Bonde Do Role; With Lasers (Domino) BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2007

 |   |  <1 min read

Bonde do Role: Bondallica
Bonde Do Role; With Lasers (Domino) BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2007

The little I knew of Bonde do Role on the release of this was this much: they were from southern Brasil. Oh, and this -- they are mountains of eclectic fun.

They sounded as if they had thrown some rock guitars, funky beats and hip-hop into a blender and pushed the button which says "random chop".

They mashed it all up with some obviously local flavours, had a track called James Bonde (of course), and another which crashed in with metal guitars called Bondallica.

Best cheap and unashamed fun since the Mika album (which doesn't appear on this "best of" list, because these people do -- but feel free to have camp fun with Mika in your own goodtime.)

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   Music articles index

Massive Attack: Blue Lines 2012 Mix/Master (Virgin)

Massive Attack: Blue Lines 2012 Mix/Master (Virgin)

Few albums can claim to have invented and come to define a genre -- but Blue Lines did that for trip-hop . . . and more. It turned the spotlight on Bristol, introduced Tricky and Shara Nelson... > Read more

Various: The Great New Zealand Songbook (Thom/Sony)

Various: The Great New Zealand Songbook (Thom/Sony)

This nattily packaged double disc with Dick Frizzell's clever twist on an iconic and familiar Kiwi image as the cover arrives in time for New Zealand Music Month -- but already has the feel of the... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

EGBERTO GISMONTI: An interview, illustrated by Dylan Horrocks

EGBERTO GISMONTI: An interview, illustrated by Dylan Horrocks

Some time in 1996 I did a phone interview with the guitarist Egberto Gismonti in advance of him appearing at an Arts Festival in Wellington which, for reasons of language and a poor connection,... > Read more

Pat Metheny/Cuong Vu Trio: Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny (Nonesuch)

Pat Metheny/Cuong Vu Trio: Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny (Nonesuch)

The 46-year old Vietnam-born trumpeter Vu established himelf in the NYC Downtown scene in the Nineties, has recorded for the edgy Knitting Factory label and played with Laurie Anderson, drummer... > Read more