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COVER ENTERTAINMENTS RECORDS
The truth about TA's Page 3
It's a rare undergraduate who doesn't have a TA
for at least one course at the University. In spite of
this, they are not always acclaimed. What are the
values of TA's? Daily staff writer Sean Jackson
examines this question for this week's Cover story.
This week's cover photo was taken by Daily
Photographer Kate O'Leary. Pictured are contem-
porary drama professor Peter Bauland (left) and
English composition TA Jan Armon (right).
Thriiler without twists and thrflls Page
Weekend movie reviewer Joshua Bilmes finds little to
like about Kurt Russel's latest film, The Mean
Season. A suspense film, Bilmes claims that not only
does Season lack suspense, it lacks strength as well.
Can anything redeemable be found in this
film? Check the review to find out!
Around Ann Arbor
The Happenings section features Weekend staff
compilations of this weekend's events in the city.
Cinema, bars & clubs, theater, restaurants and more
are covered in this complete and handy guide to Ann
Retro becomes mainstream Pages 12, 13
The sound of the Sixties is back, and reviewer Den-
nis Harvey dreads the day where Everystudent
listens to garage music as a matter of course. The
day may soon be on its way-in his most recent
review Harvey listens to some of the latest offerings
of bands of the garage genre.
World War 11 reminisces
Pages 14, 15
There are many historical accounts of the events of
World War II; one of the latest is "The Good War" by
Studs Terkel. This book differs in that it is a com-
pilation of first hand accounts of those affected by the
war. Weekend reviewer Ron Schechter calls it "sen-
sitive and non-judgemental."
Tune in to in tunes
Check out this week's Releases section for a peek at
the latest pop, rock, metal and classical discs. Our
staff's quick reviews are your guide to music buying.
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March 8, 1985
Vol III. Issue 19
Magazine Editors .................Paula Dohring
Associate Magazine Editors .......... Julie Jurrjens
Joshua Bilmes, Neil Galanter, Debbie Gesmundo
Diane Melnick, Sarah Rosenberg, Joyce Welsh
Arts Editors ...... .... ........... Mike Fisch
Associate Arts Editors .........Michael Drongowski
Movies .......................... .Byron L. Bull
Music ............................. Dennis Harvey
Weekend Marketing Coordinator.....Miriam Adler
Sales Manager .....................Dawn Willacker
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Beethoven: Symphonies No. 5 in C
Minor and no. 2 in D Major; Otto Klem-
perer with the Philharmonia Orchestra
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This newly released reading of
Beethoven's universally known 5th is
50% commendable and worth listening
to, and 50% not. Klemperer begins and
heads through the first two movements
in an overly pedantic manner
producing somewhat overly restrained
music, then in the last two movements
the scene does a real "switcheroo" and
the interpretation becomes grandios in
every way, with plentiful amounts of
suppleness but at the same time not
destroying the overall form and struc-
ture of the piece. The ending is worth
listening to just for the many exciting
moments Klemperer obtains from the
orchestra. N. G.
Extra! Extra! From Angel Records!
and interestingly noteworthy too.
Earlier this past fall, I reviewed It-
zhak Perlman's recording of narrations
of both Prokifiev's Peter and the Wolf,
and Saint-Saens' Carnival of the
Animals with duo-pianists Katia and
Marielle Labeque. Well, Is anybody out
there Hebrew or Israeli? Why?
Because this album may now be heard
in Hebrew as well on Angel Records,
and it is worth it just to hear a great
violinist narrating a pleasant and witty
group of childrens tales even more so in
Hebrew. I guess it would be interesting
even if you don't speak Hebrew. But ...
there is always Elementary Modern
Hebrew 201 for 5 credits and it only
meets for two hours three days a week.
... Bad idea? Oh Well! N.G.
Triumph-Thunder Seven (MCA Records)
Thunder Seven, Triumph's latest
album, covers a wide variety of rock
music from heavy metal to pop. Maybe
some bands can make this work for
them but Thunder Seven proves
Triumph isn't one of them.
Triumph is noted for its high energy,
lift-your spirits brand of heavy metal
like the thundering "Time Goes By"
and "Rock Out, Roll On," two songs
that appear on Thunder Seven. But af-
ter those two, there's little of that
quality Triumph sound to be found.
Most of the songs found on Thunder
Seven fall into the not so glorious
category of power pop, music with no
energy or excitement. But Triumph
doesn't stop there, having decided to
use up more vinyl, they insert a pair of
fillers on the album. The first one being
"Time Canon", a song so goofy it has to
be heard to be believed and the other,
"Little Boy Blues" an instrumental
that sounds like dinner music.
The highlight of Thunder Seven is the
lyrics. Triumph continues their policy
of delivering well thought out lyrics
that offer hope and promise. One song
that shouldn't be overlooked is "Cool
Down", a rocker that more than
vaguely reminds the listener of Led
All in all, Thunder Seven is not one of
Triumph's better albums and the
recommendation here is to wait for
their next album. R. L.
This week's Releases were com-
piled by Neil Galanter, Dennis Har-
vey, Rob LaDuke, and Joe Kraus. I9
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