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Burning Hell display hot humour and ukulele

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The Burning Hell/ Wax Mannequin show at the Slice, March 31 was full of energy and a lot of quirky humour.
 They had a good, strong crowd who were calling out requests for the band to play.Dino Scavo played some accordion with the Burning Hell, March 31. Photo by Richard Amery
A three piece Burning Hell, powered by Mathias Kom’s ukulele and quirky lyrics had the crowd laughing from the beginning  by singing  ‘Tired Of Playing Music’ about the frustrations of being on the road. Kom  sang unusual stream of consciousness lyrics delivered in  a wry baritone, giving them the sound of  the Bloodhound Gang meets the Crash Test Dummies.
The Peterborough based trio followed that up  with some “weird songs” written in the Yukon, as well as a drum solo which drew massive cheers.
A darker song about  his last will and testament drew huge cheers as well. It was several darker, more gothic themed songs which  appealed to the crowd the most.
And my favourite song contained the most unusual metaphors for love I’ve ever heard, comparing love to a marmoset, trailer park and a variety of other things including a hurricane.
I also enjoyed a track called  “The Things People Make.”
They called up Dino Scavo to add some accordion to a couple songs  adding more French cabaret and jazz textures to the music.
— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 07 April 2010 14:07 )  
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