Who goes to a concert without the intent to watch skilled musicians?
Last week I saw the infamous Pizza Underground – a 4 (sometimes 5, sometimes 6) piece group that does Velvet Underground covers to the theme of pizza. Oh and did I mention that it’s spearheaded by Macaulay Culkin?
I’ve heard reviews about the show from friends of mine being like “THAT SUCKED”. My response? “Well, you were there for the wrong reasons.”
These music snob friends of mine don’t realize that the point of the band is HUMOR. Come on people, it’s a comedy rock band! They play a kazoo and a pizza box for pete’s sake!
In my opinion, the band nailed it.
- When you’re watching a band like this one, all of a sudden:
“Take a Walk on The Wild Side” becomes “Take a bite of the wild slice”
“It’s such a perfect day, I’m glad I spent it with you. It’s such a perfect day you just keep me hanging on” becomes “It’s such a pizza day, I’m glad I spent it with you. It’s such a pizza day, you just keep the oven on.”
In addition, they had some special guests; most notably, Kurt Cobain. Yes, Cobain came out on stage with his big sunglasses and did a mash up of popular Nirvana songs – albeit in the past tense. Have I ever laughed so hard? One would assume probably not.
Wish you would have seen this splendid display of wit? Fear not friends, the band supposedly plans to become a Bob Dylan cover band in which they change all the lyrics to be about poo. I shit you not.
So for all of you naysayers out there, I have one thing to say to you: “DOES ANYBODY REMEMBER LAUGHTER?”
Did I mention they passed around pizza?