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Life And Art OCTOBER 1988

OCTOBER 1988 Life And Art


Metallica slams the
hammer down with
'And Justice For All'
By Michael Sturm
The Daily Athenaeum
West Virginia U.
With this album and the right stereo
equipment, you could easily demolish a
small cinderblock building. . . . And
Justice For All is a double-album set
containing 65 minutes of music that
makes Black Sabbath sound like
Madonna. Yes, boys and girls, Justice is
a heavy, heavy record.
This album, as with all of Metalli-
ca's material, sounds (for lack of a
better word) slick. If you do like
Metallica's music, though, you'll prob-
ably like Justice, as it is well done.
The set starts with a bang and con-
tinues to bang.
The album's title track is probably
the best of the nine. The underlying
theme here is justice, though concepts
like freedom, madness and death are
tossed in for good measure.
"Eye of the Beholder" is lyrically
the best track, speaking (or rather
shouting) about freedom of speech
and freedom of choice. "To Live Is To
Die" is a primarily instrumental piece
featuring lyrics by the band's late
bassist, Cliff Burton.
All in all, this is probably the best
speed-metal album I've heard. The
band is talented, the writing intelligent
and the total package is perfection.

Wheelchair jack-of-all-trades beats the odds FL""

Sweet strains from the Sugarcubes

By Brenda McCarthy
Daily Illini
U. of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
It isn't uncommon for a university
graduate to have a successful career as
a ,CPA, to own a home in the Chicago
suburbs or even to fly planes as a hobby.
But it is unusual to have all these while
confined to a wheelchair.
Jim Gallo, a 26-year-old who gradu-
ated in 1983, was permanently injured
in a driving accident when he was an
18-year-old freshman at Northern Illi-
nois U. A few years later he decided to
attend the U. of Illinois because of its
great accessibility for wheelchair-
bound individuals.
As an accounting major also enrolled
in the department of aviation, Gallo
didn't think he would have time for
wheelchair sports. He did agree, howev-
er, to watch a practice at the invitation

of the university wheelchair basketball
"As soon as I went to the practice, I
caught that fever again. I was back in
sports to stay," Gallo said.
From the Illinois team, Gallo went on
to join the Chicago Sidewinders wheel-
chair basketball team, and later was
instrumental in the creation of the Chi-
cago Wheelchair Bulls, which is affili-
ated with the Chicago Bulls profession-
al basketball team.
Gallo also works a minimum of 50
hours a week as a management consul-
tant for an accounting firm in Chicago,
and still finds the time to fly his own
airplane on the weekends.
Gallo said he plans on sticking with
basketball as long as it stays fun and
other possible commitments, like re-
turning to school for an MBA, don't get
in the way.

Return to the glory days .
Robert Conrad and crew have descended on
the Pacific campus to begin filming of Glor
CBS Movie of the Week about a 53-
businessman who retires and returns to c
fulfill a lifelong dream of playing football. W~
has been used as a location for the films
cape, The Sure Thing, Friendly Fire and /
the Lost Ark, this is the first time the UnivE
be identified as the institution where the fi
place. UOP students will be used as extra,
NCAA regulations prohibit UOP's footbal
from being filmed. Terri McGra
Paciftcan, U. of the Pacific, CA
It's curtains for you, Mugsy
U. of South Carolina (USC) students helpe
The Golden Age of the Gangster this past s
film that will air nationally in the fall. The
film will focus on the years when notoriou
ters like Baby Face Nelson and Al Capone
the imagination of the American public. Al
fourth of the movie footage is fron
Movietonews collection. Editorial
The Gamecock, U. of South Car

Jim Gallo pauses from his activities by the
plane he flew as an undergraduate.

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B.A.D. starting to
lose its grip on
fine-tuned groove
By Richard Sater
The Purdue Exponent
Purdue U., IN
According to modern slang, "bad" im-
plies some sort of hip excellence. Unfor-
tunately for Big Audio Dynamite (with
that great acronym built right in), their
new album Tighten Up Vol. '88 is mostly
just bad in the conventional sense.
The first two B.A.D. albums are
rather remarkable, audacious and
energetic post-punk rock. Tighten Up
finds Mick Jones and company running
short of ideas. Unlike their earlier stuff,
there's nothing here that makes you
want to dance.
Perhaps in search of a wider audi-
ence, the band has homogenized their
sound and smoothed out their produc-
tion. It's a so-so rock/reggae approach,
with sturdy ensemble playing. But
effects man Don Letts's "found" effects,
a hallmark of earlier B.A.D. material,
are mostly absent. And while former
Clash-man Jones is a good singer, the
lyrics on Tighten Up are often ridicu-
lously simplistic.
There are, however, a couple of re-
deeming tracks. "Apple Cart" is urgent
rhythm and synth violin under a gentle
vocal and "Other 99" is well-handled.'
On the best song, "Just Play Music,"
everything meshes: vocal, riff, beat,
even lyrics.
Unlike the first two records, Tighten
Up finally gets the band's obsessions
with reggae, metal, clever lyrics, rock
history and hip-hop down in the
grooves, where it counts. Leland Ruck-
er, The Colorado Daily, U. of Colorado

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