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The Michigan Daily - Friday, May 25, 1984 -Page 9
The Core adds
ska flavorings
to dance recipe

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By Steve Kaminiski
NEXT TIME YOU eat an apple,
think about the part you're
throwing away. Sometimes bitter,
sometimes sweet, the core is all-too-
often overlooked.
Better yet, don't wait until the next
time you eat an apple because this
Saturday night at Rick's, the Core will
perform their ska/dance rock, found on
their new EP, The Core.
The four songs on this EP emphasize
the beat, subordinating the lyrics to the
music.
The Core consists of Kurt Resch
(guitar/vocals), Bill Corfield
(keyboards/vocals), Brook Duer
(bass), and Kenny Crisafio (drums).
Resch wrote two songs and
collaborated on a third, and his distin-
ctive vocals lead the first cut, "Love is
Around You". He adds a fluid, rhyth-
mic guitar to the funk-edged rocker, but
the song's simple, cliched lyrics drag it
down.
The next song "While You Were Out"
continues in the same vein with Duer's
bass supplying a slow, chunky riff.
The EP's longest song (4:441
minutes) is a plus for a long dance, but
again the lyrics are disappointing:
Resch sings, "I Love You / I need you /
I care for you" and repeats it, changing
the last line to "I share with you". Bob
Dylan rests easy, folks.
Guest saxophonist Marc Reisman
adds punch to the English Beat-like
"My Friend". Even a funny break

about an imagined friend named Tom
doesn't lift this song from lyrics like
"My friend / Dig those vibes you send",
which sounds like it was stolen from the
Footloose soundtrack.
The EP ends with a slow dance tune
called "Power of a Woman", of which
the most exciting part is the addition of
a Roland drum machine.
It all boils down to art versus dancing
- and they'll definitely be dancing at
Rick's Saturday night.

Kurt Resch
... lead singer of the Core

Bars and Clubs
The Ark-This weekend sees a twin-
bill from a set of twins. Gemini
performs Saturday night in a sound
system benefit and again on Sunday in
a children's concert..
The Blind Pig-Home town guitar
hero Steve Nardella and his trio do it
up Friday and Saturday nights.
Joe's Star Lounge-They're big,
they're boppin', They're back-It's
SLK both Friday and Saturday nights.
The ist
Rick's American Cafe-Rock it up
southern style with the Skyles
Calhoun Band on Friday. Saturday
night it's ska flavored rock with The
Core.
Concerts
Jim Bradley-In order to give their
new ballroom a west coast shot in the
arm, The Blind Pig presents L.A. disc
jockey Jim Bradley. Bradley's show
features an unlikely mix of widely
disparate styles of music, ranging
from Ella Fitzgerald to toe Go-Go's.
Calling his show "Living Radio",
Bradley brings an interesting new

concept in entertainment to Ann Ar-
bor, Wednesday, May 30 at the Blind
Pig. For more information call 996-
8555.
Theater
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's
Nest-Thursday night sees the
opening performance of the Dale
Wasserman play based on the Ken
Ke.sey novel. This new production is
directed by Raymond Masters and
features local talents. An interesting
twist to the show is that it will include
some multi-media effects. This
opening show begins at 8 p.m. on
Thursday and the run continues Thur-
sday, Friday, and Saturday nights at
8 p.m. and Sundays at 6:30 through
June 24. All shows are at the Perfor-
mance Network, 408 W. Washington.
For more information call 663-0681.
Etc
Dexter-Ann Arbor Run-First of
America Bank sponsors this, the 11th
annual run. Pre-registration is
required for the event, and can be
done at the Ann Arbor Inn on Friday,
May 24 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. There
are actually two separate runs, a 10 K
which begins at 7:45 a.m. from Delhi
park and a half marathon which
begins at 8 a.m. from Dexter High
School. Both runs are on Saturday,
May 25. For more information call
995-7784.

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