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s: Eire comes to South U.

Ireland have in common, but any bar
that serves the beer brewed "In God's
Country" and served in the Wrigley
Field bleachers is worth a visit.
Those of you watching your
sodium might want to limit your
trips to O'Sullivan's. For some rea-
son, an employee kept coming
around every five minutes and salt-
ing the floor. At first I naturally
Alex
About Town
thought it was an Irish custom, but
my companion Ned Flanagan (that's
not made up) was just as puzzled by
the bizarre ritual. We quickly ran
through every viable explanation -
he was removing leeches, he was
trying to melt ice, the floor just
tasted bad - but I think it was just
one of those things you read about
in Time/Life Books.
So, dismissing that as coinci-
dence, I should mention that O'Sul-
livan's also serves food. Featuring a
full dinner menu in addition to
breakfast and lunch specialties, I'd
love to tell you the food is good, but
I didn't have anything to eat. The
women who cuts my hair, however,
has eaten at O'Sullivan's. She said
the food was delicious and priced
right. If I trust her with my hair,
you shouldtrust her culinary
opinions.
One warning: the words 'rapid,'
'fast,' 'speedy,' 'quick' or even
'expedient' should not be used when
describing the service at O'Sul-
livan's. You won't be mistaking
your waiter for Carl Lewis or the
bartender for Edwin Moses.
Now that the upstairs Charlie's
has become a record store, O'"ul-
livan's is a welcome addition to the
campus area. When deciding which
bar to step out to tonight, remember
O'Sullivan's is the only one with
Jack London's White Fang on the
premises. U

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By Alex Gordon
I regret never having the oppor-
tunity to taste a Sully's potato log.
But why dwell on the past?
Venturing out last weekend to
explore Ann Arbor's night life, and
being turned off by lines longer than
a Marcel Proust sentence, I stumbled
upon the newest campus bar,
O'Sullivan's Eatery and Pub.
Formerly known as Sully's, a
restaurant/cafecafeteria/take out ba-
zaar that was about as busy as Telly
Savalas' barber, the crowds at O'Sul-
livan's last weekend seem to indicate
patrons shed no tears when Sully's
closed.
O'Sullivan's, located at 1120
South University, has all the
necessities it takes to make it in the
campus bar sweepstakes- it serves
alcohol and it's close tocampus.

The bar attempts to recreate the
feel of an authentic Irish pub. I felt
somewhat underqualified to judge
how well they had replicated a pub,
considering the closest I've been to
Ireland is Boston, but judging from
the number ofNotre Dame sweat-
shirts around me, I'd have to say
they did the trick.
Atmosphere is nice if you're just
trying to breathe, but let's talk
drinks. O'Sullivan's serves up a va-
riety of beers, from your standard
brews (Molson, Miller Genuine
Draft) to the exotic European beers
with colorful labels that you pretend
to like because you just paid four
dollars for one (Oberdorfer, John
Courage). The coup de fourde of the
menu, however, was Old Style in
bottles.
.I'm not sure what Wisconsin and

All proves you don't have to be gross to

All
Allroy's Revenge
Cruz Records
There are as many different paths
to making that great album as there
are bands. Some have done it by
changing styles, some by changing
members, some by taking drugs,
some by quitting drugs.
All has done it by making an al-
bum without a single fart joke.
In their earlier incarnation, the
Descendents, this band pioneered cof-
fee-rock in the early- and mid-'80s,

setting shower-singing melodies to a
vicious neo-hardcore beat. But for
every "Get The Time," there was an
"Orgofart" -- a juvenile spate of
musical mooning. Allroy's Re-
venge, their 2nd LP under their new
moniker, catches them with both
their chops and pants up.
After the toss-off surf-instrumen-
tal, "Gnutheme," the band kicks into
"Fool," one minute and 35 seconds
of rock candy that not only affirms
Karl Alvarez as one of the best
bassists extant, but a hell of a
songwriter. With its sing-song

melody and tongue-in-cheek lyrics
("I'd fall off the highest mountain,
drown in the deepest river, too/
Catch cold in the hottest desert, you
know I'm a fool for you"), this
could be the love theme to a really
cool Broadway musical. The strong-
est writing, though (in a band four-
deep with pens), comes as usual
from drummer/founder Bill Steven-
son, who eschews past topics like
body odors in favor of some of his
most revealing lyrics yet.
The songs are also their most ac-
cessible, though thanks to Album

Oriented Reactionarism, most people
will never hear them. If White Lion
recorded Stevenson's "She's My
Ex," a riff-heavy break-up song, it'd
be the Number 1 single until 1992
- 1995 if the B-side was "Mary,"
new vocalist Scott Reynolds' touch-
ing tale of unrequited love among
the pretentious. "Just let me hide
behind the smoke and pleasantries,"
he sings, "'Cause I do my best work
with the mannequin brigade."
Most importantly, though, this
band simply can rock. Stevenson,
once of Black Flag. nroves that

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self.
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