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A Night at the (Hockey) Opera

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Let's put it like this: You probably won't have heard anything like it. Barefoot Hockey Goalie is the name of a San-Diego band who have made it their goal to upset the usual verse-chorus-verse aesthetics of rock and create something both artistically daring and yet melodically pleasing. The result are two albumns which have now been re-released on the Accretions label. One of them is called "Darius: A Rock Opera" and deals with a hockey player who becomes a star, despite having way too large feet. The other one is called "Fediks butcher shop", but despite its intriguingly sanguine title we haven't been able to find out what it is about. Elements of Punk, Cabaret, Pop and Comedy are all over the place, well blended into one strangely coherent entity. Names like Zappa have been dropped to compare this to anything, but really, you ought to listen to it yourself. As "opera" goes, this is definitely the strangest one we'e heard.

Homepage: Barefoot Hockey Goalie
Homepage: "Darius: A Rock Opera" at Accretions
Homepage: "Fediks Butcher Shop" at Accretions

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