They show up on time and don’t get drunk on the job. In honor of WALL-E, here’s a selection of some of the many robot bands on the Internet. It apparently is an old tradition, as witness some badly filmed footage of a 1950s French robot band playing a Richie Valens hit. “They play on authentic instruments!” it says underneath.
More boogie-woogie rhythm in this cover version of the Cash/Carter hit “Jackson,” but the robots are just so damned scary:
And now for the future of robot bands, from New Zealand: Meet the Trons!
and the behind-the-scenes video:
I liked how the TV reporter from Hamilton, N.Z., b-rolled to one depressing cloudy podunky New Zealand street when explanations get too technical for the tiny mind of the journalists.