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12th & R t,r imiv-- CAMPUS
A CoiviEdy Romance iN PantomIme
wiili ViuqiA Clouill
WRITTtN, (JiRfCTtcl AN(1 SCOREfJ by
October 12th-7 &9 October 13th-3, ?, & 9
An rbc- tilms pri srnt Ation
Santana exceeds prior efforts
Carlos Santana and Mahavishnu John
McLaughlin, Love, Devotion, Surrender.
There are some musicians whose
performances seem to be influenced by the
caliber of the musicians they play with. John
McLaughlin falls in this category.
With his own band, the Mahavishnu
Orchestra, McLaughlin's music is supertight and
supercharged. When playing with the
demanding yet inspiring Miles Davis on Davis'
LiveEvil alubm, McLaughlin reaches a fluid,
improvisational, emotional high.
But playing with Carlos Santana on this
album seems to have choked McLaughlin's
imagination somewhat. This doesn't mean the
record isn't enjoyable or that McLaughlin plays
poorly. It's just that he's not up to his usual
stick it in your ear
While McLaughlin's work is sub-Mahavishnu,
Santana transcends his work with his group to
come up with his most skillful and wide-open
performance to date. Though his style here is
largely an imitation of McLaughlin, one can
look forward to exciting things from him in the
The electric cuts are high-energy wailings
and short-dimension runs with McLaughlin
moving along just quick enough to show
Santana he's still the fastest kid on the block.
The acoustic pieces provide a soothing contrast.
My choice for best cut would go to "A Love
Supreme." The vocals are less a distraction in
this piece than they are on "The Life Divine."
If you have any interest in either of these
two musicians, this definitely is an album to
Atlantis is a German band, ;iml their first
American album is somewhat impressive. In
fact, I would say that this album is better than
95 per cent of the recent harder rock albums.
Larry Young, who foimeily played with
McLaughlin, provides exceptional background
excitement on these two pieces, vs onjan
fading in and out like a coo! bif,v on a hot
Atlantis features vocalist I una Humpf, who
also writes much of their mus'c. Humpf's voice
is one of the more excitnui ores I've he.rH on a
rock album in some time. It i sens' t''e to any
mood a song might demand.
At times her singing is rouijh and callous,
almost boisterous, Other times, while letaininy
its roughness, it is an cjentle as an affectionate
kitten's tongue. Her lyrics, though not exactly
poetic, are provocative and appropi iate.
The band that hacks her up is musically
sound, and together they come up with some
solid music. Side two is good from start to
finish, with "Let's Get on the Road Again" and
the extended "Living at the End of Time"
showing how strongly the band can move.
The last song, "Words of Lose," gives
Rumpf the chance to demonstrate her laiige of
Side one is weaker, although it jumps tight
out with "Get. Up." The following song, "L'ig
Brother," begins with a Santana type rift
(complete with congas) and Iciilun.-r. the organ
work of Jean-Jacques Kiavel.
This is an album worth :,i',iM.I'iir for. m,iy
be the sleeper allium ot the yea1, and .my
difficulty one has in finding il will ! well
All about the fantasies and misadventures of a virginal
young pinball player ... his Jewish mother ... his
Italian mobsterfather . . . his black chick (slightly over
amorous). . . other chicks (disposed t he same way)
various friends, enemies and weirdos (of assorted col
ors) and The Godfather (who is exactly that.)
IT'S LIKE NOTHING YOU'VE EVER SEEN (or heard) BEFORE!
' '- 1 f i ' y i ; of fod'.Tn America from the creators of
"Fritz The Cat"
I Afk-ff-.-r-.'HfAV IH' w; SJw KwUrWw produced by Steve Krantz mitten and directed by Ralph Bakshi
v Amentn International release
SINCE 'MIDNIGHT COWBOY'!"
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