I'm thinking that Madison needs a punk polka band.
After all, Isn't a polka just a pogo or slam dance with an extra step? What the pogues did for Irish music, a punk polka band could do for Wisconsin.
The band would need a mostly toothless, sweaty, craggy , slightly plump, beer swilling and spewing lead singer... in filthy safety-pinned liederhosen, insulting the audience and inciting riots... perhaps in a Jim Morrison moment, they could dangle an uncooked bratwurst from their open zipper.
They could start out doing covers like Beer Barrel Polka and Dance Little Bird at mach 5 with distorted guitars... could eventually evolve into doing post-punk polka feedbacky emotive stuff (Public Image Limited meets the Yankovics)... and eventually the lead singer would be found frozen solid behind the Essen House, in a pool of stale beer, half eaten bratwurst, pretzels and mustard... or at least, that would be the story. In true Madison style, they would probably just get a job with the State and move to Verona or something.
Anyhow, this band would need a name. Any thoughts on a good punk polka band name? Do you think they would need an accordian player? Any local musicians you can think of that could play in a this band? Got any album titles or Behind The Music moments? Have a Schlitz and post away...
Last edited by Scott
on Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:58 pm, edited 3 times in total.