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Primus is one of those bands
that seems to release an album
with a handful of great tunes
sprinkled over a list of boring
ones. Their newest offering is
“Rhinal ty* .release °f
release of “Miscellaneous
This time, however, the group
has added some extra bonuses.
The nine-song disc doubles as an
interactive CD-ROM with band
photos and live video of the group
performing. Also included is a
secret clay-animation version of
“The Devil Wait To Georgia.”
the following word jumble:
For those of us who would be
buying the album solely for its
musical merit, don’t bother. If you
can borrow it from a friend, go for
it. Don’t waste any money if
you’re the slightest bit shaky on
whether or not you like Primus.
This purchase isn’t going to help
you make up your mind.
e The album starts off quite well
with a cover df XTC’s
“Scissorman,” which is a fun, up
beat song shot up with some
quirky sounds. Les Claypool,
bassist and vocalist for the group,
sounds more fun and playful on
this work than compared to most,
if not all, of his other work. This
song ends with a very melodic
stoo-and-eo fade out.
Unfortunately, the next song, a
cover of “The Family and the
Fishing Net,” by Peter Gabriel, is a
big disappointment. Th§ song is
dark and moody and drags from
beginning to end. It also sounds as
though Claypool is attempting to
copy Gabriel’s vocal stylings - a
feat he should have left alone.
Things don’t get a whole lot
better from there as the band
offers up a boring version of
“Behind My Camel,” by the Police
and a weak version of Metallica’s
“The Thing That Should Not Be.”
The band even screws up one
of its own songs with a new ver
sion of “Too Many Puppies.” This
new, slow and moody version has
nothing on the original, which I
feel is Primus’ best tune ever.
The band attempts to cover a
wide variety of material by adding
a funky instrumental called “Silly
Putty,” originally by Stanley
Clarke, which also includes some
mixing by DJ Disk. Also in the
lineup is a very Cajun-sounding
Please see PRIMI/S on 13
made to sing,
By Liza Hpltmeier
When you wake up, you’ll find
your clothes neatly stacked in the
Not always the most comfort
ing words - especially from a hyp
But Cindy Lane, the hypnotist
who performed four shows at the
Nebraska State Fair Tuesday, was
The only clothes her show’s
participants removed were a cou
ple of cumbersome fanny-packs
and a baseball cap.
Sure, they dressed up like
Dolly Parton, sang like Billy Ray
Cyrus and danced the Macarena,
but all in good, wholesome fun.
“I knew exactly what I was
doing,” said Stan Brodine, a fair
goer and show participant from
Kearney. “I just couldn’t stop.”
Lane, a native of California,
performed four shows at the fair
Tuesday. She hypnotized volun
teers of all ages, making them per
| form stupid human tricks that put
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In order to put her audience at
ease, Lane began her 4 p.m. show
with a couple of blatant sexual
“I want you to think of some
thing pleasant,” Lane began. “Hey,
lady! Not that pleasant!
“I want you to place your
hands in your lap,” she continued.
“Your own lap, please!”
She then followed with a sug
gestion exercise to test the audi
ence’s susceptibility. In the exer
cise, participants were asked to
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synchs to Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” during a presentation by hypnotist Cindy
Lane at the Nebraska State Fair on Tuesday. Brodine was one of three peo
ple Lane put under hypnosis.
clasp their hanjds together and
make a steeple with their two
pointer fingers. Lane then planted
the suggestion that the fingers
were being pulled together by
some over-powering gravitational
force. The purpose of the exercise
was to identify those audience
members who would be the most
“Hey! I saw your legs come
together but not your hands!” she
chastised one man.
Lane then asked for volun
teers. Six men and four women
volunteered, but only three ended
up staying under for the whole
show. One woman who was hypno
tized while sitting in the audience
also joined the subjects on stage.
Lane proceeded to run her sub
jects through a series of situa
tions. They competed in a dance
competition, pretended to be
frogs, acted like Reba McEntire
and were bitten by swarms of ants.
And the audience enjoyed
every minute of it.
But even though observers
laughed at the booty-shakin’ and
fly-eatin’ antics, Lane said this
show was pretty calm.
Once, Lane informed a hypno
tized man at a fair that he had lost
"He flipped out!” Lane said.
“He ran through the fairgrounds
screaming at people, ‘I’ve lost my
butt! I’ve lost my butt!’ He went
through purses and looked under
chairs. I had to track him down
and drag him back into the audito
None of the participants in this
show ventured past the confines of
the auditorium stage, but Lane
said she’s seen a lot in her 3 Vi
years as a hypnotist.
Lane started the hypnotist gig
after a brief hiatus from the enter
tainment business. She had spent
25 years performing as a singer,
comedienne and musician before
deciding to take a break.
After months of dinner parties
and house improvements, Lane
was ready to jump back into the
star-studded world of entertain
“I told my husband, ‘How
many washes can you do? How
many times can you polish the sil
ver?’ I am an entertainer first, and
I missed the people,” Lane said.
Lane learned the science of
hypnotism from her husband, Bob
Vincent, "who trains people in the
psychological art in California.
The two began touring across
the United States, performing
mostly at state fairs and gradua
tion night parties.
Now, Lane and Vincent stay on
the road from April to mid
October, hiring someone to look
after their home and three kittens
in Fullerton, Calif. When not on
the road, Lane and Vincent stay
busy by holding hypnotism work
shops on self-esteem, weight loss
Lane credits the gig with
bringing her back to life and her
husband back to health.
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“I just love it because of the
people,” Lane said. “It’s so neat
that people are nice enough to
invite us to their town and do our
show. It gets us up and going.”
1_ native at Zoo Bar
By Sarah Baker
Senior staff writer
They have been touted as playing black music for
a white audience, even though they are neither.
Mato Nanji, lead vocalist for the American Indian
blues-rock outfit Indigenous, said the band doesn’t tar
get any one race with its music.
“I don’t know what that’s all about,” he said when
confronted with the phrase. “We just do it because we
Nanji and his brother Pte, sister Wanbdi and
cousin Horse make up die South Dakota group that
perfonns tonight at the Zoo Bar, 136 N. 14* St, in cel
ebration of its first release,, “Things We Do,” on a
major label, Pachyderm Records.
Indigenous is the first band to record an album on
the Pachyderm Records label. Before putting out its
own records, the facility was among the nation’s lead
ing residential recording studios.
And die artists who have recorded there—Nirvana,
PJ Harvey and Soul Asylum to name a few - leave
Indigenous in good company.
Pachyderm Studios, before becoming a full-blown
-- label was acclaimed for its vintage studio equipment
not to mention its extensive and impressive client list
Nanji said Jim Nickels, Pachyderm president,
approached the band members about recording an
album after he saw their live performance.
Although the band has three successful self
released albums, Nanji said he thought releasing an
album on a label could help steer diem clear of a tiring
cycle of living from chib to club.
“One ofthe main reasons why we took it was so we
could expand and get out and play more,” he said.
“That’s what it’s all about”
Nanji said the band members grew up with each
other and have been a group for eight years. He said
family has always been an important factor in the band
“It is important now and it always has been,” Nanji
said. “It has a lot to do with family, and it comes out in
what we do no matter what”
Their American Indian heritage makes them
unique in an era of cookie-cutter rock bands that aH
share minute variances of the same look. However,
Nanji said, die band sometimes feels the burden of
“I would hope that the main draw would be the
music and performing,” he said. “All I can say is we
give them what we have, and if they accept it, fine, if
they don’t, fine. We will never stop. There will always
be someone who will dig it”
In addition to its new album, Indigenous recorded
a live show at Pachyderm that will be broadcast
Saturday on KZUM-FM (89.3) in Lincoln as part of its
3rd annual Blues Blow Out Weekend
The broadcast begins at 8 pan.
Eric Martin, American Indian Radio On Satellite
director of distribution, said the show will include
interviews with the band, but will consist mostly of the
“Itfc the music that matters,” Martin said
The show also will be simulcast via the Internet at
http://airos.org/audio.html on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
and Friday at 10 p.m.
Nanji said the audience can expect a heavy dose of
BLUES BAND INDIGENOUS (from left: Horse, Pte,
Wandbdi aid Mato Nanji) calls the Yankton
Indian Reservation in Senth Dakota homo, bat
members expect to enjoy another warm recep
tion la Lincoln tonight.
Indigenous’ brand of bhjes at its live show, but with a
twist of spontaneity.
“\Rfe don’t have a set list,” he said. “We never know
what we are going to play next It makes it more excit
When asked about the band’s rising success, Nanji
said he never really thought about it
“I’m pretty sure all the family and all the band
feels the same,” he said. “We just keep going.”
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