Sunday, March 14, 2010

BAT COUNTRY!!!! Lonely island edition

Well, you expected to be "On A Boat", but more in the spirit of a dick in a box, I am indeed making a funny on you. Nope, not the darlings of comedy, I am instead speaking of that thrice-damned island from the hit TV series "LOST."

What does it have to do with music, you may ask? Well, we all know that actors and musicians tend to have a lot of overlap. In the case of the cast of Lost, there seems to be a nice concentration of musical talent behind the scenes. Let's take a look at what's there, shall we?


Dom actually played a musician on the series, so this seemed like an obvious place to start. He gets a number of decent performances in, but perhaps the most touching is a backstory bit that we only get a little tease of...


This one is quite the kick. 'Juliet' on the series has been popping up on the Raffi station on Pandora. And she's pretty damn good. The only problem I have is that I keep thinking of that scene in "Gia" where she makes sweet sweet sex to Angelina Jolie. Anyway, check out her collaboration here with Lisa Loeb:


Well, why not model and act and whatever else too. According to tales on set, there are fairly regular jam sessions, and Holloway is a capable guitar player. Unfortunately the one video I could find of him playing music clearly has some suspicious overdubbed vocals, but it was either that or the video to "Cryin'" where Alicia Silverstone delivers him a piping hot beatdown.


English actor Andrews plays ginormous badass Sayid, but it turns out he would have been just as happy to be a musician. There are of course videos of him rocking some Sex Pistols covers with Billy Morrison and that guy from Extra!, but I thought this little comp would be a nice contrast.


Sorry, Hurley, but I'm not seeing anything that kicks you up past local karaoke.


The dour John Locke is reported to be quite the singer-songwriter, and I found a video that, while a bit dated, seems to prove that. I'm not sure if he looks more like James Taylor or Will Forte here.


I have no evidence that this dude is a musician, but I found this and it's fucking funny. Just watch it.


I had to save the best for last. Reddick plays enigmatic lurker Matthew Abaddon, and his deep scary voice graces several other shows as well. What greater surprise then, to find that he's a velvety-voiced jazz crooner. It's just so weird, and I'd wager he's probabaly the best of the bunch. His voice, especially on tracks like "Voices" recalls Ike Willis in his prime, but without the bombast. Alas, I don't have a video for you, but just go to Lance Reddick's site, listen to some tracks, and be amazed. But not to disappoint, here's a Beyonce music video starring Lance. Hmm...

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