "I have
a lot of hope for her generation."
'There's a Ferraro factor involved with all
the races. It provides a new dimension for
selecting women as candidates. There is
now a notion that women can win.'
-Prof. Marjorie Lansing
Eastern Michigan University
because, who knows, if it was their time
of month, they might be irritable and
say something wrong to start some sort
of terrible war."
Ferraro' trouble with campaign fun-
ding is something else many women in
the political arena share, says Pollack.
"If you have lunch once a week with
the bank president and play golf on
weekends, getting the money for your
campaign is much easier," Pollack
says. If you have to make an appoin-
tment with someone you don't know and
explain why you are qualified, you are
at a disadvantage, she says. "The
money in this country is still controlled
As a prominent political name,
Ferraro must now deal with the media
blitz experienced by all public figures.
And as a woman she faces a new type of
journalistic scrutiny - for instance the
furror about her husband's business-
Larry Sternberg, a senior
engineering major, says Ferraro may
have hurt Mondale's camapign because
of the controversy over her husband's
finances. The press would never get at'
the candidate's wife the way they have
Ferraro's husband, Sternberg says,
adding that there might be some sort of
has been s
"I like the
do not se
image is s
just hit th
some Southern De'mocrats who like
Ronald Reagan and will push away
more," Leachman says. "But I think it
will turn out to be more of a plus than a
The Republican Party is well aware
that the women's vote is key
because of Ferraro and the gender gap,
says Rae Weaver, executive director of
the Republican Party in Washtenaw
County. Weaver added that the GOP
will undoubtedly include the Equal
Rights Amendment in their 1988 plat-
She says she believes there are just
as many Republican feminists as
Democratic-though they may not be
as active-and she doesn't believe the
Ferraro nomination will make things
easier for women politicians.
"I think the big splash came when she
was nominated," Weaver says. "But
there are not going to be any big rip-
Lansing, however, says she thinks
having a woman on the Democratic
ticket certainly helped her land her
party's nomination for University
"(Ferraro's) a kind of lodestar. A
high star which gives you something to
shoot at, to go for," Lansing says.
State Sen. Lana Pollack (D-Ann Ar-
bor) says she was "ecstatic" when she
found Ferraro had been added to the
ticket. Pollack, a Michigan delegate to
the Democratic.National Convention,
says she went to San Francisco com-
mitted to getting a woman nominated
for vice president. But her work was
already done by Mondale before the
convention officially started on July 16.
"At six o'clock in the morning I woke
up and found out a woman had been
nominated. I had to tell it. I had to share
it with someone. It really meant more
to me than I thought it would," says
City Councilwoman Kathy Edgren
(D-5th Ward) says when she heard of
Ferraro's nomination she got the chills
because she views it as a great step for
"You don't really realize that you
have been deprived until that need (for
women role models) is filled," Edgren
She says she watched Ferraro's ac-
Cynthia Hudgins, district office.,
manager for U.S. Rep. Carl Pursell (R-
Ann Arbor), says her response to
Ferraro is "generally positive" but she
doesn't feel there is any "Ferraro fac-
tor" affecting her own political power
or that of her female colleagues.
"In the last ten years a greater num-
ber of women have been running for
political office on all levels," she says.
"I don't see that Ferraro will ac-
celerate that. Those who are inclined to
run for office are doing so."
"Ten to tw'enty years from now this
year may be seen as the turning point"
for women in politics, Hudgins says, but
Ferraro's nomination hasn't changed
her own ambitions.
"I've always felt that if I wanted to
move ahead I could," she says, in-
sisting that she has never experienced
any prejudice against her because she
was a woman.
Hudgins added, however, that she
hopes the vice presidency doesn't
become "a slot for women" but rather
that a wdman can eventually be con-
sidered for president.
Pollack says she believes woman
candidates face certain problems sim-
ply because they are women.
WHILE POLLACK says there is less
direct discrimination against women
today, there are those few who bring up
negative stereotypes - emotional, pet-
ty, bossy - and try to pin them on a
female candidate. They ignore the
positive ones, Pollack says, such as the
idea that women might make better,
Pollack uses a racetrack analogy to
describe the plight of women politicans
in a male-dominated system. Women
don't have weights on thier feet because
of outright discrimination, she says, but
"someone keeps changing the starting
line to give male candidates the head
start." Women fall behind because they
start from a differenct place, Pollack
Diane Feller, an LSA junior, says she
is aware of different types of
discrimination against women in
She fecalls the time a high school
teacher told her class jokingly that
"women shouldn't be in government
Ferraro with daughter: Not a typical mother and d