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By JOSH KARDON
AYNE! Wayne! You can't turn IE FT on
'Sure ya' can. The guy with the blue
light is doing th' sact same thing."
"Christ. Wayne, that's a cop! Oh great."
"Don't shu worry one lil bit Everthing's under control."
"Sir, would you please step out of the car and bring
your vehicle registration and driver's license with you."
"Let me help you up, sir. Uh, I'm afraid I'm going to
have to take you downtown, for a breatheleyzer
"But ociffer, I hashn't been drinking! Well, maybe just
two or three, but it washn't my fault."
"Oh yeah? Well, why don't you tell me just who's fault
it was." ,
"Well, I jus went uptown for a couple of drinks. Jus a
couple of drinks! An thas what I had. Jus a couple of
"Fine. Mister, uh, Harrison. Let's get into the car and
your friend can follow us to the station."
"But your honor, I can prove that I haven't done
anything wrong on the grounds of
"Look. Splain this to me. This bartender tells me he can
get me drunk off of just three drinks. Three lousy drinks!"
"And you took him up on it, didn't you?"
"Thafs right! Were you there? Anyway, first he makes
me this Long Island Ice Tea. He shoots en 1 Vi ounces of
both vodka and rum over ice. Then he shoots three
fourths of an ounce of both Triple Sec and gin. He added
one ounce of sweet and sour and one-half ounce of Roses
lime juice and sprinkled a few drops of Angostura bitters
in. Then he shook it, added a half-ounce of Coke and
stirred. Damndest thing I ever saw! Thought the boy was
trying to kill me.
"So's I drink that and I says, 'That's not so bad,' so he
goes and makes me a Mai Tai. He pours' two ounces of
light rum, one ounce of dark rum, and one-half ounce of
Triple Sec over ice. Then he adds one ounce of sweet and
sour and one-half ounce of orgeat, shakes it, and slams it
down in front of me.
"Come on, Mr. Harrison, into the car."
"Well, I drinks that down and thas when it hits me. My
head starts spinning, my legs get wobbly, and the women
in the bar start look in a whole lot nicer. Met some sorority
Sue from Concord, wherever that is, and.
"Spare me Mr. Harrison. Please buckle your seatbelt."
"As I washaying, this bartender proceeds to make me
another drink. Says he's gonna put me under. You ever
hear of a Snovvshoe?"
"No, but I'm sure you're going to tell me about it"
"Alltwas was 1 VS ounces of blended whiskey and a
half-ounce of Peppermint Schnopps. He shook it over ice.
"strained it, served it to me, and that was all she wrote."
"Uh, Mr. Harrison, do you need some help with that
"No shankyou. Everthing's under.control."
(Author's note: Do yourself and everyone else a favor
and don't mix drinking and driving. Keep it between the
losh Kardon, a graduate of Fox's School of Mixology and
bartender at Harrkoh'spii theVWeekender bartender.
Editor's note: This is the first in a series
of Weekender columns on heat bands.
By BEVERLY SHEPARD
RICE Street is Steely Dan, the
Beach Boys, the Doobie Brothers,
Devo, Jackson Browne, the Police
and Bruce Springsteen all rolled into one.
One of the east coast's best-known copy
bands, Brice Street imitates the music of
these artists. But, it's very possible that
Brice Street's career as a copy band will
come to an end.
The band has no plans to breakup. After
the recording of its first album, Rise Up in
the Night, th-a band .has launched a career
with their own music.
What's more, the album will give Brice
Street a chance to concentrate on
developing a music style of its own. Lead
guitarist Steve Coble described the band's
music as being not only pop, rock or jazz,
but having the influence of all three.
"We'll still be playing live. I like it and
everybody else does too," Coble said.
"But unless you get a record company,
behind you, it's very hard to make a
Although Brice Street is a copy band, its
members say the band retains its
individuality. This individuality could be
the reason the band is so popular,
The band began in 1974, playing its first
gig at "The Keg" in Salisbury. Frequent
tours prevent other Brice Street
members Barry Webb, Doug Dennis and
Dick Smith from spending much time
outside the group. But for Webb, the only
member who is married, the arrangement
poses no problem.
"(My wife and I) are together three or
four days a week," Webb said. "It's good
for our marriage. We don't get sick of
Webb, who has been playing non
professionally for 20 years and
professionally for 10 years, played guitar
for the band until about a year ago. When
Gerald Hill dropped the group for
. persona! reasons, Webb turned to the
keyboard, which he said was a "life-long
ambition come true."
The band's replacement was an 18-year-old
high school graduate, Dick Smith.
Smith, who had played with a smaller high
school band, received a call from Coble,
asking him to audition for guitarist.
Despite his age. Smith managed to hold
his own next to the other band members,
who are in their late 20s and early 30s. In.
fact. Smith wrote, "Rise Up in the Night,"
which Is the title cut for the new album.
. Even so, he said playing in front of an
audience is something one has to get used
"If you go out there and the repertoire
of the crowd goes, your adrenalin starts
flowing," Coble said.
When Brice Street appeared at Jasper's
in February the small audience related to
the group's rendition of Doobie Brother's
i "Minute by Minute" and Boz Scagg's
"Breakdown Dead Ahead." Coble's
adrenalin flowed as he sang with his head
tilted backward and his eyes closed. The
"repertoire" he spoke of was in the air.
Brice Street will return to Chapel Hill on
April 1 for a concert at Crazy Zack's on
The Front, Hege and the
By ADDIE NORMAN
1 fl AVING breakfast with the Front
jmj j is kind of like having breakfast
- on Gilligan's Island. The Front, a
new local band, is half serious,, half crazy
and definitely likes to have a good time.
"We're not like the others," members,
said, quoting Hunter Thompson, "We're
really a front for something else."
Dave Houck, the bass player, explained
what that something else is. "You see, we
want to influence people. We think of life
as a game. You have to learn the rules, and
you have to play by them sometimes.'But
we want people to realize that life is a
game, and that you should flow with it and
use it to your best advantage."
"We're not in music just for ourselves,
but for the people too," said Steve Mutter,
the band's rhythm guitarist
Between sips of coffee, and spoonfuls
of jelly. Mutter tried to describe - the
"We're mostly rock and roll. It's not
wimpy rock and rol', nor wampy, but kind
of wompy. If you know what I mean. Rick
Lloyd, our guitarist, brings a new wave
influence to the band."
"You really can't label our music," said
drummer Kelly Holsten. "We all have
such different musical backgrounds and
tastes." ; ' . . .
About 80 percent of the Front's music is
original, but they also play songs by the
Who, the Rolling Stones, Nick Lowe, the
Kinks, Eric Clapton and Elvis Costello.
The Front thinks that people are too
serious these days.
"All this conservatism is going to
promote rebellion," said Mutter.
"Yeah, and we're going to be in the fore
Front of it all," Hotick said.
The Front will be playing tonight at
Sundance in Kroger Plaza. WXYC and
Sundance have designated Thursdays as
Local Talent Night to try to promote new
music in Chapel Hill. Ron Royster, head of
promotions at WXYC. said he hopes that
Sundance can become an alternative to
places like the Cat's Cradle and the
"iThq$ap!aeesget so crowded. We need
another good place to listen to music in
this town. So WXYC is helping Sundance
and music fans by introducing them to
Hege and the Heartattackers played
last Thursday at Sundance to a small but
enthusiastic crowd. George Hamilton V,
alias Hege, said that it was kind of hard to
compete with the ACC basketball game.
"But don't -worry if you missed us,"
Hege said, "we'll be playing here again in
three weeks." WJ
D CONVENTION .4
20 Dealers colling albums, 45's, 78's
Sunday, March 29, 10-6
Big Barn Convention Center, Daniel Boons
Antiquo Village, Hillsborough
502 Admission, For Mora Info-Durham 632-6380
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Weekender, March 26, 1981