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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, September 30, 1997 - 9

6tones start it up in Chicago

By Andrew Ullman
For The Daily
Forget all the hype. On Tuesday Sept. 23, the greatest
rock 'n' roll band in the world took the stage at Soldier
Field in Chicago. The Stones captivated a crowd of around
50,000 people in a mesmerizing fashion. The stage was a
spectacle unlike anything that has been done in previous
ars. At 9:20 p.m., the introduction began and the foun-
atiof was set for the Bridges to
Babylon Tour of 1997. R
After a feeble showing from the R
opener, Blues Traveler, and following
a brief introduction, including some
interesting lion roars and metallic Soldier)
sounds, a huge explosion of noise and
lights occurred and the virtuoso of
rock, Keith Richards, took to the stage. Richards was
wearing a leopard-skin silk shirt with a long, heavy leop-
'd-s kin coat. He captivated the crowd as he jammed out
*me tiffs from the Stones hit "Satisfaction" on his guitar.
After what seemed to be an eternity of yelling and scream-
ing from the fans, another flash of light produced and
Mick Jagger, Ron Wood and Charlie Watts who did what
they:do best - rock 'n'. roll.
The stage was a sight to be seen. Predominately gold, it
contained an enormous amount of detail, despite its gargan-
tuansize. On either side were two gold columns that con-
tained iany speakers. In the middle of the stage, set high
abovehe musicians, was a jumbotron that displayed a crys-
Iclear image of the Rolling Stones and various other effects
the crowd. Placed behind curtains that were revealed after
1Hiller & Diller
not just filler
Dy Gabriel Smith
r the Daily
ABC has pulled off one of the biggest coups for the season by
putting Richard Lewis and Kevin Nealon in a brand new sitcom.
The series in question, "Hiller and Diller, premiered last Tuesday,
and follows ABC's lineage of faith in stand-up comedians. With
the suecess of Tim Allen, Ellen DeGeneres, Drew Carey and
Brett Butler, history is on the side of this fledgling program.
Best friends Ted Hiller (Nealon), and Neil Diller (Lewis),
are two comedy writers for a television show with two very
opposite families. Hiller has three well-behaved children who
get good grades in school and graciously greet their father
ery night when he comes home from work and wife Jeanne
is the understanding voice of reason.
Diller has just the opposite, with a wife RE
who has just left him, and two wise-
cracking rebellious teen-agers to match. Hi
The opening minutes find Diller's kids
in Hiller's living room and Ted Diller
nowhere to be found. After a trip to
Mexico, the best friends must contend

VH 1 had covered the first two songs were two air-filled stat-
ues of a nude man and woman on either side of the stage.
Later in the show, these figures disappeared and became
unidentifiable hanging sculptures.
The Rolling Stones, at the average age of 53, played an
incredible 24-song set, which lasted more than two hours and
15 minutes.
The set, in order, included: "Satisfaction," "It's Only
Rock 'n' Roll," "Bitch," "Let's Spend
E V I E W the Night Together," "Rock and a Hard
Place," "Ruby Tuesday," "Anybody
The Rolling Seen My Baby" (new), "19th Nervous
Stones Breakdown," "Out of Control" (new),
Field, Chicago "Under My Thumb," "Miss You," "All
Sept. 23, 1997 About You" (sung by Richards), "I
Wanna Hold You" (Richards), "Little
Queenie" (center stage), "Let It Bleed" (center), "The
Last Time" (center), "Sympathy for the Devil," "Tumbling
Dice," "Honkey Tonk Women," "You Got Me Rocking,"
"Start Me Up," "Jumping Jack Flash," "You Can't Always
Get What You Want" (encore) and "Brown Sugar"
(encore). As a special treat to the fans in the back sections,
the band was thoughtful enough to leave the main stage
and head to a makeshift stage in the center of the football
field. For three songs, the Stones jammed outside in the
kind of climate we have all grown to love in Ann Arbor.
This single act showed everyone the professional style that
makes the Stones what they are today.
Many questions have been brought up about whether
Mick Jagger can still sing his songs (which are nearly all
based on sexual themes) with the same intensity as when

Ron Wood, Bill Wyman, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger are The Rolling Stones.

he was younger. At age 54 and with grandchildren, Mick
Jagger can still light up a stage and perform in front of a
crowd in the style that has made him so famous. This is
especially evident in the newer songs that the Stones per-
formed. "Has Anybody Seen My Baby" and "Out of
Control," both from the new Bridges to Babylon CD
(released Sept. 30th), are two songs that bring out the clas-
sic Rolling Stones style. Unfortunately, all good things
must come to an end.
After the Rolling Stones finished 22 songs with a back-
up crew consisting of enough secondary vocals and instru-
ments to make Jimmy Page and Robert Plant jealous, the
band left the stage and Soldier Field turned pitch black
Instantly, lighters emerged and the crowd began to yell
"encore!" Finally, huge fogger emitted a fog thicker than a
bad day in Boston. Lights began flashing and millions of

streamers were shot into the air as the Rolling Stones once
again entered the stage. This concert was truly an event
that will be remembered for decades by those who can still
recall where they were that night.
From different costumes for each song to a rapping
session with the backup vocals to an interactive stage,
the Rolling Stones truly put on a show. The Stones rep-
resent all that is rock 'n' roll. Captivating an audience of
more than 50,000 is no small task, but if anyone could
possibly hypnotize a crowd of such size, the Rolling
Stones can.
The opening day of the Bridges to Babylon Tour was a
class act. The songs filled the audience with an intense enor-
gy while the stage provided a visual masterpiece to complete
an impressive welding of the senses.
Hey, it's only rock 'n' roll, but I like it.

Collective shows off groov

Richard Lewis and Kevin Nealon are Diller and Hiller.
If you look closely at the characters of Ted Hiller and Neil
Diller, you will see mirror images of the comedians who play
them. Both have a wonderful neuroticism that each brings to
their character. Lewis is famous for his "poor me" stream of
consciousness while Nealon has more of a conservative type
of style. The chemistry, along with the
E V i E W conflict, between the two main charac-
ters in a tailor-made sitcom such as this
ller & Diller is crucial. With Nealon and Lewis, that is
not a problem.
ABC With any new show there is a certain
Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. amount of skepticism. The concept of
two comedy writers is not much of a
stretch for either Lewis or Nealon, but the chemistry between
these two wonderful comedians will definitely make this
show worthwhile. Questionably, Hiller & Diller is set against
an extremely strong Tuesday night lineup on NBC, but with a
lot of potential, this show could possibly be the surprise hit of
the fall season.

By Curtis Zimmermann
For the Daily
For those who don't know, Groove
Collective is a 10-piece band that com-
bines many different styles of music.
The band then takes these influences
and puts them into
a highly experi-
mental sound that -
features many
solos and muchk
improvisation. The M
The Collective
grooved into
Detroit on Thursday night and experi-
mented before a nearly sold out crowd
at the Majestic. The band put on a stel-
lar two-set performance that seemed to
capture the spirit of its music.
In a recent interview, bassist John
Maron commented, "Our music com-
bines elements of jazz, funk and Latin
music and modern dance music, and
hip-hop. So we're commonly described
as acid jazz."
Such a wide variety of sounds defi-
nitely has something to do with the
band's widespread appeal. Since form-
ing in the early '90s, this New York
based-band has taken its act across both
Europe, Asia and the U.S. Groove


Collective is currently promoting its
second album "We the People."
Even though the band has two
albums to its credit, the main element of
its music is its live show. Much like
bands such as the Grateful Dead and
Phish, it prides
V I E W itself on keeping
the show sponta-
Groove neous on a nightly
CollectiVe basis. "This group
jestic, Detroit is all about creativi-
Sept. 25, 1997 ty," said Maron, "its
all about playing
what you're feeling at the moment.
What I think is the strongest of point of
our show is the interaction between
musicians, the places we can get to by
accident and by listening to each other."
The first set featured many old-style
jazz and mambo tunes. It seemed as if
the band were trying to get in tune with
the reactions of the crowd. What was
also shown in the first set was the band's
ability to rapidly change from one style
of music to another: One tune would be
a long drawn-out jazz piece, the next a
Tito Puente-style mambo, then the band
would kick into a hip-hop jam with
Clay's rhymes, which fired up the crowd.
The second set varied from the first in

es in Detroit"
that the band seemed to have a more ds-
tinctive group of songs as opposed to the
extended grooves. This combination .of
sounds produced a melody of its own,
which seemed to captivate the crowd."
What was most fascinating about
Groove Collective's show was the
band's ability to jam. It kept the sound
fresh as the show kept extending.
Overall, it was a solid performance by
a band of truly seasoned musicians.But
what seemed to sum up the evening were
John Maron's words: "It's always just
been about being on stage, and playing
and trying to make some great music.'

with a deadline for a fast-approaching script and the situation
that Oiller's daughter Brooke has been kicked out of school.
Executive producers/creators Lowell Ganz and Babaloo
andel, who have collaborated on several feature films, such
as "A League of Their Own" and "City Slickers, have tai-
lored a script to the strengths of both comedians.


Groove Collective kicked out its exten-
sive arsenal of Jams on Thursday.


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