Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

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Metal Music and Demon Babies, or How I Learned to Love the BeeGees

Posted by Office-Bob on 29 Oct 2008 | Tagged as: General Craziness

The artist of one of the webcomics that I read on a regular basis mentioned seeing a tribute band called Tragedy (WARNING - MUSIC) and while I’m not really into metal or the BeeGees, the idea of a metal tribute band was too intriguing to pass up without further study. I went to the site, listened to clips from some of the songs, and I liked what I heard so I ordered their CD - We Rock Sweet Balls and Can Do No Wrong - which arrived in today’s mail.

The CD looks like a disco ball!

Not being a connoisseur of metal I have no idea how Tragedy fares when compared to other bands, but I have to admit that overall this is a really good album. All of the “standards” are there - Staying Alive, Jive Talkin’, Night Fever - but for me, the best track is You Should Be Dancing because there’s an extended piece of narration that talks about how a town virgin is impregnated by a dark angel who descends from Heaven, causing a number of dead babies to come out of her womb. Imagine you’re listening to some hard-rocking BeeGees music (the fuh?) and you hear this:

“Their red blood cell count is zero; these are some very sick babies - so sick that they’re dead. And evil. However, protruding from their cute little baby genitalia are four fuzzy little baby goat hooves…”

How the hell can you not love a song with (extra) lyrics like these?

As someone who isn’t a fan of metal or the BeeGees I strongly recommend this album. Those of you who really like one or the other - well, listen to the clips on Tragedy’s website and make up your own mind.

Love it or hate it, at least you have a chance to own a CD that looks like a disco ball.

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