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Dylan tix shall., be released
~F~ckets for the Bob Dylan wnaerl are too damn expensive One way to get 6 Wbat'~ b~s r~a~ i~a~?
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;Union Ticket Office. The other is to takehiss/wrt quiz. The )zighes score b) T;r~thy MO~riO~t
~Wiltearft y~u ~ pafr of tick~ts~ a $50 value (aft yow heart .Qt4~ (Iriddes).........t~) RQtK~I<2~k*fl
.:Mrin.g your answers to the Arts office of the' Michigan baity (Upstairs ~ft..........d) 1~obea
em Pu biicark ns Bu4din~, 420 Maynard, NP~4L5&A~ by F~rk~a..........
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afternoon at 5 pin.
I What IS th~ name of Bob Dy~an~ ~ ~ Wilbury
a) Tam&urine Memoirs b) Oh~ Wilbury
b) Rena/do and Clara Q} LUdty Wilbt~ry
........~) Do#t Laok Bade N~rii~ Wilbiixy.
d) Tarantula 8 Wh~>n~ did Bob Dy1~ c~e ~at1 the greateSt living pOeC~
What rap aitisL~ r~corwi iiocs sot> .:~b~:Alan Gin ~...........
Dylan ma~ a specwl guest appear
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a) Kunis Blow d) lumseW
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d) Run DMC
Shared!
3 With whGm. did Bet> Dylan rc record hi$ Btw~keis of Rain fi~w~ most a) "This Land is Yoi~r Ls4'~
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unhkely duet? b) 1~trCttY.
a) St~vie Wnicl~r ~) 'The 1Ra1i~d tfThm ~,a4'~
S b) JuIi~ Jglesias d) "PhiladeIph~a L~iwyer~
ReU~ Midler
d) Peter Gabnet:~:~:~:>:.
JO About which of his ~on~s did Dy1ai~ later remark, "1 never felt too ~AC~se
4 Wh#~h U~S~ sid~nt.qut>ted Dylan s hue H~ noHnisy being born is to 1li~ sortg, or thQ~gbt i~ was Vx~ ~epr~sent~ive ~f anyLhin~ I dc~
bu~y dying ~n an address ~o the nation~ ~
a) Ronak~ Reagan b) LayLadyLay"
t~) Jimmy c~t~ ~) Subteiranean Hon~esid rnu~
........~) Ri~wi Nikon 4)tTakes~Lot to Lat~gh~ It ~I~ce~Trai.1* ~O Cry~
d) Lyndon ~.......................................
Match the arlists with the Dylan tune they ~co~d,
~54 What ~raternity did Bob l)ylan p1~dg~ at the Unwersay ~f Minnesota~ 11 Wi~lian~ Shatner A.. *(Jf Not 1~or Y~u~
a) Sigma Mph~ Mu 12 Olivia Newton John ~ "Mr T~imbounna M~n~
b) Sigma Clii 1.3 j~ j4j~ C "Chim~ of Freed~i~'t
.........~) Lambda Clii Alpha .............~4 $~*~ Wonder 1> 'All Along thc~ W~hto~w~r'
d) Zeta Beta Tau 15 Enice Spnngsteei~ ~+ ~win~ in die Wind~
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RECORDS
Continued from page 8
icans for years, and as a consequence
has dominated popular culture. Never
has non-dairy cheese been elevated to
such a high art form as it was during
the culturally formative '70s. The
thcrmidorean reaction to the '60s at-
tempted to reinstate the wholesome
innocence of an America that valued
family, not LSD. In order to do this,
the entertainment magnates decided
to return to that age-old institution
of cheesiness that had guaranteed
success to everyone from Tin Pan
Alley to the Little Rascals to
Fabian. As a result, America was
blessed with the Brady Bunch,
Donny and Marie, the Sid and Marty
Kroft puppets, and of course the
Kraft of TV families, the Partridge
Family.
With the recent success of Susan
Dey on L.A. Law, Clive Davis, in
all of his infinite pop wisdom, has
decided to capitalize on this with the
re-release of some classic Partridge
material on a new greatest hits pack-
age. The true genius of the record is
not the music, although who could
possibly live without the 34 seconds
of pure pop transcendence of "Come
on Get Happy" or David Cassidy's
meltingly sweet vocals on a cover of
the Association's "Cherish," but
rather it is the most brilliant packag-
ing since the Partridge's own Shop-
ping Bag album which included a
shopping bag inside every sleeve.
The self-deprecating humor that
marks this project is apparent on
first glance of the record. The cover
is a photograph of a Partridge Fam-
ily lunchbox against a Piet Mon-
drian painting, suggesting the prob-
lem of reconciling haute couture
and popular art that all 20th Century
intellectuals have had to tackle. The
Partridges are certainly no exception
to this phenomenon, as is especially
apparent in their monumental re-

working ot Rupert Holmes' "Echo
Valley 2-6809." Then, there are the
memoirs of Danny Bonaduce, the
role model for all alienated, freckled,
red-head eight year-olds. In his tren-
chant essay "My Life as a Partridge,"
Bonaduce explores the source of
teen-star angst and aestheticizes pop-
ular culture: "Tiger Beat magaz'ne,
pooka shell necklaces - I liked it
all, even the bell bottoms," and
"either on stage in those silly red
velvet suits, or just jammin' in the
garage, it was like shooting a rock
video every Monday."
As if Bonaduce's reminiscences
of David Cassidy, Susan Dey and
Shirley Jones weren't enough, the
good folks at Arista have blessed us
with "Pop Quiz: The Hits of The
Partridge Family and David Cas-
sidy." The quiz includes 24 true-
false, multiple choice, and essay
questions that contain nuggets of
priceless information like the fact
that Danny Bonaduce appeared in the
classic T and A flick II.O.T.S.
Considering that the '90s are al-
most upon us, the time is right for a
critical re-evaluation of the '70s.
The Partridge Familys Greatest
hits serves this function, defining a
bygone era where pasteurized Ameri-
can cheese and schmaltz weren't just
foods, they were cultural paradigms.
-Peter Shapiro
~$1~t
PASS
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DISTANT
Continued from page 10
Distant Voices Still Lives, as in the
work of Nicholas Ray and Yazujiro
Ozu, it has reached its apotheosis.
Despite the film being generally
grim and melancholic in outlook,
it's very funny in places too, thanks
to a wonderful script that has a real
feel for the Liverpudlian vernacular
and the local humor. It's a great
movie, not to be missed. As they'd
say in Liverpool, it's the best thing
since sliced bread.
DISTANT VOICES STILL LIVES is
now showing at Ann Arbor 1 & 2.

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