Mob rules

By BARRY THOMPSON  |  November 11, 2008

Necochea: "I always loved Ozzy Osbourne's 'I Don't Know.' It's got this great riff where the guitar player's playing in this really hot-rodded neo-classical kind of tone. It created this, for lack of better words, rock imagery that I was in love with as a kid. That's something we wanted to do with our music."

This Friday will see the release of Bang Camaro II, which is far less tongue-in-cheek and more fully realized than their first disc. The choir, who were mostly relegated to chanting choruses on the 2007 debut, sing entire songs on II, with occasional multi-harmonies tossed in. It's still funny that there are so many of them, but they're being harnessed to be more than an imitation of multiple Joe Elliots singing the chorus of "Pour Some Sugar on Me." The gimmick is no longer quite so gimmicky.

Much has happened since that fateful day in 2005 when Bang Camaro first posted their homonymous song on MySpace, and it promptly blew up. Says Necochea (during the only part of this interview that could've possibly bummed anyone out), "I was really impressed with the response [to the first song], but at the same time I was shocked, thinking, 'After all this time, playing guitar for however many years, this is going to be it for me. I'm going to be remembered for this ridiculous song with all these guitar solos.' It took me about three days to come around. All these years later, it's ridiculous to contemplate that I went through that, because I've put everything that I have into this band."

BANG CAMARO + HOORAY FOR EARTH + THAT HANDSOME DEVIL | Paradise, 967 Comm Ave, Boston | November 14 at 8 pm | 617.562.8800 or

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