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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, April 16, 1987, Page 4, Image 4

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4The Daily Tar Heel Thursday, April 16, 1987 Ten Ten searches for its own sound and individuality By MARTY MICHAELS Staff Writer It ain't easy walking in the shadow of the big man, or anyone else, for that matter. The band Ten Ten is intimately aware of this. Critics have drawn comparisons between them and the Waterboys, early Simple Minds, and. well . . . Bono's Irish band that just released a new album. But this four-piece group from Richmond, Va., remains uniquely its own band and even shies away from comparisons which, favorable or not. can spell creative death for an up-and-coming band. A local date at Raleigh's The Brewery on Friday will give the uninitiated-but-interested a chance to form their own opinion. Ten Ten is no stranger to the area, having played quite a bit up and down the East Coast, including a show at Purdy's earlier this year in which front man and principal songwriter Mark Lewis looked like the Cure's Robert Smith and sang like no one else. Formed in 1 984, the band consists of Lewis on guitar and lead vocals, Don Ruzek on keyboards and vocals. Peter Bell on bass and vocals, and Lee Johnson on drums. In a recent telephone interview, Lewis commented on the band's upward mobility. "We (the band members) had been in or thrown out of various other bands," he said. We got together in the studio to record a demo of some songs I'd written, and we started to sound more and more like a band." Lewis listed bands he listened to in his teens as his musical influences. lt was the period of early David Bowie, Mott the Hoople, and a lot of other British bands," he said. Ten Ten just completed a North American tour with Paul Young, and they have previously toured in Survey more effectively together to do a good job of declaring student and staff roles," he said. Student involvement was gener ally higher when students staffed organizations. Cansler said, while participation was lowest for pro grams in which students shared decision-making authority with faculty and staff. The study also revealed that black students used more Student Affairs programs in which decisions were made by staff members, such as Student Health Services. Career Planning and Placement and the developing counseling center. Cansler said. JAPAN AUSTRAILIA AUSTRIA BELGIUM BULGARIA CHINA CYPRUS DC FULBRIGHT, LUCE AND MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIPS INTERESTED IHAFPLYIIX FOR 1983 CRAUTS? The application deadline for these programs Is early In the fall 1987 semester, so before leaving for the summer pick up Information and applications from: Office of International Programs 207 Caldwell Hall Q ID CL X DC CQ 3 O LU CD A3iani N3Q3MS AVMdON QNV1V3Z M3N OWINH VIS3N0QNI If The Hardback Cafe and Bookstore Had Beds, You'd Never Need To Go Anywhere Else Great food, great books, great music, lb hell with the details. (&Bookstor-e) Mon-Sat Lunch 1 1 :30-4 :00 Dinner 6:00-10:00 Sunday Brunch 11:00-3:00 , . ' Placing Bold Writers With Bold Readers Since 1985 1 10 North Columbia Street. Chapel Hill 933-5100 the presence of such bands as the Waterboys, Simply Red, Simple Minds, the Alarm and Talk Talk. Lewis said that the Waterboys' ethereal singer Mike Scott had been something of an influence on tour. "1 started listening to him and his phrasing, which owes something to Bob Dylan." he said. "Then I went back and started listening to Dylan." The tour with Paul Young was successful, particularly in matters of record company politics. Because of their Anglo-inspired sound and image. Ten Ten chose to make themselves known in England and were signed to a worldwide contract with the British branch of Chrysalis Records. Yet this has not exactly made them a household word on this side of the Atlantic. "The Paul Young tour was good as far as audience reaction and also because the American Chrysalis representatives had the chance to see us and were more interested," said Lewis. "The reps in this country didn't know much about us and didn't do much to distribute us here." Ten Ten's debut album on Chrysalis was released in 1986 and produced by Stephen Street, whose credits include the Smiths' LP Lewis was more than happy to comment on the progressive record scene on both sides of the Atlantic. "In America it's going OK for . . . college radio, but it's nonexistent for normal commercial radio," he said. "You pick up SPIN magazine and read about the new bands and the scenes in Austin and other places. That's great, except that the bands aren't getting anywhere because they're not being pushed. In England everything is much more condensed. There's more visibility. All England follows suit to what charts in London; it's the center market. It's not that the bands are better there, but it's a more powerful channel." In contrast, a higher proportion of white students used programs such as the Campus Y and the Carolina Union which allow stu dents to make most or all of the decisions, he said. The division is also investigating how to increase student awareness outside the usual channels such as the media, faculty advisers and word-of-mouth, Cansler said. According to the report, the office of the vice chancellor will appoint a task force on Student Participation in Student Affairs Work, to be composed of faculty, students and Student Affairs staff members. The task force will clarify and z. o o TO - LT) o m cz D z: o a o 1 fZR 1 v f ::vrx:- O A Lewis admits that things might have been easier for Ten Ten if they'd relocated to England. "It would be easier to mix in the scene, but the record company advance would have been eaten up by taxes," he said. A follow-up to the band's first make recommendations for the roles of students and staff in decision making when they work together. Interactions between faculty and students were unsatisfactory for 38 percent of the faculty respondents and 21 percent of student respondents. But efforts to include more faculty in residence hall programs, as well as to encourage faculty involvement in the Carmichael Residence Hall foreign language suites have been made. And plans to involve faculty in other residence hall programs and activities are in the works lor next year, according to the report. Such plans include faculty partic Brat flmnfiffin 4 c Guitars o Drums Keyboards o Electronics GET 4S m Our All New Electronic Music Room i( Loads Of New Equipment All The Latest Synths & jl Computer Accessories jl Stat Of Th Art jl listening Environment Music Loft Welcomes Randy Friel of Computer Music Systems Fame. ' 300 East Main Street Carrboro, tic 27510 (919) 968-0411 4 i I V - s - fjjflWiViVXi'i'i The band Ten Ten performs Friday night at The Brewery in Raleigh single, "Million Miles Away," was never released. But, Lewis said, "This week we heard that the record company was considering remixing and releasing the second single, so maybe things will turn around and well sell some records." from page 1 ipation in the UNITAS program, volunteer opportunities in the Fel lowship Program and assigning faculty members to individual res idence areas. Quality of life surveys, which randomly poll residents on all areas of residence hall life, will boused as a follow-up study to, the division's self-study. .., . Both the faculty respondents and Student Affairs staff members who were interviewed expressed dissatis faction with the intellectual climate on campus, according to the report. They were concerned that students emphasized athletics, partying and drinking more than academics. oir fin Onaflfl f.fon, Tues, Sat-10-6 Wed, Thurs, Frl-10-8 m ) ( Si M fo-:j:-5::::::v: ' i.V t A ti i 1 n W- ' Next month Ten Ten will start recording material for a second album and will perform a string of 15 to 20 English dates, including a few with the Alarm. As far as the beckoning future goes, Lewis is nonchalant, wanting only to get the Campus Calendar The DTH Campus Calendar appears daily. Announcements must be placed in the box outside The Daily Tar Heel office, 1 04 Union, by noon one day before weekend announcements by noon Wednes day. The DTH will print announce ments from' University-recognized campus organizations only. Thursday 5 p.m. AIS presents Carlos Cerezo in a talk on Puerto Rico in the Union. Also, elections will be held. 6 p.m. AISEC will hold a meeting for present and future officers in T-2 Carroll until 10 p.m. 7 p.m. Chimera will hold an open reading of science fiction to showcase amateur writers' talents on the 4th floor of New East Building. All are welcome. Campus Crusade for Christ will meet in 205 Union. Everyone welcome. Carolina Comic Book Club will meet in the . Union. Elections will be r i PLANNED PARENTHOOD i Kroger Plaza i BRING THIS COUPON IN FOR $5 OFF YOUR FIRST EXAM good through May 1 5, 1 987 on appointments before 3pm call for an appoinment 942-7762 cash or credit cards only 732-6161 C vr Announcing 1987 SUMMER SESSION CALENDAR UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL SUMMER SESSION CALENDAR Registration Day 1st Day of Classes Late Registration Holidays Last Day of Classes Final Examinations CLASS SCHEDULES available in HANES HALL and offices of advisors and deans. 13 new album out on the racks. "If we could get singles out, we could really run with it," he said. Be advised to check out Ten Ten's big guitar sound at The Brewery before they completely run away with it all. held. All members and comic fans urged to attend. 7-30 p.m. UNC Riding Club will meet in the Union. 8 p.m. Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense will sponsor Professor Charles Sydnor, president of Emory and Hope College, who will speak about denaturaliza tion and deportation of Nazi war criminals in the United States. The lecture will be in 101 Greenlaw. 9:30 p.m. Loreleis will hold auditions in the Union until 1 1 p.m.. : Interested girls should sign up at the Union desk or come during these times. Basses or baritones are preferred. Items of Interest All Campus Calendar announce ments are due by NOON on the day before they are to run in the DTH. Interested in buying a 1985-86. Yackety Yack or another previous edition? Come bv Room 106 of the Union or call 962-39121259. Last day to register for the free workshop, "Creative Leadership," April 16. 8-9:15 p.m. in the Union. Contact the Office of Leadership Development. 01 Steele Bldg. ' Chapel Hill Special Rates for Students Birth Control Information & supplies at reduced cost V.D. & Pregnancy Testing All information confidential Term I Term ll May 18 June 29 May 19 June 30 May 20 July 1 : May 25 July 3 June 19 July 31 June 22-23 Aug. 3-4 V

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