Eyeshadow: Lethal Weapon + 4B2M
A proven classic with a happening band. This time a show by 4B2M to follow on Lethal Weapon: hypnagogic pop seasoned with pumping krautrock meets Mel Gibson en Danny Glover!
The Lethal Weapon films (four in all) have been aired on commercial TV countless times. It makes us forget that the heady mix of action, dosed violence and smart one-liners is really meant to be relished on the big screen. Where else do the blows fall harder and the one-liners sound sharper than through the speakers?
The screenplay for the classic among the action films was produced by Shane Black, a man with an extraordinary talent for mixing comedy, action and tough guys.
In the first Lethal Weapon (1987), Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover), a cop on the brink of retirement, is sent after a heavily armed drug lord together with his new partner Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson), a hardboiled cynic who”s been through the wringer once too often. A daredevil man of action versus a cautious family man: the characters are incompatible, to put it mildly. Murtaugh: “I”m too old for this shit!”
Following the fireworks of Lethal Weapon, 4B2M (4 Brothers, 2 Mothers) get cracking with “hypnagogic pop, R&B krautrock smash hits and space horses”. In their own words, music that sounds like “a designer drug”. Sounds great, sounds steamy and sounds like we want more. Watch out for the drum solo.
4B2M is Rocco Hueting (De Staat), Jimmi Hueting (Jo Goes Hunting) and Cas and Teun Hieltjes (St Tropez, Go Back To the Zoo).
Eyeshadow is a monthly series on Saturday night featuring cool, offbeat and thrilling films, live performances and drinks at the bar. Each edition starts with a film screening, followed by a performance. Every month Eyeshadow selects a high-profile modern classic with a striking soundtrack. After the film screening, a live band plays music that connects with the film.