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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 24, 1992- Page 9

RECORDS
Continued from page 8
for this one. While his movies have
digressed from mediocre, angst-rid-
den fantasies for the clove cigarette
* teen army, to sickly sweet Disney-
on-meanie-pill stuff like Home
Alone, he is also the father of the
,"cool movie soundtrack."
With Pretty In Pink, Hughes
created a monster. Assemble a bunch
of currently "cutting edge" artists,
have them record some alternateen
anthems, and voila! 120 Minutes
heaven! Like it or not, you know that
* You too have a dog-eared copy of
that mid-'80s gem, even if it is lan-
guishing in the used bin at Wazoo.
That record, along with a can of hair
mousse, sum up American youth
culture of the time. Scary, huh?
Until The End Of The World is
Pretty In Pink's hip older brother.
Instead of New Order, there's Can.
But this Wim Wenders-assembled
disc isn't too cool to omit hitmakers
* like U2 or Neneh Cherry.
IDespite the rather diverse cast of
artists, Until The End somehow ma-
Despite the rather
diverse cast of artists,
Until The End
somehow manages to
maintain a consistent,
.gloomy demeanor
from beginning to end.
nages to maintain a consistent,
gloomy demeanor from beginning to
end. All of the tracks rumble with a
dark, dreary tension. From Patti and
Fred Smith's keyboard-washed tone
poem "It Takes Time," to a gorgeous
duet between k.d. lang and Jane
Siberry, "Calling All Angels," this
disc never loses i's ethereal, murky
mood.
Depeche Mode, who are special-
ists in the field of gloom and doom,
lift up their weary heads long
enough to toss in the solemn
"Death's Door," while fellow de-
pressos Nick Cave and the Bad
Seeds moan through the melodra-
matic "(I'll Love You) Until The
End Of The World." Definitely not
one to take to the beach.
Mercifully, Until The End isn't
all melancholy baby. R.E.M.'s acou-
stic "Fretless" is quietly beautiful,
and the Talking Heads deliver the
enchanting "Sax and Violins." Ne-
neh Cherry attempts to brighten the
proceedings with her entry in the
"Justify My Love" rip-off sweep-
stakes, "Move With Me." She must
be saving the good stuff for her al-
bum.
Like most soundtracks, it's hard
to say if Until The End Of The World
will stand the test of time. Who
knows, maybe five years on we'll be
laughing at this disc, along with
Caesar haircuts and pretentious cof-
fee shops. Only the guys at Wazoo
will know for sure.
-Scott Sterling
Yo La Tengo
May I Sing With Me
Alias
The husband and wife duo of Yo
La Tengo (Ira Kaplan and Georgia
Hubley) continues to confound me.
They overload their productions with

LAWYERS
Continued from page 5
now, and Let's Kill All the Lawyers
is our calling card."
The Filmmaker's Premiere of LET'S
KILL ALL THE LAWYERS is Friday
night at 7:30 at the Michigan
Theater. Tickets are $10.
L'7
Continued from page 8
"But we knew that we couldn't
just go up there and look normal. So
we decided to be bald. Our girlfriend
who was a makeup artist got us caps
and makeup and we all were bald.
The crowd was a little stunned at
first, you know; their sense of humor
isn't quite like what ours is. It took
them a while, but then they just
started rocking out.
"At the end of the night someone
from the audience said that we were
a really good band and we didn't
need to use that gimmick, as if we
do that all the time. But it was pretty
funny. We've got some great pic-
tures from that show."

seemingly endless layers of feed-
back, distortion, and grunge, and
through it all, aren't really that great
at it.
What they do excel in, however,
is the three to four-minute rock song
which is sorely missing from their
latest album, May I Sing With Me.
Good songwriters they are, but not
in the style they've chosen to play.
"Mushroom Cloud of Hiss" and
"Sleeping Pill" are relentless in their
pursuit to agonize the listener. The
former song is held together with a
fast drumbeat and an overall fuzzi-
ness. The vocals remain secondary,
and the feedback at the end carries
on for what seems like an eternity.
The latter (and the name "Slee-
ping Pill" should give it away),
could easily put the worst insomniac
to sleep. The shimmering guitar
turns into feedback, and eventually
becomes an intimidating mass of dis-
tortion. Again, the song drags on
forever.

Tengo does this, when in fact, the
songs lacking in grunge are their
best. "Upside-Down," the best tune
on the album, has an entertaining
vocal harmonization between the
duo. The straightforwardness of the

Yo La Tengo's best work to date
was Fakebook, an all-acoustic album
of cover songs. While it's not par-
ticularly necessary for the duo to
convert to a complete anti-grunge
sound, their point (if they even have

They overload their productions with seemingly
endless layers of feed-back, distortion, and
grunge, and through it all, aren't really that
great at it.

song makes it work well.
The closing track, "Satellite," is
along the same line. The vocals are
the feature of the song, and not coin-
cidentally, it's one of the shortest
numbers on the album. Less is un-
deniably more in this instance.

one) was lost on me long ago. If they
aim to annoy and confuse listeners,
they have once again succeeded ad-
mirably. But I can't help coming
back continuously to one question-
when it's all over - so what?
-Nima Hodaei

Hubley

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While many distortion-guitar
bands hide their inability to write
and perform creative songs beneath
the noise, it seems ironic that Yo La

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM REORGANIZATION
The Department of Psychology has made course numbering changes and changes to the concentration that will be effective
Fall Term, 1992. Course renumberings are listed below. Information meetings concerning the concentration changes are
scheduled Tuesdpy, March 24, from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm in Angell Hall Aud D (for questions about the B.S. in Psychology as a
Natural Science) , or on Friday, March 27, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm in Angell Hall Aud B, or Sunday, March 29, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, in
Angell Hall Aud D, with Dr. Lance Sandelands. Contact the Psychology Undergraduate Office, K-106 West Quad, 764-2580, for
further information.

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110 Learning to Learn
112 Introductory Psychology as a Natural Science
113 Introductory Psychology as a Social Science
111 Introductory Psychology
115 Honors Introduction to Psychology as
a Natural Science
114 Honors Introduction to Psychology
211 Project Outreach
204 Individual Research
206 Tutorial Reading
254 Patterns of Development
404 Field Practicum
405 Field Practicum
407 Field Practicum
408 Field Practicum
409 Field Practicum
341 Superlab in Psychology as a Natural Science
330 Introduction to Biopsychology
Note: was Introduction to Physiological
and Comparative Psychology
434 Human Neuropsychology
301 Teaching or Supervising Laboratory
or Field work in Psychology
463 Individual Behavior in Organizations
437 Primate Social Behavior I
438 Primate and Human Social Relationships
313 Psychology and Religion
470 Introduction to Community Psychology
314 Nature of Illness
380 Introduction to Social Psychology
471 Marriage and the Family
312 Junior Honors Research Methods
400 Special Problems in Psychology as a Natural Science
401 Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science
402 Special Problems in Psychology
371 Advanced Lab in Behavior Therapy
Note: was Advanced Lab in Behavior Modification
372 Advanced Lab in Psychopathology
448 Mathematical Psychology'

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Political Psychology 575 .
Development of Language and Thought 576
Introduction to the Psychology of Personaltiy 577
Note: was Psychology of Personality 578
Socialization of the Child 583
Cognitive Development 590
Human Infancy 591
Introduction to Developmental Psychology New C
Note: was Child Psychology-
Gender and the Individual
Psychology of Aging
Group Behavior in Organizations
Behavioral Biology of Women
Introduction to Behavior Therapy
Note: was Introduction to Behavior Modification
Abnormal Psychology
Environmental Psychology
Personal Organization and Social Organization
Clinical Study of the Family
Attitudes and Social Behavior
Sociological Analysis of Deviant Behavior
Special Problems in Psychology as a Natural Science
Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science
Special Problems in Psychology
Special Problems Advanced Laboratory
Individual Research
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Advanced lab in Physiological Psychology
Advanced Lab in Human Traits and Their Assessment
Advanced Lab in Perception
Advanced Lab in Social Psychology
Advanced Lab in Developmental Psychology
Advanced Lab in Personality
Advanced Lab in Judgement & Decision Making
Decision Processes
Human Traits and Their Assessment
Advanced Comparative Animal Behavior
Advanced Topics in Biopsychology
Note: was Selected Topics in Psychobiology
Psychological Study of Lives

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Perspectives in Advanced Psychopathology
Experimental Contributions to Clinical Psychology
Intervention in Childhood Disorder
History of Psychology
Introduction to Survey Research
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Senior Honors Research II
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Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
Introduction to Organizational Psychology
Introduction to Psychopathology
Perception, Science and Reality
Advanced Topics in Cognition and Perception
Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology
Advanced Topics in Organizational Psychology
Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology
Advanced Topics in Social Psychology
Advanced Topics in Personality Psychology

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