Sunday, February 14, 2010
Valentines Day repeat - Dengue Fever
Okay, so it's a repeat but I felt like listening to it. In contrast to most bands with disease related names (eg Anthrax, Cholera, Bubonic Plague and Ebola) Dengue Fever are not only not a heavy metal band but play 'Southeast Asian pop, Vietnam-war-era lounge music, klezmer, ska, surf rock, and Ethiopian jazz'. One of the band apparently caught Dengue Fever which is where the band got their name. I suspect Anthrax, Cholera, Bubonic Plague and Ebola can't say that. Dengue Fever (the band) are based in LA.
Dengue fever (the disease) is a hemorrhagic fever caused by a virus found primarily in the tropics and Africa, with a geographical spread similar to malaria. Dengue is transmitted to humans by mosquitos. Although it is a hemorrhagic fever the mortality rate, especially with medical care, is much lower than other hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola hemorrhagic fever.
The video isn't actually a video but I like this track - One Thousand Tears Of A Tarantula.
Happy Valentine's Day