Wednesday, May 16, 2007

GIG REVIEW: HIGHTOWER BREAKBEAT EXPLOSION

So I went along to this last night with my old House Captain.

"I THINK I SAW YOU THERE"

Great, thanks for not saying hi.

I have been a massive fan of HBE ever since their first album, in fact before that when they were just thinking of forming a band in the future. From the opening number the whole band was fucking arresting, lead singer Garry Jackets working the stage from all angles, prancing up and down like a prancing pony. The rest of the band looked like a finger puppet in comparison.

Midway through, things turned up a notch when drummer Chico Chickles launched into a vicious unprompted solo. It didn't stop, it didn't even let up, even though people were screaming at the top of their lungs. I think something lit on fire, I don't know, I was actually hypnotised. Fuck, that Chickles sure can play the drums, which is suitable as this is his chosen profession.

A regular feature of HBE shows is the medal ceremony where the members hand out awards to the crowd for attending. This took fucking ages, but it really made everyone feel like they were part of something. I myself received a medallion for 'Total Excellence'. Unfortunately some dick monster mugged me of it on the way home - Note to venue organisers.

I managed to steal a setlist, check it out:

1. GO FOR THE VICTORY
2. KEEP GOING FOR THE VICTORY
3. VICTORY IS OURS



'By the Power of Grayskull, I resemble He-Man'

7 Comments:

Blogger Sam said...

Dope review. Is the band name in reference to the guy from Police Academy?

7:53 PM  
Blogger Black Wind, Fire and Steel said...

Dear Sam

Thanks, it's pretty fucking excellent isn't it.

Re: Police Academy - Mahoney? Or Sideshow Michael Winslow.

Kind Regards,

8:10 PM  
Blogger sublime-ation said...

But how was the DJ? There must've been one, the band has 'breakbeat' in their title.


ps It was REALLY fucking excellent.

10:57 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

None other than Sgt. Moses Hightower

as seen here:
http://www.dvdverdict.com/images/special/policeacademy01.jpg

12:49 AM  
Blogger Black Wind, Fire and Steel said...

Dear -Ation

The band used to have a DJ but they kicked him out in 1997 due to an horrendous misunderstanding. They kept the name just to shit him off.

Interesting trivia: He now runs a collapsible tent.

Kind Regards,

4:51 PM  
Blogger that's mister nora to you, sonny said...

Dear BWFS,

I think I saw your medal selling for approx $39.91 each in Cash Converters. Fucking punks. Is it in the shape of a human pineapple?

xoxo nora

9:59 PM  
Blogger gigglewick said...

I think I know this "Dick Monster" you speak of.

No worries dude - nightclub cameras will out him and his lacrosse career will be in tatters.

3:51 AM  

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