I remember Monday, January 19th as one of the most explosive nights of Anti-Karaoke in a long time.
Grand performances y Solo, Deirdre, Helena, Albert the Undertaker, Danglam, Rocksales, Duro de Oído, Rocko & company; an unexpected appearance by the Guns NRoses tribute band Gansos Rosas, S&M numbers protagonized by Rachel Impossible to ask for more.
Rachel kicked off the show with You Really Got Me by The Kinks, Van Halen version, and Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival.
The reappearance of Danglam at Anti-Karaoke was enormous.
He dedicated a few words to a recently departed Ron Asheton, then hit us with a dirty, savage Born To Lose by Johnny Thunders.
Deirdre, who debuted in A.K. only a few months ago, offered a fantastic version of Self Esteem by The Offspring.
Solo offered a touch of class with the famous '80s hit by Roxy Music, More Than This.
Didac performed for the first time in A.K. tonight, and also decided to show his "crooner" side with a dramatic version of Sinatra's My Way that enchanted the crowd.
Rachel delighted us with a fun S&M number.
As the beginning riff of I Wanna Be Your Dog sounded, she appeared onstage adopting the role of a dominatrix with a masked Albert the Undertaker on a leash in the role of submissive. A great sadomasochistic interpretation of The Stooges' classic.
In his first performance in the Apolo, Mazafaka was exceptional with his interpretation of The Black Crowes' version of Hard to Handle.
The de rigeur Vegas number of Anti-Karaoke was as festive as always.
Rachel sang New York, New York as she shared an entire bottle of Jack Daniels with the crowd.
Helena, one of the great voices of the show, returned in fine form to A.K. after a period of absence with nothing less than Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N Fuckin Roses.
Very few have dared to sing the theme song from the movie The Rose in Anti-Karaoke, but Barbara decided to face the challenge and suprised us with a bellísima interpretation that moved even Rachel. Grande, muy grande.
Rocksales brought us back to British Glam Rock's glory days with Ballroom Blitz by The Sweet.
Charlie debuted with a Blitzkrieg Bop by The Ramones that had the entire club singing along to the chorus.
The best of the evening, for my taste, was the incredible Highway To Hell that Rachel sang amongst the crowd, perched on the shoulders Lord Vader.
Definitely, I can't imagine anything more rocknroll than Rachel belting out this song while surrounded by 300 people joining in on the choruses.
La Sevillanita, one of the newest stars of Anti-Karaoke, laid down the law once more with her impeccable version of Aretha Franklin's Respect.
Lord Vader debuted a song tonight: the Metallica version of the old Misfits classic Die Die My Darling.
Leah, also known as "Mrs. Dynamite", rendered tribute to the emblematic band from her hometown of Milwaukee -- the good old Violent Femmes -- with Blister in the Sun.
Wiskor recovered the definitive anthem by Danzig, Mother, one of the great hard rock classics that Glenn Danzig recorded many years before he began to flirt with the industrial sound. God bless the original lineup of Danzig: Glenn, John Christ, Eerie Von y Chuck Biscuits.
CNN, King of the Nightlife, sang his fetish song, "You Give Love a Bad Name".
Bleeding Halo from Sudáfrica, an A.K.virgin until this evening, sang Hate To Say I Told You So by The Hives.
Isidro de Portugal interpreted Smells Like Teen Spirit together with El Idolo de Argentina, in which we experienced one of the craziest moments of the show.
Invasion of the stage, chaos and tons of RocknRoll.
Mia on of the more recent hits of the show, Standing in the Way of Control by The Gossip, which has now become a "standard" of Anti-Karaoke.
Redd Kross Contingent injected a dose punk fury to the mix with Too Drunk To Fuck by The Dead Kennedys.
Other songs that we heard this evening: You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC (incredible performance by Rocko),
Basket Case by Green Day (Duro de Oído),
and Run To The Hills by Iron Maiden (Albert the Undertaker).
The big surprise of the evening was the appearance of Gansos Rosas, the Guns NRoses tribute band, who performed Sweet Child OMine.
Minutes afterwards, whoever wanted to could attend the group's concert in the upstairs ballroom of the Apolo for free, as well as enjoy the Nasty Mondays DJ session that lasts until 5 in the morning.
Curiously, this Monday in particular -- the 19th of January -- was Bush's last day in the White House.
Rachel celebrated this fact by distributing photos of her former President among the front rows, who tore them into pieces, and dedicating to him the most furious Killing In The Name that I've witnessed in a quite a while.
Kids in America put the final touch on an absolutely memorable evening of Anti-Karaoke.
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