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The Michigan Daily -Thursday, January 17, 1991 - Page 7.

Danielle Dax styles, Dax cranks out some pretty
Blast the Human Flower good tunes. As mentioned,
"Tomorrow Never Knows" is the

Sire
Usually, you know you're in
trouble when the best song on your
new record is a cover tune (just
ask Quiet Riot). Such is the situa-
tion that Danielle Dax finds herself
in with her sophomore half slump,
Blast the Human Flower, and her
cover of the Beatles' "Tomorrow
Never Knows." Dax does come up
with some good songs on half the
record. The other half? Well...
In large part, Dax continues in
the same direction as on her debut
Dark Adapted Eye: basic I-IV-V
chord rock and roll dressed up with
interesting synth effects, some
Arabic influences and of course
Dax's incredible voice. Dax goes a
bit further this time around, incor-
porating acid house influences on
a couple of songs.
While sticking to these two

best song here, somehow trans-
forming the Beatles' near-classic
into a house tune. It's a great idea,
and she tops it off by mixing in
samples of the Talking Heads'
"Once in a Lifetime" at the end of
the song. Pretty cool. Dax's rockin'
side is exercised on songs such as
"Big Blue '82," (which I actually
heard being played right before a
commercial during a football game
on New Year's Day), and "The Id
Parade." While this latter song
sounds a bit too similar to "Cat
House" from Dax's first record, it
still rocks.
Dax runs into trouble when she
slows things down and tries to
write some dramatic stuff, such as
The Living and Their Stillborn."
While most of this stuff is pretty
good (at least lyrically), it's like

watching Full Metal Jacket-while
it was a good film, it wasn't en-
joyable. Unfortunately, three of the
songs here fall into this category.
Although Dax's unique voice al-
Dax continues in the
same direction as on her
debut.
most saves some of these tunes,
their blah-ness prevails in the end.
While Blast the Human Flower
is not nearly as strong as Dax's
first record, it has more than a few
bright spots. The boring songs do
weigh it down, however. One won-
ders if it would have been better
released as a six-song EP rather
than a full length record; that way
it would be all good, rather than
just 60 percent. And it would be
cheaper, too.
-Mike Molitor

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Cop
Continued from page 5
Reitman's credit that the film
comes off as harmless as it does;
he never forgets to come back to
the lurking threat of the psychotic
Crisp to inevitably justify Kimble's
hulking presence.
Kindergarten Cop is
consistently amusing and buoyant
in a way that most of Reitman's
films (Twins, Legal Eagles) are.
The distinguishable difference lies
in Michael Chapman's
photography. For some reason,
Reitman convinced the cin-
ematographer of Raging Bull and
Taxi Driver to shoot his film, and
the result is slick and eminently
crafted. The supporting cast, espe-
cially fresh-faced Penelope Ann
Miller as Kimble's romantic
interest and Pamela Reed as the
his partner, is extremely likable.
Only Richard Tyson as the pony-
tailed villain and Caroll Baker as
his devious mother resonate as
slightly off-key. There's something
comic and over-done about the duo
that never quite justifies Kimble's
vigilance.
KINDERGARTEN COP is being
shown at Briarwood and Showcase.
Zoo
Continued from page 5
her play, she forged the friendships
that she based The Zoo Zoo
Chronicles around.
She has been a member of the
Common Ground Theater
Company, first as a performer,
then as the artistic director for the
past twenty years. Since the '70s,
Common Ground has been a center
for feminist political theater, once
having a cast composed solely of
women. They have produced pop-
ular plays such as Children of a
Lesser God, as well as radical
musical numbers ranging from
African tribal rhythms to Motown.
The production of The Zoo Zoo
Chronicles is a collaboration of
the efforts between Common
Ground and Performance Network.
And given the events in the
Middle East, it is being performed
at the most appropriate of times.
THE ZOO ZOO CHRONICLES will
be playing tonight through Saturday
and Jan.24,25 and 26 at 8p.m. and
Jan. 20 and 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the
Performance Network. Tickets are
$9 general admission, $7 for stu-
dents and seniors.

Arnold Shwarzeneggar crushes the chest of one of his precocious
kidnergarteners while using another as a club to beat down dissenters
in his latest family film, Kidnergarten Cop.
Friday,
January 18
7 and 9 p.m.
MLB 3
$3
presented by
and
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