“Welcome to our website of the rock-band, The Trumpet Call!”
April 24, 2005 10:22 AM   Subscribe

“Welcome to our website of the rock-band, The Trumpet Call!” No sir, this ain’t yer daddy’s apocalyptic Russian-American-Born-Again-Christian-Neocon hair metal. Rock out to "September 11", "Britain Say NO! to Brussels," and the wholly inexplicable “Sacramento" - "Musical sacred place of the USA!
posted by MaxVonCretin (23 comments total)
 
I hate it when I visit a website and then feel as though I have to clear my history, cookies, & cache.
posted by item at 10:27 AM on April 24, 2005


wow.
posted by mr.marx at 10:49 AM on April 24, 2005


Jesus. Christ.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 11:02 AM on April 24, 2005


I remind you that The Bible is the only God’s Book which is mathematically programmed.
posted by VanRoosta at 11:08 AM on April 24, 2005


The guitarist has a lot of control over his sound, quite impressive actually. I'd almost say he's got some Brian May influence in him.
posted by Space Coyote at 11:14 AM on April 24, 2005


Thank you.
posted by dobbs at 11:19 AM on April 24, 2005


Wow.
posted by Edible Energy at 11:28 AM on April 24, 2005


I especially like the large digital clock at the top of their start page. "The end of the world is near! Apocalypse is coming! Jesus will return! Also, it's 2:57 pm!"
posted by koeselitz at 11:59 AM on April 24, 2005


browser-killer
posted by moonbird at 12:04 PM on April 24, 2005


The word - GOD have two meanings

1. as God in pleurisy ALOHIM ...



Does anybody know what the word "pleurisy" means in this sentence? Is there a second definition of the word that I and my dictionary aren't aware of?
posted by Hildago at 12:13 PM on April 24, 2005


Listening to "September 11" right now. Can officially state irony no longer dead.
posted by bardic at 12:24 PM on April 24, 2005


They appear to be based in Bognor Regis. That's just too good to be true.
posted by nylon at 12:25 PM on April 24, 2005


Actually no, they're based in Sacramento. But the directors of Great Sound of Trumpet are based in Bognor Regis. Whoever they are. My mistake.
posted by nylon at 12:28 PM on April 24, 2005


Hildago: well, 'Alohim,' one of the Hebrew words for God, is plural. So that, I guess, is what they mean. Although that paragraph stands out as incredibly stupifying. Apparently, the Russian word for God is 'Bog.'
posted by koeselitz at 12:30 PM on April 24, 2005


I bet God is so embarrassed.

Or, this may be positive proof that God does not exist - how could he be a decent God, yet allow such an atrocity in his world?
posted by iwearredsocks at 12:34 PM on April 24, 2005


Oh, geez. See especially their 'letters to the world,' several fever-pitch screeds to Bush, Sharon, Blair, etc. The part where they send a floor-plan of Lenin's tomb to Tony Blair is a highlight. But the best is the very last letter:

To The President of The United States of America,
White House, Washington DC. USA.


Dear George W. Bush

I am very glad to inform you, that I'm sending the application forms to the Immigration Department and I hope to receive two Green Cards for me and for my wife.

So, may I ask you to help me in that matter, because my heart is for American people and my wish is that our Almighty God will bless The United States richly.

I also would like to ask your Government to give us any kind of support, in order to work with The Rock-Band.

With respect to you, God bless you.
Valery & Tanya Barinov.


These guys are awesome.
posted by koeselitz at 12:37 PM on April 24, 2005


The guitarist has a lot of control over his sound, quite impressive actually. I'd almost say he's got some Brian May influence in him.

ROFL
posted by quonsar at 12:38 PM on April 24, 2005


(from their "letters to the world")
"When Antichrist Lenin will arise, he will establish the European Union of 10 countries and will move against Israel ARMAGEDDON"

Ha! I'm going to have to use that in a song.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 12:49 PM on April 24, 2005


pleu·ri·sy Pronunciation Key (plr-s)
n.

Inflammation of the pleura, usually occurring as a complication of a disease such as pneumonia, accompanied by accumulation of fluid in the pleural cavity, chills, fever, and painful breathing and coughing.
posted by RubberHen at 6:49 PM on April 24, 2005


How funny!

I see Valery is still at it. I spent 6 mos as his bassist, back in '88 or so, he was planning to tour Russia. Paid all my expenses and stuff, so my full time gig was his bassist. In the end, he failed to get sufficient funding and the whole thing went belly up. But it was a fun experience.

For the record, I'm agnostic, but didn't have a problem being in a Christian rock band. Especially when it was paying my bills. :D
posted by ehintz at 1:57 AM on April 25, 2005


The Bognor Regis song rules !
posted by sgt.serenity at 2:39 PM on April 25, 2005


Fabulous post.

I've had pleurisy on several occasions. Does this, I wonder, make me Godlike?
posted by jack_mo at 7:59 AM on April 30, 2005


Apparently, the Russian word for God is 'Bog.'

This could be true. Research shows this to be reported elsewhere...

An interesting but unimportant fact about the noun "gad" is that it is pronounced like the American English (but not British-English) word "God", just like the Hebrew word for God sounds like the English word "ale", the British-English word "God" sounds like American-English "goad", the Russian word for God sounds like the British-English word "bog", the German word for God sounds like the English word "goat", etc. Human languages are full of such interesting but meaningless coincidences.

It is still incredibly funny, though. This whole site is deeply amusing. It reminds me of post-soviet surrealist literature, somehow, wacky but not superficial...

I bet God is so embarrassed.

Ha!
posted by mdn at 9:04 AM on April 30, 2005


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