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Monday, September 30,1985
Stooges has returned
By Deb Pederson
Stooges, the Lincoln bar at 826 P
St., followed a marketing dance
similar to old Coke new Coke
classic Coke. Stooges changed to
The Fizz last spring and then
switched back to Stooges this fall.
The Lincoln marketplace wasn't
big enough for two bars of the Lucky
Lady type, Stooges manager Lois
"Basically it was a financial deci
sion," Sorenson said.
Stooges' regular customers liked
the Stooges format better than The
Fizz format, she said.
The Fizz format was aimed at
blue collar workers, which was the
Lucky Lady's target audience, she
said, But Stooges' format is aimed at
the college students, she said.
Lincoln duo performs
folk concert at Joslyn
Fall Music in the Court luncheon
concerts continue at Joslyn Art Museum
during October on Wednesdays from
noon to 1 p.m. in the Storz Fountain
Five programs featuring local per
formers are scheduled for October.
Accompanying each concert is a com
plete Gallery Buffet luncheon selection
of soups, salads, entrees, desserts and
beverages. People may also brown bag
The music is free with Museum
admission of $2 for adults and $1 for
children under 12 and senior citizens.
Lunch from the Buffet spread is extra.
The Lincoln duo of Dan Newton and
Chris Sayre will perform a special con
By David Fraley
Stanley Jordan, "Magic Touch,"
Blue Note Records.
If you've been watching the evening
news lately, you've surely heard of the
congressional hearings on the possibil
ity of warning labels or ratings on
albums with obscene lyrical content.
Good news for moral majority per
sons. Finally, an album with a warning
I'm sorry to disappoint the conserva
tive mothers, but this album has no
obscene lyrics. In fact, there's no lyrics
at all; only some real nasty guitar play
ing by a phenomenal young artist
named Stanley Jordan.
The warning label reads: "WARN-
By Chris McCubbin
Sting, "The Dream of the Blue
forties," A&M Records.
. Sting really thinks he's hot stuff. It's
oeen obvious since the earliest Police
bums that this guy has an attitude
In the last couple years I've given up
on Stmg. "Synchronicity," the last
And business has picked up since
going back to the Stooges format,
But the format switch has" kept
the live band portion of The Fizz's
The Fizz brought in the Omaha
bands High Heel and the Sneekers
and Shades of Danger for once-a-month
live band nights. Sorenson
"Having a live band once a month
seemed to burn out the crowd fast
so we'll probably have it once every
two or three months instead," Sor
The "noted drink specials" also
returned with the Stooges format as
did the men dancers, she said.
"We definitely made the best
decision," Sorenson said. "We just
decided to go back to being a rowdy
cert of American frontier folk music
Wednesday in conjunction with two
exhibitions of the Old West on display
Newton and Sayre's program is in
spired by the temporary exhibitions
"Art for Hire" and "Peace and Friend
ship: The Indian Peace Medal in the
United States," which run through
The folk duo blends vocal harmonies
with their skills on several instru
ments, including Newton on the piano,
guitar, hammer dulcimer, pennywhis
tle and accordian and Sayre on the
guitar, ukulele and musical saw. They
have won numerous awards for their
instrumental and singing talents.
album key to label s comeback
ING: Do not be deceived. Despite what
your ears might tell.you, there is only
one guitarist on this album. There are
no guitar overdubs whatsoever. This
may be somewhat difficult to grasp
upon first hearing since there are
clearly separate and independent gui
tar lines on the nine cuts herein."
I couldn't have said it better myself.
I don't want to give the impression that
I'm skimping on my journalistic duties
and letting other people write this
review, but it's only fair to quote a
couple of "big-guns" from the world of
jazz. After all, they have much more
expertise in the subject than I. Michael
Brecker said Jordan "is seriously rede
fining guitar technique and still mak
ing good music."
George Benson, the grandfather of
jazz guitar, said Jordan is "very refresh
ing, innovative and in a class by him
self. He belongs to the elite guitar
That is quite a compliment coming
Police album, was OK, but Sting's per
formance was lackluster. And as for his
movie career...I don't even want to talk
That's why "The Dream Of The Blue
Turtles," Sting's first solo album, sur
prised me. The album is clever, shim
mering, trenchant and most impor
tantly, it succeeds in showing us the
artist in a new light.
Sting's single greatest stroke of genius
on "Blue Turtles" was picking the right
band. Instead of doing as expected and
recruiting rock 'n' roll or reggae artists,
produces tecimo-pop sound
By Randy Schummer
"Phillip Oakey and Giorgio
Moroder," A&M Virgin Records.
To list all the hit singles that Giorgio
Moroder has either written or produced
would easily fill this page, but a few of
his best works have been Donna
Summer's "Love To Love You Baby,"
Blondie's "Call Me," Irene Cara's "Flash
dancc.What A Feeling," Berlin's "No
More Words," and Limahl's "Never
Ending Story." One cannot argue that
the man is extremely prolific and
Philip Oaky was the founder, mind
and lead vocalist behind the Human
League. He was responsible for most of
the Human League's intellectual lyrics.
These two men first met when they
collaborated on a song to the sound
track of "Electric Dreams," a movie
released last year. I am surprised they
decided to do an entire album together.
At first I had a premonition that this
album would be an example of rushed
work, slapped together, aimed only at
making money. I am never going to
trust my premonitions again. Moroder's
natural talent for writing complex,
dancible music seemingly combined
effortlessly with Oakey's wit in writing
Oakey did have a challenge here
because Giorgio's music is almost im
possible to write intelligent lyrics to,
because of its complex nature. -
"Why Must The Show Go On" is a
perfect example of this, and an ideal
song to start the album off with: "Did
you think this love would last
forever? Did you always have
somewhere to go?Did you tell
your lies forentertainment?Did
you ever let your feeling go?
Would you ever tell the truth from
from the president of the club.
These, along with other favorable
comments by Quincy Jones and Nile
Rogers, are right alongside the warning
label. The whole issue of warning lab
els is really ironic in retrospect, con
sidering that years ago jazz was consi
dered lewd and "naughty" music.
Not to compare jazz with contem
porary rock 'n' roll music, but it's
interesting that in any era, the middle
aged bulk of society has to complain
about something that they can't relate
to. They don't complain about jazz
anymore. Jazz just goes about its own
way in its own little tasteful world.
Blue Note records helped jazz reach
out to the populous with such great
artists as Charlie Parker, Miles Davis,
Clifford Brown and others.
Then Blue Notes digressed as a com
pany and for the most part stopped
production in the late '60s. Recently
re-established, Blue Note has chosen
the right man and the right album for a
Sting brought together some of the
world's finest jazz musicians.
The band on "Blue Turtles" is Omar
Hakim on drums; Kenny Kirkland, key
boards; Darryl Jones, bass, and Bran
ford Marsalis (brother of trumpeter
Wynton Marsalis) on saxophone. ,
Sting sets aside his bass and plays
guitar on most of the album. (He does
play double bass on "Moon Over Bour
The songs on this album are a mixed
bag. Anyone who's been within 15 feet
of a radio in the last couple of months
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fiction?Did you even let your
lovers know?Did you think that
life is an addiction? And love
has to be killed or it may grow.
Why must the show go on? After
the crowd is gone. After the bat
tle's won. Why must the show go
on, on through the night?"
The five songs on side one are inter
mixed together, meaning there are no
breaks between songs. Moroder hasn't
done this since his Donna Summer
days. What is even more surprising is
that it came off sounding polished. "In
Transit" is only 56 seconds long, and
serves only as a connector between
"Why Must The Show Go On" and
"Good-Bye Bad Times."
Richie Zito, (producer of The Motels'
comeback into the jazz market. .
This is one of the best albums I've
ever heard in my life. The album is
titled "Magic Touch" and Jordan truly
does have a magic touch. Jordan plays
the guitar in a most unconventional
manner. He plays the guitar like he has
four arms and four hands. He plays the
guitar with two hands on the fretboard,
a bit reminiscent of the late Jimi
Jordan doesn't invert a right-handed
guitar but he does play a Hendrix tune
on the album, a beautiful arrangement
of Hendrix's "Angel" in fantastic jazz
He has also included a superb ver
sion of "Eleanor Rigby" written by Paul
McCartney and the late John Lennon. It
is mind-boggling listening to this cut
and imagining that only one person is
playing the guitar. The melody line is
played in a sharp, staccato, almost
classical style, textured with counter-
ng so to ejjort
has heard "If You Love Somebody Set
Them Free," a catchy pop tune based
on the popular cliche'.
"Love Is The Seventh Wave" is a
bouncy ska number, Sting's only return
to his reggae roots on this album. This
is an awfully cheerful song, for Sting. I
"Russians" is a quirky, openly sen
timental song against nuclear war. The
tag line, "I hope the Russians love their
children too," is one of the few original
statements on nuclear war to come out
of a pop song in years.
Courtesy of Virgin Records
record "Shock") and longtime friend of
Moroder, appears as one of the band
members. He didn't, however, colobo
rate on the production of this album.
The music on the album, I classify as
Techno-pop, others may refer to it as
disco. Whatever you want to call it, the
album is extremely well done. I had a
hard time not tapping my shoe while
As of yet ihere have been no releases
off the album, but my guess is that
"Brand New Love (Take A Chance)," or
"Be My Lover Now" should be on the
charts at any time now. Both of these
songs have a floating synthesizer track
that can only be described as captiva
ting. G.P.A. 3.93.
melodies and concise, punctual chords.
It is polyphony that would have awed J.
Also included on the album is the
classic Miles Davis tune "Freddie Free
loader." Jordan wrote three of the nine
cuts on the album. The other songs are
arranged and performed in such a
splendid manner as to truly edify the
The album is produced by Al Dimeola
and a list of fine musicians accompany
Jordan on bass, keyboards and percus
sion. This album is a must for guitar play
ers. It is as much a necessity as strings.
And for the cultured connoisseurs of
jazz, "Magic Touch' ' will make a classic
addition to their repertoire. If you've
never really been exposed to jazz, this
album will be an introduction to the
wonderful circle of true musicianship
at its finest.
G.P.A. rating: 4.0
Like "Russians," "Children's. Cru
sade" is against war. Unlike "Rus
sians," this song is musically and lyri
cally overdone. These two songs should
not be on the same album, certainly not
"Shadows in the Rain" is the album's
most outstanding track. The band
charges into a flawless funk groove that
has to be heard to be believed. Sting's
voice cracks and crackles with energy.
I think this is his single best vocal
Please see STING orr14
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