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Monday, November 24, 1986
The Pointer Sisters, "Hot To
n Pointer sisters have been a
mainstay in American mainstream soul
i'J';:'.;,' for more than a decade. Through
A , v.;i;s, they've put out some very
dance-pop music and some very
lauM'iime junk. No. they don't write
i; ( ;p wn music, and it's far too easy to
; js(' tl-t-in with Sister Sledge, LiRelle
a;: l the host of other black female
s. l'v.it their H)7X rendition of Bruce's
V.,,." lias earned a special place in my
The Puiiiter Sister's new LP. "Hot
Together," firmly places Anita. June
,:a.l Huth in an '80s pop quagmire. 1 do
iK've. unlike many of my fellow Daily
Nebraskan critics, that there is such a
; ipi! as good pop music. There sure
;,,': iiiuchof it. but it does exist. For a
second. The Pointers had me fooled
villi the opening track, "My Life,"
which kicks off the LP with some heavy
funk and beautiful African rhythms.
No. the words aren't too intelligent. But
when you like some occasional silly
pop like I do. you have to listen to some
mindless lyrics, But as long as you can
dance to it, what the heck.
"My Life" is a great tune with heavy
horns and an intense beat. The rest of
the LP degenerates into more of the
Patti LaBelle. Sister Sledge, and who-evei-liiui
the-big porhit-l:ist-ye;ir drivel.
As I listened to the LP, I could just
if.'cu t!e potent ial hits. They're easy to
pick out, since they sound exactly like
the Pointer Sisters' hits from the last
LP. "Goldmine" and "Sexual Power"
will undoubtedly be on KFRX soon.
The Pointers are best when one of
the sisters steps forward to sing sole as
in "Fire." June goes solo on "All I Know
is the Way I Feel" to create one of t he
better slow songs.
Overall, the Pointers just didn't take
chances and come up with something
as unconventional as "Fire." Conserva
tism doesn't make great music, but it
sure makes hits and money.
Lonnie Mack, "Second Sight"
When George Thoroughgood was
asked recently why so much of bis
music was covers of other people's
music instead of original compositions,
lie replied, "Because Chuck Berry
already wrote all the great rock 'n' roll
1 think Thoroughgood's comment is
more telling of the creative vacuum he
is so obviously working in than it is a
tribute to the great Chuck Berry. To
Thoroughgood. I have only one reply.
Listen to Lonnie Mack's brillaint
"Strike Like Lightning" LP from, last
year, then go out and buy his latest,
"Second Sight." Yes, fresh and exciting
rock 'n' roll is still being recorded,
despite what Thoroughgood says.
Anyone who saw Mack's two Zoo Bar
performances last month probably
would agree. Mack first hit the radio
waves in VMV.) with "The Wham! of That
Memphis Man." a scorching LI'. He's
had three comebacks since then, and
this time I hope he's here to stay.
He had some help, though. The
Memphis Horns, recently heard on
Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer, added
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1976 FORD PINTO Needs alternator. Looks ugly,
everything else is tine. S200 or best offer. Call Scott.
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1 STUFFED EASY chair (gieen velour) S50. Lamps
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their soul shaking blasts on several
sonfis, including "Me and My Car." The
Memphis Horns and Mack's distinct
guitar weave in and out, trading licks
throughout the LP. Virtually every song
on "Second Sight" is worth mention
ing. But 1 only have room to mention
some highlights: "Rock People,'' a new
anthem for tickers in the '80s: "Camp
Washington Chili." a breakneck-speed
instrumental in the vein of his early
works, and "A Song 1 Haven't Sung." a
beautiful Christian spiritual the best
since the recent "Violent Femmes."
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