Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
11. 1974 -THE LETriBRIDQE HERALD 7 Turntable Topics Subdued Hollies good summer album By BILL KUCHERAN Hollies-The Hollies Back in their original line- up (with the exception of Graham the Hollies show that they are still a muscial power to be reckoned with. Their name, of course, was chosen in respect to the late Buddy Holly, and they still remain dedicated to his style of catchy pop-rock. The songs are generally subdued pop and light rock cuts, combining the spirit of the Holly songs of the fifties with the musicianship of the seventies. Their instrumen- tation is solid and the vocals and vocal harmonies particularly fine. The new album is a light, enjoyable effort, that makes for good summertime listening. Epic KE 32574 John One has to question the wisdom of releasing this record even before hearing it. Elton's 'Yellow Brick Road1 double-disc album is only six months old, and 'Don't Shoot Me' was released less than a year before that. No matter how good the record is, audiences may not be inclined to accept an Elton John 'overkill.' originally titled '01' Pink Eyes Is Back' is quite a good album. The ma- jority of the songs are fast pop-rock cuts, marked by Davey Johnstone's fine guitar playing, with the Tower Of Power horn section providing a full sound. Bernie Taupin's lyrics are for the most part average, but on occasion shine. MCA Records MCA 2116 Shock Edgar Winter Group Although his first exposure came from him being guitarist Johnny Winter's brother, Edgar Winter has proven himself on his own, both with White Trash and his present group. Their last l.p., 'They Only Come Out At Night' was one of the better modern rock and roll albums, with the distinctive melodies combined with good guitar and synthisizer and vocal performances SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES Theatre "AMERICAN GRAFFITTI" In color. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, August 21, 22, 23, 24. Wednesday show at 8.15 p.m. ADULT. PINCHER Theatre "THE color. Starring Steve McQueen and All MacGraw. Wednesday, August 21 show at p.m. RESTRICTED ADULT. Theatre Al Pacino. Wednesday, Thurs- day, Friday, Saturday, August 21, 22, 23, 24. Wed- nesday shows at p.m. RESTRICTED ADULT. SHOULD YOUR CHILD PLAY IN A BAND? As a parent you must help in providing the initial encouragement RESERVE YOUR RENTAL INSTRUMENT NOW! Clarinets Trumpets Trombones Flutes Saxaphones Snare Drums, etc. Call 327-2272 or 328-4080 Leister's Music Ltd. 715 Paramount Theatre Building Fxpo Merle Haggard Special, Aug. 30th, Labor Day Weekend Expo Kretkin Special, Sept. e Wist Coast Autumn Leaves Tour Sept. 9. Banff. Lift Louise. Columbia lea Raids, jasper. Vancouver. Victoria. Seattle, Spokane, Expo. 12 days, as low as .......................9275 Waterloo International Peace Park Tour. Also Includes tide tour to Red Rock Canyon, Sept. 9 A 10. Double occup- ancy. 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Phone 327-3536 329-4474 Alto Pincher Creek Travel Centre On the new album the songs, written mostly by bassist Dan Hartman, consist of mostly fast hard rock pieces, dominated by Rick Derringer's guitar, along with a few of Winter's synthisizer- touched pop cuts, which are very reminiscent of some of Todd Rundgren's recent work. 'Shock Treatment' is a fairly solid album, although not as good as the group's previous release. Epic PE 32461 Lord of the Carta This English trio consists of Chris Simpson, who writes their material, Glen Stuart and Stan Gorden. They have been together a number of years Davey Johnstone, Elton John's guitar player, was a former member. While their material has a simple folk base, their melodies are rich, and the songs incorporate instrumentation lead by aucoustic guitar, with occasional steel and electric guitar and orchestral effects Their lyrics are effective and their well combined vocals superb. They are one of the few groups that can use the spoken word effectively, as on the extended title track, a haunting folk-fantasy tale. Only a few flaws are present in this otherwise excellent album. Vertigo 6360 093 MAJORITY EXPORTED About five billion board feet of Canadian lumber are ex- ported each year, more than 60 per cent of the total produced. Hippies among bobby-socks EDMONTON (CP) It's just like Friday night at the high school hop and over again when Bill Haley and the Comets play their pure rock 'n' roll. Guys with greased-back ducktails wearing tight stovepipe pants roam the gymnasium looking for partners in plaid calf-length skirts, kitten sweaters, white bobby-socks and saddle shoes "This is Bill Haley and the Comets, man, you gotta come dressed for explained Carlo (Rocky) Morrozzo when Haley appeared recently in Edmonton. "All of these hippies don't know what's going on with their blue jeans and their long hair." Haley, 48, double-chinned and packing a paunch, made the crowd of go wild when he played the same rock 'n' roll he developed and perfected in the early 1950s. "We've been typed, and happily typed, as the fathers of rock 'n' Haley said before the show. "The living image of how it was." Haley's formula, three chords played in a 12-bar pattern, was borrowed from a combination of black rhythm and blues and white country- and-western. A voice from the cave Opera star Jan Rubes sings from a bathroom at Toronto's O'Keefe Centre, creating a special voice effect for the production, Siegfried. Canadian Opera Company to conduct 'festivals' TONIGHT AT 8s3O ALLIED ARTS presents "DAMN YANKEES" (A DICK MELLS PRODUCTION) YATES CENTRE Tickets at Leisters (At Yates Box Office from SATURDAY MATINEE P.M. ELKS PUBLIC BINGO 1251 3rd AVENUE SOUTH EVERY THURSDAY 8 p.m. 16 GAMES NEW BLACKOUT Played Till Won (No Number Limit) IF WON ON A BLUE BONUS CARD (No Limit Purchased) PAYS DOUBLE No one under 16 years allowed 'ELKS and INVITED GUESTS ONLY WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT FRIDAY, AUGUST 23- "ALBERTA RANCH BOYS" SATURDAY, AUGUST "ALBERTA RANCH BOYS" RED COACH LOUNGE TAVERN nightly "LARRY JOHN" TORONTO (CP) Jan Rubes, the new touring and program development direc- tor of the Canadian Opera Company, intends to put an end to the era of arduous one- night stands for the com- pany's singers and musicians. Audiences across Canada and the United States will be treated to a new form of trav- elling music festival, starting early in 1975. For 16 years touring groups from the opera company have criss-crossed the continent, starting in 1958 when Ros- sini's Barber of Seville played 19 performances in 17 cities in a four-wedk trek through the Maritime provinces. Only a piano was used to accompany the singers that year. The latest touring produc- tion, Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte, ran for two years. In one five- month period, it played 90 performances in 90 cities, log- ging 20.000 miles of travel by bus. It travelled with an or- chestra, simplified sets and full costumes. This fall Mr. Rubes, a cele- brated bass singer as well as actor, producer, stage direc- tor, educationist and TV per- sonality, will introduce the first phase of his new concept for Canadian Opera Company tours Puccini's La Boheme will tour 26 cities of Western Can- ada and the U.S., with a 23- piece orchestra and a new kind of set. The set will em- ploy projected scenery, with unique lighting for the stage, adaptable for use in either a high school gymnasium or a fully-equipped theatre. The new Boheme will open its tour Oct 28 in Thunder Bay and end it Nov. 30 in Prince George, B.C Then work will begin in ear- nest on the new music-festival approach to touring, when the company moves into the Shaw Festival Theatre at Niagara- on-the-Lake, Ont, Jan. 6 for a 10-day period of intensive re- hearsals. Mr Rubes intends to pro- duce a number of varied pro- grams employing the 13 sing- ers and 23 musicians of the Boheme company. There will be groups of string players, brass and woodwind players cantata singers and soloists. The smaller groups will be able to fulfil engagements at schools, hospitals, homes for senior citizens and service club meetings. They may play and sing as guest performers with local orchestras and choirs, or give lectures and demonstrations at musical workshops. Instead of arriving in a given city for a one-night per- formance of La Boheme and moving on the next night, the touring group ideally would stay three days and nights. It would offer the community a packaged music festival, with various kinds of recitals and concerts leading up to one complete performance of the well-known and tuneful Puc- cini opera. Most cities outside the met- ropolitan areas cannot pro- vide audiences for more than one or two performances of a major opera. But Mr. Rubes sees his plan as developing new audiences for opera. It also has the advantage of giv- ing the touring singers a more varied opportunity to use their talents. Mr. Rubes says opera has fallen behind ballet in Canada in audience appeal. There are three major ballet com- Montreal, Toronto' and manage to keep busy most of the year. Beyond the small touring group of the Canadian Opera Company, there is no fulltime company of opera singers. ASTRONAUT RETIRES CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuter) Alan Shepard, the first American to fly in space in May, 1961, and the oldest man to walk on the moon 10 years later, retired Thursday from the United States space agency at the age of 50. He also retired as rear admiral in the navy, where he served as chief of the astronaut office for 10 years. He now becomes an executive with a Houston, Tex construction company. Show Times WEDNESDAY NIGHT at the LEGION "Dave Gordon Duo" Members and Invited Guests PARAMOUNT THEATRE Short Subjects- 7 00 9-00 HERBIE RIDES AGAIN' 7-30 9 30 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9.00 NEXT MATINEE SATURDAY. 2 00 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects- 7-10 9-20 THREE MUSKETEERS' 7-35 9'50 LAST COMPLETE SHOW. 9.20 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects: 7 00 9 Q5 THUNDERBOLT A LIGHTFOOT. LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9.05 RESTRICTED ADULT GREEN ACRES DRIVE IN EASY RIDER- 9 00 FIVE EASY PIECES- 10'55 ONE COMPLETE SHOW: 9 00 GATES OPEN 8-15 ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN "The kids that didn't get to see the '50s, we're showing them what it was said Haley. "It's almost like we're a relic now." A professional musician for 32 years, Haley began his career as a country-and- western singer in the mid- 19405 with the Four Aces "But in 1950 we took off the cowboy boots and changed the name of the band." Haley said there is a revived interest in his music because rock has completed a full cycle, gone through all the musical changes possible His own '50s hit. Rock Around the Clock, has just finished a 16-week stay on the United States charts and sales now exceed 27 million. Haley said he isn t impressed with the "glitter" rock now in vogue. "It's a gimmick I don't think it'll last long. Next it'll be some guy in an airplane suit R.A. 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