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By CLIFTON CANNES
Reflector, Pablo Cruise's new album, is a
blase collection of sound-alike songs that
even Pablo Cruise fan would not respond to.
The addition of two band members and a
new producer has altered the group's sound
somewhat The four-man band is now a five
man group as bass player Bruce Day has left
and John Pierce, bass, and Angelo Rossi,
guitar and vocals, have stepped in.
It appears to be Rossi's heavy guitar and
vocals that have caused the change. And the
change is not for the better.
Another probable reason for the change
in Pablo Cruise's sound is the new producer
Tom Dowd. Although Dowd is highly re
spected, former producer Bill Schnee is the:
man who jetted Pablo Cruise to national suc
cess with their island-oriented style. --
Reflector does not have the toughness of
A Place in the Sun ("Whatcha Gonna Do") or
the smoothness of Worlds Away ("Love Will
Find a Way").
Instead, it follows, what Pablo Cruise's last
album Part of the Came possibly started a
decline to mediocrity. Reflector has hit the
charts hard in its first week out just as A Part
of the Came did, but this is probably due to
high expectations and the successful single
"Cool Love." ,;
In fact, "Cool Love" may salvage the
album. Written by old members Cory Lerios
and lead singer David Jenkins with help
from new hand Pierce, this song is a slow
one ,with refreshingly simple words and
music. Lerios' piano and Jenkin's vocals
highlight the song. .V
But selections such as "Jenny" with dim
witted words brings the album down con
siderably: One, Two, Three, Four standing in line
waiting at your front door
Not going to be at the: end of the line
' I'm not gonna waste my time any more
"Slip Away" and "That's When" have the
same beat, and if you are not listening
carefully you may not know when one song
ends and the other begins. "This Time" is too
hard rock for a group like Pablo. "One More
Night" arid "InsideOutside" are just fair. .
- There are some pluses for the album.
"Don't Let the Magic Disappear" has both
pleasant music and words along with nice
guitar work. "Paradise (Let Me Take You In-.
tor sounds more like the Pablo Cruise peo-
Carolina Union Free Flicks are shown in the
Union auditorium at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Admission is
by UNC I.D. or Union Staff Privilege Card (one
guest per I.D.. or Card). 962-1449.
Friday Lei It Be documents the creative pro
cess of The Beatles.
Sunday Starting Over is a divorced man's re
entry into the dating world while he is still
evaluating his feelings for his ex-wife. Burt
Reynolds, Jill Clayburgh, Candice Bergen.
Monday The Children's Hour concerns two
teachers and the effects vicious rumors have on
thetr lives. Shirley MacLaine, Audrey Hepburn.
Wednesday Midnight Express is William
Hayes' means of escape from the horror of a
Turkish jail. Brad Davis, Randy Quaid, John Hurt,
Bo Hopkins, Paul Smith.
The Draught House Cinema presents Charlie
Chan Goes to Egypt in the Art School Saturday at
8 and 10 p.m. There will also be a short film, The
Stolen Jools. Admission $1.75 for members. $2
. for non-members. 929-28.
The Carolina Union presents Harold Pinter's
Betrayal, directed by Kevin Patterson. The play
examines adultery in an unconventional manner.
Admission is free for students with UNC I.D. and
Union Privilege Card holders, $3 for the general
public. Room 224 of the Carolina Union Sunday,
Monday and Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. 962-1449.
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The Art School presents The Emperor's New
Clothes Friday at 73(X p.m. and Saturday and
Sunday at 2 p.m. ; Tickets are $2 for children,
$2.50 for Art School members and $3 for non
members. 929-23. .
The Chez Condoret presents American Holi
day, a look at summertime travel across
America. Wednesday-Saturday at 9 p.m., with
late shows Fridays and Saturdays at 11 p.m.
The Carolina Union presents Voices ol Peace
as part of its Music For a Sumner's Night series,
Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Pit. In case of rain, the
concert will be held inside the Union.
The jazz group Hands featuring Maurice
Robertson on alto sax will be at the Art School
Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $4, children
under 12 free. 929-28.
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jazz tune that has already gotten extensive
FM airplay. The drum, piano and guitar all
blend weir together. "Drums" is an in
strumental for.about half of its six minutes.
The words are adequate as an excuse to go
with the music, but it would just as well have
been instrumental throughout.
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