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$The Michigan Daily
Dangtrippers: More
than a great name
BY MIKE KOLODY
i*THE search for vital, alternative music has led to (of all places) Iowa,
stomping ground of the Dangtrippers. With the guidance of R.E.M.
manager Jefferson Holt heading them in the right direction, the band has
recently witnessed a flurry of commercial success: just after Christmas they
were flown to Athens, Georgia as subjects of an MTV interview; The New
York Times gave their new album, Days Between Stations, the thumbs up;
and Billboard called it a "tastefully catchy debut."
Named after "something to do with the Beat Generation" the 'Trippers
play intensely strummed, poppy numbers like "Talk About Love" as well as
more psychedelic fare like "Nehru" and "Freudian Slip." Inevitably, the band
is compared with other acoustically-oriented groups like the Byrds and
W E.M., but the members maintain their individuality, refusing to be just
another clone band. "We're attempting to be as successful as possible,
having people like our music without having them influence how we write
our songs," says bassist Scott Stecklein.
According to Stecklein, people at tonight's show can look forward to a
dynamic live performance, as they tend to "rock it up more" live than on the
album. Goers should expect a lot of one-on-one interaction with the band, as
its members like to talk with their audience between sets. "We don't want to
*Small-town schizophrenia

Tuesday, February 13, 1990

Dangtrippers may have the same manager as R.E.M., but don't hold that
against them. They insist they're not jangle clones.
be big jokers on stage," says Stecklein. "We go out and talk to people."
DANGTRIPPERS play Rick's tonight. Call 996-2747 for info.

Everybody Wins
dir. Karel Reisz
BY MARK BINELLI
At one point in Everybody
Wins, the new film that reunites
Cannery Row stars Nick Nolte and
Debra Winger, one of the characters
*says, "It's like chasing feathers in a
tornado." Sadly, the screenplay was
written by Pulitzer Prize winning
Michigan alum Arthur Miller - and
he did not mean the dialogue to be

funny. His brilliantly drawn charac-
ters in such classics as Death of a
Salesman and The Crucible were
once the strongest points of his
work, but in Everybody Wins they
are even less believable than the ab-
surd plot in which they become in-
volved.
Nolte plays Tom O'Toole, a pri-
vate dick who is convinced by the
mysterious Angela Crispini (Wing-
er) to help out a young man who has
been framed in the brutal slashing
murder of his uncle, a prominent

doctor. Of course, Tom and Angela
become romantically involved, so he
really doesn't care why she's so in-
terested in this kid's well-being or
how she knows that he is innocent.
Tom begins to get a bit upset, how-
ever, when it turns out that Angela
is a schizophrenic hooker who flip-
flops between hyper-dramatically
drooling all over him and being dis-
tant and abusive.
The plot becomes even more con-
fused when Tom begins to investi-
gate Jerry (Arthur Miller wrote this,
not me), a religious fanatic with a
bad temper who used to run drugs for
the good dead doctor. Will Patton as

Jerry is the film's only half-interest-
ing feature, but it's not very difficult
to make a psychotic supporting
character appealing to the audience.
The lead actors, both very talented,
aren't able to make their characters
come to life at all, and Miller's
stilted dialogue isn't the only reason
for this problem. Nolte, who should
have been able to make his boring
detective at least a bit life-like, is
practically catatonic in his new
Sigmund Freud look. Meanwhile,
the intense mood swings of
Winger's Angela don't add depth or
complexity to the character, but just
See EVERYBODY, page 8

The Great and Secret
Show
by Clive Barker
Harper & Row, $19.95
This book has it all: a secret cult,
a gateway to another dimension, a
war between good and evil spirits,
the end of modern civilization, sex
with the dead, things that lurk in
shadows, a place where time stands
still, and even a couple of moun-
tainous abominations that drive read-
ers insane just by their existence.
What more could a person ask for?
Good writing? There's that, too!
Why isn't this book a best-seller?
Haven't you been paying attention?
It's a horror novel!
The problem with horror stories
is that the reader always has a good
idea as to what's going to happen.
There are basic requirements: the
characters are either victims or vil-
lains, the creatures are all threatening
nasties, and the conflicts generally
end in a limited number of ways.
And, in fact, there isn't anything ter-
ribly innovative here.
What we have is the story of one
Randolph Jaffe and his attempts at
taking control of the "Quiddity," a
sea of raw magical power that lies
'somewhere behind our world."
Problem is, he isn't stable enough
to handle the power, and conflict en-
sues. Not too much of a variation
here on a standard Dark Fantasy
theme. But the variation that does
occur is good, making the novel
worthwhile. The cosmic and the un-
believable are introduced in realistic
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ways. Characters mentioned in pass-
ing are later introduced unexpectedly,
but appropriately, and the changes
they undergo once they see the unb,-
lievable seem right.
The characters aren't anything
special in themselves, though:
there's the evil power-seeker and his
good nemesis; a dedicated investiga-
tor and his hip girlfriend; an overre-
ligious mother; twins with a strange
bond; the clean-looking neighbor-
hood man with a sinister side.... But
all this is well done anyway, with
enough personality to go around.
These characters end up being more
than two-dimensional, if not wholly
original.
Then there's the social criticism,
the commentary on the apathy and
lack of imagination in America to-
day, which is especially well han-
dled. The muted reactions of Califor-
nian townspeople to supernatural oc-
currences taking place up the street
seem likely. Best of all, there's not
too much condescension here; there
is a fair amount of understanding
from Barker, because, after all, there
are only so many ways you can react
to the terrifying; pretending nothing
is happening is one way. The criti-
cism of these people's hypocrisy is
harsher, although again not over-
done.
The prose is well written in a
style that draws you in, with just
enough description to make the im-
ages clear - not easy, when talking
about things that have never been
seen before - but not enough to
See BOOKS, page 8
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