WORST WEATHER FOR A GAME: Michigan
Rain pouring down. Winds whirling. To say this game was played
in a monsoon might be the understatement of the year.
BEST INDIVIDUALS ON A TEAM:
The Wrestling team's four standouts
For the first time since 1974, Michigan had four first team All-
Americans. Kudos to John Fisher (134 lbs.), Larry Gotcher (142 lbs.),
Joe Pantaleo (158 lbs.), and Mike Amine (167 lbs.).
WORST INDIVIDUALS ON A TEAM: The
men's gymnastic team
These individuals combined for a 1-11 record. Can't imagine there
were too many All-Americans in that bunch.
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bor show of the past academic year was eligible for this
list. Daily music critics Brian Bonet, Rob Flaggert,
Timothy Huet, Alan Paul, Mike Rubin, Todd Shanker,
and Marc Taras contributed their thoughts.
September, Blind Pig
They brought their backwoods barrage out of the un-
tamed wilds of the Pacific Northwest and into the neo-
neon nihilism of Ann Arbor. Recalling the '60s with-
out love beads, op-art, paisley worship, or Seeds' cov-
ers, the Trees wah-wah walloped the almost empty Pig
on a too-bad-you-missed-it Tuesday.
October, Blind Pig
These young turks of zydeco played until the club
pulled the plug, leaving a dance floor full of sweat
soaked devotees. The 21 year old Simien has a very,
very bright future.
JEAN LUC PONTY:
October, the Power Center
The jazz violin master infused the audience with a
nervous energy before cleansing them and seducing his
listeners into a hypnotic trance.
November, Blind Pig
Sporting flannel and a few days facial growth, bassist
Mike Watt's floor-shaking power chords and George
Hurley's tenacious drumming paved the way for Ed
Crawford's honey 'n' vinegar voice. Their short but
thoroughly energetic set followed SST labelmates
Slovenly, making for a terrific evening of flannel and
SON SEALS: December, Rick's
Seals and his hot young band showed the fire and in-
tensity that make them one of the best blues acts on the
Definitely the loudest show of the year. This Amherst,
Mass. Trio used drastic decibels to back up last year's
critically acclaimed album, Your Living All Over Me.
The show was brief, but the loudness was pleasing.
THE ANN ARBOR FOLK FESTI-
VAL: January, Hall Auditorium
David Bromberg's musical virtuosity, Tom Paxton's
sharp wit, and Jonathan Edward's endearing stage pres-
ence were highlights on a night when the whole lineup
from show openers The RFD Boys to the final act of
Ronnie Gilbert and Holly Near turned in extremely
January, The Ark
Redman honked, squawked, and blew the audience
away. He was' absolutely devastating in the cozy con-
fines of the Ark.
January, Bird of Paradise
At 58, Carter has lost none of the sass or vocal power
that made her a jazz treasure. Her teenaged band pushed
Carter to the limits as she wowed the club dwellers.
BARRENCE WHITFIELD AND THE
SAVAGES: February, Blind Pig
Ow! Ow! Ow! is the title of Whitfield's last release as
well as the only apt description of this show. Whit-
field's high energy musical cross between James Brown
and the Cramps guarantee him a long, happy and
healthy career. A George Thorogood cameo was no
more than lemon in the already sweet tea.
March, Rackham Auditorium
No superlatives could do justice to the two sets these
cats played. The arrangements had us laughing and cry-
ing at once. It was the kind of night that makes you
happy to be alive.
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