Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The Back Row at Colorado College

(From Warren Epstein, Gazette A&E editor:)

The Back Row, Colorado College's male a capella group, answered one of those vexing musical questions last weekend at Armstrong Hall.

When Meatloaf sang, "I would do anything for love, but I won't do that," what the heck was he talking about?

During a performance of the song, the group showed slides of the boys doing various domestic chores ... cooking, scrubbing toilets.

It was one of many funny visual punchlines in a concert loaded with hilarious gags and videos, fun pop tunes, serious vocals and the kind of sexually charged crowd that greeted The Beatles when they landed in America. (Only these girls were more aggressive and more explicit about their intentions.)

One the things I love about Back Row is that it makes each member into a local superstar. Some of the guys, particularly one who's a quarterback on the football team, would be cool anyway. But for others, it's a nifty back door to cooldom.

The official Back Row site. You can order copies of the group's "Unleash the Periscope" there.

Review by Contemporary A Cappella Society

Best of College A Cappella 2007 selections announced

The BOCA 2007 CD will be released in February. Pre-ordering info (or you can order individual MP3s now).


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