Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Dooooom. Dressed In Pink.

Imagine a monster. Imagine Giorgio Moroder in a Rick Wakeman crisis with a Bontempi home studio. Imagine the Epicus Doomicus Metallicus of Candlemass influenced by Star Wars instead of every Heroic Fantasy tales with some laryngitic Attila Csihar on vocal. Imagine some quite vulgar glam women choir for the chorus.

Well, those things really happens. Not only in the mind of outter-the-extreme-limits-of-Good-Taste fan (yes, I genuinely like John Maus, Esquilax and Hans Edler).

Someone in Germany, in 1982, really recorded all these things. Together. In the same time. On the same record. In the same songs. Yes, a real band really sounded like that. And get signed. And recorded two albums. And even had a minor hit. Their name: Warning. And you should be. (And I should apologised for this one).

Since I download this, 2 months ago, I just spend my time try to get my "out-the-limits" friends into it. Kind of "I saw the bottom of bad deviant horrible taste and I want you to fall into it". This record blow my mind away. Because it's not amateur like The Shaggs, not weird pre-Lo Fi like Joe Meek or the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, it's not a music mokery like LAFMS, it's not challenging like Whitehouse or Prurient. No. It's professional. It's a real record truely, genuinely made to be pop. Even the great Lennon/McCartney Tijuana Style on Music For Pleasure (a easy listening instrumental cover album between the BBQ ambiance and the 70's porn soundtrack) is not that bad. Warning is the bottom, the worse of the worse; the "you can fail that much" record.

Even the cover got a great Turkish Star War feeling: some pink and blue halo in a stair where 2 sub-Imperial Guard stand.

Spoooooky. Yeah not really.

I said earlier they had a minor hit. Even the title got a cheap surrealism spirit: Why Can The Bodies Fly. Yeeeeees. That's good.

Honestly, it's certainly the only song from the album sounding more or less like a single . Well less than more, but still more than the rest of the album. A disco-glam sound on a sub-Sabbath riff, a Gary Glitter inspired-rhythm and some good guttural voice somewhere between Lordi and Rob Zombie. And a sub-Yes keyboard solo as well.

Yummy yummy yummy...

You understand now that the real question is not "how someone could have done that " but "how this thing could have been a hit " (even minor, it's still a hit).


No comments:

Post a Comment