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10 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, January 23, 1996

RECORDS
Continued from Page 5
The rest of the songs have already
been released. "Superunknown" is the
title track of Soundgarden's last album,
"She Likes Surprises" was on the do-
mestic vinyl version and non-United
States versions of"Superunknown," and
the other tracks have appeared on im-
port singles. While many people don't
have those singles, there are still at least
foursongs (not including live versions)
that were on import singles in the past
two years that are nowhere to be seen
domestically.
The computer information is pretty
good. You can access videos of around
shalf-dozen songs, as well as interview
alips with the band and footage of Artis
tbe Spoonman doing the spoonman
thing.
There're other entertaining things as
well, like areas where you can partially
;ntrol the development of a photoj am,
play pong or make sounds by clicking
gn objects. The interface is also fairly
sasy to navigate through and has easily
ccessible shortcuts to other places
ithin the computer world.
However, the pricetag of around $20
s hard to swallow when you get little
opre than a four-song single. You're
~upossedtobe able to play songs within
he program, but I don't seem to be able
:oI'm unsure as to what else I may be
nissing in the program. Oh well, what
'm getting anyway is pretty good.
- Ted Watts

Ginger
Far Out
Nettwerk Productions
We all know about those "parental
advisory" stickers gracing the front of
certain offensive discs out there: gangsta
rap, death metal, Barney, etc. They're
designed to protect our youth from sex,
violence and excessive grunting. While
these are really wonderful, it's clearly
time to expand the advisory sticker line
and introduce the "crappy, generic, sec-
ond-rate, sub-bar-band advisory" to
protect all of us who have managed to
develop some taste. There'd be no need
to write that out on every sticker, a
picture of Ginger would do nicely.
Think of all the innocent masses
who'd be spared the garbage crammed
into "Far Out." Without this sticker,
countless unfortunate people might have
to endure the watered-down album rock
of "Feel Like Falling Down" and the
laughale ballad "Saying Sorry Again."
If you had to hear Ginger get tough on
"Mr. Attitude," you'd wish there'd been
a sticker there, too. These guys have
less personality than Foreigner.
Rather thanjust be another example of
drivel, Ginger could spawn a revolution.
Those considering purchasing "Cracked
Rear View" would see the Ginger seal
right next to the word "Hootie" and go
buy somethingelse. Collective Soul would
never be heard from again.
This may seem like nothing more
than a bitter diatribe of someone who
never seems to find anything good to
review. Maybe it is. That doesn't change

'Othello' lacks focus

the fact that Ginger really deserve to be
the poster boys for banality. Write your
congressman immediately.
- Dave Snyder
Tesla
Time 's Makin ' Changes - The
Best of Tesla
Geffen
Try to name three Tesla songs. Go
ahead. Betcha can't. Think you can?
OK ... three Tesla originals. Gotcha.
For all you big Tesla fans out there,
there's a greatest hits album in town
and it's got your name on it.
Seriously though, "Time's Makin'
Changes" shouldn't even be called a
"Greatest Hits" album, but "Tesla - A
Few Songs That May Have Been Played
on the Radio More Than Once."

Sure, it's got the big hit "Signs" that
they didn't write. It also has originals
you might recognize like the decent
ballad "Love Song," and the rockin'
"What You Give." Their '80s break-
through A.O.R. classic "Changes" and
the mediocre "Edison's Medicine" are
here, but that's about as good as it gets.
From a band who put out a mere five
mediocre albums, it's surprising that
Geffen would bother to release a Tesla
best-ofpackage. Anyone who liked Tesla
in their "prime" probably already owns
the majority ofthismaterial. All ofitisold
except the mediocre "Steppin' Over."
Yes, "Time's Makin' Changes" ac-
curately chronicles Tesla's short-lived
career, but the real question today for a
world that doesn't listen to metal is,
"Who really cares?"
- Brian A,. Gnatt

By Kate Brady
Daily Arts Writer
Oliver Parker's "Othello" joins the
recent rush of Shakespeare plays to hit
the big screen. Full of fine performances
and beautiful visual images, this film
does not disappoint.
"Othello" is the tragic story of a great
man led into ruin by the friend he trusts
the most. The Moor Othello (Laurence
Fishburne) - a brave and respected
soldier - weds an affluent Venetian,
whom he greatly loves. The evil lago
(Kenneth Branagh) uses his influence
to turn Othello against his best men and
trick him into believing that his loving
wife has been unfaithful.
Although largely successful in its
adaptation, this "Othello" fails to con-
vey the true spirit of the play in some
important ways.
The first miss is in its focus; the
movie gives too much attention to lago.
Granted, Branagh is a powerful actor
and does a marvelousjob, but this seems
insufficient reason to place him above
the title character. While useful in the
beginning, the gratuitous use of the
close-up soliloquy too often breaks up
the action without providing enough
new information.
The film also fails to present a clear
purpose for lago's revenge. Despite his
time on camera, lago's motives for or-
chestrating Othello's downfall are un-
clear and unconvincing.

REVREW
Othello
Directed by Oliver
Parker; with Lawrence
Fishburne, Kenneth
Branagh and Irene Jacob
At State
Furthermore, the character of Othello
is underdeveloped. For this reason, the
full tragedy of his fall from grace is not
completely realized. This is no fault of
Laurence Fishburne, who is excellent;
his terrific performance makes the auz
dience wish that he had been given a
greater opportunity to shine.
Othello's wife Desdemona, played
by Swiss actor Irene Jacob, is another
example of under-used talent. Com- 4
pared to her maid (Anna Patrick), she is
little more than a pretty face. Patrick, as
the wife of lago and loyal maid to
Desdemona, steals scene after scene.
The costumes and setting, along with
the masterful use of lighting provide a
feast for the eyes, as well as a tradition-
ally authentic background for this trag-
edy. "Othello" is a polished-looking
piece of work.

Parker has given us a worthwhile
viewing experience. Although he does
not find perfection, the merits of this
"Othello" quite outweigh its faults.

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