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    Sean Daily is an English major from New Jersey now living in Las Vegas, the Other City of Lights. "I consider 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' to be comfort reading, I like the al pastor tacos at Tacos Mexico and I count among my literary influences the Chainsaw from 'Doom'. 'RRRRRR! You don't like that, do you, Mr. Undead Marine! RRRRRR!'"

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8-30-08 The Killer Robots

Posted by Sean on August 31, 2008

Oh, those robots are okay, I guess, Shanoah. But I don’t want wimpy robots that actually do something useful. I want KILLER ROBOTS!

FROM OUTER SPACE!

This highly unlikely collection of freaks and misfits (my kind of crowd, in other words) is the Killer Robots. To quote from their Web site: “After attempting to make a beer run in a stolen imperial battle-foot, the Killer Robots collided with a piece of space debris and crash landed on earth. Forced to wait over a hundred years for an essential part, the four get part time jobs and start a rock band to pay the bills.”

Unfortunately, I’ve never seen them in person, and that’s a shame, because it sounds like it’d be a hoot:

“The Killer Robots played their first show in June of 2005 and quickly became known for their anarchic stage shows and goofball music. The Killer Robots knew they were on to something and organized a guerilla theater troupe for every show they played in order to handle the chaos.”

“With this guerilla troupe in place the group’s well-known antics became systematic and organized. Monsters began to interact with the crowd. Audience members were given foam weapons with which they could participate in the battle with the monsters. Candy exploded from the head of Monko the Gladiator and Vicious Mosquito while Space Blob filled with air and threatened to envelope the audience. Mer-Monkey and Rock lobster battled it out on the floor while Trog refereed. Confetti cannons fired away with the arrival of Abraham Lincoln.”

In other words, a GWAR concert, but hopped up on steroids, angel dust and crank. Gotta love it. I mean, have you ever noticed that there’s not much to do at concerts? You can listen the band, who usually turn their amps up so high that you can’t understand them, and if you’re at a metal concert you can jump into the mosh pit, but that’s about it. But whacking something called Monko the Gladiator with a pool noodle? That sounds like fun.

Something tells me you’ll be seeing a lot more of them in this blog.

All videos courtesy of the band at thekillerrobots. First song: Theme Song. Second song: I AM ROBOT.

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