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Killer Tomatoes: Can Chimp Live Forever?

By Vishal Gandhi | May 23, 2008

Split Magazine: Killer TomatoesThe now defunct, Delhi-based Killer Tomatoes, whose name was probably inspired by the late ’70s Hollywood spoof Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, were renowned for their live shows and funk-soaked music.

A corny declaration of “Killer Tomatoes in the house”, proclaimed by singer Dinesh, greets us to the stop-start rhythm of “Can Chimp Live Forever?”. Featured in the ‘Great Indian Rock IV’ compilation, the song is buoyed by the hard-to-get-out-of-your-head chorus line ‘Drown me in your wishing well’. There is an early Jane’s Addiction and Red Hot Chili Peppers influence running through and the skittering guitar playing style of Sajid Akbar is pure Tom Morello. The band’s quirkiness comes across readily and is, perhaps, what makes them so endearing to the listener.

While the band is no longer together, this song provides a taste of their whimsical attitude and an indication of what a fun band they must have been to watch on stage.


2 Comments. Post Yours Here.
  1. May 27, 2008, 5:40 pm Shomi

    Listen to stuff has Sajid has been upto on his myspace page


  2. May 5, 2009, 2:43 pm Bullon

    Heard it. Its bullshit

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