"When Japanther released Dump the Body in Rikki Lake in 2003, it seemed complete. However, something happened in 2005 to resurrect the Rikki Lake experience. Earlier that year, Japanther had worked on a rock puppet opera called Don't Trust Anyone Over 30, a collaboration with Dan Graham, Tony Oursler and several other artists. This rock puppet show debuted in Miama for Art Basel, and later played at The Walker Arts Center and The Whitney Biennial. Well, that's great, but Japanther felt they had at least one more punk rock opera left in them, and puppets, big puppets. So they conceived Dump the Body in Rikki Lake. This is NOT the original album re-done live -- these are almost ALL new songs! It is more of an updated version of Dump the Body in Rikki Lake. During October of 2005, Japanther played every Friday, two shows each night. A room was meticulously painted to look exactly like the album cover of the 2003 release, 11-foot high puppets were commissioned... the fight was on! The opera was: Japanther (music), Devin Flynn (murals), Dan Luce (puppets), UFO (mobiles), Elisabeth Arkhipoff (video), Eugene Tsai (lighting), Chad Nau (DVD and filming). Luckily they had the foresight to record it all visually; on 5 different cameras! Dump the Body in Rikki Lake (A Punk Rock Puppet Opera DVD) is a selection of songs from various shows during that fateful October, some music videos, a documentary made by Matt of Japanther called Punk House and three additional bonus shows filmed in their entirety! Double-sided DVD: flip it and pretend you're listening to vinyl! NTSC format, region free." (label info) special offer
in stock | US| 2006| MENLO PARK | 6.90

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