Harry and the Potters
June 8, 2005 12:33 PM   Subscribe

We play songs about books! Excited about the new Harry Potter book coming out? How about some quirky pop songs about our favorite wizard-in-training? Get some background on the band and then go check out one of their free shows.
posted by handshake (10 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
BloodHag up in seattle has been writing metal songs about science fiction books and authors for quite a few years now. They give out books at their shows and often have the door people ask for a library card along with ID.


they're slogan is something like "the sooner you go deaf the more time you'll have to read"
posted by braksandwich at 12:46 PM on June 8, 2005

god oh god no
posted by item at 1:05 PM on June 8, 2005

i heard one of this band's horrendous harry potter songs on WERS in boston a few weeks ago. i came so close to puking i had to pull over.
posted by urban rabbit at 2:03 PM on June 8, 2005

Yay, Bloodhag!
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 2:09 PM on June 8, 2005

Bostonist coverage here.
posted by VulcanMike at 2:18 PM on June 8, 2005

There are 10,000,000 bands out there who are worse than the Harry Potters. If I began executing crappy bands right this minute, and killed one band every ten minutes in the order of their crappiness, it would probably take me almost a decade to reach these guys.
posted by Faze at 4:01 PM on June 8, 2005

I really like their music...of course I really like Harry Potter and crappy indie music as well.
posted by handshake at 4:54 PM on June 8, 2005

vocabulary word to braksanwich for johnny-on-the-spotniss!

(I used to practice down the hall from Bloodhag, and hearing them discuss setlist order was very, very wierd. "Isaac Asimov! Isaac Asimov before Tolkien, and we can end with Ray Bradbury, man!")
posted by mwhybark at 5:58 PM on June 8, 2005

BloodHag up in seattle has been writing metal songs about science fiction books and authors for quite a few years now.

In the seventies, fantasist Michael Moorcock was writing lyrics based on his own work as a member of The Deep Fix. Collaborations with Hawkwind and the Blue Öyster Cult continued in a similar vein. Just don't ask me if any of it was good :-p .
posted by fFish at 6:40 PM on June 8, 2005

I had heard of the band but never heard their songs - thanks for the link! They're adorable. Probably doesn't hurt that I love Harry Potter and think geeky-bad indie rock is totally amusing.

mwhybark, that's one of the best stories I've heard in ages, thanks for that too. Good thread all around!
posted by livii at 8:40 PM on June 8, 2005

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