The Michigan Daily, Friday, August 7, 1987-Page 13
Welcome to the near future where
cities are split into good zones -
protected by "zonies" packing Uzis
- and dangerous sectors where
streeties wander. Drugs are passe,
This is the United States Norman
Spinrad envisions in his latest
novel, Little Heroes.
The plot first centers on MUZIK,
a musical monopoly where no real
musicians exist. Voices are mixed
in a VoxBox and the persona is
invented by a computer. Likewise,
the government threatens to create a
society where thinking individuals
are a thing of the past.
Enter the Reality Liberation
Frn ahnof ro bo,~n r ~
the "official false reality" that
MUZIK and the government
represent. The RLF yearn to go
back to the days when rock was
rock, reality was reality, and times
In Little Heroes, Spinrad
effectively uses his characters to
show this clash between false and
real reality. Each of his main
characters become one of MUZIK's
creations when plugged into wire.
an RLF member while he is Mucho
Muchacho, "the max in streetwise
macho." Sally Genaro, whiz kid of
the VoxBox, is "Cyborg Sally,
Queen of Heat, every man's desire."
Finally, Bobby Rubin, image-
maker of MUZIK, becomes his
own creation, Red Jack, who will,
as his song says, lead the country
to "red ripe anarchy for all the world
Sninr d'c rnfrec d nr
believable. His slick style captures
the tone of the novel but at times
can be overbearing. Dialogue and
songs come so fast and furious that
the reader is often left in their wake.
Spinrad's attempt to pack so much
action into Little Heroes almost
leads to its demise, but, thankfully,
his characters save the day. It's
worth the effort to heir the final
so electronic highs ( wire ) are rront, a banau o re Wes wno are out '-p"" au s conusea worlds i-Lisa Magnino
where it's at. to rid the country of what they term Streetie Paco Monaco becomes unsettling and almost t o o
(Continued from Page12)s cover in Sunday Mornings ingredients of rock music into a big chords all night." These stops
oteschose to "oerBrothersin Yigeitsorckm icnoabg exact a toll as they "woke up with a
With her new album, Recently, Arms" by Dire Straits, "MLK" by BigTime kettle, let it simmer for a while, hxagoe th moki up i a
Joan Baez successfully navigates a U2, and "Biko" by Peter Gabriel. Buckle up kiddies, OFB wants to and serve up some tasty rhythm- hangover this mornin'J/in an
course between these two dangers. The singer breaks the rule: never take you on a tour of the source of and-country tunes with an apartment on the second floor/ beer
Her irstrelase n a ecae erctscans scattered out everywhere / id-
Her first release in a decade erects cover songs which were done per- most American music, the area occasional Cajun flourish for spice. iots beatin' on my door." This
updated sounds upon a traditional fectly the first time. A n e w between Memphis, Nashville, and I recommend ldng neck Bud bottles tifs be ene y sory Tyis
base. e interpretation adds nothing. New Orleans, with excursions to a for refreshment. tpifies the album, which entertaining storylyrics
One error that Baez commits be- -Tim Huet generic western area and a brief OFB divides their'time between of igial , th includesrs nine
comes apparent, though, before one flight to Japan. On their Big Time New Orleans and Memphis. Stops Gets you ticketay fCo e u
even hears the album. Baez, who Our Favorite Band debut Maury O'Rourke and Donald on Bourbon Street can tempt them t your nd I'll y, fire up the
often relies on the material of Saturday Nights... Spicer mix all the musical to stay too long and "play these tour. ' -BrianJorvinen
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