Friday, July 15, 2005

HURRA TORPEDO'S INDUSTRIAL SOFT-ROCK

Music Video For Maniacs: one guy plays guitar/sings Bonnie Tyler's '80s shlock-rock hit "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" while two other people jump around like mental patients, percussively pounding on things like washing machines, for some good, noisy fun. Could be a whole new genre of music: Industrial MOR? EZ-Noise?

Kind reader DDay tells us that they're a Norwegian band called Hurra Torpedo:
"Total Eclipse Of The Heart"

Reminds me of a classic Brian Eno quote: when he was visiting here in Los Angeles, he noticed ads for a local radio station promising "Continous Soft Hits." Quothe Eno, "Sounds like some obscure form of Chinese torture."

8 comments:

idigworms said...

Great quote by Brian Eno!

DDay said...

That band would be Hurra Torpedo. Unfortunately, I don't speak Norvegian so I cannot give further details.

Mr Fab said...

Excellent! Thanks for the tip.

Nest Of Vipers said...

Wow.

Razorhack said...

Hurra Torpedo is one of several weird/comedy bands centered around Egil Hegeberg (He is the guy singing) He is involved with among others "Black Debbath" ( a band specializing in making political songs in Black Sabbath style. The name is wordplay for the norwegian word for debate "debatt") He has had several hits on his own as "Bare Egil Band" (Just Egil Band.) He is a very funny guy and a good musician.

Mr Fab said...

Great, thanks for the info!

Bill S. said...

OK, I enjoyed it, but after a while, I was wondering why they all had their asses hanging out? Is that, like, their look?

Mr Fab said...

Maybe for their day job they're plumbers.