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I think it was one of the bands trade marks really. Never took themselves too seriously. Something cartoon-ish about them. In a fun and entertaining way (mostly).
First time I saw them was at Roskilde, Denmark in '98, that was just a few days/weeks before his collapse/break-down in Milano and the band gave it up for a few years. Hank wasn't making much sense on stage. Not sure if they managed to get through a whole song. It was a sad thing to witness. Then again at the comeback show in 2002 which was a completely different thing. Great show and very entertaining with ass-rockets and everything.
I never saw the band nor Hank solo again after he quit Turbo. He was living nearby in my small town so I saw him around from time to time. Had gained a lot of weight and clearly didn't look healthy. He was supposed to play a small acoustic show at a small local club here a couple of days before he was found dead in a park in Oslo. Cause of death not confirmed, but the place he was found is a well known "hangout" for junkies. As for many musicians he was hit hard with the consequences of the covid lock-down.