The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on September 18, 1991 · Page 67
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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 67

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G-4MUS1C THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Wednesday, September 18, 1991 Lines for 'Guns' albums no illusion Echos blends Cajun, kraut BY CLIFF RADEL On the menu at the Ethnic Mu The Cincinnati Enquirer When Guns N' Roses releases two albums at once, record stores open just after midnight, fans wait in line, Mother Nature fills the night sky with lightning and thunder as rock 'n' roll goes cash and carry. That's what happened Tuesday morning when three area record stores opened after the stroke of midnight to meet the unprecedented demand for the two, new, long-awaited, long-delayed Guns N' Roses albums, Use Your Illusion 1 and Use Your Illusion II. Globe Records & Tapes in Western Hills Plaza and Twelve hours after Marty Nelson opened his Record Alley store in Edgewood to sell the Illusion albums, he was "still selling 10 to 15 pairs an hour." "Nothing in my 20 years in the business compares to this," said Tom Thompson, manager of the city's three Globe stores. "We've had lines for Prince, Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen albums. But ... the releases were nothing that would get people out in the middle of the night." Camelot's line began at 8:15 p.m. Monday with Jason Smith. The 19-year-old landscape gardener "had to be first. I was afraid they'd sell out." Smith planned on taking both CDs by Axl Rose's band home to his mother. "My mom is pretty anxious to hear 'em," he said. "She loves Axl to death." At the end of the line, John Wallace defended Rose's controversial, women-bashing lyrics. "If you don't like his lyrics, don't listen to them," said Wallace, 23. "That's rock 'n' roll." Linda Money brought her 18-year-old daughter, Melissa, and their pet ferret, Fennis, to wait in line. "Axl's lyrics are not for me," Money said, gagging. "But look at the stuff I listened to as a kid. My parents hollered about that, too. "So, to each his own," she said, stroking her ferret. the Princeton Plaza Camelot Music Superstore reported long lines and unsurpassed sales. Globe sold $1,000 worth of Illusion tapes and CDs in 15 minutes to a crowd that store manager Bud Halbeisen termed "well-behaved, cranked up, predominantly white, male and middle-class with no heavy-metal psychos." life M tf&af ssjv&Sx. '&?zn i A line of 300 also waited patiently outside Camelot. During the after-midnight hour the store was open, it sold 400 CDs and 900 cassettes. As Guns N' Roses fans emerged from the store, they dashed to their cars and ripped open the CD and cassette boxes, filling the parking lot with the sounds of Illusion. T1 Cliff Radel Pop notes Recording Sessions (Rhino, $14.95) . . . Cream, Cream (AVi-sion, $19.98). CONCERT ALERT: The shows 'e all over the map this week with . Soul Asylum, 9 p.m. tonight, Louisville's Phoenix Hill Tavern . . . Manhattan Transfer, 8 p.m. Thursday, Columbus' Palace Theater, . . . LeVert, Rude Boys, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Louisville's Whitney Hall ... Paul Winter Consort, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dayton's Nutter Center . . . Ronnie McDowell, 8 p.m. Saturday, Louisville's Iroquois Amphitheater . . . Jesus Jones, 8 p.m. Sept. 24, Lexington's University of Kentucky Ballroom . . . Beat Farmers, 9:30 p.m. Sept. 25, Louisville's Phoenix Hill Tavern . . . James Brown, 8 p.m. Oct. 11, University of Dayton Arena . . . Kentucky Headllunters, 8 p.m. Oct. 12, Lexington's Rupp Arena . . . Freddie Jackson, Shirley Murdock, 8 p.m. Oct. 12, Dayton's Hara Arena. At New Direction we tried to put all the ingredients of our weight control program into this glass, but they wouldn't fit. cassettes features . . . k.d. lang, Harvest of Seven Years (Cropped and Chronicled) (Warner Reprise, $19.98) . . . Billy Joel, Ric Oca-sek, etc., Simply Mad About The Mouse (Buena Vista, $19.99) . . . Prince, Nothing Can Stop . . . Prince and the New Power Generation "Gett Off" (Warner Reprise, $14.98) . . . DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, Summertime (BMG, $16.98) ... Ice-T, O.G. Original Gangster Video (Warner Reprise, $19.98) . . . Dire Straits, Alchemy Live (PolyGram, $14.95) ... The Doors, The Soft Parade A Retrospective (MCAUniversal, $19.95) . . . Todd Rundgren, 2nd Wind Live MALLARD COVE sic Bar & Grill, kraut goes well with gumbo and burritos. Put another way, it's OK for the Alpen Echos, Cincinnati's premiere German rock 'n' roll polka band, to play Cajun and Tex-Mex music. The Echos the Ipach brothers Rick on accordion, Peter on trumpet and Ron on drums, plus vocalist Chip Schoepf and guitarist David Johnstone serve up these international cuisines on their new album, Kajun Kraut, and in person 9:30 pjn. Friday and Saturday nights at Flanagan's Landing. Can a band from the Queen City do the CajunZydeco music of Queen Ida? Jawohl! A German Polk band playing Cajun music is a natural. "Lots of German and Cajun tunes are two-beat dance numbers," says Peter Ipach. "Then's there's the accordion." The squeeze box is the connecting link between the genres. The accordion was introduced to Cajun bands beginning in the 1840s when German immigrants arrived at the port of New Orleans and spread throughout the city and surrounding Cajun country. On the Tex-MexGerman axis, the genres are connected by Peter Ipach's trumpet (twin trumpets are the horns of choice in Mexican mariachi bands), tight harmonies and bright, two-step dance tempos. The Echos' mingling of musical cultures is a natural for this Saturday and Sunday's Budweiser Okto-berfest Zinzinnati. They're a talented local band. They play German music. They play rock. They appeal to all ages. They're pros. They play all over the country. They're veterans of past Okto-berfests Zinzinnati. That said, don't expect to see band playing the "Chicken Dance" on Fountain Square this weekend. There's no gemutlichkeit lost between them and Oktoberfest. "They bill Cincinnati's Oktoberfest as 'America's Biggest, Most Authentic' It may be the biggest," Peter Ipach says. "But most authentic? That's a pile. "Cincinnati's festival is not an Oktoberfest. It's a Strassenfest, a street festival. At an Oktoberfest they pitch huge tents and there's grass under your feet. There's also a variety of food and music. "At Cincinnati's Oktoberfest, they have bands that are not German bands that would be laughed off the stage at the fests in Columbus and Louisville." Ipach knows he's "being a rebel" speaking ill of Oktoberfest. He insists, however, that he isn't crying in his beer. "I just want Cincinnati's Oktoberfest to be as good as it should be," he says. "Sure, we should be playing Oktoberfest. It's a natural tie-in. But we won't be there. We have to take a stand. That's why we're playing Flanagan's. "I'm sure people are going to wonder, why arer't you guys playing up at Oktoberfest? "And, I can't wait for the first person to ask." The Alpen Echos play Flanagan's Landing, 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. 421-4055. STILL DIRTY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS: The Uncle Dirty Band, an all-star aggregation of alumni from the 1970s bands of the CliftonCorryville bar scene's heyday, makes a rare appearance 8 p.m. Saturday at TopCat's, formerly Hot Shotz. With a lineup starring Ron Sachs on lead guitar, drummer Ron Baumgartner, vocalists Jan Hunter and Terry Wissman and bassist Michael Perry, Uncle Dirty's members have done time in such bands as: the American Beauty Band, Heather, Elberon, Condor and Allies. Proceeds from the concert benefit the Bethany House shelter for the homeless. So we used a hospital instead. U17 p U M SI f !. . I n;,n. ill J f, 1 M : 4 .11 -a.Muft f THE JEWISH HOSPITAL OF CINCINNATI Because only a team of trained, health care professionals can give you the kind of supervision and support you need from a weight control program. New Direction System For Lasting Weight Control starts with safe, rapid weight loss and adds other important ingredients. Nutrition education. Counseling. Behavior modification and physical activity. So if you have at least 40 pounds to lose, take a look at a program that will help you lose the weight and gain control. Take a look at New Direction. : For a free news difsction System lot lasting weqrri control (513) 554-3820 Great GlendaleSharonville Location! All Adult Apartment Community Beautiful senior adult community offers spacious 1 and 2 bedroom floorplans with fully equipped kitchens. 24 hour telephone entry system and on-site management. Private bus, community functions and family activities. Ron LatxxilwiM A -5628 " II I A A From 56U - $720. Call 772-6655. Information center open daily 9-5, The Diet Workshop - It's Back, by Popular Demand! J KEMPER RQ 1 MALLARD 'C- iL COVt DR 75 2 LIPPELMAN weekends 12-5. 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