Santo and Johnny - Sleepwalk (not so good quality... but I love this song, this version and that pedal steel)
Lendário Chucrobilly Man - Fried Chicken Blues
The Mummies - The Fly
Man...or-astroman? - Principles Unknown
The Screamers - 122 Hours of fear
Felix Kubin - This is no Dream
Cibo Matto - Birthday Cake
UDR - Bonde da Orgia de Traveco
Eric Burdon & War - Paint it black
Retrigger - 10 years playing for friends Trailer
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I tried to collect videos of people I admire (and try to copy to look cool), specially people with great live attitude. I tried to find the best videos of these
favorites. Most of them are footage of shows in clubs, sometimes recorded by the audience. We may lose in quality but the close-to-the-thing feeling is very important
here, at least for me. And me is important. I am an egocentric retard, all I do has to be about me, sorry for that, but that's what this selection is about.
Here's my list:
First we have Santo and Johnny playing my favorite tune of all, Sleepwalk. That's there just because, they are not specially amazing in their show, but hell, that's a
beautiful pedal steel.
Chucrobilly is the best 'band' I have seen in my own country and he had to be on the list. I love one man bands and their thing for chickens. Yeah, yeah, Hazil Adkins
was a pioneer, but Chucrobilly is just amazing. He uses a traditional brazilian 10 stringed guitar, used in our country music. The tunings are very similar to US
blues, mostly open G and A and he was clever to make that conection. NOBODY here does that, all rock and blues or whatever acts despise this kind of music, named
Caipira here. And I copied the megaphone thing shamelessly...
Then there's the DK, doing lip sync in Belgian TV. That's more 'lively' than most bands I have seen.
The Mummies, my favorite rock band. Period. Cheap costumes, cheap organ, cheap everything else. cheap VHS rip, too.
MOAM theremin battle. Sure it's clownish, but hey, that's fire, the easiest way to amaze people since it was invented! I have a theremin and put fire on it. Coco
explained me how to do it.
I found about the screamers a few years ago and I was instantly in love. Punk band with a sinth and a piano, no guitar and no bass? Still looking for a way to copy
something they do.
Felix Kubin is my master. I sold him my soul to learn how to be awesome, but he's just to busy being better than us to train anyone.
Whenever I learn how to copy Hifana, I am going to get really famous. They are just... wow. Look at that... I love the kind of circus feeling. Juggling with a sampler
Cibo Matto were one of the coolest thing I was listening in my late teens. I found that video the other day and they are still charming. And there's a beatle relative
Finishing my Japanese section, Guitar Wolf. I saw them in a really small club here, the most wild show I have ever been. I have to steal something from them. Maybe the
UDR is hard to explain. They are friends of mine and sing about indescribable shit. One day, they went to MTV to do that, with a tranvestite as a dancer. One of them
recorded with me once, so I am stealing them somehow.
Eric Burden and his War. Just to prove I can have good taste too.
'Retrigger: 10 years playing for friends' is a full live set video I recorded last may. I did a show in small condemned house with huge cracks on walls. 80 crazy ass
friends were there, mashing the place up and we got everything on camera. It is going to be released in setember, so I leave this small teaser here, if you guys want
to know more about what I am and do.
Since the first time I saw people playing in a stage I knew I wanted to do that. I am still trying to figure out how to do it.
I do music alone with a laptop (www.retrigger.net
) and rock a keyboard and a theremin in a band (www.vostokdeluxe.com
). I have been doing that for 10 years now. I even
He did a celebratory 10 year live record and video, BUY IT HERE: http://retrigger.net/?page_id=357
I live in Belo Horizonte, Brasil.
Sorry for the poor english and bad taste.