Monday, March 28, 2011

Concussion Indiophones: Beer Bottles-(1979 Film The Warriors)

Concussion idiophones: sub-group of idiophones that consists of two or more similar non-flexible objects that are struck together to make sound.

I remember seeing this in a theater back in the day, and no one watching knew what that sound was when it began. Everyone tripped out seeing the beer bottles both in terms of surprise at the sound source and admiration for the inventiveness. Combined with the increasingly twisted call of "Warriors....come out to play-hay" was a perfect blend of over-the-top menacing insanity (especially after watching the protagonists running for their lives for over an hour) and cleverness.

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