It takes true artistry to reinvent classics in new and unexpected ways, like Nigella Lawson's chicken curry, which she ingeniously makes with big, beautiful melons. Reinventing the greatest disco band ever born on the Isle of Man with a dark, powerful fury: Tragedy, playing London January 20th.
A Gibb-obsessed NYC five piece defiantly claiming to be "the No. 1 Heavy Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees in the Tri-State Area, and New England (Excluding Rhode Island)", Tragedy is currently tearing through Regular England, territory they're familiar with due to a connection with our own The Wildhearts.
The white spandex-clad shows will focus on ragingly hard disco from their modestly titled album We Rock Sweet Balls And Can Do No Wrong, including hard-charging renditions of "Stayin' Alive", "More Than A Woman", "How Deep Is Your Love", and of course "Tragedy" -- hearing it's the first Steps towards recovering from the one your ears suffered in 1998.
Some arrangements sneak in timeless scrotum-tightening riffs ("Kashmir" in "Too Much Heaven", "Rock You Like A Hurricane" in "Night Fever"), while the interlude in "You Should Be Dancing" explains the origins of dance via a satanic creation myth in which Barry Glibb intones "dead babies springeth forth from the virgin's vaginal womb...born without hearts, without lungs, sans pancrei" -- hey, people who hang out at Fabric had to come from somewhere
If you're hungry for more metalified pop, some of the same guys also formed a Michael Jackson tribute called Dangerous, complete with a member named "Boobles the Keytarded Projectionist Chimp", and covering everything from "Thriller" to "Don't Stop" -- something male viewers pathetically whimper every time Nigella makes curry.