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Box Office Poison Concert, EP Release

(PRWEB) January 24, 2005

“This five-piece outfit scores a knockout punch with the funk punk playfulness of “Rita’s Rings,” a get-your-ass-up-and-listen-to-this outright essential. It’s a great time to be a “new garage” band, and Box Office Poison rise to the challenge…What a great bit of music to speed down the Great Highway to, If these guys ever tour in my area, no question, I’m there.”

-Joseph McCombs, Starpolish.com

New York — Box Office Poison:

With the release of their new CD “The Slappy Rodriguez CD,” the schizophrenic kings of heavy mental skunkpop, Box Office Poison, will perform at Kenny’s Castaways on Feb. 1 at 9 p.m. Kenny’s Castaways, a historic rock venue in Greenwich Village known for the quality and originality of performers, is located at 157 Bleecker Street (between Thompson and Sullivan.)

“The Slappy Rodriguez CD” is an album so powerful that it only  needs 3 songs. The title track, about the famous and fictional Saxophonist Slappy, is fittingly not included. (A live version of the song can be found at myspace.com/boxoffice poison). The song is sung (?) by Jim. The actual songs on the CD are “I Wanna Lose, “Terry Gilliam” and “Ding Dong.”

“I Wanna Lose” is driving rocker with themes familiar to the cash-strapped and motivation-hungry city dweller living in a small world that seems miles away from the large city around him. Sometimes you get so attached to the only things you have – a small apartment with meager positions – you stay stuck where you are. The people around you — who have the same problem — only keep you where you are.

“Terry Gilliam” is of course an ode to the legendary film maker and Monty Python animator. The song  takes the form of a letter to Gilliam, ending with a request that he direct a Box Office Poison video. The song was played many times live before it was finally recorded just a few minutes ago.

“Ding Dong” is  the story of a girl named Jessica, who dumped BOP to get married to someone else. It’s the latest in a long line of BOP bitter rants.

This is a followup to 2002′s infamous Adventures in Pantsland. The band continues to rampage through many NY venues.

From revealing the secret life of washing machines in “Spin Cycle,” to warning of the perils of living a promiscuous life in “Scary Indecision,”  the band always has  memorable and  skunkpopy stories to tell.

Box Office Poison are Jim Catapano, Pete Catapano and Jon Koza.

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