Friday, January 23, 2009

Previously on Lost - The World's First (and so far only) Recap Band

On Wednesday night I had the privilege of being a part of something very special - a Lost season premiere watching party at the Bell House, before which the band Previously on Lost played. If you don't know, Previously on Lost is a recap band - the first and at this point only recap band, in fact. What does that mean you ask? It means that most (if not all) of their songs are recaps of various episodes of Lost.

Even if you're not a fan of the show Lost, you should definitely see these guys if you have a chance. They put on one of the most fun shows I've been to in a long time. They were a large band with a lot of energy and they were quite zany, with fun costumes (props to the guy in the speedo - that takes guts!) and cool instruments like a Theremin. My one wish was that the sound mixing were better because I found it really hard to understand the lyrics or hear the vocals a lot of the time, and the lyrics are part of the fun since they're recapping episodes of Lost. But considering how much fun I still had even though I couldn't understand half the lyrics, I would recommend them to even those of you who don't like the show Lost.

As for Lost itself, I would say they are off to a pretty good start this season - though I still wish they would close some loopholes instead of opening more and more and more and more. But they've definitely got my attention and it seemed like they had the attention of the couple hundred people at Bell House too. It's definitely more fun to watch it in a group and hear everyone's reactions. I highly recommend finding a bar that throws Lost parties and going. It's an interesting experience.

1 comment:

Elisabeth said...

Greatest song ever. Well, no, not really, but this is a really funny concept!