Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Godzilla Invades The Indie Rock Scene - "Lizard Song" By VIA AUDIO

Written By: Ken Hulsey

I have often said that Godzilla, and his Japanese monster counterparts, have influenced pop culture on a world-wide scale in a way that most people don't even realize.

Now, the indie rock band Via Audio have been inspired by the monsters story enough to compose a song about it entitled "Lizard Song".

Via Audio's Thomas Deis explains, "This song is about Godzilla, and the karmic implications of his story. One theory about how he came to be what he is was that human nuclear weapons testing mutated him. Humans get what they deserve. You better run, too."

As you can tell from the photo I've included with this article, Godzilla has always been able to 'rock out' with the best of them. From what I understand, the monster has always been able to play a mean riff on the guitar.

He also seems to be a big hit with the ladies!

Here is a little background on Via Audio from Wikipedia:

Via Audio is an American indie pop band from Brooklyn, New York. Their first full-length album Say Something, was released in 2007 by Sidecho Records, to glowing reviews from prominent independent music publications such as Pitchfork Media, Alternative Press, Spin Magazine, & Tiny Mix Tapes. The band met while attending college at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, later moving to Brooklyn, New York.

Here is the video for the Godzilla inspired "Lizard Song":

1 comment:

  1. You should also check out, if you havent already, Godzilla by Michale Graves, off his Punk Rock is Dead album. Really fun punk song that mentions Gigan!



Burbank, CA – March 29, 2010 – Legendary Pictures announced today that they will develop and produce a new film based on Toho Company’s famed GODZILLA character. Through the terms of the agreement, Legendary Pictures has acquired the rights to produce a movie inspired by Toho’s Godzilla, a franchise the Japanese company created and has nurtured for over fifty years.

Toho’s GODZILLA franchise boasts one of the most widely recognized film creatures worldwide, resulting in a series of books, television programs, video games and more than 25 films worldwide. Legendary intends to approach the film and its characters in the most authentic manner possible. The company will, in the near future, announce a filmmaker to helm the film for an intended 2012 release. The film will fall under the company’s co-production and co-financing deal with Warner Bros. Toho will distribute the film in Japan."

"Godzilla" is coming back -- this time, with Legendary Pictures taking the lead, co-producing and co-financing with Warner Bros. for release in 2012.

Legendary announced Monday it had obtained rights to the iconic monster character from Japan's Toho Co., which has overseen more than 25 "Godzilla" films. Toho will release the pic in Japan.

Legendary said it's planning to announce a director shortly.

In addition to Legendary, producers on the new film will be Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Brian Rogers. Yoshimitsu Banno, Kenji Okuhira and Doug Davison will exec produce.

"Godzilla is one of the world's most powerful pop culture icons, and we at Legendary are thrilled to be able to create a modern epic based on this long-loved Toho franchise," said Thomas Tull, Chairman and CEO of Legendary. "Our plans are to produce the Godzilla that we, as fans, would want to see. We intend to do justice to those essential elements that have allowed this character to remain as pop-culturally relevant for as long as it has."

Legendary noted the film will fall under its co-production and co-financing deal with Warner Bros. Legendary's productions with Warners have included "The Dark Knight," "300" and "The Hangover."

Speculation about a new "Godzilla" has been active since last summer. The Bloody Disgusting web site reported in August that the project was in development.