2008-11-13

YOUR MIND IS BUSTING


I don't want to be that guy that just posts youtubes on his blog, but check this out. Sent to me by Ewan, I first thought this was just another cutesy 'mellow' cover of a hardcore song, but I should have known better. After all, we're talking Walter here. This song is actually really well done. I sent it to my man Flip the Switch, and we got to talking about the cool references in the video. The obvious first one being A.F. written on his guitar (attn:noobs, this song is originally by Agnostic Front). I added that the kids throwing the eggs are wearing full camo outfits, a good nod to Vinnie Stigma's classic style. Flip noted that in the first shot, Walter is wearing shades and a chain around his neck, Raybeez style. The flowers in his basket may be for Raybeez (RIP) as later on the chain is hanging from the basket. There's a photo on the basket as well, which looks like it could be Ray. Hard to tell. Things we have yet to figure out are: what Walter's shirt says, what the drag racing refers to, and why there are no AF records in the record bin. If you notice any more nerd details, please contact me or FTS. If you just like this song, that's cool too. Thanks Walter.

10 comments:

BENBASS said...

I kinda don't like it cause now I can hear the melody in the OG song and the last thing I want to hear when listening to AF is melody. Ya feel me?

Couch Life

SPOILER said...

It doesn't even remind me of the og and as long as those don't connect in my mind I'm into it.

Erik said...

There's a Malcolm Mclaren lp in that box. But why?

stephanie said...

i keep watching this then crying i think i am emotional today, thats not a cool OG AF REF but just sayin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thefleX said...

A few words from Walter himself:

Agnostic Front vs. Mozart

Victim In Pain by Agnostic Front is one of my favorite records of all time, it's classical music. If you don't know this album I highly recommend that you get familiar with it. Don't be scared away by the misleading artwork, although that's part of the album's "Power" (title of a song on VIP) AF's music fights against fascism and the attitudes of fascists ("Fascist Attitudes")

I think cavemen would have liked Victim In Pain better than anything Mozart ever came up with, or the Beatles. If you had to get psyched up to kill a Wooly Mammoth, would you listen to The Beatles with Sgt. Pepper on french horn or Victim In Pain with Vinny Stigma on lead? I can almost hear the cave men screaming (if they had developed language) STIGMA!!!

It's timeless music, post apocalypse Mad Max people will be rocking to it in a thousand years. Do you think anyone is gonna give a shit about The Shins when you could be raped, lit on fire, dragged by a motorcycle and killed for a liter of gas (which kind of defeats the purpose)? Shit, Apes from Planet Of The Apes would love AF, though the Chimps and Orangutans maybe not as much.

Anyhoo, it's not a music competition, I like The Shins and there is a place for them too but I think that Victim In Pain is more important and unique in the evolution of music, art, mankind, that it goes beyond indie rock and steps into Smithsonian Institute territory.

For that reason I covered AF's Society Suckers from Victim In Pain. My version doesn't approach the aggressive power of the original but I had fun interpreting it, an homage. I think of it as classic folk song like "This Land Is Your Land", I wish Woody Guthrie would do a version in the time/space continuum.

katie said...

steph is a pussy!!!!!

SPOILER said...

I have been informed that Vinnie was "highly amused" that I thought the kids in the camo were a homage to him. Apparently he also wasn't sure which "straight edge guy" Walter is. Oh, Stigma.

Anonymous said...

why when the kid is going through the records, first he has antennas on, then when they cut back he doesn't? This is clear indication that hardcore has "lost it's BALLS" (The "balls" on top of the antenna used to symbolize the testicles of the NYHC scene)

Steve said...

http://www.cromags.com/images/skins4.jpg


I think that might be the photo.

Dylan said...

Shirt is The Bruisers.

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