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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 2, 1975)
It's rodeo time again in Lincoln! On April 11 & 12 it's our
8th annual NIRA approved rodeo in the Coliseum at the
State Fairgrounds. The evening performances begin at 8:00
and the Saturday afternoon rodeo begins at 1:30. Come
join the fun!
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA RODEO CLUB
Sheldon Art Gallery
12 & R Sts.
presents a special screening!
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A&M Records deserve a gold medal for trying,
at least. After all, it's not many record companies
who would have enough chutzpah to take a
7-month-old album and mount a fair-sized
repromotion campaign for no reason other than a
Grammy nomination and a country-wide tour
set for sometime in the future. Yet this is what
A&M has done, and since I missed the album in
question, Supertramps' Crime of the Century,
when first released, now is as good a time as any
to get it out of the way.
First point: There's a bit of padding in this
album. The selections without exception are a bit
longer than they need be, which dims the luster
of the group's really first-rate harmony. At last,
flvre is a group who can hold a candle to the Bee
C jes and the Hollies as far as vocal work is
concerned, but caught up in the beauty of it all,
they fail to notice that they linger overlong.
Second Point: The lyrics aren't the essence of
excellence, either. Unlike master lyricist Peter
Townshend or even (shudder suppressed) John
Lennon, Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies do not
yet have the knack of coining cliches and
catch-phrases; what they have to work with is
either un-inspired or slightly shopworn. Within
these limitations, they do better than can be
expected, and at points score with a sort of
Kinks-esque social commentary that hits home
with annoying frequency.
Third Point: In spite of the above
reservations, as well as a couple of minor points
not worthy of note, I like Crime of the Century.
Supertramp is a group with more sheer talent
than three-fourths of the current army of musical
demons and wizards who occupy the pop charts
today. They are fine instrumentalists, and their
vocal work deserves a standing ovation. Producer
Ken Scott, veteran of David Bowie and
Mahavishnu Orchestra sessions, has done a
smashing job of sound engineering, for which he
garnered a Grammy nomination, and his
crystalline production serves to pinpoint the
virtuosity of the group.
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strike up the bond
That the album is in the end somehow
unsatisfactory is due to Supertramp's premature
attempt at a concept album. In their enthusiasm
for the project, they forgot how to cut out
material that did not measure up to the body of
the work. This tendency may be exorcised as
time goes by, and if it is, Supertramp will stand
as one of England's finest pop bands.
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April 6 at 7 p.m.
Admission $2.00-Tickets available at 6:30
Watch for the opening of this film at the Pla?a Theatres on
April 1 1th.
Two rooms of Ellen Land-Weber's color and black and white
prints are now on exhibit at the Sheldon Art Gallery.
Currently living in California, Land-Weber was a visiting
photography instructor in the Department of Art at UNL last
spring. She received her Master of Fine Arts in creative
photography at the University of Iowa.
Land-Weber also has taught at the University of Iowa, Friends
of Photography Workshop in Carmel, the San Francisco Art
Institute and the Ansel Adams Workshop-Women in Photography.
Using a standard color copy machine, Land-Weber creates a
variety of colors from color or black and white original prints.
In 1974 she received a grant from the National Endowment for
the Arts for purchase of equipment and further research with copy
Land-Weber's photographs are included in the permanent
collections of the Pasadena Art Museum, The George. Eastman
House in Rochester and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.
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