Monday, May 17, 1999 - The Michigan Daily --11
y Mary E. McGreevy
After years of soul searching,
hamberlin has finally found their
nice. After two years of work,
bhamberlin's latest album, "The
loon My Saddle," has just hit the
treet. And with a three-year gap
etween this records, Chamberlin
as gone through dramatic changes.
Chamberlin grew up in the under-
round punk scene. which greatly
uenced their early music. As they
latured, the band developed their
iusic. Their punk sound has been
A in e ric a n"
rock - the
Chamberlin noise has been
filtered out giv-
Rick's ing way to more
May 20th serious and
music has blos-
sonmed wih the
reease of ttheir
loomington, Indiana, the core of
hamberlin has been playing togeth-
r since 1993, though there have
een other incarnations since the
s of early adolescence.
Through the years, the band nas
gone through many transitions and
changes, though they've remained
on the Doghouse label since middle
Chamberlin has perfected the for-
mula for producing their material.
Adam Rubenstein, guitar/back-
ground vocals, writes the music
le lead singer David Moore
wites the majority of the lyrics.
Each band member, however, con-
tributes their own style and prefer-
ences for all the songs.
Growing up listening to early
Motown, Bob Dylan, Elvis Prestley
and Tom Waits, the band is definite-
ly a conglomerate of old fashioned
rock'n'roll. Chamberlin often con-
sider themselves to be following in
the footsteps of these music greats,
cy ing on the tradition of
'aerican Rock'n'Roll." Recently
Chamberlin has gained recognition
putting them among the ranks of
bands like Dave Matthews, Pearl
lam and Counting Crows.
"Tie Moon my Saddle" has sold
aver 70,000 copies since ist release
ast October, an impressive feat for
in independent record label. These
ockers have produced beautifully
o~estrated music in this album.
The majority of their new songs are
ery mellow with the harsh realities
if desperation, denial, and redemp-
iot through their thoughtful lyrics.
TLC's first album was one you
could groove to Their second album
was lose at first beat.
The new album, "Fanmail," takes a
little bit more time to adjust to,
though. After a couple listens, how-
ever, "Fanmail" will become just as
much of a favorite as their first two
"No Scrubs" is one of the
strongest points of "Fanmail;" along
with "Unpretty." Both of these songs
illustrate how TLC brings up issues
other current artists fail to address.
Other strong points of the albun
are more of the hilarious skits and
lyrics, similar to ones the three pro-
vided on their two previous albums.
"Fanmail" is more mellow than
both of TLC's first two albums, but
nevertheless manages to produce a
strong dose of hip-hop beats.
Even though songs such as
'Lovesick" and "Autom
boring there's still hope:
like this albuml) the fins
should listen to it again
Pay more attention to t
though it nmay surprise
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inmore care- action in and "anarchy 999" sound tor-
mented, inhuman and mechanical. In
Ihe words - addition, the breakneck speeds and
ou, T-Boz, fcrocity of the drum programming pos-
some pretty sesses the capability of creating an
s very fuinny, instantaneous migraine.
The best songs oni 60 Second Wipe
Alisa Clasvs Out" mainnain a steady rhythm while
exploiting traditional scng formats. The
looped guitar riffs and drumbeats of"By
Any Means Necessary" sound like the
Sex Pistols on PCP The best sonyotnIthe
album, "No Success," features Kathleen
Hanna of Bikini Kill on guest vocals
along with Haninn and Carl trading off
verses hip-hop style overtop of a looped
series of breakbeats while all threeichant
the chorus throughout the song. Other
songs don't try to conform to any tradi-
tional format, instead functioning as
nessv dissonant noise collages. Only
those with an interest in chaotic torture
will be able to make it all the way
through this album and say they enjoyed
the musical experience.
We still have copies of
Papa Vegas's new
single "Hello Vertigo.
by 420 Maynard
St. on Friday
between 1 and 3 p.m.
to pick up a copy.
When your mission is to include persons with developmental
disabilities in every day community life, you need many talented
staff to build those necessary connections. That's one reason
why Regional Center of the East Bay is hiring more case man-
agers in 1999, in an effort to be more responsive, available
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graduates with Master's degrees. As one of a statewide
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families. The work is challenging - and offers the reward of
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Salary: $1,182.92 bi-weekly/$30,756.00 p.a. or $1,229.08
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RCEB offers an excellent benefits package that incudes:
" A choice of three HMO plans
" Delta Dental Plan
. Employer paid retirement plan offering
six investment options
" Paid vacation, sick leave, 14 holidays &
professional conference leave
Qualified applicants are invited to send their cover letter and
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