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8B - The Michigan Daily - Weekend Maguite - Thursday,March 13, 2003
AC/DC's highway to Hall of Fame ,w,

The Michigan Daily - Weekend magazi
Final Four: Don't pick like a sucker

By JamesPfnt
Daily Arts Writer
I'll never forget the first time I heard
the AC/DC classic "T.N.T." Some bud-
dies and I were driving around when, all
of a sudden, the radio took a break from
sucking and played something good.
Upon recognizing "T.N.T.'s" three-chord
guitar riff and its "Oy! Oy!" chant, my
friends went apeshit, headbanging like

the buffoons they are. I braced myself,
certain we would crash. But I must
admit, though I'd never heard the song
before, I too was banging and singing
along by the end. Such is the power of
"T.N.T." comes from the band's 1976
debut album, High Voltage, a master-
piece of raw, stripped-down rock and
roll. The band was in top form: Angus
and Malcolm Young's guitars were


scorching, the rhythm section of Phil
Rudd and Mark Evans was thunderous
and who could forget the late, great Bon
Scott. His high-pitched wail fit the
band's gritty sound better than any pris-
sy "vocalist" ever could.
Of course, great songs are more
important than
good musician- Rock and
ship, and High Roll Hall of
Voltage delivers Fame
them in spades. induction
Along with series.
"T.N.T.," the most Part 3 of 3
recognizable tune
here is definitely "It's a Long Way to the
Top (If You Wanna Rock and Roll)," a
declaration of AC/DC's aspirations of
rock greatness. The band seemingly
knew from the beginning that they
would make it, even if it would be a
long, sleazy road. The song's use of bag-
pipes is truly
inspired: The trade-
off between the pipes
and Angus' guitar
would be laughable if
it didn't work so well.
Other numbers like
"Rock and Roll
Singer" and the title track reaffinn the
band's desire to rock at all costs.
AC/DC may have played louder and
faster than their predecessors, but High
Voltage is no-frills, old school rock.

"Can I Sit Next to You Girl"
sports a Chuck Berry-style┬░
riff, and "The Jack," with its
hilarious double entendres
(now an AC/DC trademark),
is pure blues-rock. Hell,
"She's Got Balls" contains
one of the simplest guitar riffs
in history.
AC/DC's music isn't high-
minded or pretentious, and
Bon's lyrics, appropriately,
aren't either. No bastion of morality,
Scott tells raunchy tales of drinking,
fighting and getting laid. You can picture
the trashy scenes of songs like "She's
Got Balls" and "Little Lover" without
even hearing them. Sure, some (squares)
might find them offensive, but these
tasteless (and perhaps a little sexist)
lyrics are as refreshing now as they must
have been in the '70s.
Its catchy tunes,
down and dirty
From lyrics, powerful
the instrumentation and
Vault unrelenting energy
make High Voltage a
classic. The blueprint
for all subsequent
AC/DC records, Voltage would probably
be more highly vaunted if the band had-
n't recorded so many great follow-ups.
AC/DC wrote four more classics in the
next five years: Let There Be Rock, Pow-

erage, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,
and Highway to Hell.
Tragically, just months after singing
about a "Highway to Hell," Bon Scott
ended up there. In one of rock's most
legendary deaths, Bon choked on his
own vomit, inspiring numerous copycats
over the years (including John Bonham)
and an equally infamous song, Ozzy's
"Suicide Solution." In the wake of it's
singer's death, any other band would
have packed it in and called it a career.
This one would record one of the great-
est albums in rock history.
AC/DC unleashed Back in Black in
1980, a flawless slab of rock and roll
that would become the band's crown
jewel. Full of classics and not a single
dud, it serves as a glorious tribute not
only to Bon Scott, but also to the power
of rock and roll. It also proved that new
singer Brian Johnson was an inspired
choice. His vocals are powerful and pas-
sionate, and the new lineup's chemistry
is almost tangible.
The band went on to record string of
quality albums in the '80s and '90s,
including For Those About to Rock (We
Salute You), The Razor's Edge and
2000's Stiff Upper Lip. All of them
sound essentially the same, and I would-
n't have it any other way.
And now, after nearly three decades
of rocking like no band before them,
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
salutes AC/DC.

By Joseph Utman
Daily Arts Writer
For the avid sports fan, no misery
surpasses that engendered when his
or her "lock" for the Final Four loses
to a Coppin State by 2:30 on the
opening Thursday of the NCAA Tour-
nament. What follows is intended to
facilitate the successful avoidance of
this misfortune; it is a primer for
making picks, a process that will
commence around seven o'clock on
Sunday when the NCAA unveils this
year's field of 65.
Trends become trends because
certain phenomenon occur consis-
tently, and the tournament has its
fair share of traditions. Among
other stats, please keep in mind
that: No team seeded higher than
eight has ever won the national title;
no Final Four has ever included all
four top seeds, and only twice in the
last 10 years have three made it;
only two teams from outside the
BCS conferences have won the
national title since the field was
expanded to 64 teams, and the last
time it happened was 1981. Beyond
the hard facts, those determined to
learn from history should know that
seemingly invariably, a 12 seed
upsets a five, and almost as fre-
quently, an 11 takes down an six
and a 10 defeats a seven.
There are other historical ele-
ments to consider when filling out
your brackets. To the point, literal-
ly, guard play is of paramount
importance in the tournament
because it is the backcourt
men, particularly the point
guard, who handle the
ball, initiate the offense,
and interpret the
defense of teams they a
likely haven't previ-
ously played. Failure
to fulfill any of these
obligations can
result in turnovers,
defensive break-
downs, and a quick
exit. Not convinced?
Ask Steve Blake, Jay'
Williams, Mateen
Cleeves, Ricky Moore and
Wayne Turner, the last five

national-champion point guards.
Flawless players? Certainly not.
Exceptional floor generals? Cer-
Given diffuse talent, winning and
losing often depend on the hoops acu-
men of the coaches.
Those seeking to impress their
friends and bankrupt their bookies
may want to consider the tourna-
ment histories of the coaches guid-
ing some of the teams expected to
win. Flat out, some coaches strug-
gle in tournament settings, so don't
be deceived if they've guided their
teams to gaudy regular-season win
totals relying on ample prep time
and myriad sources for inspiration.
In the tournament, many of those
luxuries disappear, coaches never
afforded more than four or five
days to scout up to three teams and
only given the inherent urgency of
the tournament's one-and-done for-
mat for winning impetus. (Though
that really should suffice.)
Watch out for Purdue's Gene
Keady, Roy Williams of Kansas and
Bob Huggins at Cincinnati. The Boil-
ermakers, Jayhawks, and Bearcats
have not cut down the nets under their
current bosses. Keady's never been to
the Final Four while Williams and
Huggins routinely loses prematurely
with prohibitive favorites. One more
man to be leary of is Notre Dame's
Mike Brey. His Irish lost to non-tour-
nament team in the first round of the
Big East Tournament and the second-
year coach is still cutting his teeth
with a team that may draw upset-
waiting-to-happen Pennsylvania in
the first round.
Gonzaga's Mark
Few, Louisville's Rick
Pitino, and Utah's Rick
Majerus may spur their
teams to victory. Few
have found ways to
motivate the Zags when
considered either the
underdog or the
favorite; Pitino has
always gotten his play-
ers to force the oppo-
nent to play his team's
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game; and Majerus has deftly
deployed unexpected defens-
es to befuddle favored
opponents. One more coach
to consider is Dennis Felton
of Western Kentucky, who
has guided his team to the
Tourney for the third
straight year despite miss-
ing his preseason all-ameri-
can center Chris Marcus.
With exceptions like
Duke sometimes
playing in T
N.C., few teams
enjoy a home-
court advantage
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Tournament, and
the ability to win
away from home becomes important.
This was proof, as many teams fal-
tered on the road. College basketball's
better road teams have been Kentucky
(14-2 away from Rupp), Arizona (8-
2), Stanford (8-2), Syracuse (8-3),
Florida (8-5), and Texas (8-5). Con-
versely, there are a handful of bubble
teams who have struggled on the road
(North Carolina State is 3-8; Min-
nesota is 2-8), yet they aren't neces-
sarily going dancing. Of the Tourney
locks, be wary of Missouri (4-8), Pur-
due (4-8), Cincinnati (4-7), and
Maryland (5-6).
Ok, so that adage is commonly
used in boxing, but it is certainly
applicable here. Part of the Tourna-
ment's unique intrigue is that it pits
teams against each other that play dif-
ferent ways, and often whoever adapts
better emerges from the contest victo-
rious. That is particularly so on
defense, where the right tweak or con-
fusing zone can disrupt an offense or
shutdown a top scorer.
This consideration could manifest
itself when a slow-it-down team like
Wisconsin plays a run-and-gun squad
like Louisville. Another stylistic dif-
ference to look for is if a zone-reliant
team must play a squad that can bomb
from the perimeter. It could get ugly
for the zone team that can't adjust
against Creighton or Duke. Contrari-
ly, those who play Utah or Oklahoma
better find alternative ways to score,

because teams like those will
prioritize disrupting an
Here are some miscellaneous
items to bear in mind when fig-
urmg out who could be going to
New Orleans: Rely on credible
sources for information, the best
being yourself; depth is always
important in a tournament
because the rapid succession of
games and their intensity can be
wearisome; senior leader-
( ship is key, especially
in loud arenas and
under extreme pres-
sure; go with your gut.
y wORD?
So, who has a shot to
go far in the tournament? With the
important caveat that the brackets are
still undetermined and thus, a lot is
still unkonwn. Here are some teams
that could do some damage:
Both Wildcats have distanced
themselves from the competition.
They have strong senior leadership,
good guard play, and excellent athleti-
cism and depth. These are chalk
The 'Horns swept Oklahoma and
are 8-5 against the RPI top 50. Most
importantly, they have T.J. Ford, the
nation's best point guard and a man
that the Pistons have said is the best
non-NBA player not named LeBron.
Ford and the deep Texas team may
get a top seed and seemed primed
for a run
Led by freshman sensation Carme-
lo Anthony, Syracuse can score with
anyone and has great balance among
Anthony, Jerry McNamara, Billy
Edelin, Kueth Duany Hakim Warrick.
Among elite teams, this is a danger-
ous "sleeper."
David West and Romain Sato are
as good a combination as any, and
the Musketeers have been on fire
after a disappointing opening half of
the season. Thad Motta has a team
that could beat a top seed given
steady Lionel Chalmers and the
deadly duo.

Royal Shakespeare Company
US Premiere!
Salman Rushdie's
Midnight's Children
Wed 3/12 7:30 pm
Thu 3/13 7:30 pm
Fri 3/14 7:30 pm
St 3/15 1:30 pm&7:30 pm
Sun 3/16 1:30 pm
Power Center

An extrordinary and kalei-
doscopic tale of modern
India, Midnight's Children
recounts the epic story of
Indianindependence and
the births of Pakistan and
Bangladesh as seen through
the eyes of one remarkable
family. Saleem Sinai, born
at the exact moment of
Indian independence from
Britain, is swapped at birth.
His life becomes magically
entwined with the destinies
of the twin nations born at
the same time as he.

A look at
underside of

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