Posted in music on September 12, 2007


Viva Radio presents an exclusive online video companion to the Boredoms 77 Boadrum legacy drum event. On July 7th, 2007, devoted participants and fans gathered at the Empire-Fulton Ferry State in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood to experience an ensemble of 77 drummers performing as “one giant instrument” under the direction of Japanese music legends the Boredoms.

A compilation of video interviews with participating drummers and extended documentation from this once in a lifetime performance, Viva Radio’s 77 Boadrum website also includes a rare interview with Boredoms leader Yamantaka Eye. Interviews were conducted throughout the morning and early afternoon prior to the staging of the event. Each interview, in which drummers were asked to answer one question in seven seconds, reveals unique and personal reflections in anticipation of the performance.

Press release continued below....

Event organizers estimated that over 11,000 people RSVP’d to attend, many turned away due to capacity restrictions. Viva Radio’s 77 Boadrum website is an ideal reference for those that experienced the event up close, those that could not be admitted, and Boredoms fans worldwide.

Viva Radio is an online radio station based in Brooklyn, New York. All programming is drawn from a select roster of core contributors known for their expertise, passion and refined taste in music. Each contributor based station features extensive playlist archives in addition to original content produced and recorded on and off site. Viva Radio is programmed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Viva Radio is the official in-store music and audio network heard in over 160 American Apparel stores worldwide.



Tags: Boadrum, Boredoms

Comments (9)

wish i could've gone to this. just wanted to say that i checked viva radio earlier today for the first time and have been listening to it for hours. really awesome stuff.

Posted by Diego | September 12, 2007 4:45 PM

for full effect, view to this video while standing in a median of traffic with the video screen hundreds of feet below you - whilst hungry, tired, and frustrated, with no access to bathroom breaks.

If at all possible, make sure to stand fruitlessly inline for at least four hours prior to viewing.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2007 6:01 PM

Will I have to wait on a 5 hour line to get access to this exclusive online video companion? And then just get turned away just because? Yes!

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2007 8:13 PM

for full effect, scratch and sniff your armpit 77 times.

Posted by j | September 12, 2007 8:39 PM

man, i like reading vice a lot but they're pretty clueless when it comes to running this kind of event.

two days prior they sent me an email saying not to bring my camera because "eYe wants us all to remember the event in our minds, not our cameras".

after waiting 5 hours in line, nobody giving a shit whether i rsvp's or not, but finally getting in, i find the park filled with an army of overzealous VICE interns sporting every kind of camera and microphone you can imagine.

....but you can't deny, the shit was siiiiiiick

Posted by james | September 12, 2007 11:53 PM

Is there director's commentary of various members of Jelly NYC just sort of telling us all to "go fuck ourselves"?

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2007 11:58 PM

you fucking piece of shit hipster fucks just DON'T GET IT!

Jelly NYC gave you something for freeeeeee!!!!


I hope you ungrateful bastards all die twisted, fiery deaths!!

but, hey, first maybe buy a dvd?

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2007 12:31 AM

Let's see how Vice will screw this one up.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2007 10:24 AM

is there any way to get a recording of the music?

Posted by emily | November 26, 2007 2:12 PM

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