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Page 8-The Michigan Daily-Monday, February 1, 1988

Doily Photo by LISA WAX
Sold-Out Folk Fest
Storyteller Jackie Torrence captivates a packed crowd at Ann Arbor's 11th Annual Folk Festival
Saturday night at Hill Auditorium. The festival was highlighted by Holly Near and Ronnie Gilbert,
David Bromberg, and Tom Paxton, as well as seven other local, national, and international folk artists.

Various Artists
4 Bands That Could Rule
the World
Gasatanka/Positive Force/Buy
Our Records
Exam time might not be upon
us yet, but let's not completely
forget the whole letter grade scheme
of rating performances.,
7-Seconds: 7-Seconds' five cuts
see a reversal in the band's recent
wanna-be U2 progress. They in-
cluded a couple of older songs, in-
cluding their standby "Walk To-
gether, Rock Together," in which
the vocalist sounds like a Las Ve-
gas nightclub singer, but the new
songs, "Compro" and "Change In
My Head," rock like the cuts off
The Crew. All in all an extremely
powerful batch of tunes from a band
which will always be legendary in
the'hardcore "scene." Fulfilling all
requirements, they receive a B+.
White Flag: I just can't take

What ha
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tarist Will Sergeant.
But who goes to a concert for the
visuals? Actually, it appeared some
of the female fans did, as the slight-
est movement from lead singer Ian
McCulloch produced Beatlemaniaish
screams from portions of the audi-
Luckily, the music saved the 22-
song, nearly two hour long concert,
well worth the inflationary $18 ad-
mission for the good seats. Drum-
mer Pete de Freitas kept things
moving quite well for the Bunny-
men's postpunk speed pop songs. At
times bassist Les Pattinson monop-
olized the sound, to the detriment of
the guitars, but only on a few occa-
The band played a mere three songs
from their last album, Echo and the
Bunnymen, most of Songs to Learn
and Sing, and a healthy dose form
their first two albums, Crocodiles
and Heaven Up Here, much to the
delight of their longtime fans.
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vs. Reds
Towards the end of the first set the
band hauled out its now obligatory
Doors cover, "Soul Kitchen," spiced
with some "Back Door Man"
ramblings from McCulloch. One of
the most anticipated songs, "Lips
Like Sugar," which McCulloch
labeled "a randy little number,"
unfortunately lost the shimmering
qualities of the studio version.
The three encores included a 10
minute version of "Do It Clean,"
which contained snatches of other
tunes identifiable only by hardcore
fans or overzealous rock critics. A
cover of "Twist and Shout" mutated
into "La Bamba," but McCulloch
didn't seem to know the words,
prompting a return to the former
tune. Listening to two Top Forty
songs in an auditorium full of cult

fans proved to be a bit ironic.
Echo and the Bunnymen don't.
bother with standard rock 'n' roll
stage antics, but eventually McCul-
loch loosened up enough to move
around and show off some interest-
ing arm motions. Once he even
managed to sing without using the
mike stand, simultaneously making
it a whole five feet away from his
original position!
Although motion was conserved
Friday night, energy definitely
wasn't, especially during their final
number, the Stones' "Paint It
Black." The band raced through the
classic chords, providing a fitting
climax to the excellent show which,
delighted the near-capacity crowd.
-Brian Jarvinen





these guys seriously since hearing
their cut off the Flipside compila-
tion. This may fog my brain as I
try to listen and offer a fair evalua-
tion, but too bad. They bore me to
death. Lots of people think they're
hilarious but they don't even rock
hard. Wimpy guitar sound matched
with boring drums won't cut the
mustard. Plus they sing about
stupid things, yuck. I give them a
C for effort.
F: F is incredible. They are, flat
out, a powerful hardcore band.
Strong guitar, power drums, deep
bass, and a sense of humor, too.
The first song is titled "Roddy
Piper's Rowdy Hearts Club Band

(RIP)." White Flag could learn
something from F. A strong B+.
Adrenalin OD: By far the al-
bum's best performance by quite
possibly the funniest band around.
A live version of "Rock and Roll
Gas Station," from The Wacky Hi-
Jinx of AOD, and three covers in-
cluding a version of Kiss's
"Deuce." They continue to live up
to their reputation established on
Wacky HiJinx with raunch speed
guitar and a vocalist with a sense of
humor like I've never heard.Will
their silly shenanigans never cease?
Luckily for the other bands I won't
grade on a curve. An easy A+.
-Robert Flaggert

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