The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 12, 1990, Page 10, Image 10

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Entertainment That’s
Heads & Tails Above The Rest.
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Eerie Von, Glenn Danzig, Chuck Biscuits and John Christ of Danzig.
Danzig will belt out scorching,
heavy metal blues at Sokol Hall
By Michael Deeds
Senior Editor_
Def American recording artists
Danzig will rock Omaha’s Sokol Hall,
2234 S. 13th St., tonight.
Danzig, led by songwriter/vocal
ist Glenn Danzig, specializes in a
plodding form of gloom blues. The
band is touring in support of its latest
release, “Lucifuge.”
Glenn Danzig’s career began in
the early ’80s with a cull punk band,
3hc Misfits, which has become more
popular since the band’s demise. He
has written tunes played by Metal -
lica, and wrote a song for his friend
Roy Orbison titled “Life Fades Away,”
which Orbison sang on the ‘‘Less Than
Zero” soundtrack.
After the Misfits broke up, Danzig
formed Samhain, keeping bass player
Eerie Von. However, the band changed
Danzig brought Von into the new
band, finally called Danzig, but this
time enlisted the aid of guitarist John
Christ and veteran hardcore drummer
... —1
Chuck Biscuits. Biscuits’ credits in
clude work with early Black Flag,
D.O.A. and the Circle Jerks.
On “Lucifugc,” Danzig has pro
gressed from the slow death crawl of
the band’s self-tilled debut, now lean
ing heavily on the blues. Tunes like
“Killer Wolf,” “777” and “I’m the
One” drag up memories of Muddy
Waters — but also Black Sabbath.
Danzig’s vocals draw endless
comparisons to Jim Morrison, but he
resembles Elvis Presley on songs like
“Blood and Tears.”
However, anyone going to a Danzig
show for ballads is going to be disap
pointed. Danzig is one of the most
vicious live bands around — intense,
loud and cutting. Danzig sings pas
sionately while guitarist John Christ
rips out blues-filled metal leads. And
drummer Chuck Biscuits rivals Lars
Ulrich of Mctallica as the hardest
hitter around.
Opening for Danzig will be Trouble,
another Def American band. Tickets
for the 8 p.m. show arc $15 at the
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unfortunately, is not enough to make
up for the weak plot and suspension
of reality that the audience is asked to
believe. It is very hard to believe that
Rourke could break out of jail as
easily as he is shown doing in the
movie. He might as well have said
“So long, I’m leaving,” to the guards
at the jail, because he walked straight
out the door with Nancy Breyers.
This is just one of the weak parts of
the movie — and unfortunately, it is
this weak premiscon which the movie
is based.
“Desperate Hours” follows in this
fall’s trend of sociopath-meets-nice
family movies (“Pacific Heights,” for
instance.) It seems that everything in
the theaters this fall is violent; “Goo
dFellas,” “Miller’s Crossing,” “Pa
cific Heights” and “Desperate Hours,
to name just four, are all full of blood,
guts and death.
“Desperate Hours” is playing at
the Cinema 1 and 2 Theatre, 13th and
P streets.
October 15th 8-1 a.m.
at the Precinct (non-alcoholic)
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