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6 The Daily Tar Heel Monday, April 7,
ZZ Top sizzles in po wer-packe
Imagine this: A trio ot" Texas rock-and-roll
thugs arises from the layers of
smoke, cranks up their amps, turns on
the lights and proceeds to boogy right
into about 15,000 pelvises.
Not too hard to visualize, if you were
out at Greensboro Coliseum Thursday
night to witness the sizzling rock V roll
show put on by the lords of facial hair.
Based on the ear-shattering, perfor
mance and the just-as-loud ovations
accompanying every move on stage by
Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank
Beard, this was a success. The appear
ance of one of America's funnest bands
signaled the arrival of honky-tonk time,
hot orange lights and smoky nights.
ZZ Top, a band who in 16 years has"
gone from a Houston bar outfit to one
of the major arena-packers in the
industry, boomed beyond its blues-rock
roots with a new synthesizer sound
prevalent in its newer offerings, and the
results left the crowd screaming and
sweating for more. But the synthesizers
had a rough-edged sound. This was no
Air Supply concert. As Gibbons says
of it, "Our synthesizers sound like a
wrecked bombshell of a car being
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New travel services that buy unsold
tickets from airlines, hotels and cruise
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to members are becoming popular way
to go for budget-minded travelers.
Discount Travel International, one
such company, offers such tickets to
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in the charts for 83 weeks and their
recent albums, such as "Eliminator'
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"Afterburner," maestro lead guitarist
Gibbons' side-of-the-pick harmonics
and bluesy leads keyed the hour-and-a-half
show. The concert was decep
tively short due to the outpouring of
energy by everyone present.
The Top. decked out in long black
topcoats and white golf caps with "ZZ
Top," lettered in. appropriately enough,
gold script, started it off with "Under
Pressure," a hit from their 83 "Elim
inator" disc, then followed it up with
present single "Sleeping Bag," complete
with a 30-foot pharaoh in the back
club members for an annual fee. To find
out what trips are available, members
call a toll-free phone number and listen
to a recording of the company's offer
ings. If they find something they like,
members call the company office, send
payment, and wait for their reserva
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Since reservations are seldom more
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A complete listing of every tune
would be unneccesary, suffice to say
that Gibbons and bass-playing pal Hill,
who has seemingly fully recovered from
a gunshot wound to the gut last spring,
played with power and passion, and
Beard, the only member of the group
who doesn't have a beard, typical ZZ
logic, backed them up with a consistent
if unspectacular drumming backbeat.
Some highlights: a wacky, -offbeat
light show to go along with a couple
of crazy songs called "Manic Mechanic"
and "Ten Foot Pole;" a great extended
improv jam on "Arrested For Driving
While Blind;" a funky, get-down dance-a-thon
with "Velcro Fly" give me
just enough of that sticky stuff to hold
the seams on your vinyl jeans; the band
bringing out their famous furry MTV
guitars to do a version of "Legs;" a great
laser show; and the classic early tunes
that brought them into national prom
inence, "LaGrange" and "Tush," to
finish off the show.
Even if someone didn't like the Top's
tunes, it would have been worth the
price of admission just to check out the
diverse and constantly-entertaining
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Membership requirements change
from company to company and month
to montn, as tney run many specials.
Discount Travel International offers
one particularly good deal that allows
the member $25 off on his first trip,
and his year's membership doesn't begin
until he takes it. Family membership
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$40 per year. Also included is a $100
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Even with all the stress on savings,
the traveling member has all the
privileges and treatment of other
passengers who paid full fare.
Refunds from discount agents are
harder to get than through regular travel
agents. A club member who has to
change his reservations will probably
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crowd which came to see the show.
There were 50-year-old, toothless
motorcycle mamas, MTV yuppies with
their prude girlfriends, leathery red
necks on acid and a veritable throng
of young spandex-clad nymphettes
loaded to the gills with rouge, mascara
and suggestive leers.
The crowd was put to sleep by an
opening act of nauseatingly normal
rock 'n' rollers who played a bunch of
boring tunes and deserve no further
comment. What was their name?
But there was no question that this
night belonged to ZZ and the searing
persona of Gibbons, who tore across
the stage playing his usual excellent
technical guitar the late Jim Hendrix
once came on "The Tonight Show" and
called Gibbons the most promising
young guitar player in America.
It was hot, and sweaty and fun. Just
plain, get-down, rock V roll fun.
Gibbons once said. "We're not attempt
ing to deliver any sociological break
through other than, 'have a good
time.' " ;
Well, from the looks of things
Thursday night, they succeeded at that
with flying colors.
member who will take the trip.
Discount companies usually sell the
cheapest tickets for the trips they list,
and often the savings are considerable.
Most trips include deluxe accommoda
tions and other amenities that the
budget traveler usually does not want
to pay for. . ' .
Discount travel companies are not
members of the American Society of
Travel Agents and many travel agents
think that discount agencies are
"It's legal or they couldn't be doing
it, but I would carefully check into it
before joining," advised Becky Austin,
an agent with Small World Travel
Agency on Franklin Street. . )
"I would be skeptical and check their
prices before spending any money," she
said. The test is in the price of their
fares, according to Austin.
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Tuesday, April 15
oney Pit' shallow,
poorly written plot
"The Money Pit," the latest in a
series of 'o'Os movies obsessed with
people getting money, losing money
and getting more money, is a dis
appointing waste of whatever talents
stars Tom Hanks and Shelley Long
may have. t
The new comedy concerns itself
with poverty-striken, New York
entertainment lawyer Walter Field
ing and his violin-playing lover Anna
Crowley. The two must find a new
home after Anna's former husband,
Max (Alexander Godunov) returns
from Europe to conduct the
Walter's rotund and not-so-honest
real estate broker directs him to a
mansion which is an hour from the
city, up for sale and going for a
suspiciously low price.
Maureen Stapleton, in a cameo
appearance, plays the drunken,
money-desperate, current house
owner, whose Nazi criminal husband
has been discovered and taken away
by Israeli intelligence.
Walter and Anna fall in love with
the palatial estate, which is in need
of a "few repairs." Borrowing heavily
from Max and a haughty, cigarette
smoking, child star, they make the
purchase and begin to set up house.
newcomers to Chapel Hill
By MIKE GUNZENHAUSER
To acquaint .Chapel Hill newcomers
with the University, UNC Director of
Alumni Affairs Douglas Dibbert pres
ented "On the Road to Chapel Hill"
to about 35 newcomers Wednesday
night at the Horace Williams house.
The new residents are members of the
Welcome Wagon Newcomers Associa
tion of Chapel Hill and Carrboro. The
association has about 350 members, all
who have lived in the area less than
three years, said the group's president,
Mary Kistler. .
Most of the newcomers are
employees of the University and local
businesses. Other new residents are
retirees attracted to the town's
The half-hour slide presentation
featured recorded narration and com
mentary by CBS newsman and 1955
UNC graduate Charles Kuralt.
The presentation featured stories
about some of UNC's historic monu-
menj ,aij4 -jbydings, including -Kuralt 's
favorite building, PlayMakers' Theatre.
Kuralt's anecdotes included one
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As the movie continues, they
discover more problems with the
house, and each other, and fall
deeper into debt, creating the money
pit. Unfortunately, the movie does
more than roll; it drags ad infinitum.
Had the gags been condensed into
a 10-minute short, the flick might
have been more successful; instead
the jokes are few and far between
and too predictable.
The major antagonists Max
and a terrifying crew of repairmen
are not consistent throughout. In
the face of absurdity, the few serious
scenes do not really work and seem
thrown in only to finish the movie,
giving it a shallow blandness.
Had the climax held a stronger
bite, this B comedy might have been
worthwhile. Instead its only function
might be to cure chronic insomnia.
Try again Universal, this movie
about money will probably not bring
much of it to the box office. In a
word, it's the pits.
about Thomas Wolfe, who is said to
have turned in a composition on toilet
paper to a certain Dr. Greenlaw, who
used the paper for what it was originally
intended and then flushed it.
Kuralt reflected on how the Univer
sity's "big dreams" were accomplished
with "small budgets," such as the
schools of public health, nursing and
UNC had greatly enlarged since his
graduation, Kuralt said, when his class
consisted of 100 all male students.
Despite the increase in size, Chapel Hill
has maintained its small town spirit, he
Background music for the presenta
tion included "Goin' Home" and
"Carolina On My Mind."
The General Alumni Association uses
the presentation to encourage alumni
to join the association, Dibbert said.
The presentation has won a national
award from the Council for the
Advancement and Support of Educa
tion, he said. . r
c Alumni highlighted in 4he presenta
tion were fqrme Gov-- James B. Hunt,'
former Sem Sarri Ervin, Andy Griffith
and Steve Streater.
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