Burpers: a name that may arise doubts. However, the term is not only the transformation of the verb "to burp" into a noun, or the word which defines the soil-protective bibs for babies, but also a scientific term. Reading literally from an on-line encyclopedia:
A burper is a possible new type of radio wave-emitting object in the universe. Also called burping pulsar, it may be a subtype of nulling pulsars.
Currently, the only known example of a possible burper is GCRT J1745-3009, which lies in the direction of the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. Its radio emissions do not match those of pulsars, in that the emissions were sporadic or transient: its pulses lasted 10 minutes and repeated every 77 minutes, and were observed over a 17-hour period. It is believed the object may be associated with a magnetar, or it may be an entirely new type of object.
It can't be denied that the proneness to a generous consumption of beer by the members of the band might have been determinant for choosing the name, but this doesn't prevent that the fascinating astronomical phenomenon described above is a much more elegant explaination.
Strange story for this band: born in the summer of 2006, it has its first gig on August 25 with a different, dummy band name (chosen in a hurry, to say the least), and with a lineup and a repertoire that will be immediately rediscussed; after the departure of Massimo Annoni (keyboards), the group is composed by me on vocals, Nicola Fassi (the starter of the project; have a listen to his new solo album "In Blue") on guitar, Fabio Rigamonti on bass and backing vocals, and Paolo Frigerio on drums. Among other experiences, the four (not including me) mentioned excellent musicians played already together and recorded an album under the name "Birds Of Fire".
After having offered in their first show a rock-blues repertoire contaminated by other influences, also thanks to Mietek Glinkowski (violin) as special guest, the band reviews its musical choices adapting them to the new, more essential lineup, in search for a traditional rock sound (something like Cream, Jimi Hendrix Experience, the bluesy side of Led Zeppelin or The Who in the first Seventies, but also electric blues like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Allman Brothers Band, Rory Gallagher or the "new names" of the genre such as Robben Ford, Joe Bonamassa...) without the use of keyboards.
My participation to the project ended in September 2008.
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