Tsunami Bomb: Live At The Glasshouse

DVD Reviews | Feb 11th, 2006

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Starring Tsunami Bomb
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Directed By: Nate Weaver
Studio: Kung Fu Films
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The 17th episode of The Show Must Go Off series brings to you one of my favorite bands of the past few years, Tsunami Bomb. This was a pleasant surprise in my bag of goodies to review. It was somewhere around ’02 or ’03 that a friend of mine picked up the Ultimate Escape. For the next two weeks, everywhere we went he would be playing this CD. I got hooked from there. We managed to catch Tsunami Bomb on the Warped Tour a couple of times and few other shows, the best while touring with the Bouncing Souls. I can say from experience that Tsunami Bomb was one of the most powerful and energetic bands that I have witnessed. Agent M is not only attractive, but holds her own on stage with the best of them. One of the things that discourage me from some female fronted punk bands is the high-pitched whiny vocals that grate on your nerves. M sings more like Joe Strummer than Mariah Carey. At times though, you could mistake her for a female version of Ben Weasel. Well since Tsunami Bomb is as extinct as the Dodo Bird, this will be the last time that I’ll get to see them live. 

Right off the bat, the band gets on stage and rips off one of their faster songs “El Diablo”. They relentlessly follow it up with an oldie but a goodie titled “The Invasion From Within”. The band pauses for a bit and thanks the crowd before another medley or punk goodness. Another great thing about Tsunami Bomb is that they play harder punk than most bands these days and not that poppy stuff. At times, it almost has a metal edge to it and their guitar solos are great. Tsunami Bomb rips through most of their best songs and manage to play just about all of my favorites such as “Roundabout”, “Russian Roulette”, “Take The Reins”, and “Breakaway”. The only one missing would have to be “Negative One To Ten”. Oh well, whatcha gonna do? The sound quality was great and on par with all of the Show Must Go Off series. The only thing that bothered me was the piss-poor lighting. I know that the dark setting goes with the mood of the band and their music, but if you’re recording the show for a DVD, how about a little more lighting please.

If you are one of those people who recently discovered Tsunami Bomb but never got the chance to see them and now never will, this is a must have. This show encompasses what it’s like to see the band live. Other than getting sweaty and sticky, it’s as if you are there in the front row looking up at Agent M and the boys.

Band Commentary,
Tsunami TV,
“Dawn On A Funeral Day” Video,
Web Links,
Multi Angle

Track Listing:
1. El Diablo
2. The Invasion From Within
3. My Machete
4. Russian Roulette
5. Say It If You Mean It
6. Breakaway
7. No One’s Looking
8. Swimming Through Molasses
9. 5150
10. Headlights On A Hand Grenade
11. 20 Going On…
12. Safety Song
13. Roundabout
14. Dawn on a Funeral Day
15. No Good Very Bad Day
16. Take The Reins
17. Count Me Out
18. … Not Forever

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1

Standard 1.33:1 Color

English, Japanese

Favorite Scenes: Roundabout, Russian Roulette, Take The Reins, Breakaway
Rating: NR
Running Time: 0 minutes
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