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- The Great Kat: Extreme Guitar Shred
- The Stress of Her Regard: The Great Kat (nee: Katherine Thomas)
- The Great Kat: Extreme Guitar Shred (2005, TPR Music, Distributed by Music Video
"The Great Kat is the reincarnation of Beethoven, a Juilliard grad violin virtuoso
turned blood-dripping guitar shredder-metal messiah-high-priestess-of-guitar-shred."
-- Quoting The Great Kat - The
Buzz List Interview: The Great Kat
The fifth horse-woman of the Apocalypse leaps from a Boris Vallejo canvas in an attempt to
resurrect classical music for the "moron
Take Beethoven, Wagner, Liszt, Vivaldi, Sarasate, et al, pour into a blender and shred
full speed for 2 minutes and pour yourself a tall one! Down it quickly while flipping
wildly through Heavy Metal Magazine cum WWE SmackDown while someone slaps you across the
ears repeatedly. Even this wont come close to watching the 2-minute video vignettes
presented on DVD Extreme Guitar Shred by the Great Kat.
- While melding of rock and classical has been around for some time (Procol Harem's
"Whiter Shade of Pale" -- Bach and Dave Edmunds in Love Sculptures
"Saber Dance" -- Khachaturian come to mind), none have taken the
hell-bent-for-leather approach of The Great Kat. With a combination of actual authentic
classical music scores, blistering metal guitar licks, violin shredding and leather
dominatrix outfits, The Great Kat is out to bring you to your knees.
This will not be everyones cup of tea, but if youre interested or a fan,
its not to be missed. For fans, one would like to see (and hear) more of The Great
Kat actually play her guitar and violin. But there is enough play (both musical and camp)
in the videos to make it worth the view.
Most of the sound mixes unfortunately push The Kats shredding into the background.
For a better listen, check out her CD, "Wagner's
War" featuring War, Zapateado, and Hungarian Rhapsody #2. Visually, the DVD is
about what one would expect, quickly edited videos accompanied by music.
Prepare yourself for a quick and heavy exposure to the World of The Great Kat in the 6
shred videos on the Extreme Guitar Shred DVD. Dont be shy, and please dont be
prudish (it wont do you any good).
- Running Time: 15 mins
Zapateado (Sarasate): Kat on Violin & Guitar clad in an American flag bikini
Torture Chamber: Venus in Fur-lined leather
Castration: Every mans nightmare and more
Live in Chicago: Yes, she does this stuff live and on stage
Dominatrix: Leather, whips and chains, oh and spiked heels
War: A reminder of 9/11 and the Holocaust with The Kat in camouflaged bikini
3 Bouns Features:
Hot Shred Bits: Photomontage accompanied by Violin/Guitar Shred
Shred FAQs: Accompanied by Baroque Shred
Shred Credits: Accompanied by the Valkyries
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