The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 4, 1986 · Page 18
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 18

Salina, Kansas
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Saturday, January 4, 1986
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Entertainment The Salina Journal Saturday, January 4,1986 Page 18 ^Hooters' enjoying overnight success NEW YORK (AP) - When the rock 'n' reggae band, the Hooters, performed last July at the Live-Aid concert in their native Philadelphia, organizer Bob Geldof didn't know who they were. Since then their album, "Nervous Night," has gone gold, they have two Top 10 singles — "All You Zombies" and "And We Danced"— a video and a sell-out national tour under way. The Hooters will be a special guest for a concert at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Salina Bicentennial Center which will feature another rock group, Loverboy. All tickets are general admission and are priced at $13.50. At Live-Aid, the Hooters were the first artists to perform on the 107- foot-high stage. Almost overnight the band went from playing small-town gigs to one of the pop concerts of the century. "We don't get jittery about new audiences after that. We'll probably never reach more people than that at once," said Eric Bazilian, the Hooters' all-around instrumentalist and songwriter. "This is still a grassroots thing, but now the roots are longer," he said. "We're doing the same thing we were doing at home (Philadelphia). We like the feeling that we're tapping into the underground. The ultra-hit crowd doesn't like us. No one particular group is into us." Bazilian set up the Hooters with keyboardist and vocalist Rob Hyman in 1984. Before being known as the Hooters, Bazilian, Hyman and former member Rick Chertoff played in a local Philadelphia band called Wax. The trio later became the principals in a band they named Marquee "Start Hooi HO IfS The Hooters will kick off Loverboy's Salina concert. AP Baby Grand. In 1983, after two albums that flopped commercially and critically, Chertoff severed the longstanding alliance and turned to producing. Following a brief hiatus, he made Bazilian and Hyman the principal players on his first major effort as a producer — Cyndi Lauper's multi- platinum LP, "She's So Unusual." Riding on the crest of the album's huge success, Bazilian and Hyman regrouped and formed the Hooters with drummer David Uosikkinen. Bassist Andy King and guitarist John Lilley joined later. The group soon became a record- breaking act, playing Philadelphia's local halls. Within a year of the band's formation Chertoff produced the Hooters first album, "Amore," an independent LP which sold over 100,000 copies. The musicians patented their own brand of reggae, using rock keyboard riffs and the curious, perky sonic sound of the Hohner Melodica, sprinkled sparingly throughout. The Hohner Melodica is a hybrid, keyboard harmonica which the group affectionately nicknamed the "hooter." Bazilian and Hyman so enjoyed playing the instrument that they dubbed themselves the Hooters. The name conjures many images for their fans. "The group is a lot of different things. ... Everyone thinks something different. But the key is to make sure that everybody thinks something," said Bazilian. "The success of Cyndi's record brought .us so much attention," he said in an interview. "Our rate of movement was phenomenal. After that the band experienced exponential growth. In July of 1984 we had garnered enough acclaim in the industry to sign our current record deal with Columbia." The Hooters' 19-city tour has been sold out atjjvery stop, and the group doesn't want to become another flash-in-the-pan rock memory. "We are not a band that was produced as a major media hype," said Bazilian. "It's not like we're the hot new kid in town. We've always been there. We are good, and we've worked very hard to be good. We prescribe to the (Bruce) Springsteen school of artist development: You hang in there and you play and work hard and suddenly you're in Newsweek." Some critics have compared the Hooter's seemingly overnight success with that of summer sensation 'til Tuesday, a group that was highly visible with one hot single last summer then fizzled. "I feel bad for 'til Tuesday. They really had some talent," said Bazilian. "But their picture was everywhere. Now all that's left of that band is (the lead singer) Aimee Mann's blond hair. With us a lot of people hadn't heard the name so they weren't expecting anything but got a big surprise." If the Chertoff-produced "Nervous Night" is any indication, the Hooters have nothing to worry about. The album recently had its third single, ' 'Day by Day," released and is within a few thousand sales of becoming platinum. BASED ON A TRUE S T 0 R Y. ROBERT REDFORD STREEP Salina movies Jewel of the Nile — Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner star in the sequel to "Romancing the Stone." This time, the comic- romantic pair romp across Africa, pursued by their inept nemesis, Danny DeVito. But there isn't much new, says New York Times critic Janet Maslin. "Sadly for the sequel," Maslin says, "the novelty in that contrast (between the workaday life of a romance novelist and her far- flung adventures) was more than used up the first time around." She says Turner "retains her original feistiness" and comes close to carrying the movie, but Douglas "lacks the dash that this swashbuckling role demands." — Mid-State Cinema, Rated PG 101 Dalmatians — The 1961 Disney classic is back for Christmas. Mean, villainous Cruella De Vil steals a huge litter of darling Dalmatian puppies to make fur coats. A chase across the English countryside for the dognapper ensues. The animation is superb in great Disney style. — Sunset Plaza Cinema, Rated G Out of Africa — Meryl Streep and Robert Redford star in what could be the movie team of the year. Streep plays the Danish baroness-novelist Isak Dinesen (whose real name was Karen Blixen). She operates a coffee farm in Kenya in the early part of this century. Redford is a maverick pioneer who steals her heart, despite SALINA WORKS! MOVIE RENTAL 99* TAPES 7 Days A Week 80% Of Our Stock ""GOLD STAR~T APES"" $ 1" 7 Days A Week 20% of Our Stock DOWNTOWN NEWS & BOOKS CARROLL'S BOOKSTORE her love for her husband. The film is based on Dinesen's autobiographical novel by the same name. It's a "big, physically elaborate but wispy movie," writes Vincent Canby in The New York Tunes. Streep is intelligent, intense and obsessive in her role, but "with the exception of Miss Streep's performance, the pleasures ... are all peripheral ..." — Sunset Plaza Cinema, Rated PG Rocky IV — Boxer Rocky Balboa has catapulted himself into the realm of international diplomacy in this movie, battling a Soviet villian in a contest he describes as "Us against Them." He battles Ivan Drago, played by Dolph Lundgren, a vicious fighting machine, with a wife (Brigitte Nielsen) to match. "There's nothing new about the screenplay ..." says Janet Maslin in The New York Times. "Nor is there anything novel about the visual style that places heavy emphasis ... on slow-motion shots of flying bodily fluids — blood, saliva, and particularly, sweat." — Mid-State Cinema, Rated PG Spies Like Us — Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd are paired as a State Department spokesman and a language genius sent to act as decoys for two legitimate spies being sent to a secret rocket installation in the eastern Soviet Union. It's a "heavily calculated" movie, says Associated Press critic Bob Thomas, that makes light of nuclear holocaust. "What ultimately defeats 'Spies Like Us' is the leaden direction by John Landis, the reliance on special effects and the curiously flat interrelationship between Chase and Aykroyd." — Fox, Rated PG Young Sherlock Holmes — Nicholas Rowe stars as Sherlock Holmes as a boy in this movie that depicts the beginning of the friendship between the famous detective and John Watson. It also reveals how Holmes picked up pipe smoking, his deerstalker cap and why he chose a life of cocaine, the violin and celibacy. Vincent Canby of The New York Times says the movie "possesses an uncharacteristic, almost leisurely narrative pace and a spectacularly handsome period production that serve the memory of the Conan Doyle originals." Canby calls it "one of the few really stylish and entertaining American movies of 1985." — Vogue, Rated PG — Compiled by Lori Brack TV movies, specials 7 p.m. — Superman, CBS, Salina Cable Channels 5 and 12 Christoper Reeve, Margot Kidder (1978). Mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent dons his red cape and uses his superhuman powers to thwart an archcriminal's plot to destroy the West Coast with a giant earthquake. 7 p.m. — The Fifth Floor, USA, Salina Cable Channel 6 Bo Hopkins, Dianne Hull (1980). A sane young woman is incarcerated in a bizarre mental hospital where violence and drug abuse are the order of the day. 7:05 p.m. — Bend of the River, WTBS, Salina Cable Channel 13 James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy (1952). Settlers count on an experienced guide to bring them much- needed provisions. 8 p.m. — Butch and Sundance: The Early Years, Salina Cable Channel 7 Tom Berenger, William Katt (1979). The story of how Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid met, joined forces and gaiuned notoriety. DON HEATH Realtor-Associate Bui. 827-3641 R«». 827-8142 COLDUieUL ANTRIM-PIPER 11OE. Iron WENGER, REALTORS* . *•>'"«. *S. Mid-America Restaurant 823-2670 1846 NORTH 9TH (Seven Days A Week) 5 pm-9 pm 9 oz. 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