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Continued from page 8
sive stage. Maybe he's been at the
same potty training session as Bjork
of the Sugarcubes.
"Velouria" is poppy, but never
its the brilliantly banal heights of
'Gigantic." Kim Deal only knows
how to play one bass riff, which she
does for most of this four song EP.
Joey Santiago with the receding
headline plays a sharp Lou Reed gui-
tar better than the withered old
wanker himself has managed since
the days of Transformer.
Ms. Deal sings a Neil Young
tune, "I've .Been Waiting Too
Long," and frankly, she should be
given more of the vocal chores in
the future. There's an endearing ama-
teurism in her deadpan demeanor.
The skinny drummer sings one song
that sounds like ye olde Wire on a
bad day, and Francis finishes the EP
off with the type of short, absurdist
anecdote that only Tom Waits can
pull off these days.
The Pixies are treading water in
*the same psychotic, self-obsessed
mud as the likes of Bob Mould. Not
much of an art threat at all.
-N. Mustafa Zuberi

Continued from page 5
though," Smallens said. "They went
and handcuffed us and while they're
doing that they're saying, "I don't
know. Maybe we'll have to arrest
the drummer too because he was
mouthing some of the words."'
Smallens offered a conclusion on
the whole event: "'These people are
on a mission."
While he said he feels the arrests
make a statement, Smallens also
said he feels more musicians need to
become involved, if they are to
combat what he feels is censorship
of lyrical content. "More people than
Too Much Joy have to get on the
kick," he said. "Especially rock
bands have to start doing a little
more than wearing a t-shirt about
this. Bon Jovi should do what we
This is a time of worry for musi-
cians, he continued, because the mu-
sic industry could experience a seri-
ous chilling effect. Many record
companies are already voluntarily
putting warning stickers on albums
that contain potentially offensive
content. "What it's going to cause
musicians to do, this whole record
labeling thing, the whole evil of it,
is it inately forces musicians to self-
censor themselves," h.e said. "That's
the ultimate evil of all of this...
when people start censoring them-
selves because of the climate. That's
what scares me and that's basically
what we're reacting against."

Basement Arts auditions for
Rites by Maureen Duffy, a play for
twelve women, will be held on
Weds. Sept. 12 from 5-8 and Thurs.
Sept. 13 from 8-11 in the Arena
Theater in 'the Frieze Building. A
sign-up sheet is posted in the Green
Room of the Frieze Building (next
to the Arena in the basement.)
Please prepare a short monologue.
Questions-contact Rebecca at 994-
Today is the last day for auditions
for The Choral Union for its
annual performance of Handel's
Messiah, to be performed Dec. 1 &
2. For audition appointment or
further information, call the Chorus
Manager's office at the University
Musical Society, 936-0430. One
credit hour offered to University of
Michigan students.
Quotes of the Day
"Sailor baby, I'd go to the end of
the world for you."
"Rockin' good news!" - Lula
and Sailor in Wild at Heart
Besides the need for better-known
names in the anti-censorship cam-
paign, Smallens admits he would
like company. "It's lonely at the
bottom," he said.
Does Smallens plan to return to
the Broward County area? "Probably
for a court date," he said.




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