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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, November 05, 1981, Page 15, Image 15

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Profile The Dead Baggers Anti-Greek and anti-preppie, this band inspires rowdiness By SHELLEY BLOCK To keep up with the new wave trend that has evolved in the 1980's, Chapel Hill has ac quired a band known best by their logo of a dead alligator. The Dead Baggers were formed a year ago by bass player Jack Campbell, lead guitarist Danny Coleman, keyboard player Leslie Land, drummer Greg Lavoie and lead singer Schell Ponder. Within that year, they have played at The Station, Sundance, Uptown Main Street, fraternity houses and private parties. The band members refer to their particular music as "heavy wave" which they charac terize as "rock and roll with a pogo beat." They play music from such groups as The Kings, The Ramones and The Pretenders. However, one-third of their music is original, written by Coleman and Carmichael. "We play humor music that people can dance to. We try to inspire rowdiness," Land said. The Dead, Baggers said their music has been appealing to all types of people. "We krow that non-prep people would like us, but now even the fraternities hire us," Coleman , said. Lavoie said he believed that the fraternities wanted a new wave band because they need ed a change. "They were getting sick of the same type of music." When the band was first formed, its mem bers weren't sure how they would be ac cepted in Chapel Hill. "We were afraid that we might offend some people with some of our music content," Coleman said. "Now we are afraid that we might not." The Dead Baggers have carried out the punk rock motif even to their outfits which add to the total effect of their music. "We like to be a bit outrageous in the way we dress' Carmichael said. The band members said most bands take their music too seriously. The Dead Baggers, "work for money but play for fun," Coleman said. IMAGINE TYPING YOUR MANUSCRIPT ONLY ONCE! The Electric Typist is a word processor. It is ideal for any document which is likely to need revision. For second drafts, only the changes have to be entered Into the com puter; it then prints out the next text. So the second draft, takes little time and costs much less. Charges are based on time: cost is $15.00hr. First draft will run $1.50 to $2.00 per page. Second drafts will run 25t to 75t. Most second drafts can be ready the day after you give us the changes you want. For further information, call 942-1067. IHIMIKL EST IPj COO Weaver Street Casrfooro C 07-1039 ALL -TOW CAM, -BAY. served Sunday Thursday nights Alaskan Snow Crab Legs $10.99 Fried Shrimp $5.99 Fried Oysters $9.99 Fried Fillet off Flounder $5.99 Fried Clara Strips $5.99 You may reorder any other "ALL YOU CAN EAT' item off equal or less cost than your original order Dinners served with hush puppies, trench fries and slaw I it "f St ARCH CHAP I 'Z A '"'MCll 1 lfl LAXPLrilllElfS Chapel Hill 967-8227 HOURS: Lunch: Mon.-Fri. 11:30-2:00 Dinner: 7 Days A Week 5 til 9 - t mm ' a. s,...i. I " MM a 4 "iiiiii V... i i i I i i t i 4 fM Worn m MM m&mm it mum mm m m m mmm 9 : The Dead Baggers enjoy performing the new wave tyoe of music. "We give the people what they want, even when they don't want it," Coleman said. The Dead Baggers will perform on Thurs day. Nov. 5 at Creat Hall from 9 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Admission is free. CD Shelley Block is a staff writer for The Daily Tar Heel. mitral ?M1 '1 , II ; I s i I Mi - ! M J i f . II i j i ' i I i mm U Q- C5cbiltp i lc a Spotlightouember 5. 7987

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