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Bomb Funk

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<clichéd disclaimer warning!>I have fairly eclectic musical tastes</clichéd disclaimer warning!> these encompass Jazz, electronic innovation such as DJ shadow, and the heaviest of metal. Specifically, recently, I have been listening to some brasilian bands that use a lot of tribal rhythm in their music, sometimes having tens of people on stage with them banging away at drums and the like.

I suggest the use of explosives in live music. (actually, this may be difficult in live music because of safety, but I think this would be the most effective way of utilising such) If you could have a concert adjacent to a quarry, and set a controlled network of blasts, it would make for an amazing solo in the middle of a song.

- after speeding through a few chaotic verses interspersed with some moving and catchy reditions of the chorus, the performers became quiet one by one until just the drummer hammers on. A player to the side of the stage who has been inactive till now jumps to life prodding buttons on a console infront of him. Suddenly; Boooom! A detonation from behind the stage rumbles away intime with a bass drum hit, emphasising the rhythm. then building slowly, smaller blasts begin to follow the snare hits, until finally one huge boom echos across the field and the singer launches into the final chorus!-

I like the idea of using things that aren't instruments to make soundscapes, and maybe this could even be billed as an anti weapons gig - collect up a bunch of land mines and controlled detonate them whilst making music. Could be a good message. But...

Don't try this at home kids.

Zircon, Oct 04 2002

Clinton Threatens to Drop Da Bomb On Iraq http://www.theonion...tondropsdabomb.html
clearing up after myself... [calum, Oct 04 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

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       "If you're going to replace C# notes with cannon-blasts, they have to be C# cannon-blasts."
General Washington, Oct 04 2002
  

       We developed something in Bosnia called the Mostar Glockenspiel. You fill an ammo-box with different amounts of shell casings, and pick it up and shake it, or stir a ladel in it, or whatever. Twelve of those in a row. Hard to tune.
General Washington, Oct 04 2002
  

       Baked. 1812 Overture.
yamahito, Oct 04 2002
  

       With George Clinton, Minister For Funk, at the plunger.
calum, Oct 04 2002
  

       Calum that is the best thing I've read all day. "Mothership drops da bomb on presidential palace, tearing roof off sucker. Saddam forced to give up funk." Priceless.
waugsqueke, Oct 04 2002
  

       Baked in spectacular fashion every year at the Edinburgh Festival Fireworks Concert. This year was "Pictures at an Exhibition", and it raaaaawked.
shameless_self_reference, Oct 05 2002
  

       Good thing you saved that quote, waugs - Calum sorta evaporated
thumbwax, Dec 01 2002
  
      
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