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The Michigan Daily Thursday, June 17, 1982 Page 7

A selection of campusfilm hghlights
Dragonslayer our combat surgeons as they cut and
stitch their way along the front lines.
(M. Robbins,1981) Operating as bombs ... Operating
Olde England, dragons, damsels in as bombs and bullets burst around
distress, and a wise wizard get them. Snatching laughs and love
together in this. climactic fantasy. between amputations and
"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!" penicillan. Follow Hawkeye, Trap-
Impressive visual effects aid this per, Duke, Dago Red, Painless,
story; you'll believe a dragon can fly. Radar, Hot Lips, and Dish as they
(Friday, June 18; MLB 3, 7:30, 9:30). put our boys back together again.
Superman1II Starring Donald Sutherland, Elliot
Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Keller-
(Richard Lester, 1981) man, Robert Duvall, Jo An Pflug,
A comic-book rehash of the Amer- Gary Burghoff, and John Scguck.
can myth which doesn't come close 'Goddam Army!' That is all."
to the stature of the first movie. (Saturday, June 19; MLB 4, 9:30).
Monty Python and
xnu ~Holy Grail
C 1 P S(Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, 1975)
Li mI SAnd Now For Something
Completely Different
Christopher Reeve and margot Kid- (Ian MacNaughton, 1971)
der return to their roles as the man While The Holy Grail is undoubtedly
of steel and the hard-hitting repor- Python at its best, Something Com-
ter. But Richard Lester's production pletely Different offers many classic
has all the bad technique of the moments from their television
comic-book genre and ignores the series. This double feature is not for
best that cinema could offer. the weak of stomach-many sides
(Saturday, June 19; Auditorium A, will be split laughing. At the
7:00,9:15). Michigan Theatre. (Saturday, June
M*A*S*H 19 and Sunday, June 20; Monty
(Robert Altman, 1970) Python and the Holy Grail, 2:00,
5:30, 9:45; And Now For Something
"Attention. Tonight's movie will be -Completely Different, 3:45,7:15).
M*A*S*H. Follow the zany antics of C'y't4 :
compiled by Richard Campbell
Records
Patrice Rushen-'Straight superficial, groove. They do what they
from the Heart' (Elektra) do just about as well as anyone on the
rle ere- (Eiv et '(RA) market, but they still may never catch
Pleasure- 'Give It Up' (RCA) on to Rushen's mystifying ability to
Patrice Rushen is a nice record-the soothe and excite in the very same
kind of record you could take home to breath.
Mom and Dad, and still not be bored to -Mark Dighton
tears by late at night.
Sure, there's "Forget Me Nots," one
of the sweetest hit singles around, but
unlike most of her peers who can only
muster a sweet -or two per record,
Patrice Rushen's got a whole assor-
tment on Straight from th Heart. Each
one of them is of the same sugar-sweet
variety as "Forget Me Nots" but eachfA b
also has its own distinctive taste. There
are even a few numbers more vibrantly
tasty than the hit, but (except for
"Remind Me") none are nearly as sen-
sually rich and welcoming.
Pleasure is very much in the same
game as Patrice Rushen, if not quite in
the same league. So even if Give It Up
doesn't rate a rave, it at least deserves
recognition.
Pleasure's single, "Sending My
Love," even bears a lot of surface
similarities to "Forget Me Nots," butj
while Rushen uses the other songs on
her LP to explore and expose the depths
of her artistry, Pleasure are content toJ
ride high on a consistent, but relatively
Dascola LYDI
Stylists
wishes you
success-
on your finals.

Seagulls fl y
higher live
than on, vinyl

By Melissia Bryan
A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS' Friday
night performance at Clutch
Cargos proved one thing: the band
sounds a lot better live than they do on
their album.
My first listen to A Flock of Seagulls
prompted me to say, "close but no
cigar." The album has many strong
points and asa first effort shows a lot of
promise. But the parallels to U2 and
Duran Duran are so blatant that they
appear intentional.
Guitarist Paul Reynolds freely ad-
mits that his style is similar to that of
U2. He is aware of the comparison and
he does not mind it - he says the
similarities are not intentional.
Reynolds, at 19, is the youngest
member of the group, but his technique
is not indicative of his age. He's been
callded the baby of the band, but he
says he can take the nicknames and
jokes because he knows he has as much
talent as a thirty year old.
The rhythm section is quite similar to
many of last summer's dance bands.
Bassist Frank Maudsley and drummer
Ali Score do a wonderful job of making
us move, the rhythm is very clean, and
perhaps their ability to get people to
dance is the best reason to buy the
record and see A Flock of Seagulls per-

form.
All lyrics are written by the band's
vocalist, Mike Score. Score's lyrics
focus on outer space, UFO's, and inter-
planetary communication. The songs
convey a spaceman/Major Tom image
that I found rather annoying. Reynolds
explains the band's view of the lyrics,
"This wasn't a real concept album, the
titles came naturally; they seemed to
fit the songs. The album is
mystical ... it carries a future -
futuristic thought .. it has-a mystical
aura about it.
So armed with my opinions of the
album,d went to Clutch Cargoes last
Friday night to see A Flock of Seagulls
perform, The night's entertainment
started with a very good performance
by Circuit II, a new 2 piece band that
markets itself as encorporating
technology with emotion.
Not only do Tom Roositer and Alan
Sanchez manipulate their keyboards
and patch chords, but they actually can
sing and !gosh! harmonize. That's
See FLOCK, Page 10
ANN ARIBO
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