Friday, January 11, 2013

Men Of Substance at the Opera: Bohemian Rhapsody

Malchkeon loved these guys with raps in their voices... And I am concerned citizen - it is a real worry. Barry Humphries is with me in this one ;-)

It's hard to know whether to think of Tripod as comedians who do music or musicians who do comedy. The term musical comedy doesn't do them justice on either count. Perhaps they are best described as incredibly gifted musicians cursed with a keen intellect and a wicked sense of humour - and are therefore unable, or more accurately, unwilling, to take themselves seriously. It's the sort of combination only Australia could produce.

Tripod greet the audience and quickly fall into their established roles – the one who thinks he’s cool (Gatesy), the nerd (Scod) and the freaky nerd (Yon)
“…one of the funniest things happening in antipodean Sydney right now. Or possibly the world… there’s hardly time to catch your breath in between bouts of uncontrollable laughter… these guys are unbelievable musicians too.
Sometimes five stars just aren’t enough.”
“Tripod could be a comedy trio or just a very strange, very talented rock band”

Musical comedy trio Tripod would like us to believe they have mellowed and matured... then set about proving exactly the opposite, with uproarious results ... Sure, Tripod have made mistakes. They got regrets. Like that time they tried to steal a police station. But you earn your scars. Wisdom. She’s a nagging character and she moves in without asking. Years, they pass like night buses in the rain. Comes a time when you need to face the awful ding of the truth bell. Ding! You got old, troubadour. A minute ago you were the scorching charismageddon of the new generation. Now you’re a luck-addled boozehound on the lam from a tax bill and a pregnant Nigerian princess. Men of Substance and BAS: Amen; Media Dragon v taxing tripods; Google grabs moist Tripod ;-)

CODA: The Magic Tour was the final tour by the English rock band Queen with their lead singer Freddie Mercury, which took place in 1986 ... Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen-Live In Berlin: 26 June 1986 - three years before fall of the Iron Curtain and Berlin Wall).They played a part of Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song, so that is very rare and unique Queen - Magic of Immigrant Song ~