July 31, 2007

THE BEAT

Oh man. What are you doing August 11th? We should go to Pasadena for the Drum Corps Championships. I'm listening to my new favorite record, a thrift score of a lifetime, the highlights album of the 1977 Drums Corps Int'l Championships, signed by the entire winning corps, the Blue Devils. It also features the LaCrosse Blue Stars doing what the liner notes call a "Jewish trilogy" which ends with a version of "Hava Nagila" that is practically drill n' bass.

Meanwhile, the Rockford drum and Bugle corps is called PHANTOM REGIMENT, which sounds like they are a ninth grade death metal band.Here's them in 1974. Horn intensity! PS. Marching Band Fest is the only fall fest that truly matters to me.

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