The Pittsburgh Press from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 26, 1981 · Page 85
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Punk Rock Are Pretty (Continued from Page E-l.) There's always people who want to punch you out . . . I don't know why, maybe they're bored. ; "Some of our audiences drink and do what people do in bars. We could be a polka band and if polka was in, they'd be coming to see us. "Then there are those who really 1 like our music, have above-average intelligence, are more in touch with their emotions and more honest I hate to blow the myth, but they're nice guys. A razor blade in the nostril is pretty declasse." Pittsburgh punk may never be the social phenomenon it is in larger cities simply because there aren't enough clubs to book the better local groups and the clubs that do exist are small "holes in the wall" compared with the ballroom-like CBGB's in New York and the Star-jammer in Los Angeles. Outside of WYEP-FM, radio stations here tend to play the more traditional rock music of bands like Foreigner and Journey. Until the local groups are able to record and distribute their music more extensively, they'll remain "underground." MEANWHILE, back at the Banana, it's after midnight and many of the college types have left, while more "hard-core" punks have arrived. Several males with "rooster- Elume" haircuts are bobbing to the eat of Prototype, a new band. As lead singer Kim Troiani of Mt. Lebanon roars into the microphone, a tall, lanky spectator begins leaping up and down at the edge of the stage, limbs flailing like a young Jerry Lewis. His body slackens and he seems boneless as he nearly crashes into the musicians. Harry "The Wire" Wagner, a WYEP-FM disc jockey and musi- . cian, described the scene. "The bands and the audience are one here. Someone from the crowd can .get up on the stage with the group and the owner will let them. If somebody tried to get onstage at the Civic Arena with Ted Nugent or Journey, they'd get kicked right off." The Five retains for its second set. The crowd is more animated and several people, most of them without partners, start jumping in time to the frenzied music. ' What is the name of the dance? "I don't know what it is, man," said a young blonde with cotton in her ears and a red bandanna around her head. "I think it's like derivations on a thing called the 'bono,' but since I never saw the bono, I don't know. It's just like jumping around, you know?" ; On stage, Reed is dancing with a microphone stand and rolling a- : BIG BAND : : DANCE : "IT IS A 'TONIGHT 8:30-11:30 t Enjoy a Delicious Dinner u In Our lounge and Re- ceive a tree ncner 10 The Ballroom Dance THIS SUNDAY USSUNDA JOE SILVO Singln 4 Coupkt Wtkom HOWARD JOHNSON'S Rt. 22 & 48 Menroeville 372-5500 FREE PARKING Earn $110 Sell: P Stamp. roin anil other . collerlor item are eay to netl with clarified ad in Thf Pre ind PoM-Gawtte. If you're ready to ntart a new hobby, make money from the one you're napping. Call 263. 1201 to sell your roller! ion with a Hawified ad in The Prrw and Post-Gaaelle. iJl iffTTilK il 1 CiW) III HI.il65yjOj7J At 17:10, 2:45. 5:00, 1:30 1 150 It 1:36. 4:15. WE ARE OVERSTOCKED WITH SALE DAUSCII & LOf.lD SALE SOFT GPmSITS EYI EXAM BX1UMNG GLAUCOMA RSI ZV AUCOMA TEST $30 Jm. issoc Of IKtWi " UrrU tNft JULT AKUrUI ATTENTION PEOPLE WITH ASTIGMATISM Who previously were unable te wear eoft contact duo to poor vitien. Wo are now able to correct oiHgmotbm with tho revolutionary now HyoVecurvo loneee, and wo do it with a written guarantee. Heaie phono for oppojntmontfroo comurtorion. HARD LENSES INC. FREE TINTS OnrCtip mt CLOSI-OUT SALI AM SOP 63tT7)50 LENSES WtlTTtN vtutcarno CLYDE S. S66.1 230 First Floor N 004-76764135 BrcvCnsville Rd.( Brentwood Bands, Fans Tame Here Press Photo by John Heller JOHNNY ZARRA Not typical punk-rock proprietor. round while the band rips through a "scuzzoid" version of "Angel of the Morning." At the tune's end, Zarra said: "When I had rock 'n' roll bands in here, every one of 'em sounded alike and played the same songs. These punks now do their own things. They're all different and I love it." THAT RARITY OF RARITIES, SEQUEL THAT READILY ApW i SURPASSES THE ORIGINAL" RICHARD SCHICKEL iiiMiuuMMMuaui'3ic:niit' mm-mm-mmz o mm tt 1:00, 115. 5:31 1:00, 10:15 M 1:30, 4:15, 7:10 1 1:45 MO 1 0:45 M 1:30, 4:15, 7:10 1 0:45 DOCTOR IN mm.- ATTINDANd m with wirniN CUAIANTEE i, I Ml comers rrr IT UCIISEV AX RECISntEl nCKXICMIS UiMdbyriM Stale of Ohi PAM OUARANTH UlLOM'S Jonlcins Arcade Downtown TjnfJT7T3nrjT7!fi tiikiaij:(m T1FIYUST' ONE OF THE BEST THINGS THAT EVER HAPPENED IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN AGAIN. nil.. 1 1 ii m n it f jHurwaaawf jm j A. i II I i ..j. ii... I.... iu. i ' II ? I w III III 133 ti,'.i"Aiiia.','.VI.";iC 61l)9 "FOSITIVir-ROOf OfASKIO'D-' " m. I - ji . 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