[Dixielandjazz] "Stomp" was (Dallas Brass)

Bill Haesler bhaesler at bigpond.net.au
Mon Oct 19 20:37:45 PDT 2009

Robert Smith wrote:
> Many thanks for the Dallas Brass video.
> The concept reminded me of a video I have by "Stomp". Stomp don't  
> use normal musical instruments, but they manage to introduce  
> surprising elements as do Dallas Brass. Stomp use percussion effects  
> using dustbin lids, pails, brooms, oil drums, playing cards being  
> slapped on the table, accompanied by apple biting, footballs, etc.

Dear Bob,
We saw the stage show "Stomp" when it came to Sydney a few years ago.
A great night's entertainment and completely engrossing.
They even had, and featured, a kitchen sink!
There is also a great Australian dance group (that came up about the  
same time as 'Stomp") which gets similar percussive effects performing  
in steel-capped work boots and clothing on building construction  
scaffolding and equipment.
We've seen this show several times.
They also produced a film, "Bootmen".
Well worth looking for.
Here are two YouTube clips:
Very kind regards,
PS: Here is a link to "Stomp":
and something about the group

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