The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 05, 1989, Page 7, Image 7

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    The Mob claims to be different,
member says strength is in vocals
Anniversary Sale
True Blue Jeans And More
By Jim Manna
Staff Reporter
As the local music scene heads
into the summer, look for the emer
gence of yet another college band that
claims to be “different.”
Maybe this one really is different.
“That’s the first thing that every
body tells you probably when you
interview bands, ‘well our band is
really different,’” said Mike Ropp,
one of four members in the band The
Mob. “You have to be.”
Ropp, along with other University
of Ncbraska-Lincoln students Eric
Medley, David Marks and Greg
Bash ford, formed The Mob in De
cember of 1988.
The band mainly plays covers of
songs by The Romantics, The Cars,
The Who and other popular colle
giate bands.
“We have a lot of songs on the
play list that arc tunes from what we
like to call the gray area, which are
songs that were either cult classics
that weren’t over-played by every
station in existence or they were re
ally popular for a short time and then
just dropped out of sight,” Ropp said.
The Mob also plays a variety of
original music, which may be re
leased on an album this summer.
Kopp said he hopes that the quality
of their vocal work will make them
different from other local bands.
“Every band in Lincoln is instru
mcntally pretty good. That’s a pre
requisite: to be tight instrumcntally,”
Ropp said. “But I think the vocals are
going to be our biggest strength.
Everybody sings. There are four-part
harmonics on about every song.
The band had its first live appear
ance April 27 at Oscar’s. Their next
gig is at the Louisville high school
prom this weekend.
we had to learn a lot of slow
songs for that,” Ropp said.
The band was originally called
Performance Lab but decided that the
name was too long, Ropp said.
The band members had hoped to
find an appropriate acronym that
would fit “mob,” but they were un
“We Were originally trying to
make it into an acronym and the only
thing I could think of was, my dad’s a
doctor and he said that mob stood for
Medical Office Building, but I
thought, ‘maybe not,”’ Ropp said.
Acronym or not, The Mob hopes
to do more live performances this
summer. Ropp said audiences should
expect surprises from his band.
‘‘There are a lot of interesting
things that are going to happen that
people aren’t going to be ready for,”
Kopp said. “For $2, you’re going to
get a heck of a show. We have a
tremendous variety in our original
stuff. We’re doing a lot of things
harmonically, lots of huge chords.’
• 50 % Off Men's Levi’s Jeans . $9 99 ncw York Jeans
• 20 % Off All Jackets . $10.00 Off Regular Priced Jeans
• 50 % Off Skirts, Sweaters, . 50 % Off All Swimsuits
& Sweatshirts
True Blue Jeans and More
70th and ’O' Street
__Meridian Park Plaza __
Courtesy of The Mob
The Mob
New band signs contract
to record album in June
MILLIONS from Page 6
Both are reluctant to define that
style. Right now, all kinds of people
like Millions music, Dingman said.
Labeling it “alternative” might limit
the people who listen to the music.
The music isn’t necessarily con
cerned with a message, the two
1 guess how people want to inter
pret it, they’re welcome to it,” Ding
man said. ‘‘I wouldn’t say we’re
trying to make a point.”
Both said Allison’s feelings are
often expressed in the lyrics. Allison,
a junior photography and German
major, does most of the lyrics, al
though all of the band members take
part in writing the music and words.
“We help each other,” Amsler
Amsler said the band is more will
mg to work as a learn instead of as in
dividuals. The band members don’t
anticipate many problems.
iwo bands to play
Elysium Crossing and Mousetrap
will take to the stage Wednesday at
Duffy’s Tavern, 1412 O St. Original
music, covers and some blues could
make up part of the mix, said Thomas
Irvin of Elysium. Showtime is 9 p.m.
and the cover is $2. " ‘ 1,1
“Wc know what (problems) to
look for,” Amsler said. “We know
each other really well -- we can talk
out our differences.”
The Millions will be playing Sat
urday at Duffy’s Tavern.
C Anheuser-Busch. Inc.. St. Louis. Missouri
$.50 OFF i
Any pizza
EXPIRES 6-30-89
$1.00 OFF {
Any Pizza Ordered
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
address_ I
EXPIRES 6-30-89 ■