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REVIEWS
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mods a chance to dance while
awaiting new releases from today's
more popular and talented
rock'n'roll bands. Their latest LP,
Fate, contains one decent and ten
unremarkable songs played with no
particularly distinctive flavor or
virtuosity.
In the context of the group's pre-
vious releases, or even the I.R.S.
Records' portfolio, this could well
be a respectable album. The band

plays with a tight feel and the al-
bum has been carefully and cau-
tiously produced, but production,
ideally, creates a whole greater than
the sum of the parts. Here, the var-
ious embellishments (a dash of
horns, a canvas of strings) detract
from the music because they are
used precisely when they are not
needed. In fact, the charts are not
only out of place but poorly scored,
and the players blow and bow as
though they were suffering from
painful physical ailments.
Most of the songs sketch fleeting
images of troubled relationships.
Unfortunately, some mean-spirited
executive ordered the lyrics printed

on a separate enclosure just to em-
barrass Mark Seymour, the group
librettist. Here is a sample:
"If you come back it will be easy
To see the truth when I look you
in the eye
I see the flame the only release
It flickers on my life in your
face."
Etcetera, etcetera, for three-
quarters of an hour.
The first song on the album,
"Back on the Breadline," is the
closest the buyer will come to, ex-
periencing actual listening enjoy-
ment from this release. Presum-
ably, some visual artist has already
translated its ineffective pop hook

in riches-to-rags image to video
form.
All of the following ten songs
sound just like the first. In fact,
there are times when it seems as
though they are nothing more than
disguised versions of the same riff.
It is hard to discern whether this
owes to the unspectacular
songwriting or the prodigious
mileage that the group squeezes out
of every motif. Maybe the problem
derives from H&C's failure to
emulate some sort of recognizable
musical style as a foundation for its
work. Given all the musicians that
were gathered for this LP, one
might have expected a gospel-style

tune, something calypso, or possi-
bly something psychedelic.
There are many artsy-fartsys
who buy records by groups like this
purely on the strength of a video
they danced to at some poseur
nightclub. Those who do may even
enjoy this record. Those with more
refined taste are better advised to
stay away.
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Johann Strauss'
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If you have never auditioned for
one of our shows, and are inter-
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you did. Consider the following:
" Guild shows require professional
as well as amateur talent.
* The Guild is one of Michigan's
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* Rehearsal shedules allow a per-
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* Numerous solo roles and a large
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* A completely new production
with gorgeous music.
Stage Director Thomas Petiet and
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like to consider you for a part in
this show. To sign up for auditions
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MASS MEETING
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