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Montrose Voice, No. 48, September 25, 1981 - File 014. 1981-09-25. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 16, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/9336/show/9328.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 48, September 25, 1981
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date September 25, 1981
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 22329406
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Title File 014
Transcript September 25,1981 / Montrose Voice 13 Hot Wax Recording group High Inergy High Inergy achieves the 'new' Motown sound By Jeffrey Wilson ■ No longer can High Inergy (Gordy/ Motown) be compared to the Supremes or accused of trying to imitate their historical styles. With their newest album titled in their name, High Inergy is finally achieving the sound of sophistication, and the new Motown Sound. It's as if the level of music and lyrics prepared for this trio hailing from Pasadena, California has grown up. All selections contained in this (blandly packaged) album contain quality and a certain amount of maturity and dignity I have not noticed in other High Inergy LP's. The second side is primo material, including the reggae cultured opener, "I Just Wanna Dance With You." This is crisp, clean music struck against rather relaxing, mellow vocals. Recorded eleven years earlier by Diana Ross on her first solo album since leaving the group, "Now That There's You" maintains its original score by Ashford and Simpson and this time the polished vocals sing out from Linda Howard, Michelle Martin and Barbara Mitchell. "Don't Park Your Loving" and "Soakin' Wet" are more of that sophisticated sound I mentioned. Good dance music with decent lyrics and full orchestration set these numbers far apart from the masses who have tried to copy the "original" Motown dance music sound (long before it was chic to call it disco). "Soakin' Wet" is strongly similar to the Jacksons' brand of boogie with a very recognizable beat and accented horn arrangements. "Heaven's Just A Step Away" is a hell of a ballad from the first side; there's just something special about its delivery that brings it out, and I can say the same for the uptempo "All Of You." "Going Through The Motions" immediately reminds me of a dance tune from a few years back: "Best Of My Love" by the Emotions. The sound and style ofthe song is quite evident especially in the background harmonies. Now, .if High Inergy can move up successfully from this plateau there can be no doubt they will set the trends of "girl groups" for the eighties. ■ Bill Wray (Liberty) is back to good old rock and roll with a bit of its original roots in R&B. This is both noticable and enjoyable in the album's first cuts, "Blue Eyes" and "A Woman." Wray's attractive vocal style coupled with good guitar and a moderate tempo make the song "Lonely Heart" easy listening for soft rock. In this same vein comes a tune called "Louisiana Rain." With the slight flavor in lyrics and sound of the late Sam Cooke, "Nothing's Gonna Change My Mind" is equally rock and soul. "Raised On Radio" with its hot guitar and percussion as well as "Diamond" have a good uptempo beat rounding out the variations of rock and roll. The title cut of the Fire and Ice LP from Wray doesn't compare to the rest of the package (not to be confused with the new Pat Benatar single). ■ Classic pop sensiblity and modern overtones is the key to this debut project from Icehouse (Chrysalis), formerly the Flowers, from Sydney, Australia. Classically trained 23-year-old singer/ guitarist Iva Davies co-produced and co- wrote (or wrote) this entire LP. Original keyboard player Michael Hoste co-wrote three of the tunes and is now pursuing a career in classical music. Co-founder/ bassist Keith Walsh, drummer John Lloyd and newest keyboard player Anthony Smith complete this quintet. "Walls" and "Not My Kind" are high gear movers. The title cut, "Icehouse," and "Sons" are relaxing and flow smoothly; the latter with a fine sax solo. Soft rock and interesting lyrics make this entire project enjoyable listening. ■ Their music is second to their colorful and imaginative press. This San Francisco-based act is a self-contained band with total control of concept, ideas and packaging. They have written or co- written all ten songs of their most recent LP, The Completion Backward Principle. This group is The Tubes (Capitol). This is another form of rock at its most different. These rockers (or philosophers) have some meaningful and at times very heavy lyrics checking out "Mr. Hate," "A Matter of Pride" and a real heart-tugging "Don't Want to Wait Anymore." In comparing this to Icehouse, I would venture to say much more care, talent and expression emotes from the new kids from Sydney, Australia. After listening to both, it's hard to take the Tubes seriously. ■ A song with all the earmarks of dance floor dynamite is the 12" disco single "Give It To Me Baby" by Rick James (Gordy/Motown). This cut from his chart topping LP Street Songs features an easy-to-follow beat, with well blended horns and strings. ■ Teddy Pendergrass (Epic) is currently putting the finishing touches on his sixth solo album, It's Time for Love. The product is scheduled for release in mid-September and his newest single, "I Can't live Without Your Love," is due anytime now. Pendergrass was the former lead singer of Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes and it was his style and sound that brought the group to prominence in the early 70s. Our mattresses are all firm. (its our prices were bending!) 2 PRICE! ARTING FROM $158°° TWIN FULL QUEEN KING $158oo $i88"o $223°° *31800 REG 320 1, REG 380 REG 450 REG 640 BASWAL BEDDING INCLUDES A 15-YEAR WARRANTY Gifts _ Accessories, 604 Weslheimer Environmental Desifins/Fine Furnishings, 608 Westheimer 529-8002. Open Mon-Saf 10-6. Mojor credit cards 6- checks welcome. Ample free parking. 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