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Sub Pop Records/Sire
Sebadoh is revered as a song
writing powerhouse by indie rock
The band’s coyly named new
record, “The Sebadoh,” won’t alter
its saintly status among its scenester
However, it’s debatable if the
longtime purveyors of noisy pop are
actually a great songwriting team.
Ever since 1991 ’s “Smash Your
Head On the Punk Rock,”
Sebadoh’s Lou Barlow and Jason
Loewenstein have explored the
realms of indie-rock songwriting.
Barlow, a guitarist, is obviously
the more mature craftsman on “The
Loewenstein’s songwriting isn’t up
to his guitarist’s level.
For instance, Loewenstein’s
opening track, “It’s All You,” is
structured so jaggedly it reminds
one of an uninspired, third-rate
The song is obviously the work
of a musician who needs a group to
get anything decent written at all.
Barlow’s tunes, on the other
hand, sound like they were written
in their entirety by one talented
A library of great songs has
been written in Loewenstein’s frag
mented style. This type of song is
usually written by bands in a team
like setting rather than that of a lone
Furthermore, it wouldn’t be fair
to compare “The Sebadoh” with the
work of traditional songwriters
such as Paul Westerberg, Elvis
Costello or Vic Chesnutt. Those are
different kinds of birds singing dif
ferent types of songs.
However, Loewenstein’s ver
sion of Sebadoh has considerable
brethren to relate to.
It would be a safe guess that
Sonic Youth and the now-defunct
Pixies have written in a fashion sim
ilar to Loewenstein’s democratic
style, and their songs certainly
aren’t anything to shake a stick at.
Sebadoh’s new record is healthy
ground for a debate to take place
about Loewenstein‘s talent.
What makes this album an opti
mal opportunity for such discourse
is the nature of the recording.
“The Sebadoh” is by far the
clearest-sounding recording the
band has released to date. This clar
ity reveals new insight on the song
writing duo’s lyrics and voices.
Past Sebadoh releases have rep
resented a low-fidelity sensibility
that has been commonplace for
indie-rock bands since the early
The brilliant aesthetic of a stel
lar “low-fi” recording is undeni
able. However, the fact of the matter
is that a band can hide a lot of crap
underneath all that fuzz.
Loewenstein needs the distor
tion to cover his flaws.
His vocals and lyrics on the
majority of “The Sebadoh” are far
too emo-punk sounding for a man
In contrast, Barlow’s smooth
sounding, even-keeled delivery
makes one want to crank the stereo,
call in sick and drink beer all day.
The guitarist’s vocal style allows
him to get away with singing about
“If you’re waiting for me to tie
you up and set you free - you better
not wait all day,” Barlow sings.
And not a scream in sight.
Which makes “The Sebadoh”
worth the money for longtime fans
of the band or anyone who is yet to
be acquainted with Barlow’s work.
The album, however, doesn’t
reach the noise-pop beauty consis
tently achieved in Sonic Youth’s
“Goo” or the Pixies’ “Doolittle.”
And it isn’t Barlow’s fault.
- Christopher Heine
Musician to give
free union show
By Danell McCoy
She began her professional career
when she was in seventh grade and
nabbed her first gig in Omaha at the
Swinging Door in 1969.
Since then, musician Susan Lewis
Wright has traveled across North
America performing solo and with var
On Feb. 7, Wright will perform a
free concert in the Nebraska Union
Ballroom. The concert is sponsored by
the University Program Council and the
NU Baha’i Association.
Wright, who has opened for Tom
Rush, Karla Bonoff and Jon Stewart,
received Denver alternative newspaper
Westword’s “Best of Denver” award. In
1988, she was also judged best single
act in a yearlong competition.
Her music consists of folk, pop,
standard and original repertoires. At her
concerts Wright gives the audience a
sample of her ability with guitar, piano
and flute - sometimes in the same song.
Wright has recorded two albums
and also leads workshops on songwrit
ing and topics such as Music as a Force
for Social Change.
It is because of her workshops and
the themes in her music that the Baha’i
Association invited her to perform.
Wright is not a member of the
Concert Preview AL
Who: Susan Lewis Wright
Where: Nebraska Union Ballroom
Cost: No charge
The Skinny: Baha'i Association
brings love to town with concert.
Baha’i faith, but was chosen by the
group because she travels across the
country spreading a message consistent
with the beliefs of the faith.
“The Baha’i Association promotes
race unity and equality between men
and women,” said concert organizer
Dorothy Pederson. “Wright’s music
helps enforce these themes of social
The group also believes that it
would be good to hold this type of a
concert as close as possible to the
Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Promoting a free concert in the
Nebraska Union is one way the organi
zation is hoping to emphasize the mes
sages of racial and gender equality to a
larger group of people.
“We hope to bring about real posi
tive social change, both on and off cam
pus,” Pederson said.
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