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The Michigan D

RECORDS
Continued from Page 8
Hammerhead
Duh, The Big City
Amphetamine Reptile
Hammerhead rockets out at you like
a 3-D porno. Harsh and melodic with-
out seeming insincerely pretentious
about it, they dish out some catchy
songs that get into your head. With
drums and a bass that rumbles like
thunder on some tracks as a back-
ground for low-end guitars and vocals
that jab at you like a stiletto,
Hammerhead makes you take notice.
With songs varying from speed dirges
like "Meandrethal" to scum pop like
"New York? ... Alone?" Hammerhead
demonstrates a wide range of hard musi-
cal abilities. If the world were a little
luckier, they'd be the next big thing. But
they're probably too good for radio, so

just go out and buy the album.
You'll love it for the overwrought
opening line to "Victoria" and its
Missile Command-type sample if noth-
ing else.
- Ted Watts

Better Than Ezra to make good in Pontiac
Are you feeling "Good"? If you are, you might want to go to Clutch Cargo's in
Pontiac at 6 p.m. Saturday to see Better Than Ezra. These Southern boys
promise a fun show, with songs like "Rosealla," "Southern Girl" and the over-
played "Good," from their debut album "Deluxe," and "King of New Orleans,"
off their new release "Friction, Baby." Even if you're not their biggest fan,
lead singer Kevin Griffin Is so hot It's worth shelling out the $15 for the con-
cert. The Daily is also giving away cool Better Than Ezra stuff like two tick-
ets to the show with backstage passes, an autographed poster, a B.T.E. T-
shIrt and a copy of the their new album. If you're interested, send your e-maIl
entry to dailymuslc@umich.edu. Remember to leave your phone number.

Various Artists
Set It Off Soundtrack
EastWest
"Set It Off" is a nice soundtrack with
a number of good songs from a variety
of black-music genres. But I can't help
but think it could and should have been
much more solid.
Take, for instance, Organized Noize
and Queen Latifah remaking the hype
"Set It Off" tune into some sort of R&B
drivel. Granted, Latifah is an all-right
vocalist and the song isn't half bad.
And what about the first single off of
the album, "MissingYou?" Don't get me

wrong - the song is good. But we're
talking Brandy, Tamia, Chaka Khan and
Gladys Knight together. We're talking a
quartet composed of some of the best
samples of female R&B voices out
today, but this song doesn't show this.
The biggest sore thumb on this song is
surely Knight's solo; her rough, deep-
alto voice does not go well with those of
her fellow "sisters."
And the problems don't just stop
with the R&B artists. Rap lovers will
have their disappointments on this
album, too. Like Bone Thugs-N-
Harmony, who perform "Days of Our
Livez." I applaud this song's underly-
ing message with lines like "Now
come into my world and you can see
that we are more than thugs:' And I
enjoy the group's heavily harmonic
lyrical style. But can't they put a little
more variety in how they rap? Once
you've heard "Thuggish Ruggish
Bone," then you basically already

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Who Measures Your
Success - You or the U?
Day of Dialogue IV: The Value of Grades
Tuesday, Nov. 12,7-9:30 p.m. Vandenberg Rm., Michigan League
Presentations and discussion by:
Richard Mann, Prof. Emeritus, Psychology, and a diverse panel of four students
Sample Discussion Questions:
What do you do with the pressure to achieve by the University's standards?
Are your own values diminished or enhanced by this pressure?
Do grades help you to learn or keep you from learning?
Sponsors: Office of the Dean of Students; Council for Dialogue; U of Association of
Religious Counselors, L' of Mii nterfaith Student Council (email isc-ec@ ~untkh edu)
STUDY IN ISRAEL!
One Year/Semester Programs
/f->, Kibbutz Programs
f lebrew/Ar-abic Instructiion
Graduate Programs in English
/ NEW PRE-DIED PROGRA A
Meet a representative of Hebrew University of Jerusalem
TH URS. NOV. 7: 8 P.M., HILLEL
FRI. NOV. 8: 11-3, STUDENT UNION LOBBY
3:30-5, INTERNATIONAL CENTER

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aily - Friday, November 8, 1996w- 9
know how "Crossroads" and "Daysof
Our Livez" sound. Sometimes these
guys seem to be between musical
styles. They don't know if they want to
be rappers or Gregorian chanters.
Yet "Set It Off" has some cuts. First
and foremost is Blulight's "Sex Is on
My Mind. Doesn't take too much to
figure what they're talking about, but
the singing is fresh. Also, performance
veterans Simply Red and Seal add a lit-
tle diversity spice to the album with the
songs "Angel" and "Hey Joe."
Goodie Mob's "Angelic Wars" is
hype, and Busta Rhymes' "Live to
Regret" (featuring samples from
Brownstone's "Grapevyne") breaks stuff
down with his raunchy, ODB-ish voice.
Honestly, "Set It Off" is tight, and
the songs are, overall, very enjoyable.
My problem with the album is not that
it's bad. It's that with the names fea-
tured, I expected something more.
- Eugene Bowen
h Michigan eater
...September 67
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Monday, November 11
Self-Help Panel Discussion ~1 "
4070 Frieze Bldg. 2-3:30 pm Noverber 11-16, 1996
Tuesday, November 12
Motivational speaker, Mike Green
Co-sponsored by the Ml State Medical Soc. Alliance
Rackham Auditorium 7:30 pm

The University of Michigan
School of Music
Monday, November 11
French Horn Studio Recital
Students of Bryan Kennedy, Professor of Horn
Recital Hall, 8p.m.
Tuesday, November 12
University Philharmonia Orchestra
Pier Calabria, conductor
. Mussorgsky (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov): Introduction to
Khovantchina
. Chang: Sunan Dances
. Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, op.35
Hill Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Harpsichord Studio Recital
Students of Edward Parmentier, Professor of Harpsichord
" Works of Byrd, Frescobaldi, Sweelinck, Bach, Duphly,
Couperin and Forqueray
Blanche Anderson Moore Hall, 8 p.m.
Thursday, November 14
Campus Philharmonia Orchestra
Allen Tinkham, conductor
. Rossini: Overture to L'Italiana in Algeri
" Copland: Rodeo
" Smetana: Three Dances from The Bartered Bride
. Dvorak: Czech Suite
McIntosh Theatre, 8 p.m.
El Mariachi Michicano
Candida Jaquez, director
Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, November 14-17
Opera Production
L'Elisir d'Amore by Donizetti
Joshua Major, director; Kenneth Kiesler, conductor
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.
Tickets: $18 and $14 (313.764.0450)
Saturday, November 16

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An Office of Major Events Production
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Thursday, November 14
"Dangerous Promises"
Alcohol ads & violence against women
Michigan League, Hussey Room
12-1 pm
You Wanna Party??
Alcohol and the law
Michigan Union, Jones Room
7:30-8:30 pm
Mocktail Parties
Dinner hour-UM Resi nce ails '>
Free Movie I

Check these out!
Crashed Car Display
Watch for it on the diag
N Film Series:.
A special selection of
movies on RHA Channel 72

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