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\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \\ \ Neither of these 2 main bands have ^ been in the public eye for quite some time so it was not surprising that the Ref- \ ectory was only about 1/3 full on Tues-. day night. - Men at Work a Melbourne band (Ithink) \ started off the evening with some reegg

UIOII LyjJC IIIUOIU QIIU LI IC 1 1 III III I IUI ? I \J I UUU \ ience attention. From what I saw of them they were perhaps a little bit boring «. but quite competent and probably deserv ing of more notice than was given to them on this evening. After a short break (during all breaks we were treated to Cold Chisel, I some \ times think if I hear one more song from East whether live or not I shall throw my- ^ self of the Black Mountain Tower). Dave Warner and band made an appearance. , Dave sporting a tweedy type jacket (soon discarded), public service type shirt and neatly pressed pants - the rest of the band garbed in equally un rock starrish apparel. Dave Warner's great strength lies in the lyrics to his songs which are witty, obser vant and as Australia as anything Slim Dusty has ever done. The accompanying music is tight, and strong lacks imaginat , ion somewhat, but functions perectly as a vehicle for Warner's comments. The whole performance was very clever and N very funny especially a monlogue detail ing the practices of suburban teenagers which captivated the audience and came so far as I remember, in the middle of Half time at the Football. The groups - latest single Nothing to Lose came over . very strongly, and was much more im pressive live than on the filmclip, I hope that we do not have to wait another year or so before Dave Warner returns to Can berra as the 2 of his shows I have seen have been a pleasure to attend. Well then.... after just a little bit more Cold Chisel the lights dimmed and sudd- - enly there they were - the stars of the ev ening - Mi Sex. I must point out here to prevent any illusion of objective report ing that I dislike this band intensely. I have seen them before at the Captain . Cook Hotel and their performance that night is an experience I would prefer to erase from my memory. They don't seem to have changed much - still technically competent, utilising their lighting equip ment to its fullest extent, and still as pre tentious and creepy as ever. They played lots of hits, Space Race and Compu-pu-pu pu(etc) ter Games, Steve Gilpin waved his arms around, and I felt the usual thrill of horror when I looked at their bass player

, \\ \ \ \ V \ \ \ \ \\\ ? \ \ who must the most smug, self confident musician I have ever seen. The drummer ? is the only one in the band who looks like — ? a reasonable human being (also quite a _ decent drummer) must admit that the majority of people watching them seemed — ~ enthralled and one or two near me were — ? even making weak attempts to dance. — ? There was a bit of an altercation at the beginning of their set when Steve baby ? leapt from the stage to slap a girl in the — : — ... front row across the face because she spat — ? on him but otherwise things seemed to go ? reasonably well. I'm sure all Mi Sex fans were very happy - I don't know how 'many encores (if any) they received — ? cause I left early andvwent to get a ham- — _ burger which was infinitely more ? fying. ? Fran — : ? ANU Union Tuesday April 14 —

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