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Talk about free concerts!
The Omaha campus of the University of Nebraska has
one-hell-of-a-one today. Scheduled at 2 p.m. on the mall in front
of the Administration Building is a free concert with truni peter
Don Ellis and his 23-man band.
Ellis and his band run the gamut of rock, jazz and electronic
music all wrapped up and tied into one.
1 URGE anyone who is interested in the jazz-rock field to
definitely try to make it up to Omaha to see Ellis. Em certain
that this will be one of the few times you will be able to see a
musician of his stature for free.
I just wish the Lincoln campus would take some lessons from
Omaha and bring some groups here.
The Free Theatre is carrying through with what they said they
would do. They said that all they wanted to do was give the
public, and NU students especially, a chance to see some
avante-grade productions for free.
THEY HAVE had their problems, but last weekend they
performed FDR-LSD Frcakout, a play written and directed by
one of the coformers of the Free Theatre, in the Ballroom of the
FDR-LSD drew mixed reactions from the audiences who
watched. Some liked it immensely, others completely hated it.
but the Free Theatre cannot expect to please everyone who
comes to see one of their productions, and should not be terribly
concerned if they don't.
But the Free Theatre is continuing toward their objective.
Beginning on Sunday. Sept. 26. and running Monday, Sept. 27,
and Tuesday, Sept. 28, they will be presenting FnJCamc at 8
p.m. in the Hungry Id.
For those of you who don't know where the Id is, it's in the
basement of the Wesley Foundation. 640 North 1 6 Street.
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pop music" will be appearing at Pershing Municipal
Auditorium on Wednesday, Oct. 13. Tickets for the
concert are S4, S5, and S6.
Airplane lands safe and sound
After nearly two years
without relasing any new
material (there was a collection
of the Best, and of course
Starship-hut that't another
thing) and a change of
personnel (Marty Balin is gone,
and Papa John Crechy, an
ancient black fiddle player)
and a baby, an accident, and...
Jefferson Airplane is back.
And in very fine form.
Bark is an extremely nice
album to buy. You get your
own paper bag with it, and a
nice lyric flyer that tells you
what to do with the bag. You
also get some very fine music.
Side 1 is unquestionably as
good as any music that the
Airplane have recorded up to
now. "When the Larth Moves
Again," which you've probably
heard on the AM tube, is a
well-done bit of rock poetry
that has some of the. Starship
sound to it. "Crazy Miranda" is
Gracie's best song on this
album, and is comparable to
"Lather" from Crown of
Creation. And "Pretty As You
Feel" is just what it says.
"Wild Turkey," an
instrumental, completes the
side, with an extremely
polished bit of work between
the guitars of Kanter, Cassady
and Kaukonen, with Papa
John's fiddle setting it all on
Side 2 has some different
things on it. Both "Law Man"
and "Rock and Roll Island"
are rather typical Airplane
songs-good, but not terribly
new and exciting.
"Third Week in Chelsea" is,
in my opinion, the best cut on
the album. There's a sense of
quietness in here that is quite
different from the
u p-against-the-wall of
"Volunteers" and "Law Man",
yet still very compatible.
"'Never Argue With a
German if You're Tired of
Luropean Song," which is
about Gracie's automobile
accident (in a Mercedes-hence
German lyrics) is quite a bit
different, and interesting.
"Thunk" is just plain wierd,
and "War Movie" returns us
once again to Starship.
There's a good deal of
unbelievable music on this
album, but all of it is
listenable. 'Nuff said.
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23. 1971
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