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Page 8- The Michigan Daily- Tuesday, April 21,1992

RECORDS
Continued from page 5
form, of course.
The "Divine Thing" traverses the
same, tired territory as the Dragons'
last album, Lovegod, whose only
noteworthy cuts were a dance/guitar-
pop cover of the Stones' "I'm Free,"
and their original, the title track,
which sounds exactly like the cover.
As the Stones used Black female
backup singers to give a soul feel to
their white-bread version of R & B,
so the Soup Dragons use the diva on
this 12" to give their sound a mod-
ern, Marky Mark / C + C Music
Factory feel.
"Divine Thing" is a little better
than most of the cuts on Lovegod,
but rather boring. How many over-
used dance sounds can the Soup
Dragons put in three remixes? Too
many to count. Even the B-side
"Driving" does the same thing, but
isn't really a remix and therefore less
offensive. It's just a bad dance-rock

track instead of three-plus minutes
of technological-heavy noise.
The "Revisited" mix has a line,
"Your vanity will always be your
greatest thing," which sums up this
band's attitude toward itself. The
Stones suck now, guys. Stop the
worship and get a life.
- Annette Petruso
The Ramones
Loco Live
Sire
Da brudders Ramone recently
made SPIN magazine's list of the
seven greatest bands of all time.
Loco Live, recorded in Barcelona,
Spain, proves why. With three
chords and four syllables, the boys
rip through 32 songs in less time
than the drum solo from "In-A-
Gadda-Da-Vida." The album plays
like a Ramones medley, except the
band only has one song, so all that
differentiates, say, "Gimme Gimme
Shock Treatment" from "Rock 'N'
Roll High School" are Joey's cries
of "ONETWOTHREEFOUR!" (or,

for some variety once in awhile,
"EINZEZWEIDREIFIRE!")
Classics like "I Wanna Be
Sedated," "Sheena is a Punk
Rocker" and "Pinhead" are mixed in
with Lost Classics like "Wart Hog,"
"Cretin Hop" and "The KKK Took
My Baby Away." Better than the
new Spinal Tap.
-Mark Binelli
Poi Dog Pondering
Volo Volo
Columbia
The quirky band's dilemma: Can
a band still be considered original if
it continues to play in the same vein
for more than two albums? This is at
the roots of the complaints about the
latest They Might Be Giants disc,
and it also broke up Camper Van
Beethoven (thankfully). Will Poi
Dog, too, fall victim to their own
creativity?
Volo Volo is not nearly as good
as their last release, Wishing Like the
Mountain and Thinking Like the Sea,
but it shows that their style and
general aura has not become tire-
some. Their shtick, a combination of
geeky college rock with worldbeat
rhythms and exotic instruments, has
made them one of America's most
idiosyncratic bands. Just when you
think they're up to the same old
tricks, they can pull something out
of left field and place a big smile on
your face.
This album succeeds because Poi
Dog relies less on their quirkiness,
and more on their musicianship. It's
not that their previous releases don't
feature much jamming, but rather
that this record is not as goofy. True
Dogheads will not be disappointed.
Poi Dog Pondering play tonight
at the Blind Pig. Doors open at 9:30
p.m. Tickets are $7.50 in advance.
Call 996-8555.
- Andrew J Cahn
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While they wish like a mountain and think like the sea, the friendly Poi Doggies continue their delightfully geeky
serenades on their brand new album, Volo Volo. But how about pondering this one: just what the hell is Poi
anyway?

The Soup Dragons are so cute. But no matter how hard you try, you'll find it
difficult to like their music and their new "Divine Thing" single.

If you have paste-up
experience (or would like to
learn), call 763-0379.

--For 50 years, we have
wished success & happiness
in your exams & well-being--
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