Friday, October 26, 2007

Bands I Missed - THE AQUABATS!

The Aquabats! YES, these guys dress up as superheroes, fight Supervillains, and have an infectious sound. This is my kinda band! So how come I didn’t get into them? Well, the band formed in 1994, the year after I graduated from college. By then I was outta touch with all things musical (musical to me that is) as much of my time was spent away from the west coast. Lets just say I was forced to listen to country music and Oompa bands… so I just wasn’t aware. *sniff* Anyway, I know about the Aquabats now and love their music and their shtick. To be honest, I discovered them back in February but I thought this video was a great Halloween tune. So I waited until October. It’s called Fashion Zombies. It’s my hope that this song gets included in the Halloween rotation from now on.

Incidentally, The Aquabats will be in Portland on Nov 27. At the Wonder Café See here I marking my calendar.

Here is a demo the band produced in 1999 to get the networks interested in funding a series. it’s called "The Aquabats in COLOR!" Too bad it wasn’t picked up. Even a pilot would have been great! Ah what could have been…



Overdroid said...


Arkonbey said...

I've never seen that video but I HAVE heard that song before! I'm not sure where.

And I love the Blade Runner reference.

The Moody Minstrel said...

That's great! Batman meets DEVO!

Actually, their sound makes me wonder if it's something like what DEVO would have sounded like had they not gone totally commercial.

Incidentally, have you ever heard of Bolt Caster, the heavy metal band that was created by Games Workshop based on a WarHammer 40K theme? Apparently they enjoyed some popularity, especially in continental Europe, back in the '90s, but I'm having trouble coming up with any info on them.

Dean Wormer said...

That is really neat. I'd never heard of them. Too bad that didn't take off.

Swinebread said...

OD – Very cool indeed

Arkonbey ding ding ding we have a winner. I was wondering who was gonna get the Blade Runner reference!

Moody – batman and Devo is a great short description of the band. I used it since to describe ‘em to others. I haven’t heard of Bolt Caster, You got a link? I didn’t find anything when I did a search.

Dean – Yeah, I wish they could have met with more success; there has been a lot of turnover in band members in the 2000’s probably because they ran out steam because they didn’t hit the big-time yet.

Arkonbey said...

Hey! Their site says that they're playing the Wonder Ballroom in your town on Nov 27 2007.

You are going. Right?