Saturday, July 08, 2006

I wish I was this cool

7 Comments:

Blogger elizabeth said...

You mean "Lille Lordaq" isn't...something...for "Final Curtain?" I just thought that's where you guys had been all these years! You know, due to restraining orders and whatnot.

culkisde

Saturday, July 08, 2006 9:25:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

Nope, and just to clarify, it wasn't so much a restraining order as an injunction...

I have watched this about 5 times and laughed my ass off every time, I hope all approve

gigli (no shit!)

fjord

Saturday, July 08, 2006 10:46:00 PM  
Blogger monkeyfist777 said...

All I needed was about 5 seconds to determine this was utter bullshit.

Monday, July 10, 2006 12:30:00 AM  
Blogger Miss Kitty said...

Postively the best thing I've ever seen on this blog.

Monday, July 10, 2006 5:26:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

I think you are both right.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006 8:21:00 PM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

Well, monkeyfister, one utter bullshitter is another's laughing orgasm...

snejqk

Thursday, July 13, 2006 10:52:00 AM  
Blogger Brook said...

Hurra Torpedo is Norway's most famous kitchen appliance band, formed in the early nineties. They are a part of the artistic collective Duplex Records, and all members of the band also play in a variety of other bands in Norway.

During recent years Hurra Torpedo have had annual split- and reunion tours. The band struck international fame when a television performance of the 1983 Bonnie Tyler power ballad "Total Eclipse of the Heart", using kitchen appliances for percussion, spread as an internet meme. The clip, from a Norwegian Saturday Night Live type show called Lille lørdag ("Little Saturday"), was filmed in 1995. In early 2005 the clip was uploaded to the internet.

In the clip, the band, dressed in ill-fitting jogging suits, play on a stage surrounded by various kitchen appliances. Frontman Hegerberg plays guitar and sings in an off-key monotone, Schau "drums" by hitting a stove with a stick and slamming the door of a freezer, while Guttormsgaard adds backing vocals, and at the climax smashes the top of an electrical stove with a large piece of metal on the beat of the song.

In October/November 2005 they became part of a viral ad campaign by going on a coast to coast tour in the US that was paid for by Ford in order to promote the Ford Fusion car. As part of the ad campaign, a mockumentary movie called "The Crushing Blow" is being made, directed by the "character" Pip Simon who is played by the actress Tara Copeland.

By the end of November 2005 a clip from The Crushing Blow was viewed more than 500 000 times in a couple of days from the web site iFilm, and some of the clips spread around blog sites.

The band played several gigs in Norway the first half of 2006, and the Garorock festival in Marmande, France, with aprox 5000 in the audience.

Hurra Torpedo had two showcases at the 2006 South by Southwest festival, and in June they went on new US Tour, starting in Boston, ending in San Francisco three weeks later. This tour has no connection with Ford.

Thursday, July 13, 2006 7:10:00 PM  

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