Quick question. I wonder if you have you ever heard of the band Tragedy, The “Ultimate Metal Tribute To The Bee Gees” yet. You say that you haven’t!!! Wow, what sad and sheltered lives you must be leading out there my friends, but worry no more because there is hope and it comes care of the bands brand new video from their also brand spanking new album called “The Solo Albums”. The album itself is an homage to what KISS did a couple of decades ago with their solo releases and this clip is a reworked and abused with obnoxious Metal flair rendition of the closing tune “You’re The One That I Want” from the hit film “Grease”. Check it out below and then let’s discuss a little more.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I admit to being very late to the musical morphing mastery that is a Tragedy show, it was not long after seeing them at the Highline Ballroom a few years ago that I became a convert to the cause and it’s been time well spent for sure. In the video the band assembles at Our Lady Of Perpetual Denigration school following the summer break and after some dialogue gives us a clever mashup of the classic “Grease” film with a heavy dose of Roger Corman’s “Rock and Roll High School” tossed in for good measure. Seeing them offer up a video for this at one time all over the radio hit was a blast for me especially when you now have it as a Metalized tune. I am a listener that is someone who had not only seen the original Broadway production of “Grease” along with its film counterpart, but also the revival play version as well so I feel that I am coming at this with some expertise. Who ever knew that “You’re The One That I Want” would make for a solid Metal tune. There are a lot of little nuances to watch in the clip so pay attention so you take away the maximum laugh factor as there is fun all around this one. Music wise I liked how it had a bit of a solemn intro and then delivers a very Sabbath inspired riff. I’ll save more melodic examination for the eventual album review though. When it all comes down to it I have to say how much I love what Tragedy has put together for this clip and I think the newbies will join ranks with their long time fans and raise their cell phone displays up after hearing it (what? You think people have lighters these days?). The short film was directed by Matthew Mark Bakar and stars all members of the band, including their lackey Lance. It was a complete hoot. What do you think of it? Let me know in the comments because I am sure that the polyester suit wearing rockers will be interested in your thoughts as well.
Official Website: http://www.letsmaketragedyhappen.com
Latecomers are encouraged to get started on a steadfast practice of worship by ordering the new album directly from the bands website and also enhancing their aural orgasm with the debut “We Rock Sweet Balls and Can Do No Wrong” that can be found via this Amazon.com link below. You’ll thank me later, or now, whatever is preferable for you.