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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, September 24, 1981, Page 15, Image 15

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m Reviews X- eens album plays better in the air than on the air By ED LEITCH The Fabulous Knobs, The Fabulous Knobs . . big boys dream, The X-Teens Two local bands billed as "Moonlight Recording Artists" have appeared at the Caf s Cradle in recent weeks: The Fab ulous Knobs and The X-Teens. After attending a Fabulous Knobs performance, you will want a Fabulous Knobs album. After hearing an X-Teens album, you will want to avoid their performance. The Fabulous Knobs' album, appropriately called The Fab ulous Knobs, is a bit of a disappointment It contains no more than eight minutes of music per side touted on the back way back when, The Fabulous Knobs are forging the future by uncovering our musical past." Well, that's nice but the Fabulous Knobs' album captures only about one half the intensity of their live performance. As any Rolling Stones fan can tell you, in recording studio or stadium, their music is intense. The Knobs should strive for the same intensity even to the point of sacrificing the artifi cial studio-tightness found in their album. Overall, the album is too careful, too restrained, too cal culated and too squeaky clean. It leaves you yearning for a rougher edge. The energy is there alright (somewhere) but the vocals, that is Debra DeMilo's vocals don't really come to the front until side two on "Please You No More." Her pro nounciation of "wants" as in "You got something every girl wants" is indeed. Fabulous. Too often, however, these tender moments are lost in the tidiness of her accompaniment. Furthermore, the drums are consistently too loud; the gui tars are too clean and the mix of the keyboards varies be tween too little and too much throughout the album. The album doesn't come anywhere near to exploiting the Knobs' full potential. - The Fabulous Knobs should have a few drinks, loosen up and record the whole thing over live. But until they do, bu this album it was only $3.00 the last time I checked. It is " far from perfect but it represents some of the best local talent around and even for its flaws, if s a bargain. The X-Teens' album, . . .big boy's dream, is another story. This junk is manna from Mars for musical misfits. It is one of the few albums ever recorded that it actually hurts to listen to. They should quit wasting plastic on albums like this if only to keep the price of frisbees down. . Hl Ed Leitch is a staff writer for The Daily Tar Heel Filmclips & Bartender will return next week Support March of Dimes mwuUlm- ',Jh 4' ! 1 A Amber Alley i J Sterling Silver Feligjee Jewelry h 20 off Y I Sept. 24th-30th I T Belt Drawing I A 1:00 Sat, Sept 24 0 8 iJSM)l) BARGAIN MATINEES i $2.60 I 'TILL 6 PM MON.-FRI. ALL SCREENS! 3:00 5:00 7:00 LAST DAY! 1 9:00 Vll I J l.s John Belushi Blair Brown 3:20 5:20 7:20 9:20 CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BY POPULAR DEMAND OFFICIAL FIVE COLOR M00SEHEAD BEER GIFT ITEMS ITEMS Ur,CE XL T-SHIRT (TAN) s.85 JERSEY IWHTREDI . ... " "" I SLEEVE OOLF SHIRT (TAN) 12.93 BASEBALL CAP (RED) 4 o un flTS ALL SIZES 95 NO" SALES TAX . " VA. RES. ADD 4 ' TOTAL ENCLOSEO FREE MOOSEHEAO BUMPER STICKER WITH ALL ORDERS OVER S2S.0O ALL ITEMS POSTPAID CASHIERS CHECK, M.O. 'IMMEDIATE SHIPMENT PERSONAL CHECK-ALLOW WEEKS NAME AOORESS CITY STATE UOOSEWEAR, INC - P. 0. BOX 1119 DANVILLE, VA. 24541 A UNIVERSAL PICTURE William Hurt Kathleen Turner Richard Crenna 3:00- 5:15 7:30 -9:45 "'BODY HEAT IS A HIT. YOU NOT ONLY SEEANDHEAR THIS MOVIE, YOU CAN ALMOST FEEL IT- Gene Shalil. Today Show-NBC-TV r nil w,- v A LADD COMPANY f" RELEASE y $1.C0 ADMISSION ALL SEATS ALL TIMES LAST DAY Tarzsn fjjj the Ape Man History cf tht World Pert I B 7:15 9:CD . STARTS FRIDAY 2Sth . AJrpiana 3:C0 5:00 7:00 9:00 ?CXWG GARDEN RESTAURANT Chinese Cuisine At Its Very Best 7,U Dine amid the art of China w-l Gourmet food from all four V. corners of China . r Peking, Szechuan, Canton, Shanshai Over 100 dshes 4. QuaLty meats Si produce . 'Private party rooms avc'i-ibie LUNCHEON SPECIALS DAILY All lunches served with fried rice, egg roll, choice of entree and soup. lunch.- Weeks 11 om-2 pm J . Sat. & Sun. 12-2:30 pm UZ i EAST FRANKLIN ST., CHAPEL HILL942-16130innef: 500 da !y t iilvLSo UAIUJLT II f ) Kristy i '-VV- n ...,,.v--'-'- NEIL . .if f S as DAV 'penplay..oN STARTS TOMORROW 2:30 4:50 " 7:1 O r 9:30 Sorry, Mo Pcsscs Accepted Spotlight, September 24, 1 931

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