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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Music and Oxen: Barry Manowar

posted by on April 8 at 13:35 PM


Barry Manilow has joined the New York metal band Manowar for a string of select Las Vegas engagements. They will call the project Barry Manowar.

The anesthesiologist for Manilow’s latest facelift said Barry wasn’t coping well with the nitrous oxide used in the procedure. Hours after the operation, Manilow was wandering the hospital halls looking for Zima and the deceased author Raymond Carver. Buried in face wrapping and gauze, Manilow was reportedly screaming, “Carvy!! Where are you Carvy?” when he ran into Manowar bassist Joey DeMaio in a waiting room. They spoke briefly, said, “Let’s do this,” and Barry Manowar was formed.

Manowar’s lyrics deal with mythology, fantasy, war, and swords. Barry Manowar’s first song will be a reworking of “Copacabana” called “Copacakilling”.

Lola’s not a showgirl anymore, she’s Thor. And her lover Tony isn’t a bartender at the club, he’s a sacrificial ox.

“Music and oxen were always the passion / At the Copa, they fell in love.”

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don't toy with me!

Posted by ashley | April 8, 2008 1:48 PM

This could mean the end of the world. Can you combine the loudest band with the the softest performer. Isn't that like combining matter and anti-matter. In the words of the Ghostbusters, " Don't cross the streams".

Posted by drheavy | April 8, 2008 2:35 PM

Co-headlining with Leo Slayer.

Posted by PGC | April 8, 2008 2:49 PM

Them fools got nothin' on Extreme Noise Terrence (f/ Terence Trent D'Arby) touring with Icons Of Philth (f/ Phil Collins).

James Blunt Force Trauma (f/ Phil Anslemo) on select dates.

Do you think Justin Broaderick's work with El-P and Vast Aire qualifies as being called Napalm Def Jux?

Posted by Barfly Streisand | April 8, 2008 3:01 PM

Thats EXTREME Trent. What's next? Leo Slayer and Kip Winger?

Posted by Biggie J | April 8, 2008 3:17 PM

James Blunt Force Trauma. Nice!

I like the Winger tip there. I think what would be next would be a Paul McCartney / Winger thing: Paul McCartney & the Wingers. But I don't think she's 17 anymore.

Posted by trent moorman | April 8, 2008 3:38 PM

Let it be true! OH GOD, let it be true!

Posted by Dade Murphy | April 8, 2008 3:45 PM

In 1994, Manowar hit 129.5 decibels at a show in Hanover, Germany.

I can't fathom that. How loud is a jet engine?

Posted by trent moorman | April 8, 2008 3:50 PM

@8, your ears should be bleeding at 120...

Posted by Dade Murphy | April 8, 2008 3:52 PM


Posted by bobcat | April 8, 2008 3:53 PM

Jet engine at 100', Gun Blast - 140dB.

Pain begins- 125dB.

Pneumatic riveter at 4' - 125dB. (A tool, driven by compressed air, which is used to drive rivets.)

Posted by bleeding | April 8, 2008 4:11 PM

Everyone should listen to the first three Manowar records. They are loud and dumb as fuck, but they're great.

And to Manowar's credit, they did recruit Orson Welles to do a spoken part on an opus off their first album, Battle Hymns.

Posted by mackro mackro | April 8, 2008 4:55 PM

Death to false Manilow.

Posted by Potatoes O'Brien | April 9, 2008 1:26 PM

I saw Manowar at the long-defunct Underground in the U-District (which replaced the even longer defunct Hall of Fame), and I can attest to the fact that they really are the loudest band ever. I like loud, but they were too loud for me by several orders of magnitude. We're talking Disaster Area planet-crushing loud...

(And @3 - I actually already go by the nickname Leo Slayer in one of my bands - but I will happily join this tour if asked...)

Posted by Mr. X | April 10, 2008 9:28 AM

What the world needs now is more Fire and Steel.

Posted by Brent Amaker | April 10, 2008 12:39 PM

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