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1n Dlis forlnii$1S's lnstallment. cazza J. om lhe latest oo Geonlle flllslers PJ and Duncan
Who are they? A six-piece DJ
crew, who also promote club nights at The Waterfront and The Loft.
What do they sound like? Big chunky booming beats, techno from heaven!
Biggest success to date? Numerous. The nights at The Waterfront are regular sell-outs, and their backstage set at Tribal Gathering went down a storm with the assembled industry bads .
And the future?
ellooo! Welcome to my very own column, a veritable oasis (no pun intended) of pop frolics. I'm Cazza, and armed only with a Barbie doll and a keen ear for celebrity tomfoolery, I shall be endeavouring to bring you all the best popgoss every fortnight come rain or shine (like the Five Star song ... ah, the good old days).
Cull Capers! You can't have failed to notice that Ant and (swoon!) Dec have finally killed off their alteregos PJ and Duncan . "And about time too!" a weary nation.
And with that thought, I shall bid you farewell. Cya in a fortnight!
41\ib\TithtW. Who are they? Hugely successful promotional duo Jay Patel and Andy Bunn
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blokes from a small village near Kings Lynn.
What do they sound like?
What do they sound like? Past Milky Lunch
Who are they? UEA's very own
rising stars , Navigator formed in 1995, and are already receiving healthy praise from many a pundit.
Treble-heavy, Guided By Voices inspired tunefulness.
nights have seen Sasha, John Digweed , Boy George and LTJ Bukem .
What do they sound like? Introspection and melancholy all wrapped up in lo-fi lushness.
Biggest success to date?
Biggest success to date? Pioneering all-
Biggest success to date? Received
air-play on John Peel and gained a development deal with Island Records.
nighters at The Waterfront, and bringing big name DJ's into Norwich.
And the future? Onward and
upward, second single A Little Astronomy is set to hit the shops on October 7.
And the future? Wait and see!
Signing an album deal with Chemikal Underground (former home of Bis) , recording a Peel session and being included on NME's latest CD, C96. And the future? Currently recording their debut LP, which should be released shortly.
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However, they have now replaced them with the slightly sinister sounding 'Cult of Ant and Dec', their own personal mission to bring pop and happiness to the youth of the nation. This seems to involve getting people to dress up in masks of the dynamic duo and recite the lyrics of U Krazy Katz at the breakfast table each and every morning. And they're not just hoping to convert us pop kids either; Alan Shearer is top of their 'Most Wanted' list. "He's a footy god!" they dribble. Only 'cos he's jointed Newcastle United methinks. As well as changing their pop image, there are also big changes afoot in their blossoming TV careers. After the furore over their comments about Blue Peter's Katy Hill on The Ant and Dec Show, they've moved over to Channel 4 in a deal that's rumoured to be around £500,000. Plus they're moving to an early evening slot; so expect more gratuitous violence and sex! (I wish ...)
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collection of Japanese lub pop", reads the lbum cover which, let's face it, sounds pretty damn cool already. The bands included on this compilation serve up an amazing hybrid of western and eastern cultures. Selecting only the finest ingredients from the AngloAmerican pop stranglehold (such as Bacharach, Stereolab, the Muppets theme tune) and infusing with a Japanese spirit, the artists have shown us a thing or two about style, charm, elegance and wit.
COLLAPtii!D UNG BoaPdGame/r 'm not too sure why Collapsed Lung don't seem to receive the praise that other (equally deserving) British hip-hop acts get. Whilst Black Twang and The Brotherhood are lauded, Collapsed Lung seem to be virtually ignored. Whether it be the fact that they have their roots in the (whisper it now) indie charts, or the fact that they don't follow the rules set out by America,
ord is that this band are destined for good (note: not 'great') things. Can't really see it myself though. Maybe this is due to the fact that I can't seem to get past the inclusion of embarrassingly twee nonphrases such as "hyperedifice· or "ephemera·, or the fact that the singer sounds like the sort of irritating sloaney ponce who's "Oh, so tewwibly, tewwibly twoubled." This band sound so
damn middle class, so damn parochial, that when they sing of "monsters crumbling", you're sure that it's just because Daddy's sent them a nice fat cheque. In short then, this sounds like the sort of sludge that indie should've left behind at least four years ago. I shudder at the memory of All About Eve, shoegazing and those horrible petticoat things that indie girls used to think looked good as skirts. Eughh. For the un nrtta ed the format s mple· We brt of have a sack we fi t w th var cack and g e 11 o you our valued reader Fe tu red n th s 1 sue Sack Of Cack we have A poster of two peopl nogg ng' A Sparklehor e poster! Loads of CD s I s you've neve heard of A d as a spec a start of term bonus A can of cackey c der to help your freshe party get off to th swtngtnge t w g Yowzal A you h 11e to do to w1n the Fre hers Sac come p to the off e o d ng so p shower ~el rur fres ene o ome s m ar c ear ness product whatever and say I m the f•eshest re oh yes I m E sy
are unknowns, but there are one or two familiar names: Pizzicato Five and Towa Tei of Dee-Ute fame (recording under the guise of SP 1200 Productions) contribute two of the album's top tunes. Yet most of the album's potential lies in the work of the unknown performers such as Les 5-4-3-2-1 , whose song combines the guitar line from Stereolab's Ping Pong with a whistled rendition of Burt Bacharach's Bond Street. Everything included is cool, from easy listening and disco to techno. Japan's finest have created their own little Godzilla of a record.
I'm not too sure. But, yet again, they've delivered a fine single. Not excellent. But by no means generic, or copyist or even remotely dull. The lead track gets the remix treatment from the Ballistic Brothers (absolute class electro hip-hop) and Avenue-A (formerly Ceasefire). Not necessarily top of the list in terms of credibility, but I'd always pick tunes above reputations.
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EMMA (U) UK (1996) Corsetted classic Dir: Douglas McGrath Cinema City from Sept 23 f you didn't get enough Jane Austen with Emmy Thompson's Sense and Sensibility, then check out this new adaptation of the classic novel Emma . Gwyneth Paltrow stars in the lead role as the film follows the heroine Emma Woodhouse as she concocts various manipulative schemes regarding the romantic attachments of others. She focuses her misguided attention on Harnet Smith (Toni Collette of Muriel's Wedding fame} and tries to establish Harriet with an array of eligible bachelors from the neighbourhood, meanwhile Emma herself is set to fall for the dashing Frank Churchill (Ewan McGregor) who is nevertheless secretly engaged to the beautiful Jane Fairfax. The heroine finally gets her comeuppance and is married to the staid Mr Knightly who has been her mentor throughout. Touching, but above all incredibly funny, Emma will leave you with the most warm and fuzzy feeling of the year.
his Autumn witnesses yet another film release filled with girlies in the demi-nude. Take one top Hollywood star, add some baby oil and a skimpy outfit and you've got the recipe for a success, no matter what the crappy story line is. Striptease revolves around the 'Eager Beaver' bar 1n Florida which houses an intimate group of stnppers, among them Dem1 Moore as the vivacious Enn Grant. A former FBI clerk, Erin's sole reason for stripping is to fight to regain custody of her seven year old daughter, Angela (played by Demi's daughter Rumer) . Erin is surrounded by greedy men (in the guise of Burt Reynolds) who fi nd it impossible to control their sexual urges towards her and vie with each other using blackmail. This film claims to combine sex, politics, revenge and comedy but in real ity it's just another tit 'n' ass spectacle. The real entertainment is in the fact th at Demi was paid $12.5 million for her starring role, adding fire to director Andrew Bergman's belief that "the women aren't the ones exploited, the men are the real suckers."
T ST IPTEASE (15) USA (1996) Steamin' stuff Dir: Andrew Bergman Odeon - opens Sept 20
A TIME TO KILL (1 5) USA (1996) Courtroom chaos Dir: Joel Schumacher ABC- now showing fter its huge success in the States A Time to Kill (adapted from the novel by John Grisham) is sure to cook up a storm over here. A tenyear-ol d gi rl is raped and brutally assaulted, and in act of revenge her father kills the two men responsible for taking his daughter's innocence. The father is Carl Lee Hailey, a black Mississippi factory worker and the very fact that he is black ensures that the men he kills become innocent 'victims'. Young lawyers Jake Brigance (Matthew McConaughey) and El len Roark (Sandra Bullock) undertake the task defending Hailey as his life and the safety of his family becomes threatened. Away from the drama in the courtroom , racial tensions are exposed right down to the roots of American Southern history. Starring Kevin Spacey (of The Usual Suspects fame) as the explosive prosecutor, this thriller reveals acting of excellence and manages to avoid verging on the cliff of sentimentality.
ESCAPE FROM LA (1 5) USA (1996) Futuristic frolics Dir: John Carpenter ABC - opens Sept 20
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Stealing Beauty (15) USA (1996) Dir: Bernando Bertolucci Cinema City - now showing
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et in the picturesque countryside of Tuscany, this visually stunning film tells the story of Lucy, a beautifu l and innocent American teenager on a mission to lose her... erm ... innocence. The big joke being that Liv Tyler who plays the girl in ~uesti on is far too gorgeous to have reached
the age of nineteen with her ... erm ... honour still intact. Lucy comes to Italy to stay with her dead poet mother's arty friends, who lounge around being aesthetic and take it in turns to get the hots for her. Her two motives for visiting are: A) To continue the seduction of an Italian neighbour that started four years before, and B) to solve the romantic riddle from her mothers diary. Although there isn't much action, there's enough dreamy landscapes and romantic charms to stop you thinking impure thoughts about ol' Liv.
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or all you LCR junkies who just can 't get enough of male bravado and dancing around handbags, the Theatre Royal has got just the thing. Girls' Night Out opens next week, promising plenty of brandy, baby oil and bare bums. But it's 'more than just The Chippendales with a script!' it's Jane's hen night and her friends have a little something saucy planned, and we're not talking about spaghetti alia carbonara.
The girls get plastered and the blokes get their kit off, more than just a bit of tanned flesh is revealed. Uttle do the unsuspecting girls know that the four-pack of rippling muscles are not anonymous male tarts after all! They're all r路eally members of the House of Commons out on their mate's stag night. Not really. You'll have to go and see it to find out what actually happens. So get your mates down to the Theatre Royal 'cos you can see loads of half-stripped blokies and even get 拢2 off each ticket if there's a group of more than ten of you.
ne of Hollywood's greatest comedy actors arrives in Norwich this week with the opening of a new Neil Simon comedy. Gene Wilder (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Blazing Saddles, and a bunch of rubbish films with Richard Pryor) stars in Laughter on the 23rd Floor, the plot of which is based on the life of the celebrated comedian Sid Caesar. Set in the 1950's, Wilder plays a New York screen hero built on the jokes his team of gag writers create. Tragically, beneath all the humour, Max Prince is falling to booze and pills. Laughter on the 23rd Floor promises to be a stylish and wildly funny portrait of fifties New York and a believable study of a tragically flawed master of wit. lt's not often Norwich has an American film star grace its stage, so don't miss this one-off chance to see Gene Wilder in action.
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ABC CINE.MA Escape from LA (1 5) Kurt Russell in this try-harder action thriller with lots of cringe-worthy sequences that'll require a good sense of humour.
• Emma (UJ
More Arnie in yet another one-word titled film , • Man Sept 23-Wed Sept 25 - 5.45pm , Thur the story is even more complicated than • Sept 26-Sat Sept 28 - 8.15pm. Gwyneth Paltrow hops on the Jane Austen Terminator, but the guns and explosions band-wagon in this story of romance and might just make it worth it! manipulation.
•• Phenomenon (PG) : • • : •
John Travolta, returning to the good old Look Who 's Talking days of being in slightly dodgy films, plays a guy who gets hit by a ball of UFO light and develops Einstein-like brain powers .
Sat Sept 21 - 2.30pm. Animated film of the husky dog who can speak and go on dangerous adventures ... Lassie eat your heart out!
A Place In the Sun (PG)
: Hunchback ol Notre-Dame (U) ATime ID Kill (15)
• Esmerelda and the hunchback get the Disney Excellent courtroom drama adapted from the • treatment, with ood les of gargoyles and stuff. John Grisham novel, with Sandra Bullock and : You won 't need your kid sister as an excuse Matthew McConaughey as the lawyers • to go see it! battling against the prejudices of a small Mississippi town . : James and the Giant Peach (U) • Tim Burton gets a hold of Roald Dahl's • classic tale and makes everything just Mulholland Falls (18) Cop conspiracy movie set in the 1950's, with : peachy! The effects of this film are fantastic, murder, mystery and mayhem. and the characters are memorable, Starring Melanie Griffith and Nick Nolte. • particularly the old grasshopper.
Diabollque (18) A deranged wife and mistress team up to murder a lying, selfish and dominant husband. Intrigue and discovery follows. Devilish? Diabolical more like!
Stealing Beauty (15) Beauty, innocence and self-discovery galore in this stunning film from Bernando Bertolucci. Starring new 90's babette, Liv Tyler.
ODEON Independence Day (PG) Aliens, very large explosions, and Will "Oh I know you didn't just shoot some of that green sh*t at me" Smith. If you haven't heard about it by now then you've obviously been carried rou of little off
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Sun Sept 22 - Spm . 1951 classic, starring Liz Taylor, which goes deep into a man's soul as he greedily plots a murder.
•• Apollo 13 (PG) • Sun Sept 22 - 7.30pm : Tom Hanks and Kevin Bacon get into trouble • in outer space. The fantastic special effects will have you on the edge of your seat.
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Man Sept 23 - Sat Sept 28 Adults Only comedy about a not-so-quiet Hen night. Plenty of male nudity and bad language. £3-£12.50
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Mon Sept 30 - Wed Oct 2nd Concert performance of love songs from the legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein. £3-£15
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: NORWICH PLAYHOUSE :
The Complete Works ol Shakespeare (abridged)
Thurs Sept 26 - Sat Sept 28 A manic 97 minute run-through of all 37 plays Man Sept 23-Wed Sept 25 - 8.15pm, Thur - direct from the West End. Sept 26-Sat Sept 28 - 5.45pm. • £3 .50 - £15 (half price stand-bys available one hour before show) • Ten year old Fiona is sent to post-war Ireland Stealing Beauty (15) to discover the tales and traditions of her Wed Sept 18 - Sat Sept 21 - 5.45pm & family's past. ATalent to Amuse 8.15pm (Matinee Thur 19 - 2.30pm) Sat Sept 21 Liv Tyler goes in search of her Romeo and An evening of songs, satire and stories, with Stella Dallas (PG) the answer to a riddle in Tuscany. Meanwhile, words and music by Noel Coward. Sun Sept 29 - Spm. her beauty drives all the locals wild . 1930's weepie in which a mill-worker marries £12.50 into society but then discovers its not that Natural Born Killers (18) wonderful. Fri Sept 20 - 11 pm Mickey and Mallory wreak havoc across Reservoir Dogs (18) America shooting everything and everyone in Fri Sept 27 - 11pm sight. If you 've got a Tarantino's blood-th irsty tale of a bank strong stomach then robbery gone wrong. Stars HaNey Keitel and take a look, but Tim Roth , with a cameo by about 20 gallons you 'll see why they of ketchup . Phil Cool in Concert banned it on Fri Sept 20 video. The man with a latex face makes a return to the stage to record his new TV series . £3.50/£7 .50
• The Secret ol Roan lnlsh (PG)
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Tues Sept 24 Postman Pat's summer holiday in Italy. Not really . Award -winning , arty, continental , picturesque, this film has it all. And stacks of subtitles , for those who can read .
Mission: Impossible (18) Thur Sept 26 Tom Cruise saves the world from just about everyone in this top nineties revival of the vintage spy series.
The Bluetones + Geneva Saturday September 21 Mark and the lads return to Norwich to delight one and all with their Britpop charms . £8.50 adv.
The Hunchback of Noire Dame (U) Fri Sept 27 Disney's Quasimodo is swept away by top gipsy tatty. Despite being considerably better looking this time , he does not get off with Esmeralda like he did in the original Victor Hugo bestseller
• Spine-chilling thriller in which Brad Pitt and
Kola Shaker Monday September 23 Psychedelic whimsical pop from band of the moment. Too big for The Waterfront! SOLD OUT
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• Morgan Freeman get freaked out by a weirdo • • obsessed by the seven deadly sins.
Red Snapper + DJ Richard Fearless (Death In Vegas)
• Wednesday September 18 Warp's finest exponents of Techno-Jazz • touring on the back of their excellent new LP • Prince Blimey. £5 adv.
Longplgs Laughter on the 23rd Floor Wed Sept 18 - Sat Sept 21 (Matinees Wed & Sat - 2.30pm) A new comedy set in fifties New York and starring Gene Wilder of Willy Wonka fame . £3-£18.50
Wednesday September 25 Their third visit to Norwich in recent months. £6.50 adv.
The Fall Sunday September 29 Miserable Mane attitude adored by many. Watch out for John Peel in the crowd. £8 adv.
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Friday September 20 Fiddle-based Celtic rock band from Scotland. Need we say more? £6.50 I £5
Friday September 20 A night of DJing talent from local crew plus guest slots from Flying Rhino Records. £8 (£7 adv)
Friday September 20 The Offyerface boys team up with Eternity magazine's Club Mafia tour 1Opm - 6am £7 I £6 (cone)
Jazz Brunch with The Stave Chalk Trio
Saturday September 21 Starting at 12.30, settle into a relaxing afternoon of berets and vibes. FREE
The regular Saturday night out for lovers of all • Friday September 27 : Local DJ showcase things 'alternative'. £3.50 I £3 • 1Opm - 2am free with flyer I £3 without
Friday September 27 Classical guitar renditions from the top drawer. £7.50 I £6
: 1Opm - 2am £1 b4 11 pm I £1 .50 after (with • student ID)
Cu op Express + Latin Jm DJs
Saturday September 28 Irresistible Jazz with Afro-Cuban rhythms. Jazz meets Salsa. £6 I £4.50
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Strip Kings + Phantom Cowboys + Microbes Saturday September 21 A maniacal bastardisation of Gene Vincent and early Stones, apparently. £4 I £3.50 adv
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Lemo growers Monday September 30 Another night of indie mayhem with excellent local support. £4 I £3.50 adv
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•• Saturdays - Love Bomb Baby • Pumping house and garage : 10pm- 3am £6
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Camouflage Friday September 27 Fortnightly Drum 'n' Bass night with guest DJ Devious D 9pm - 4am, £5 b4 11 pm I £6 after
: Friday September 27 • Trip-Hop, Hip-Funk, Jazz-Hop, including live • band 1Opm - 2am £3.50
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• Weekly Sunday house night : 9pm - 2am, free entry all night
Tuesday September 24 . . , : Much touted ~s the next b1g thmg, heres your • chance to dec1de. £4 I £3.50 adv • : The Bigger The God + IQ + Navigator + •
• Friday September 20 • 70's funk, soul and exotica : 9.30 pm - 2am £3.50
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Saturday September 21 The Loft team up with Virgin Megastores and a gay video company to offer you an unrivalled evening of full-on fun , including drag acts and strippers 9pm - 3am £3 b4 1Opm I £4 after (£1 off with student ID)
Saturdays - Gay Club Night 9pm - 3am £3 b4 1O.OOpm I £4 after
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