Lots of times, the stuff on one’s newsfeed doesn’t warrant a second (or even a first) glance. But sometimes scrolling pays off and you thank whatever gods or nothing you believe in that you have really cool Facebook friends that find awesome shit.
Allow me to share this awesome shit…. Please watch the videos here below. You will thank me. You may even want to give me an award or something for sharing.
A band named Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond (Squeee!!) has covered “You’re the One That I Want” from the 1978 iconic movie musical, Grease, first sung by pre-weird John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. THAT was a good song accompanied by a good scene. What Tragedy does far outperforms the original and I LOVE the original to this day.
The video starts with the guys talking about their Summer a la Grease‘s “Summer Nights.” The song starts with Pearl Jam-like opening bass notes. It then goes right into an old Black Sabbath-y verse, and then it’s all mayhem and partying harkening back to an ’80s rock video. There’s scantily clad women tossing their hair about, the girl to guy ratio is 5:1, and the wails. Have I mentioned the Dio wails? And never mind the girl outfits. The band has Floki (Vikings) eye makeup and look like they went shopping at Joyce Leslie in 1987-gold pants, lace off the shoulder shirts under a denim vest (a freakin’ denim vest! Yes I’m still describing the guys), and one guy is wearing a sheer pink tank top. The camera is moving from raunchy scene to raunchy scene. It is just so good. You have to watch.
Also included below is their mash-up of disco tune “It’s Raining Men” with Slayer’s “Raining Blood.”
The band will be at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Saturday, April 4th for their NYC CD Release party. Admission is free. They are playing with The Dangles, Rocket Queens, and Youth Posse.
I may have to check them out.
The Band (awesome names):
Barry Glibb — lead vocals, lead back-up vocals, lead rhythm guitar
Mo’Royce Peterson — lead vocals, lead back-up vocals, lead lead guitar
Disco Mountain Man — lead vocals, lead back-up vocals, lead keyboards, lead cowbell
Andy Gibbous Waning — lead bass, lead vocals, lead back-up vocals
The Lord Gibbeth — lead drums
You’re the One That I Want (Grease) – by Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond
Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond, performs You’re the One That I Want, from the Grease soundtrack. ON TOUR IN THE UK March 11 – 23. Dates and NEW ALBUM available on our website: LetsMakeTragedyHappen.com.
Tragedy: It’s Raining Men / Raining Blood
The Weather Girls’ “It’s Raining Men” mashed with Slayer’s “Raining Blood!”