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Tuesday, February 3, 2004

Screaming the blues

The BBC has a report about Mieskuoro Huutajat, the Men's Screaming Choir of Oulu, Finland. They render songs by screaming them rather than singing. Sounds like some of my favorite bands, come to think of it. There are a couple of clips on the group's web site, including an unrecognizable version of The Star Spangled Banner that just has to be heard. Sign them up for the next Super Bowl; they're bound to be more entertaining and less controversial than the entertainment they had this year.

Posted at 8:01 AM

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Why are their black ties made of rubber? And why do they have a Japanese name? Do you have their CD yet?

Posted by Mommasita at 1:24 PM, February 3, 2004 [Link]

Because they can be? Finnish is a weird language; rest assured that the name is actually Finnish, not Japanese. No, I don't, but it sounds like fun. I'll have to look for it.

Posted by ralph at 9:43 PM, February 3, 2004 [Link]

Cool! More clips can be found at the website of the film Screaming Men -> www.klaffi.com/screamingmen

Posted by jeff at 3:10 AM, February 10, 2004 [Link]

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