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Wizard Rock

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Berawal dari tugas HOL bikin puisi/syair/haiku mengenai kelas HOL favorit, gw mencari inspirasi dengan membaca puisi-puisi soal Harry Potter atau Quidditch (my fav HOL class is HOL Quidditch, so I wanted to write about that). Trus gw inget Ode to Harry Potter-nya Switchblade Kittens yang liriknya gw nemu di internet 6 taun silam. Klo dulu cuma bisa baca liriknya, sekarang gw nemu mp3 nya, bersama lagu-lagunya Harry and the Potters... makjang, ada apa ini??!

Setelah eksplorasi singkat selama setengah hari (hebatt! kerjaan gw sehari-hari ya gini mulu.. bukannya ngerjain TA), inilah reportase saya!

Switchblade Kittens
adalah band pop punk asal Los Angeles yang beranggotakan 1 cowo dan 3 cewe nyentrik. Tahun 1999 mereka ngeluarin album pertama, tema lagu nya bervariasi. Tahun 2000 mereka ngeluarin single berjudul Ode to Harry Potter yang menceritakan tentang perasaan Ginny tentang Harry (terinspirasi dari Chamber of Secrets, dimana Harry nyelamatin Ginny dari Basilisk).


Album kedua nya rilis Juli tahun kemarin, berjudul The Weird Sisters yang berisi lagu-lagu tentang Harry Potter. Dan desember 2007 mendatang, rencananya akan rilis album ke-3 nya yang berjudul Rebel Princess yang terinspirasi dari teenlit/chicklit karangan Meg Cabot (pengarang The Princess Diaries). *loves Meg Cabot books sooooo much*

Hebat! Terinspirasi oleh Ode to Harry Potter, dua bersaudara Paul DeGeorge dan Joe DeGeorge membentuk Harry and the Potters band pada tahun 2002. Of course! Semua lagu nya tentang Harry Potter (sekarang uda punya 3 album dan banyak single) dan kalo perform pasti keren banget... with harry potter cosplay! Sadappp! Contoh lagunya: Save Ginny Weasley, Voldemort Can't Stop the Rock, Stick It to Dolores, dan masih banyak lagi.

Lalu muncullah pengikutnya (yang namanya aneh-aneh), seperti Draco and the Malfoys (klo yang ini lirik lagu nya lebih ke sudut pandang penyihir jahat), The Parselmouths, Sally Slytherin, Gred and Forge, Dumbledork, The Group That Shall Not Be Named, dan masi banyak lagi (katanya si nyampe 200an) band indie rock yang belakangan disebut Wizard Rock! Gileee freak abis, gw mah kalah jauhhh...!! Btw, gw mendeklarasikan diri sebagai bukan penikmat rock, tapi.. rock nya Harry and the Potters sama Draco and the Malfoys ini cukup selow, aman lah buat gw konsumsi.

Mm jadi bisa dibilang Switchblade Kittens yang mendalangi munculnya trend wizard rock, meskipun band nya sendiri bukan wizard rock.

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