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8 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 21, 1994

Whoa! When did Diana Ross become such a sexpot? Whatever happened to "Stop in the Name of Love"?

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University of Michigan Medical Center
FEMALE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Young Women's Health Project is conducting an ongoing,
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or are regularly engaged in any of the following behaviors:
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+ intense dieting or fasting
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If you are interested, and you are a sophomore woman,
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For further information, please contact Eva Rosenwald,
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RECORDS
Continued from page 5
fully combines danceable beats with a
positive theme, while not sacrificing
either. "Next by South Next" has no
need for a vocal track because the mu-
sicians fill in the composition all by
themselves. The combination on this
song of vibraphone, piano, flute and
drum beats creates a unique sound that
could only happen in Acid Jazz.
Unfortunately, some of the other
experiments do not work as will. "A
Headnaddas Journey to the Planet
Adidi-skizm" is a run-on sentence that
goes nowhere. "Kiss Like a French-
man" is flat out ridiculous and "Never
Give Up" sounds like a Soul II Soul
cover, which may appeal to some, but
is out of place on this album.
Even though some of the experi-
ments went sour, the strength of the
majority of the songs makes this album
more than a worthy purchase. Not only
is it a sampling of American Acid Jazz,
"The Acid Jazz Test'"'is avr danceable
album that takes some risks, and ulti-
mately comes out ahead.
- Ben Ewy
Diana Ross
Diana Extended/The Remixes
Motown Records
When I saw the CD, it shocked me,
too. However, nothing in the CD is a
surprise; the name speaks for itself.
"The Remixes" isjust that, seven beau-
tifully engineered remixes of earlier
Diana Ross songs released following
the 1993 release of the four-CD box
set, "Forever, Diana." The remixes of
such '70s and '80s hits as "Upside
Down," "The Boss" and "I'm Coming
Out" are so well coordinated, you'd
think Diana sang in these remixes her-
self and not that this entire CD is a
product of computer splicing and
repasting.
The remixes and sound effects defi-
nitely add a new flava to these songs.
Simultaneously, the "Diana" in each of
these songs remains intact allowing the
songs' originality to remain. If you
liked Diana's original words, you'll
love "Diana Extended."
- Eugene Bowen
Dinosaur Jr.
Without A Sound
Sire
Dinosaur's latest release is perhaps
their best. At the very least, it is their
tightest; J. Mascis' notoriously ram-
bling songs have been pared down con-
siderably, the longest song being just
under six minutes. While the songs are
shorter in length, they are not short on
melody, hooks or expressive guitar

Compulsion
Comforter
Elektra
"Comforter" is the American debut
album for this group of Dubliners trans-
planted in London. Call it New Wave
of New Wave, call it punk or call it pop
but call it timely: Compulsion's blend
of the Pixies, Nirvana, Jam and Clash-
styled music manages to pay homage
to the aforementioned bands as well as
stand on its own.
Songs like "Yancy Dangerfield's
Delusions," "Air-raid for the
Neighbours," and "I Am John's Brain"
are wild and thrashy, wrung out by
Garrett Lee (guitar), Sid Rainey (bass)
and Jan-Willem Alkema (drums).
Singer Josephmary can scream with
the best of them, while also managing
to croon on tracks like "Ariadne" and
"Jean Could Be Wrong."

solos - all things that Dinosaur Jr.
have been known for in the past - in
fact, these come to the forefront on
"Without A Sound." The single, "Feel
the Pain," finds Dinosaur in peak form,
as do the rest of the songs. "Without A
Sound" is beautiful, honest and an en-
tirely worthwhile album.
- Heather Phares

While Compulsion has good songs
and a good sound, they don't match up
to energy of many punk bands past,
although that's not necessarily a fail-
ing. While they may not setears aflame,
at least (thank God) they're not Green
Day.
- Heather Phares
Patti LaBelle
Gems
MCA Records
The queen diva herself, Ms. Patti
LaBelle, is back, and after one sitting
with her newest release, there's only
one question that will pop into your
mind. Is there anything this woman
can't sing?
"Gems" is good from beginning to
end. It is an excellent testament to
Patti's well publicized vocal prowess.
From her relatively fast paced songs*
like "Right Kinda Lover" to slow songs
(which initially made "Patti" a house-
hold word) like "I'm in Love" and "I
Never Stopped Loving You," the 12
cuts of "Gems" will tickle your eardums
and mellow out your mind. "Gems"
also includes a beautiful remake of the
1982 El DeBarge hit, "All This Love."
Patti is the queen, and "Gems" is
pure gold. Plain and simple.
- Eugene BoweO

SThe Hindu Students Council
invites you to attend its mass meeting.
Date: Wednesday, September 21st
Place: Nikki G. Lounge - Mo Jo Hall
Time: 8:00 PM
HSC is a national forum open to everyone.
For more information, please call 994-0907 or 769-2840

J Mascis feels the pain on Dinosaur Jr.'s new album. (Note the knife.)

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