Apathy Jack writes:
You know what I've been remiss in advertising? The fact that Meat-Bix have their first EP out. It's called, in that hip ironic fashion that cool people employ, Collection vol.4, and is purchasable wherever good music is sold (which means basically Real Groovy - at least that's the only place I've seen it, but it's easily findable in the new singles or the NZ alternative sections).
I went to the release party a few weeks back. It took place in a strip club lit by bright red lights shining through tacky - and mostly broken - glass chandeliers, with peeling paint, ripped velvet curtains, and a sign informing that "Dancers dance for tips". No film-maker would ever shoot his 'dingy strip club' scene there, because the place was too much of a cliche - it fulfilled the stereotype so perfectly that audiences simply wouldn't buy it.
Once on stage, the band opened with Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds, and then peppered their set with the Buck Rogers theme, and a note-perfect version of the Sylvester McCoy era Dr.Who theme.
These guys are a lot of fun, and you should buy their album. For a taste, go to their myspace page (they have a website, but it's a bit rubbish) and listen to some tracks. My personal favourite is 'Hard On For Jesus'. You'll get why when you listen to it.