Band: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
Genre: Avant-Garde Metal
Here we have a band that looks like a bunch of rejects from Mudvayne, Static X, and Rammstein. You know what though? That's ok.
You know what's not ok? This rather weird video. Like, come on guys, whatcha doin here. Being artists, that's what!
They claim their name comes from a real thing, but Wiki disagrees.
"According to their extensive liner notes for Grand Opening and Closing, their official history and repeated in interviews, the name "Sleepytime Gorilla Museum" comes from a small group of Dadaists, Futurists, and artists named the Sleepytime Gorilla Press who owned and operated what they called a "museum of the future" which was "anti-artifact, non-historical and closed."
The "museum" opened on June 22, 1916 (the same date as the bands' first concert, 83 years later). The exhibit was a fire which caused wide chaos and confusion. The following day the museum was closed (hence the name of the first album). The name itself apparently comes from a poem called "Of the Future Hides the Past," written by Museum members Lala Rolo and Ikk Ygg.
The only source of information on the internet regarding the Sleepytime Gorilla Press, Lala Rolo, and Ikk Ygg arises from the band's interviews."
Hope you don't mind that I just copied that, I didn't feel like rewording it as my own thought.
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