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TH E ORONATION OF OPPEA

music
Continued from page 4
majestically out of the mix,
mesmerizing as it swoops, trills, and
roars a dramatic, filigreed melody.
The title track is even stranger, a
nine minute plus suite that takes
African music into new territory
while the lyrics preach the transcen-
dent magic of group harmony in a
purely African sense. The tune is a
schizophrenic concerto of tumul-
tuous African musicianship and ex-
perimentation.
Overall, Soro is a strange but
very potent concoction. There's

bracing tension between the florid
horns and synths and Keita's grit; a
tension enhanced by a formal French
arranging sense versus subversively
African elasticity in the phrasing. At
times Keita, will remind you of
Jackie Wilson, at others James
Brown. Most of all, however, he
sounds like Fela-Kuti with a hefty
dose of. high-powered benzedrine
kicking through his bloodstream.
Keita's Soro is definitely the best
French/African album yet to rise
from the bizarre, cross-galactic
groove of the Paris fusion scene.
-Todd Shanker
When it's
SPRING
FORMAL
time, there's only
one place to go:
BRIDES SHOWCASE

Lita Ford
Lita
RCA Records
One of the most feared epithets in
the music business is "sellout," and
rightly so. Too often acts cave in to
mounting financial and managerial
pressures and begin to compromise+
their music. It's sometimes hard to
fault bands for this since the market
is viciously competitive and being a
cult favorite just doesn't pay the
rent. It is a sad sight to see,
however, and, just as sadly, it
applies to this album.
Apparently, Lita Ford has been in
the metal background long enough
to get sick of it and has released an
album with major leanings to
commercial radio. Her first band, the
Runaways (yes, the same band Joan
Jett came from) was basically a
marketing ploy, so this isn't a
completely new track for her.
Not that the music is bad, or
poorly performed. It's just too
generic and obviously sets its sights
on the Top 40. The video to the first
single, "Kiss Me Deadly," appeared
on MTV's Headbanger's Ball. It's as
bad as calling Bon Jovi a heavy
metal band. Lame, lame, lame.
The album does have two bright
spots. One is a song co-written by
Ford with Lemmy Kilmeister of
Motrhead, "Can't Catch Me,"and
the other is a duet with metal's
favoriteruncle, Ozzy Osbourne,
called "Close My Eyes Forever." But
these songs are mere shadows of
what they could have been. The song
by Lemmy merely causes a craving
for Motorhead (say, "Ace Of
Spades," perhaps), while =the Ozzy
song would have been better if he
sang the whole thing himself.
To put it simply, this album is a
disappointment.
-Chuck Skarsaune
See MUSIC, Page 11

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