Published Sep 24, 2008Back on July 7, 2007, at 7:07 p.m., those freaky Japanese noisemakers Boredoms gathered 77 drummers to perform 77 Boadrum, aka "the world's most numerologically significant all-drum concert. Vice filmed it all the set-up, the crew, the performers and, of course, much of the performance and slapped the footage from the Brooklyn event on its website for your percussion-viewing pleasure. Well, now this gong-led drum orgy has finally made its way onto DVD.
The documentary DVD, simply called 77 Boadrum, is now up for sale here on this Japanese website. But be warned, the price is sticking to that number seven theme and it will cost you about $70. Plus, since there is no North American release yet planned, the DVD is only Region 2 (we are Region 1), so you will need the right type of player to watch it. However, for those 70 big ones you will get a double audio disc and photo book, which is pretty sweet.
Equally sweet is the fact that if the price tag still seems too steep for you, the whole movie is streaming here on MySpace, as well as here courtesy of Vice.
In related Boredoms news, the band are playing a few dates across the pond. If you are around those parts, here they are:
10/18 Groningen, Netherlands - Vera
10/19 Hasslet, Belgium - KC Belgie
10/20 Kortrijk, Belgium - Sonic City Festival
10/22 Manchester, England - Academy
10/13 Glasgow, Scotland - Arches
10/24 Aberdeen, England - Moshulu
10/26 London, England - The Wire/Electra Festival
10/28 Dublin, Ireland - Deaf Festival
10/30 Cardiff, Wales - The Point
Boredoms 77 Boadrum Part One