06 February 2007

NWOBHM Band Fail To Set New Air Guitar Record

Veteran heavy metal monsters Saxon have failed miserably in their attempt to set a new air guitar world record. Your 'Blog Is Not A Four Letter Word' correspondent has just heard that the Yorkshire band, who inspired much of the hi-jinx in seminal 'rockumentary' Spinal Tap (especially Derek Small's moustache and probably the exploding drummer for all I know), were hoping to go down in history recently when they made an attempt on the precious head-banging prize. They chose the Sheffield Wesnesday V Sunderland football match at Hillsborough as the venue for the wank-rock challenge. At half time (when Wednesday were already 2-0 down) they came on to the pitch to urge the near 30,000 crowd to pick up their 'guitars' and shake their stuff. Sadly for Saxon, as the band mimed to one their crimes against music, most of the crowd, of obviously highly respected music critics, utterly refused to join in. In fact, Saxon were roundly booed. Boo-hoo.

Saxon are currently filming a documentary that will fill us in on their rise and fall and 'rise again'. Should be even funnier than Tap!

(Here's a tip for those hairy heavy rock heroes: when you are infamously connected to Barnsley it's probably not a good idea to make world record attempts in Sheffield. D'oh!)


Anonymous said...

I tried to post a link to this story but, as I'm sure they are saying in Blackpool and Greenwich, 'no dice'. How come?

The Purple Gooroo said...

BWA-HA-HA-HA! Poor Saxon..but they prolly shoulda known.

Now, if it were Jimmy Page or the original Black Sabbath line-up, or the 70-73 Deep Purple, I can see it actually happening.

I'm not sure why the link didn't work - could be Blogger's servers were on the fritz...again.

Anonymous said...

I used to lpve abit of air guitar to Purple, Sabbath and Zep. Halcyon days.

My mate once won a competition at a Pat Travers Band gig. The contestants were all given cardboard guitars and got the chance to do their stuff with Pat and the boys on-stage. the first prize was probably a Pat Travers Band album. Second prize...two Pat Travers Band albums! Good times.

Madam_Mim said...

Haha! cant help feelin sorry for the old rockers but i realyl cant wait to cringe at their documentary!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Madam Mim! I can't wait to see the documentary too. There something rather endearing about such awful old rockers.

By the way, Hockety pockety wockety wack looks very promising!

The Purple Gooroo said...

Welcome to the blogosphere, Madam Mim - I look forawrd to checking out your blog!