BRASSBONES - A Brass Western

Discussion in ' User Reviews' started by Temporary Noble, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. Temporary Noble

    Temporary Noble Member

    West Yorkshire

    I've just watched Fredrik Hogberg's BRASSBONES; A Brass Western (on DVD from

    I'll start with what the DVD cover says about this unusual work...

    "Welcome to T-Bone Gulch, a one horse, low life town of scum-bags run by the evil sheriff Joe Bailadorno (Jonas Bylund). Joe and his deputy Old Ed (Ole Edvard Antonsen) are up against the notorious brassgun fighter Kit Bones (Christian Lindberg) who with his companion Hawk Hardon (Hakan Hardenberger), had ravaged the district for several months. This was in a time when people carried brassinstruments instead of guns. Kit Bones was considered the fastest slide in the west and never backed away from a brassgun fight. He returns to T-Bone Gulch after a failed hold-up to save the jailed Hawk Hardon from the rope. In the ensuing tumult Joe Bailadorno and Kit Bones suddenly find themselves face to face...

    In Brassbones you'll find some of the world's finest brass players gathered in a hilarious adventure shot on location in Almeria, Spain on the same set used by Sergio Leone for A Fistful of Dollars & The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

    Using all the clich├ęs of a classic western peppered for good measure with some videogame animation, Brassbones is a highly entertaining take on both music and movies. Brassbones is a unique presentation, it's not a feature film, it's not a music video - it's just Brassbones. For any brass player of fan it's a must-have! Enjoy!"

    Right... Basically, this is a 20 minute western where all the cowboys shoot each other with brass instruments. The main characters have Trombones and Trumpets, but there's all sorts of others in there too. There's bits of computer game in there too, which is a bit bizarre, but hey, the whole thing is bizarre!

    There is a trailer on the Warwick website, so maybe you should view that, and if you're still intrigued, buy yourself a copy. These guys must have staked quite a lot of money making this DVD - it's a proper high quality widescreen cinematic affair, with Dolby 5.1 soundtrack. And there's over an hour of extras, behind the scenes, directors commentary etc etc...

    I guarantee you've not seen anything like it!

  2. nickjones

    nickjones Active Member

    North Wales
    The Canadian Brass have done something similer , on the three nights with the Canadian Brass CD , puts band entertainment competitions in the shade, brilliant entertainment for the audience.
  3. Alan Fernie

    Alan Fernie Member

    Scottish Borders
    The Canadian Brass thing is called "Hornsmoke" - it's by Peter Schikele (aka PDQ Bach), and it's brilliant. It's very funny and really well played, but it's also free from gimmicks, apart from the bearded Josef Burgstaller on Trumpet playing the female lead!
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